"Mr. Dattels has founded and/or financed a number of mining ventures with his most recent being UraMin Inc. which was sold in July 2007 to Areva, the French government-owned fully integrated uranium company.
"Mr. Dattels was an executive at Barrick Gold Corporation during its formative years when it grew from a capital base of $10 million to a market capitalisation of $2 billion when he left in early 1987. During his employment with Barrick, he was a Director and Executive Vice President of Corporate Finance.
"In the past decade, he has completed several financings either directly or through his merchant bank, Regent Mercantile Bancorp Inc., including, for Apollo Gold Corporation, Royal Standard Minerals Inc., Guyana Goldfields Inc., European Minerals Corporation, Defiance Mining Corporation (merged with Rio Narcea Gold Mines Ltd., which in turn was merged with Lundin Mining Corporation), Weda Bay Minerals Inc. (sold to Eramet S.A.), Apac Minerals Inc. (now Golden China Resources Corporation which was merged with Sino Gold Mining Limited), African Gold PLC (now Mwana Africa PLC), Red Dragon Resources and Regent Pacific Group Limited (Hong Kong).
"He also was the Chairman and founder of Caledon Resources PLC (formerly Finelot PLC), an AIM-listed Australian coal producer and Chinese exploration company, and was the co-founder and Managing Director of AIM-listed Oriel Resources PLC, a developer of nickel and chrome assets in Kazakhstan. He also co-founded Everfor Diamonds PLC, a Kola Peninsula diamond explorer traded on AIM.
"In the mid-1990s, Mr. Dattels founded International Gold Resources Corporation which he brought from inception to its sale in 1996 to Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited. In 2007, Mr. Dattels founded a new venture called CCEC Ltd. which is acquiring thermal coal projects in China. CCEC Ltd. recently merged with Regent Pacific Group Limited, a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
"Mr. Dattels is currently the Executive Chairman of AIM-listed Polo Resources Limited, a coal exploration and development company with exploration coal assets in Mongolia, as well as holdings in GCM Resources plc and Caledon Resources plc.
"Mr. Dattels has a bachelor of arts from McGill University, a law degree (cum laude) from the University of Western Ontario and has completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard."