Board of Directors

Gordon Ellis,

Gordon Ellis, P.Eng (Retired), MBA, CDIR

Chairman, Co-Founder and Director

Mr. Ellis has an established and successful track record of creating and building-out resource companies, resulting in positive returns to shareholders. As a co-founder and major investor in Lupaka he has a significant and vested interest in seeing the Company succeed and realize on its asset potential.

Norman Keevil III,

Norman Keevil III, P Eng.


Mr. Keevil has been related to the mining industry all of his life. He is a Professional Engineer and president of Poncho Wilcox Engineering and sits on the Board of Teck (formerly Teck Cominco), the largest diversified mining, mineral processing and metallurgical company in Canada. Mr. Keevil brings a wealth of mining experience and relationships to the Board.

Lucio Pareja

Lucio Pareja


Mr. Lucio Pareja has been involved in mining from an early age. Coming from an established Peruvian mining family, Lucio obtained Masters and PhD degrees in mining engineering from Queens University in Ontario, Canada. He has extensive mining experience; his responsibilities having ranged from individual project construction and operation to the CEO of one of Peru's largest mining companies.

Luquman Shaheen,

Luquman Shaheen, P.Eng.


Mr. Luquman Shaheen has been President, CEO and director of Panoro Minerals Ltd. since April 2008, a mineral exploration company which is publicly-listed on the TSXV. In June 1990, Mr. Shaheen obtained his bachelor of applied science degree in civil engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and in September 2004, his master's degree in business administration from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada. Mr. Shaheen is a registered professional engineer in the Province of British Columbia and the State of Alaska and holds an inactive professional engineer's license in the State of Washington. He has worked in the mining sector for over 22 years, in Peru and Latin America for over 17 years, which included living in Peru for 6 years.

Mario Stifano

Mario Stifano (CA)


Mr. Stifano is a seasoned mining executive and Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) with over 16 years’ experience working with exploration, development and producing companies. Mr. Stifano is currently the Executive Chairman of Dore Copper Mining Corp., focused on the exploration and development of copper gold projects in Chibougamau, Quebec, and has held a number of senior executive positions including Chief Executive Officer of Cordoba Minerals Corp., Executive Chairman with Mega Precious Metals Inc., Vice President & Chief Financial Officer with Lake Shore Gold Corp Inc., and Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Ivernia Inc. Mr. Stifano has been instrumental in raising over $700 million to explore and fund mining projects, including raising over $500 million at Lake Shore Gold, to develop three gold mines which are currently producing over 180,000 ounces of gold annually, and are now part of the Canadian assets within Tahoe Resources Inc.

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