East Asia Minerals has appointed its former chief operating officer as a new director. Dave Anthony has taken on the position after the resignation of its newest member, Jay Chmelauskas, two months after his appointment to the Board.
East Asia’s chairman Edward Rochette says Dave Anthony will now be able to continue to provide his extensive expertise in mineral exploration, development and operations at the Board level. “His hands-on experience with the company’s Indonesian operations will prove to be very useful to our vision for future growth. We are very happy to have secured the continued use of Dave’s experience and knowledge and we welcome him to the Board in our aim to further the company’s mission and mandate to develop the company’s Indonesian assets.”
Dave Anthony was instrumental in several of the company’s successful initiatives including negotiation of the extension to the permit for the Miwah project, engineering studies for the Sangihe and Miwah projects and initiation of the exploration project at the Binebase, Bowone and Taware sites. He accepted an opportunity late last year to join another company and develop a world-class deposit, but maintained he was interested in joining the East Asia Board of Directors once a position became available.
In late October last year, East Asia announced it had strengthened its management team with the appointments of Jay Chmelauskas as a director and Peter Sederowsky as lead independent director.
Jay Chmelauskas held positions including the president of Western Lithium USA Corporation, and was formerly the president of China Gold International Resources where he led the company through a China-wide exploration program with the discovery of two gold deposits measuring more than six million ounces of gold resources. He has now resigned to pursue other interests.
Peter Sederowsky remains in his role as lead independent director, and is continuing to aid and assist the chairman and chief executive officer as well as the remainder of the Board, in assuring effective corporate governance in managing company affairs.
The Canadian mineral exploration company owns gold and copper exploration properties in Indonesia, including a 70% to 85% interest in three advanced properties in Aceh province, Sumatra, and Sangihe Island, North Sulawesi. East Asia also owns six Mongolian uranium properties, including the advanced Ingiin-Nars, Ulaan Nuur and Enger uranium projects, and two phosphate properties in Mongolia.