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Nexus Gold – West Africa

The West Africa portfolio consists of five projects in various stages of development (over 750 square kilometers of ground) in Burkina Faso, a gold-rich country that features dozens of producing mines operated by some of the world’s largest gold companies.

The Nexus flagship project in Burkina Faso is the Bouboulou Gold Concession, a 38.8 sq-km (3,800+ hectares) advanced stage exploration project.  Historic drilling by Roxgold Inc., and more recently by Nexus, has established no less than five mineralized zones with significant gold intercepts of both length and grade. Nexus plans on additional drill programs with the goal of establishing a maiden resource.

The 100%-owned Dakouli 2 Gold Project is a 98-sq km concession with abundant and active artisanal workings.  Initial sampling programs have returned several high-grade assays with the presence of coarse, nuggety, visible gold.

The 100%-owned 190.53 sq-km (19,053-hectare) Manzour-Dayere gold exploration permit is located on the Boromo Greenstone belt, 325 km south west of the capital city of Ouagadougou, near the Ghana border.  Historical exploration has produced high-grade sampling results.

Recently the company optioned it’s 250-sq km Rakounga Gold Concession to Kruger Gold, who in turn were acquired by Arbor Metals.  The option agreement calls for $1M CDN in payments to Nexus and $1.25M CDN in work commitments over four years to earn a 75% interest in the project.


Milad Zareian

Mr. Zareian, who has been with the Company as Vice President, Operation, since September of 2022, brings over 10 years experience working with both private and public companies in a variety of capacities.  He’s been directly involved with IPO, RTO and start-ups, having led financing, IR and business development initiatives for multiple companies.

Warren Robb, P. Geo
Senior VP, Exploration & Director 

Mr. Robb graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Geology and brings over 25 years of mineral exploration experience to Nexus Gold Corp. Mr. Robb has worked for both senior and junior mining companies and has extensive operational and drill program management experience ranging from small preliminary testing to expansive programs for ore reserve definition to mining operations. Mr. Robb has managed exploration programs for precious and base metals throughout Canada, the United States, China, Africa and South America. In 2012, Mr. Robb served as Chief Geologist for Roxgold Inc., where he supervised both field exploration and the diamond drilling program on the company’s Bissa West and Yaramoko gold projects in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

Deena Siblock
VP Corporate Development

Ms. Siblock brings over 20 years experience in capital markets strategy and execution and has distinguished herself as a leader in corporate governance, communications, and risk management.  She has demonstrated exceptional commitment and passion throughout her career and is currently Chief Operating Officer and Director of Belgravia Hartford Capital Inc.  Ms. Siblock has previously held various roles in the mining sector with copper, aluminum, molybdenum, and potash mining and exploration companies.

Alex Klenman

Mr. Klenman brings over 30 years of business development, finance, marketing, media and corporate communications experience to his role with Nexus. He served as Vice President, Corporate Finance for Columbia Star Resources, the precursor of Nexus Gold, from 2012 through 2015, as Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the company from 2015 through May 1, 2018, and subsequently, as President, CEO and Director from May 2018 to February 28, 2023.  He has held senior management and board positions in both the public and private sectors, and currently sits on the boards of multiple public companies.  Prior to 2012, Mr. Klenman also served as a communications consultant for several TSX Venture listed resource companies, including Roxgold Inc., Integra Gold, Forum Uranium, Midnight Sun Mining, and others.  In addition, Mr. Klenman also spent ten years in broadcasting, which included notable board positions with CKVU Television in Vancouver and Canwest Pacific Television. He is also currently president & CEO of Azincourt Energy Corp. (TSX.V: AAZ).

Brian Shin
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Shin specializes in providing financial reporting, corporate finance, auditing, corporate strategy, risk management and other accounting services to both public and private companies in various industries. He holds the professional designation of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in B.C. and Canada and Certified Management Consultant (CMC). Mr. Shin has had extensive experience as a consultant, controller and auditor for numerous publicly traded and private corporations in several industries in multiple countries such as Canada, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

Jean Claude Ouedraogo, BAA
Country Manager

Mr. Jean Claude Ouedraogo is a graduate of the University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. For the past 20 years in both Canada and Africa he has served as a director for several private companies in the mineral and resource sector. In 2011, he held the position of country manager in Burkina Faso for Roxgold, Inc. In this capacity, he assisted in the operations of company projects notably the discovery and development at Yaramoko, while maintaining good relations with the various government ministries responsible for mining and exploration.

Rodney Stevens
Independent Director

Mr. Stevens is a CFA charter holder with over ten years’ experience in the capital markets, first as an Investment Analyst with Salman Partners Inc., then as a merchant and investment banker. While at Salman Partners, Mr. Stevens became a top-rated analyst by StarMine on July 17, 2007 for the metals and mining industry.

Kevin Shum
Independent Director

Mr. Kevin Shum is a highly experienced and commercially astute financial services professional with over 25 years of experience in banking and investment management, combined with corporate development, corporate communications, and commercial strategy. He currently works with a boutique merchant bank which provides a suite of services including corporate development, equity financing, and investor relations.

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