Chieftain Metals Inc. - Officers

Victor Wyprysky
Chairman, President, CEO and Director

In addition to being President, CEO and a founder of Chieftain, Mr. Wyprysky is also the founder and Chairman of Portex Minerals Inc. (“Portex”), a mineral exploration company. He identified Portex's first project, the Gordonsville Zn mine in Tennessee and led the acquisition and financing and coordinated the development team that brought the project into production within 14 months of acquisition. He arranged approximately $200 million of development financing and also negotiated key smelter contracts as well as preliminary by-product agreements on the Germanium and Gallium by-products of the mine. In addition, during a period of financial crisis, Mr. Wyprysky successfully restructured $75 million in debt for Portex. Mr. Wyprysky brings experience and expertise from a career of over 25 years as a senior partner in major Canadian investment banks and brings extensive knowledge of global financial markets and resource financing to the acquisition and financing of development activities of the Corporation.

Keith Boyle, P.Eng, MBA
COO

Mr. Boyle has over 25 years experience in building and operating narrow vein and bulk underground mines as well as open pit mines with a strong focus on efficiency and cost control. He has led the implementation of industry leading health, safety and environmental management systems and was recognized by the City of Timmins, Ontario for the implementation of a citizen’s consultation group. Mr. Boyle was also recognized by the mining industry with a second J.T. Ryan trophy for the Stobie Mine for managing the safest mine in Ontario.

Prior to joining Chieftain Metals, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Alexis Minerals Corp. where he successfully led the completion of three NI 43-101 feasibility studies, completed the construction and development of the Lac Herbin mine. Prior to Alexis Minerals Mr. Boyle was Manager, Business Development for Dynatec Corporation and has previous management expertise in various types of operations with Dynatec, Inco, Placer Dome and Aur Resources. Mr. Boyle is a Professional Engineer (Ontario and Quebec) and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Alberta.

Pompeyo Gallardo
CFO

Mr. Gallardo brings more than 15 years experience in the finance sector. He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics and took postgraduate studies in finance and control at Harvard University. In Addition, Mr. Gallardo is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and recently earned the title of CRCMP Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional from the International Association of Risk and Compliance Professionals
in Washington, USA.

Originally from Peru, Mr. Gallardo worked for over 10 years as CFO of Laboratorio Quirofano, a medical supplies company based in Lima, during which time he leaded and executed many strategic activities specially related to cost control, cash management and quality management systems. Mr. Gallardo was a financial analyst for Senior Executives at a major Canadian bank and more recently, he worked as Senior Credit Risk Manager of provision, analytics and model development at a second Canadian chartered bank in Toronto, during which time he was mainly responsible to determine the level of required reserves to cover future losses coming from the bank’s international credit risk exposure.

Clive Creaney
Vice President Projects

Mr. Creaney has over 35 years of varied and well-rounded experience in the project construction field, 30 of which were with Placer Dome Technical Services where he supervised and managed all of Placer Dome’s construction projects both in Canada and internationally. Prior to joining Chieftain Metals Mr. Creaney served as Project Manager, Construction at Yukon Zinc’s Wolverine Project. Prior to Yukon Zinc, Mr. Creaney was Assistant Project Manager on the Galore Creek Project.

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