CFO Moves in Canada this week include:
|Barrick Gold Corporation||WSP Global Inc.||Dynasty Metals & Mining Inc.|
|Solar Alliance Energy, Inc.||ProNAi Therapeutics, Inc.||Genesis Land Development Corp.|
|Mirasol Resources Ltd.||OrganiGram Holdings Inc.|
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Barrick Gold Corporation [TORONTO] (TSX:ABX) announced that Catherine Raw, currently Executive Vice President, Business Performance, will succeed Shaun Usmar as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Barrick in May 2015, Ms. Raw was Co-Manager of BlackRock’s flagship mining funds.
Dynasty Metals & Mining Inc. [VANCOUVER] (TSX: DMM) announced the appointment of Ruben Gellibert to the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer, replacing Nick Furber, who is retiring. Mr. Gellibert has spent the last six years at Dynasty working closely with Mr. Furber, first in the position of Head Office Accountant and more recently as Corporate Controller.
Solar Alliance Energy, Inc. [Vancouver and San Diego] (TSX-V: SAN, OTCQB: SAENF) announced the appointment of Randy Strandt as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Solar Alliance, Mr. Strandt spent the past 7 years with Beedie Development Group, most recently as Director of Finance of the construction and development company. Earlier in his career, he worked at KPMG as a Senior Manager, Assurance.
ProNAi Therapeutics, Inc. [VANCOUVER] (NASDAQ: DNAI) announced the appointments of Jeffrey H. Cooper and Tran Nguyen to its Board of Directors. Mr. Cooper is an independent consultant for life science companies since January 2014. Previously, Mr. Cooper served at KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from November 2013 until December 2013 and as the Chief Financial Officer from July 2012 until October 2013. Prior to joining KaloBios, Mr. Cooper served in positions of increasing responsibility at BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc., beginning as Vice President, Controller, to his most recent position as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to May 2012. He has also served as Vice President of Finance at Matrix Pharmaceutical, Inc. He also currently serves on the board of directors of Tobira Therapeutics, Inc. Mr. Nguyen has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Prothena Corporation plc, since March 2013. Previously, Mr. Nguyen served at Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer from 2010 to 2011 and Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer from 2011 until its sale in 2013. He has also served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at Metabasis Therapeutics, Inc., as a Vice President in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at Citi Global Markets, Inc. and in various capacities as a healthcare investment banker at Lehman Brothers, Inc.
Genesis Land Development Corp. [CALGARY] (TSX: GDC) announced the appointment of Kirsten Richter as interim Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Richter is currently interim Chief Financial Officer of Chatters.
Mirasol Resources Ltd. [VANCOUVER] (TSX-V: MRZ) announced the appointment of Mahesh Liyanage as CFO, replacing Bernie Zacharias. Mr. Liyanage has served as the Chief Financial Officer for several exploration companies. Prior to that, he controlled audit and assurance functions for a public accounting company.
OrganiGram Holdings Inc. [MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK] (TSX-V: OGI) (OTC US: OGRMF) announced that the company’s current controller, Peter Hanson will assume the responsibility as interim CFO, replacing Roger Rogers, who is retiring.