People: Aldridge Minerals Inc (AGM.V)

AGM.V on TSX Venture Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Barry Hildred

2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

Han Ilhan

2014 President, Chief Executive Officer

Jim O'Neill

2011 Chief Financial Officer

Martin Oczlon

2011 Vice President - Exploration, Non-Independent Director

Serdar Akca

2012 Vice President - Country Manager

Robbert Borst

2012 Vice President - Project Development

David Carew

2012 Director of Corporate Development & Corporate Secretary

Baran Baycan

Independent Director

John Cook

73 2011 Independent Director

Daniella Dimitrov

2010 Independent Director

Edmundo Guimaraes

2011 Independent Director

Meric Oktar

2012 Independent Director

Ahmet Tacyildiz

2012 Independent Director

Hande Tacyildiz

2012 Independent Director

Michael Weidmer

2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Barry Hildred

Mr. Barry Hildred has been appointed as Independent Chairman of the Board of Aldridge Minerals Inc., with effect from October 31, 2011. Mr. Hildred is an independent business consultant and is currently a partner of Level 2 Advisors Inc. Previously, he was President of TMX Equicom a subsidiary of the TMX Group from 2007-2009 and President and Founder of the Equicom Group from 1996 to 2007. Hildred is also the Treasurer and Director of the Children’s Aid Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University.

Han Ilhan

Mr. Han Ilhan has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective April 7, 2014. Mr. Ilhan is a highly regarded mining executive with capabilities spanning the entire mine life cycle from scoping, exploration, feasibility, licensing and permitting, design, construction, supply chain, commissioning, financial management, management of operations, maintenance, and reclamation. Mr. Ilhan joins Aldridge from an international mining company with operations in Turkey where he served as vice-president of projects and country manager of Turkey operations. Mr. Ilhan is a professional engineer and earned his bachelor of civil engineering from Bogazi University in Istanbul, Turkey, and master of geotechnical engineering at Oregon State University. Prior to his most recent position, Mr. Ilhan spent 26 years in progressive engineering, management and leadership roles at URS Corp., a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. Mr. Ilhan was most recently the vice-president and director of global mining business at URS, where he provided engineering and environmental services to the mining industry in over 20 countries. His experience includes project identification, evaluation, planning and development, with a strong emphasis on environmental risk minimization and sustainable development. His specific technical expertise in the mining industry includes engineering, environmental, social risk management and technical planning in the design and construction of heap-leach facilities, water supply and diversion systems, pollution prevention measures, waste storage facilities, and mine closure and reclamation projects.

Jim O'Neill

Mr. Jim O'Neill has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Aldridge Minerals Inc with effect from June 20, 2011. Mr. O'Neill, a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of industry experience, brings a depth of knowledge from international mining, project management and distribution companies.

Martin Oczlon

Dr. Martin S. Oczlon, Ph.D. Geo., is Vice President - Exploration, Non-Independent Director of Aldridge Minerals Inc. He has been appointed to the position of Vice President - Exploration of the Company with effect from November 15, 2011. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of the Company in April, 2010, Mr. Oczlon was Vice-President, Exploration, with the Company and has been responsible for project acquisition, exploration, and development of the properties.

Serdar Akca

Mr. Serdar Akca is Vice President - Country Manager of Aldridge Minerals Inc. Mr. Akca, B. Sc. Geologist, was born in 1965, is Turkish and has over 22 years of experience in minerals exploration. Mr. Akca started his professional work career at an Australian junior gold exploration company called Rangers Exploration in 1988 then worked for Canadian mining company, Teck-Cominco,from 1989 to 1995 as a geologist and then project geologist. During this period he was involved in many courses and training programs pertaining to exploration geology. He also contributed to the Cerattepe massive sulphide project in Artvin between 1990 and 1994. Cerattepe VMS deposit is one of the largest VMS deposit in Turkey and Mr. Akca contributed to almost every phase of this project from discovery to the feasibility stage. Mr. Akca also worked for some of the world’s largest mining companies RTZ (1995-1997), BHP (2000-2002) and WMC (2003) for over 4 years as a consultant geologist and supervised many different exploration projects all over Turkey. Mr. Akca has been with Aldridge since 2003 and is the Company’s Country Manager, responsible for managing Aldridge’s Turkey team (13 staff employees, seasonally 20-30 employees including temporary workers), organizing all bureaucratic relations with government and other related organizations. Mr. Akca supervises all exploration programs in Turkey. Mr Akca is a member of the following organizations: Founder Member of the Gold Miners Association in Turkey; member of Turkey’s Mining Foundation; member of Turkey’s Geological Society.

Robbert Borst

Mr. Robbert Borst C. Eng., has been appointed as Vice President - Project Development of Aldridge Minerals Inc., with effect from May 2, 2012. He is a mining engineer with 30 years experience in operating underground and open pit mines, project management and consulting services in Canada and abroad. He has worked in senior capacities at gold, base metal, and mineral sands operations and development projects. Prior to joining Aldridge, Mr. Borst was an independent consultant and Associate Principal Mining Engineer with Roscoe Postle Associates Inc., providing services to Canadian and international exploration and mining companies. Prior to his work as a consultant, he was Vice President - Project Development with Tiomin Resources Inc., a Canadian mine exploration and development company, where his responsibilities included directing the feasibility study and detailed design of a titanium project in Kenya. Mr. Borst was also responsible for coordinating the exploration and development plans of a 2 billion pound copper/gold joint venture project in Peru and evaluating mining projects for potential mergers and acquisitions.

