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Board of Directors & Management

Fahad Al Tamimi


Mr. Al Tamimi is a Saudi-based businessman with global investment activities. Previously, he was President and CEO of SaudConsult, the largest engineering firm in Saudi Arabia responsible for many large infrastructure and construction projects in the country.

He was also a 50% partner of Worley Parsons Arabia, which undertook major infrastructure projects in the oil & gas, energy and a mining project worth over $5 billion in Saudi Arabia.

Claudio Ciavarella

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Mr. Ciavarella earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University’s School of Business and Economics, where he graduated Honours with Distinction.

Mr. Ciavarella is a private business owner with over 25 years experience in the Construction, Real Estate and Manufacturing Industry. He is currently President of his Forte Group of Companies, a Custom Store Fixture Manufacturer and Chief Financial Officer of the Aqua Tech Group, his construction operations.

He is a Professional Accountant receiving his designation in 1994 and has served on the Board of Kerr Mines for over 7 years.

Martin Kostuik

President & Director

Mr. Kostuik (B.Sc., MBA) is a mining engineer and senior executive with 25 years of diversified experience in the mining industry. Mr. Kostuik joins Kerr from Luna Gold Corporation where he was Senior Vice President of Operations and Development, responsible for operations, development, capital projects, environmental, government and community relations. Mr. Kostuik was also President, CEO and Director of Rupert Resources Limited where he focused on implementing exploration programs for existing assets and on developing the company through evaluations of investment opportunities for near term corporate growth. He has obtained a broad base of experience in operations, engineering, exploration and capital projects with various companies including Barrick Gold Corporation, Taseko Mines Limited, DMC Mining Services and The Rogers Group.

Peter Damouni


Mr. Damouni has over 16 years of experience in investment banking and capital markets, with expertise in mining and oil and gas. Throughout his career, Mr. Damouni has worked on and led equity and debt financings valued over $5 billion. He has comprehensive experience in equity financing, restructuring, corporate valuations and advisory assignments.

Ayman Arekat


Mr. Arekat has over 35 years of strong banking, finance, investment and business management experience gathered while working with global institutions. Mr. Arekat has been part of such organizations as Chase Manhattan Bank, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Investcorp and Abraaj Capital and as an independent businessman. He is currently the managing director of Tamimi investments.

Brad Atkinson

Director of Exploration and Geology

Mr. Atkinson (BS, MS, MBA) is a geologist with over 20 years of experience in the mining industry. He was geologist for Phelps Dodge Morenci and a corporate project geologist for Newmont Gold. More recently, Mr Atkinson was at Caterpillar Financial Services.

Mr. Atkinson is a graduate in both Geological Science and Geochemistry from Virginia Tech and completed an MBA at the University of Denver.

James McVicar


Mr. McVicar is a lawyer with over 20 years’ of specialized experience in corporate finance and corporate/commercial matters for natural resources companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. McVicar worked for a number of years at the Ontario Securities Commission.  Mr. McVicar obtained his law degree from the University of Alberta and holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Queens University.

Carmelo Marrelli

Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary

Mr. Marrelli (CPA, CA, CGA) is the principal of Marrelli Support Services, a firm that delivers accounting and regulatory compliance services to listed companies for over 20 years. In addition, Mr. Marrelli serves as Chief Financial Officer to a number of companies on the TSX and TSX-V. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

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Kerr Mines

390 Bay Street, Suite 806
Toronto Ontario
M5H 2Y2

Tel: +1 (416) 855-9305
Email: info@kerrmines.com


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