Management

Christian Kargl-Simard

President & CEO
P. Eng

Christian Kargl-Simard is a professional engineer with over 14 years of experience in the mining industry, having worked both in technical and finance roles. He worked for 10 years in investment banking roles at Raymond James Ltd. and Haywood Securities Inc. During his tenure in investment banking, Christian was involved in financings raising more than $7 billion, and he assisted in completing over 35 M&A transactions with companies such as Fortuna Silver Mines Inc., Altius Minerals Corporation, Arizona Mining Inc., Trevali Mining Corporation, Victoria Gold Corp., Atlantic Gold Corporation and Tahoe Resources Inc. Christian also worked for Dynatec Corporation in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta up to its sale to Sherritt International Corp. in 2007, both in metallurgical engineering and corporate development roles. Christian is an author or co-author of three published technical papers in the field of hydrometallurgy. Christian is a professional engineer (Canada) and has a B.A.Sc. degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Sam Leung

Vice President, Corporate Development
P. Eng.

Sam Leung is a mining professional with over 11 years of international experience in due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, as well as strategic evaluation of operations. Prior to Adventus, Sam was Director of Corporate Development at Lundin Mining Corporation, where he helped evaluate and execute several successful acquisitions valued at over US$ 2 billion. He was also responsible for joint-venture related activities with Freeport-McMoRan Inc. in Africa and Europe. Prior to Lundin Mining, Sam served a global range of mining sector, financial, and governmental clients as a due diligence consultant for Hatch Ltd.’s advisory practice in London and Toronto. He began his career as a metallurgist and is a licensed professional engineer (Canada). Sam received a B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Chemistry from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada, with first class honours.

Frances Kwong

Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Corporate Secretary
FCA (England and Wales), CPA CGA

Frances Kwong is a financial and administrative professional with over 35 years of international experience from accounting and strategy planning to management of financial systems implementation in senior positions in various industries. She has over 10 years of experience in the global mining sector, ensuring compliance with financial and regulatory requirements, serving as Chief Financial Officer of Vaaldiam Mining Inc. and as senior consultant for a mining-focused equity and royalty fund. Prior to the mining sector, Frances has worked in the telecommunications and information technology industries. Frances is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a CPA CGA, and has a B Soc Sc (Hons) degree from the University of Hong Kong.

Jason Dunning

Vice President, Exploraiton
M.Sc., P.Geo., FGAC, FSEG

Jason Dunning is a professional exploration geologist with over 20 years of experience in greenfield and brownfield environments with success in developing sustainable project pipelines for both small and large capitalization companies. Most recently, he was Mining Group Manager, Geology & Exploration at Nyrstar from 2014 to 2017, responsible for management of all geological, exploration, land tenure, and mineral reserve/resource work at Nyrstar’s mineral properties. Previously, Jason served as Vice President, Exploration at Alamos Gold Inc., Selwyn Resources Ltd., and Yukon Zinc Corporation, and in exploration roles with Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. Ltd., and Pamicon Developments Ltd., at various project sites globally. Jason holds both bachelor and master level degrees in geology from Carleton University and Laurentian University, respectively.