David Carew

Mr. David Carew serves as the Corporate Secretary of Aldridge Minerals Inc. He joined the Aldridge team in February, 2011 and has been responsible for supporting the Company’s operations in Toronto. Prior to joining Aldridge, David was an investment banker at a Canadian investment dealer. He has an HBA degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Baran Baycan

Mr. Baran Umut Baycan is Independent Director of Aldridge Minerals Inc. He serves as Founding Partner, Baycan Law Firm. Mr. Baycan has approximately 12 years of on-going experience in the legal profession. He started as the legal counsel of Park Holding A.S. and Merkez Yayin Holding and then in 2005 he founded Baycan Law Firm. Mr. Baycan is the leading partner for Mining Projects, Project finance, Litigation, Construction, Media and Entertainment, Energy, Mergers and Acquisitions at his law firm. Mr. Baycan received his law degree from Istanbul University School of Law, a Master’s Degree in Criminal Law from Istanbul Kültür University and a Master’s Degree in Financial Law from Istanbul University. He is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association.

John Cook

Mr. John F. Cook is Independent Director of Aldridge Minerals Inc., with effect from May 11, 2011. Mr. Cook is the President of Tormin Resources Limited, a private company providing consulting services to the mining industry. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining), C. Eng UK, and P. Eng Ontario, and brings more than 45 years of experience in the operations and management of mining companies. Mr. Cook’s positions included Senior Mining and Managing Consultant, RTZ Consultants Ltd. (1974–78), Associate and Principal, Golder Associates Ltd. (1978–83), Senior Project Manager, General Manager, and Vice President Engineering, Lac Minerals Ltd. (1983–90), Vice President Operations, Goldcorp Inc. (1990–94), and Navan Resources Plc, Operations Director (1994–96). Currently, Mr. Cook serves as the President of Firebird Resources Inc. He is also a director Nord Resources Inc., Strategic Resources Inc., Caracara Silver Inc. and Cerro Resources NL.

Daniella Dimitrov

Ms. Daniella Dimitrov is Independent Director of Aldridge Minerals Inc., since October, 2010. She has over 18 years of broad capital markets, commercial and operational experience. Ms. Dimitrov is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Orvana Minerals Corp. and is also the Chair and a director of Commonwealth Silver and Gold Mining Inc. Ms. Dimitrov has held various consulting roles in the mining industry since 2009, including with Baffinland Iron Mines where she served as a director and the Vice Chair. Ms. Dimitrov’s former positions include Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives of Raymond James Ltd. and Chief Operating Officer of Dundee Securities. Ms. Dimitrov has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor and an Executive MBA at Kellogg School of Management and Schulich School of Business.

Edmundo Guimaraes

Mr. Edmundo Guimaraes is Independent Director of Aldridge Minerals Inc., with effect from May 11, 2011. Mr. Guimaraes is a Chartered Accountant who held management positions with Aur Resources Inc. (“Aur”) between 1995 and 2007, ultimately serving as Executive Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Aur until it was acquired by Teck Resources Limited. Mr. Guimaraes is currently an independent business consultant and is a director of Nuinsco Resources Limited, Giyani Gold Corp., Karmin Exploration Inc. and Orvana Minerals Corp. He is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Arts in Administrative and Commercial Studies from the University of Western Ontario.

Meric Oktar

Mr. Meric Oktar is Independent Director of Aldridge Minerals Inc. Mr. Oktar has been a director of Yalim Group since June, 2006. Prior to becoming Overseas General Manager of Yalim Group in February, 2010, Mr. Oktar was Marketing Manager of Yalim Group and has been responsible for principal divisions including foreign trading and contracting in the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Oktar has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Cukurova.

Ahmet Tacyildiz

Mr. Ahmet Tacyildiz is Independent Director of Aldridge Minerals Inc. Mr. Tacyildiz has been a director of the Corporation since March 2012. Mr. Tacyildiz has been Chairman of ANT Holding and each of its affiliates that are founded in Turkey since September, 2005. Mr. Tacyildiz has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Fatih University and is completing an MBA at Bilgi University in Turkey. As Chairman of ANT Group, Mr. Tacyildiz operates in energy, finance, services and international trading and plans to expand the Group’s business to make further investment to profitable operations.

Hande Tacyildiz

Mrs. Hande Tacyildiz is Independent Director of Aldridge Minerals Inc. Mrs. Tacyildiz has been a director of the Corporation since March 2012. Mrs. Tacyildiz is acting Deputy Chairman of ANT Holding and the ANT Holding Group of Companies which are active in energy, finance, services and international trading. Mrs. Tacyildiz has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Marmara in Turkey.

Michael Weidmer

Mr. Michael Weidmer is an Independent Director of Aldridge Minerals Inc. Mr. Widmer is a shareholder of HOTS-Invest AG. Founded in 2003, HOTS-Invest AG focuses on institutional investment management and private banking. Mr. Widmer is also a director of Monterosa Services AG, Monterosa Transaction Support Services Pvt Ltd, and Monterosa Asset Management Ltd. Between 1996 and 2003, Mr. Widmer was founding partner and manager of TFM Asset Management AG, which specialized in investment management for private and individual clients. Mr. Widmer lives in Nänikon, Switzerland.

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