Igor Voronov, Chairman
Mr. Voronov developed his business expertise through his education and as an executive at various private companies and other institutions. His education credentials include a degree from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and a doctorate in political science. Mr. Voronov is a past president of the insurance company Kredo Klassik and a former department head at the Kyiv State Academy of Water Transport. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Football Federation of Ukraine, the President of the Junior Football Association and Junior Football League of Ukraine, and a Director at the State University of Information and Communications Technology.
As President and Founder of MPG Global, Inc., Mr. Kucherenko manages all aspects of the company’s exploration, mining and development strategy. Mr. Kucherenko has more than 19 years of executive experience in the natural resources industry. He is a managing partner and head of the Oil & Gas Department of VEK Capital Partners. Mr. Kucherenko has served as a Senior Advisor to Naftogaz and Intergaz and is an expert in managing teams and building revenues in emerging markets.
Dr. Dalaly P. Kafumu
Dr. Kafumu is a Member of Parliament for the Igunga Constituency in the Tabora Region and sits on the Committee for Tourism, Natural Resources and Environment of the Parliament of Tanzania. Prior to joining the Parliament, he was Commissioner for Minerals for Tanzania where he and his department managed the fast growing mineral sector.
Dr. Kafumu is a renowned scholar and expert geologist who has published more than 10 scientific papers in international journals and more than 10 geological reports and maps. He also serves as co-editor of the Tanzania Journal of Earth Sciences.
He is a Member of the Contractors Registration Board; State Mining Corporation Board; and The School of Earth Sciences and Petroleum Engineering Board of the University of Dodoma.
Dr. Kafumu received his B.Sc. Degree in Geology in 1983 at the University of Dar es Salaam and his Ph.D. Degree in Environmental Geology at the Free University of Brussels in Belgium.
Mr. Aleksandrovich has served as a director on the boards of several natural resource companies over nearly two decades, including Ukrnadraservice, Ukrgasgroup, and Intergas. He developed his expertise and qualifications by serving as the President and an officer of these companies and others. Mr. Aleksandrovich's experience in the industry dates back to the late 1960's. He received his education at the Nikolaev Shipbuilding Institute, specializing in mechanical engineering and turbine construction.
Rob C. Masri
Mr. Masri is the founder and CEO of Cardagin Networks, Inc., a mobile marketing company that builds mobile loyalty programs for businesses interested in retaining their long-term customers. Mr. Masri has extensive legal and business experience, having served as the Chief Development Officer for the University of Virginia Law School Foundation during the Law School’s $150 million capital campaign. Prior to joining the Law School Foundation, Mr. Masri was executive vice president and general counsel of Multicity, Inc. and a corporate attorney with Cooley and Hunton & Williams. Mr. Masri received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Mr. Ekimov is the founder of the SportLife Group. Under his leadership, SportLife Group has grown into a leading fitness club and restaurant operator in Ukraine and Russia. Mr. Ekimov is an expert in marketing, brand-building and operations. He studied at the University of Maryland, outside of Washington, DC, and has been an advocate of entrepreneurialism for his entire career.