Carlos H. Bertoni graduated as a geologist in Brazil and obtained his M.Sc. degree in mineral exploration at Queen´s University in Canada. His professional experience spans over 40 years with diverse groups such as Cominco, Rio Tinto, Golden Star Resources, SNC Lavalin, Minières du Nord and Reunion Gold exploring and developing mineral projects in a variety of geological environments in Canada, South America and Africa. At Golden Star, Mr. Bertoni managed the exploration of all its key projects in the Guiana Shield, including Omai, Rosebel, Paul Isnard (Montagne d´Or), Yaou, Dorlin and Dachine (diamonds). Mr. Bertoni also participated at the development of the Tulawaka gold mine in Tanzania as the CEO of MDN. Mr. Bertoni is a consultant to Reunion Gold and Vice-President Exploration of Highland Copper. He is also a Professional Geoscientist under the Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, Canada, a Qualified Professional with the Brazilian Commission of Resources and Reserves, and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.