Tony Fogarassy, M.Sc. LL.M.Chairman
Lawyer and geologist. Graduated as gold medalist in geological sciences from the University of British Columbia and in law from the London School of Economics. Extensive legal and technical expertise in minerals, oil & gas, coal and renewable energy projects and environmental and aboriginal/indigenous law in North America, Africa and Asia.
Former President & CEO of Quinto Mining Inc., where with limited resources in a difficult market he raised more than $30 million and advanced a Quebec iron ore property to a viable project. Sold Quinto to Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines in June 2008 for a share value equal to $175M (starting from $4M). Consolidated Thompson eventually sold to Cliffs Resources for $4.9B. From 2012 to 2018, Tyrone was Director and Chairman of Mason Graphite Inc. Mr. Docherty has worked in the financial and minerals markets for over 30 years.
CEO of Solar Flow Through Funds, one of Ontario’s leading solar developers. Also president of Berkley Renewables Inc., a solar energy development company. Former CEO of Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd. Extensive venture capital experience and has successfully raised hundreds of millions of dollars for public and private ventures in Canada, the USA and Mexico.
Mr. Schwabe has been a successful entrepreneur in the Lower Mainland region for nearly 40 years. He has also held President and Director positions for various mining companies for the last 25 years, playing key roles in fundraising and property acquisitions.
George Klemmick, P.Geo, Certified Professional GeologistDirector
Mr. Klemmick brings 28 years of experience in mineral exploration, development and production to First Tellurium's board. His work has spanned precious metals, base metals and the industrial minerals/metals sector including tellurium, tungsten, sulfur, manganese, REE, lithium and uranium, among others. He has evaluated mineral properties and managed exploration and development projects in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Italy, Kazakhstan, Argentina, Bolivia and Niger. Mr. Klemmick is a Qualified Person (QP) as defined by Canadian National Instrument (NI) 43-101.