Werner Klemens holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Toronto and the equivalent of a Master’s degree in Geology from the University of Bonn, Germany. Prior to joining Highland Gold "in 2007 he held project managerial positions within Barrick Gold’s Russian exploration entities since 1998 and in 2005 became Barrick’s Exploration Manager for Russia and Central Asia. He also was General Director of Barrick Gold Kyrgyzstan which later became Highland Exploration where he was responsible for exploration activities at several projects in the south of Kyrgyzstan. He has been involved in exploration at numerous precious metals deposits, most notably gold, throughout Russia and the CIS, as well as British Columbia." 
Resources and articles
- Highland Gold Board, organizational web page, accessed March 24, 2013.