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Joanne Yan
Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms. Yan has over twenty years of experience advising, directing and managing publicly listed companies in North America.  She has been a leading director, a corporate governance committee chair and audit committee member of numerous companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and the TSX.  She also has been active in the cross border investment and M&A space and is familiar with the business culture and operations of North American and Chinese businesses. 

Since September 1994, Ms. Yan has been President of Joyco Consulting Services Inc., a wholly-owned private company based in Vancouver, BC, providing business consulting services particularly with respect to mergers and acquisitions and related public and private financings.  Ms. Yan is currently a director of Hanwei Energy Services Corp., a TSX listed company that manufactures and sells high-pressure fibreglass reinforced plastic pipes for international oil & gas and infrastructure industries in addition to producing oil & gas in Canada.  From June 2006 to November 2013, Ms. Yan was the President and a director of Brazil Resources Inc. (formerly, Brazilian Gold Corp.), a resource exploration company with international scope, which is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (trading symbol BRI). Ms. Yan was a director of New Era Minerals Inc. from June 2014 to April 2016, Grande West Corp. from November 2013 to May 2014, and of Archer Petroleum Corp. from April 2013 to October 2014.

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