Mr. Kivari is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with honors in metallurgy and mineral processing from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He has more than 30 years of international experience in metallurgy, engineering and management of mineral projects throughout various stages of development. Most recently Mr. Kivari held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Stellar Mining Corp., a privately held mining company in Peru with a focus on base metals. Mr. Kivari’s previous work experience includes several senior operating roles including Chief Operating Officer for Carpathian Gold Inc, Regional Manager for Agnico Eagle Ltd.’s Western and Nunavut operations where he was responsible for the development of the US$400-million Meadowbank gold project, and Vice President of Operations with Yamana Gold Inc., based in Brazil, overseeing the development of the US$200-milion Chapada copper-gold project (a 50,000 tpd operation). He also managed open-pit and underground operations at the Mineração Maracá and Mineração Fazendo Brasileiro mines and the open pit operation at the San Andrés Mine, in Honduras.