Vancouver, BC - May 9, 2023 - Xander Resources Inc. (“Xander” or the “Company”) (TSXV:XND) (OTC:XNDRF) (FSX:1XI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Deepak Varshney, the Company’s current President and CEO, as Corporate Secretary of the Company, and Khalid Naeem...
Deepak Varshney, P.Geo
Chief Executive Officer
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Deepak Varshney is a professional geologist and has over 10 years of experience in the capital markets and mineral exploration and development sector.
He is presently CEO and a Director of Usha Resources Ltd., a gold and copper-focused junior mining exploration company.
Mr. Varshney is also the CEO of Castello Q, a boutique real estate firm that focuses on luxury single-family housing and multi-family developments.
He has developed long-standing relationships with an extensive network of high net worth retail investors, brokers, and private equity groups.
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Aaron Atin is a corporate lawyer who works as a legal consultant to various TSX, TSX Venture and NEO-listed companies in the mining, medical, and technology industries. He was previously an associate at a large Toronto corporate law firm, where he worked on a variety of corporate, securities and commercial transactions.
Mr. Atin studied at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, and the University of Waterloo, where he obtained a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts degree, respectively.
PETER MICHEL, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
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Peter Michel is a CPA, CA who currently works as a financial consultant to various TSX Venture and NEO listed companies in the mining and health care industries. He obtained a Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Waterloo.
Additionally, he worked as a Senior Manager at BDO Canada LLP where he worked in its audit and assurance practice. He has expertise in strategic planning. Financial reporting, budgeting, acquisitions, cash management and audit.
Dr. Andreas Rompel
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The Company is also pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andreas Rompel as a member of the board of directors of the Company, effective May 4, 2022.
With over 30 years in the industry, Dr. Rompel has gained a wealth of experience in the industry as a Team Leader, Shaft Geologist, Divisional/Chief Geologist, Exploration Manager, Project Manager, Country Manager, Head of Department, Corporate Business Development Manager, Director, Vice President Exploration and more recently as the CEO of Q Gold Resources and Executive Chairman of Jourdan resources.
Andy, as he known, has worked in a variety of commodities, ranging from Gold to PGE’s and Silver on the precious metal side, Copper and Nickel (base metals), to iron ore and thermal and coking coal (bulk commodities) and more recently in Cobalt and Lithium (battery raw materials).
As part of a multi-disciplinary team, he has assessed and technically reviewed capital projects within Anglo American for more than 10 years, and has been on the board of Spectrem (an Anglo-American Company) as Technical Director.
Before joining the Vancouver-based Cobalt Power Group as President & CEO, he investigated new business opportunities worldwide for Hochschild Mining plc. Currently he holds the position of Executive Chairman for Jourdan Resources, and CEO and Vice President Exploration for Q Gold Resources.
Concurrent with the appointment of Dr. Rompel, James H. Hirst will step down as a member of the board of directors. The Company wishes to thank Mr. Hirst for his contributions to the Company and wishes him well in his future endeavors.
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Mr. Walker has extensive experience in engineering and project management; particularly within mining engineering, mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing, engineering design, infrastructure, safety management, and nuclear engineering.
He is currently the CEO and President and Director of Ares Strategic Mining and a Director of Bayhorse Silver Inc., both TSX Venture Exchange listed issuers, and a director of Orcus Resources Ltd. His previous experience includes his time at Lithium Energy Products where he oversaw the exploration of multiple lithium projects.
Mr. Walker’s professional experience includes designing nuclear reactors, submarines, chemical plants, factories, mine processing facilities, infrastructure, automotive machinery, and testing rigs.
Mr. Walker holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering, as well as qualifications in Project Management and Accountancy, and is a Chartered Engineer with the IMechE, and registered as a Project Manager Professional with the APM.
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Mr. Smith is currently the CEO of ArcPacific Resources Corp. and President, director of M3 Metals Corp., director of Go Metals Corp. and a director of Usha Resources Ltd.
Mr. Smith is a professional geologist with over a decade of experience in the capital markets and mineral exploration and development sector.
He has successfully executed multiple exploration programs and corporate strategies, including the acquisition, development and optioning of the Mohave Gold project in Arizona, USA during his time as CEO of M3 Metals Corp.