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Burkhard Franz
Position: President and Chief Executive Officer

Burkhard Franz has been an entrepreneurial business man for over 35 years. He has over 20 years experience in the international resources equity markets. He has held several executive positions with varied responsibilities in mining and oil and gas companies in Canada and Ecuador, South America. He brings a comprehension of financial equity markets and management of oil operations to the Corporation. He has raised equity capital for several companies in the mining and oil and gas industries. He started his career owning and directing several silviculture projects in Austria and Canada, and owning, directing and managing resort projects in Austria. Mr. Franz has actively served as President and director on boards of many private and public companies.

Mr. Franz graduated from the federal college for Agriculture and Forestry in Raumberg, Austria. He earned an engineering degree in Agriculture from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna, Austria in 1977. Mr Franz is fluent in German and English.