Officers & Directors
C. Fraser Elliott, B.A., B. Comm., Chairman
Since 1987, Mr. Elliott has been the President of CFE Financial Inc., a private investment banking company. From January 1, 2005, Mr. Elliott was Chief Financial Officer of Tangarine Payment Solutions Corp. a public company, which he listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. He arranged the successful sale of the business in March 2009. From 1998 to 1999, he was VP – Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Vital Retirement Living Inc., a public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. He has been a director of VRL since 1998. He is presently a director of one other public company, Sylogist Inc., listed on the TSX Venture exchange.
Mr. Elliott holds a degree in B.A. (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario and B. Comm. (Accounting) from the University of Windsor.
Gregory James Romain, President & CEO, Director
Mr. Romain has been involved in the mining and mineral processing industry for over 25 years and has guided Gowest from being involved purely in exploration towards becoming a development and mining firm with producing assets. He has been the President and CEO since 2008 and has overseen the early stages of consolidation and transition.
Prior to Gowest, Mr. Romain was President and CEO of a Canadian manufacturing company that sold products exclusively to the global mining industry. Mr. Romain took that company public as an income trust in 2005 and, with the regulation changes to the income trust sector, sold the company to a private equity group in 2007.
Janet O’Donnell, CFO & Secretary
Mrs. O’Donnell is a career accounting professional with over 25 years of experience.
Mrs. O’Donnell most recently was CFO of a gold producer whose operations were focused in Mexico, where her responsibilities included overseeing the company’s financial operations in three countries and managing cash flows from sales of gold from two mines. Prior to that, she was the CFO of a Canadian manufacturing company that sold products exclusively to the mining industry. Mrs. O’Donnell was an integral part of the team that took the company public as an income trust in 2005 and then sold it to a private equity group in 2007.
Peter Quintiliani, Director & Chairman of the Audit Committee
Mr. Quintiliani was appointed as Director of Gowest Gold Ltd., with effect from May 9, 2012. Mr. Quintiliani was most recently the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Corporate Development and Strategy for Katz Group Canada Ltd. and has over 35 years’ experience in corporate finance. Mr. Quintiliani is a CPA, Chartered Accountant and holds a B.A. (Economics) from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor.
Yungang Wu, Director & Chairman of the Technical Committee
Mr. Wu is a professional geologist with 25 years of experience in international mineral exploration, resource estimating and mining. He is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and holds a Master’s Degree in Mineral Deposits from Jilin University, China. He is currently a director of Eastern Iron Limited (ASX:EFE) and New Era Minerals Inc. (TSXV:NEM).
Meirong Yuanhui, CPA, Director
Mr .Yuanhui has over 22 years of experience in corporate finance and has a Master Degree in accounting from Beijing business school. He is a chartered public accountant in People’s Republic Of China. Mr.Yuanhui held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Wonder Auto Technology Inc. from 2006 to 2011 and has been Vice President of Fortune Futures Holding Limited since January 2014.
D. Fleming Huang, B.A., CMA, Director
Mr. Huang has over 15 years of experience in financial management in the mining and other industries. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and is a Certified Management Accountant.
Parvis Farsangi, Director
Mr. Farsangi brings extensive operations background and knowledge of the mining industry. He is currently a director of INV Metals Inc. and Wallbridge Mining. Prior positions held include: CEO of Canadian Royalties, CEO of Scorpio Mining Corporation and, Executive VP and COO of Vale Inco Limited. Prior to joining Vale Inco, Mr. Farsangi had a long career with Falconbridge Limited. Mr. Farsangi received a Ph.D. in Mining Engineering from McGill in 1996 as well as an M.B.A. from Queen’s University Business School in 1998. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.