Ioannis Tsitos

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"Mr. Tsitos, MSc., has over 25 years experience in the Mining Industry, having spent 19 years with BHP Billiton group. Mr. Tsitos has lived and worked in South Africa, Ecuador, Greece and United Kingdom, and has been working in Canada since 2000. Originally a physicist-geophysicist, he left BHP Billiton in December 2007, where he had the title of New Business Manager for Minerals Exploration based in Vancouver. He holds a B.Sc degree in Physics from the University of Athens and a Master's degree in Applied Geophysics and Geology from the University of Birmingham, U.K. In addition, he has done management and finance studies as part of an MBA program with Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh. Mr. Tsitos brings to the Company a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience in the mining sector focused on exploration and development for a wide spectrum of commodities, from gold, base metals, nickel and diamonds to bulk minerals such as bauxite, coal and iron ore. Well-known in the Canadian and international exploration communities, he has worked on projects and has travelled for business in 32 countries. He has been instrumental in the identification, negotiation and execution of more than 50 exploration agreements with juniors, majors, as well as with state exploration and mining companies. Mr. Tsitos has also been part of two discovery teams with BHP Billiton in porphyry-copper and nickel-sulphide deposits. He is a member of the Association for Minerals Exploration British Columbia and Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. He is currently also President and CEO of Stronghold Metals Inc." [1]


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  1. First Bauxite Board, organizational web page, accessed October 20, 2012.