Feisal Somji, BSC, MBA
CEO and Director
Mr. Somji has 20+ years of experience ranging from grassroots exploration to mine development. Mr. Somji started his career managing an exploration and mine development services company with over 100 employees and divisions including diamond drilling, ground and airborne geophysics, geological consulting, geochemical analysis and laboratory services. He has acted as an officer and director of several public companies involved in gold, diamond, silver, copper, base metal and platinum assets in North America, South America, Asia and Africa. Most recently Mr. Somji was the founding President and CEO of Rio Alto Mining Ltd, with it’s La Arena gold/copper mine in Peru, having achieved commercial production in 2011, with a current annual production rate of approximately 150,000 ounces of gold from 4,000,000 tonnes of ore. Rio Alto was acquired by Tahoe Resources in 2015 for approximately $1.3 Billion. Mr. Somji also provides expertise in areas of corporate finance and governance where he has raised over $125 million and helped several projects go public. Mr. Somji has a B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Queens University.