GRAHAM HARRIS, B.A.
CHAIRMAN / DIRECTOR
With over 30 years’ experience in the finance industry, and the former Senior Vice President and Director of Canaccord Capital Corp. from 1999 to 2004, Mr. Harris has directly raised over $250 million in development and venture capital for public and private companies worldwide. Currently Mr. Harris acts as a Director of M2 Cobalt and is also an owner of Sunrise Drilling Ltd.
FARHAD ABASOV, MBA
PRESIDENT AND CEO / DIRECTOR
Mr. Abasov has over 15 years of experience founding and managing natural resource companies. Most recently Mr. Abasov served as President & CEO of Allana Potash Corp., a potash development company which was sold to Israel Chemical Ltd. for $170M in 2015. Mr. Abasov was also the Executive Chairman of Rodinia Lithium, a company developing lithium brine assets in Argentina. Previous to Allana Mr. Abasov was a co-founder of Potash One which was acquired by German potash company K+S for $430M in 2010. Prior to Potash One Mr. Abasov was a Senior Vice President, Strategy at Energy Metals which was acquired by Uranium One for $1.8B in 2007. Mr. Abasov brings a unique skill set of leadership and proven ability to build strong shareholder value by successfully developing early stage assets.
KYLE STEVENSON, B. COMM.
Mr. Stevenson has over 15 years experience in finance, marketing and public relations. Kyle has filled several high profile roles over the years, including; Founder of Liquid Entertainment and Waterproof Studios, a top tier animation and visual effect studio that works with the world’s premier gaming and film companies, and founder and Director of RuralCom Networks – RuralCom is a licenses telecom provider and owner of Canadian 850 MHZ spectrum.
RICHARD LACROIX, P.Eng.
Mr. Lacroix has extensive experience in all aspects of potash mining, processing and marketing including 30+ years with Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (PCS). Mr. Lacroix is a former Senior Vice President of PCS and former Director of Canpotex and former Chairman of Canpotex Bulk Terminals. Most recently Mr. Lacroix served as a Director for Allana Potash Corp. In addition to an extensive career in potash Mr. Lacroix was involved in base metal mining operations in northern Canada and Ontario. Mr. Lacroix brings a wealth of experience in large-scale mining operations, product marketing, distribution and transportation.
JACK SCOTT, MBA. P.ENG.
Mr. Scott is currently Executive Vice President, Major Projects of the Alberici Group. Mr. Scott’s prior roles include senior executive positions in publicly-traded Allana Potash Corp.; NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. and AGRA Inc. (now part of Wood Group plc). Mr. Scott has also held executive roles at Advanced Applied Physics Solutions Inc. at TRIUMF, Canada’s national particle physics lab; Atomic Energy of Canada Limited; and ADCOM Inc. Mr. Scott has a P.Eng in Chemical Engineering from Queens University and a MBA from UWO.
IAIN SCARR, MBA BSc. Geology
COO / VICE PRESIDENT-DEVELOPMENT AND EXPLORATION
A seasoned geologist and former senior executive with Rio Tinto, Mr. Scarr benefits from an illustrious career spanning nearly 30 years with the world’s second largest mining company. Among his many accomplishments, he played a key role in multiple mineral discoveries in North and South America, as well as Africa.
He has also worked on the commercial justification for the world’s largest lithium resource — the lithium-borate deposit in Serbia.
Following his career with Rio Tinto, he joined Lithium One Inc. to advance the Sal de Vida lithium brine deposit in Argentina through to feasibility (a production decision) with Galaxy Resources. Following Galaxy, Mr. Scarr worked for the Enirgi Group, overseeing the completion of a positive feasibility study for a processing plant at the world-class Rincon lithium brine project, which is also in Argentina.
PETER J. MACLEAN, Ph.D., P. Geo.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT-TECHNICAL SERVICES
Dr. MacLean has over 25 years of exploration and development experience in North America, South America and Africa. Most recently Dr. MacLean acted as SVP-Exploration of Allana Potash Corp. and directed all exploration and development activities on its flagship Danakhil Potash Project in Ethiopia up to its takeover by ICL including managing the Company’s Feasibility Study and overseeing pilot solution mining and evaporation pond trials. Dr. MacLean has also worked extensively on base metal and precious metal projects throughout the Americas and is fluent in Spanish. Dr. MacLean will work closely with Iain Scarr, Millennial’s COO, to assist with the current development program of the Company’s brine assets in Argentina.
VICE PRESIDENT-CAPITAL MARKETS
Mr. Alexander Langer is a successful public markets specialist with over 12 years of experience in all aspects of equity financing. Mr. Langer started his career as an Investment Advisor with Canaccord Wealth Management, where he helped fund over 100 private and publically listed companies in various sectors including technology, mining, health care, forestry, and green technology. Alex has worked with numerous private and publically traded companies in various senior management positions including: CEO, President, Director, Capital Markets, Corporate Development, Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Marketing.
TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
DR. VIJAY MEHTA, PhD
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
A world-renowned expert in lithium mining, extraction, and processing, Dr. Vijay Mehta brings to Millennial Lithium nearly five decades of experience. He has consulted to all of the “Who’s Who” in the global lithium mining industry.
In particular, his services are greatly sought-after for his expertise in optimizing solar energy for lithium brine processing, as well as the production of high-purity (battery grade) lithium end products.
His skill set also includes evaluating the technological and economic feasibility of lithium brine projects around the world, as well as cost competitive analysis comparisons. Among his many other scientific accomplishments, he holds more than 12 lithium-related US patents, and has published over 50 technology reports and, as well as ten academic papers.
G. A. BEN BINNINGER, MBA BSc (Chem Eng)
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
With extensive expertise in lithium brine chemistry and processing, G.A. Ben Binninger is applying his wealth of technical experience to the roles of project advancement and ultimately to production cost optimization for the Pastos Grandes and Cauchari East projects.
His skills also include mergers and acquisitions. He has negotiated deals and contracts for multi-billion-dollar industry leaders in the natural resources sector in no less than 24 countries. Mr. Binninger has a Master’s in business administration from the Harvard Business School (HBS) and has studied at Stanford University, as well as having taught international business management at UCLA.
Collectively we have an impressive history of discovery successes, as well as a wealth of technical expertise in developing prolific lithium mines.