Board of Directors
Mr. Isenor holds a B.Sc. geology, (1970) from Acadia University and is a member of the Association of Professional Geologists of Nova Scotia. Currently Mr. Isenor is President and CEO of Roscan Gold Corporation; a company engaged in gold exploration in Western Mali.
Mr. Isenor was President, CEO and Director (2005 to 2017) of Merrex Gold Inc., up until Merrex was taken over by Iamgold Corporation. During that time, Merrex discovered two significant gold deposits in Mali (West Africa): the Siribaya deposit; and, with joint venture partner Iamgold, the Diakha deposit. To date, these two deposits are estimated to represent a combined resource approaching approximately two million ounces of gold.
Previously, Mr. Isenor was the President, CEO and Director (2003 to 2005) of Jilbey Gold Exploration Ltd., until Jilbey was acquired by High River Gold Mines Limited. During Mr. Isenor's time with Jilbey, Mr. Isenor led the team that identified the Bissa gold deposit in Burkina Faso (West Africa), which was placed into production by Nord Gold SE and has a reported resource exceeding 5 million ounces of gold. In addition, from 1979 - 2003, Mr. Isenor worked as an independent consulting geologist on mineral exploration projects in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Africa. As well, Mr. Isenor founded Jubilee Minerals Inc, to develop the Jubilee zinc deposit; and, Glencoe Resources Inc. to develop the Glencoe limestone deposit. Both of these deposits are located in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Mr. Janda became the Chief Executive Officer of Desert Gold in early 2016. His main responsibilities with the Company include project financing and project development for the Rwanda and Mali projects in Africa. Mr. Janda concurrently serves as General Manager of the Janda Group, a family owned business, developing various types of real estate assets including commercial, office, industrial, mixed-use, residential and agricultural. His experience ranges from operational, financial management, to business development for future investments. He has held many notable board positions including Lucky Minerals Inc., Acana Capital Corp., Innovative Properties and currently sits on the board Sierra Growth Corp. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University.
Mr. Scharf served as Chief Financial Officer of Desert Gold from 2009 to 2016. In January 2017 he was appointed to the position of President. His background is in corporate finance and financial accounting. Over the last eight years Mr. Scharf held senior finance and accounting positions in the alternative energy, mining and technology sectors. From 2005 to 2009 Mr. Scharf held the position of senior associate for ITM Corporation, a Toronto-based asset management firm, where he worked with a variety of development companies ranging from Geothermal projects in Latin America to oil and gas projects in Eastern Europe. Mr. Scharf holds an Honours Commerce degree in Finance from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa as well as a Bachelors of Administration also from the University of Ottawa.
Mr. Dudek brings over 30 years of experience in various roles with junior to senior exploration and mining companies. He recently served as Senior V.P. of Technical Services for Endeavour Mining Corporation while managing a feasibility study for the Hounde Gold Project in Burkina Faso. Previously, he served as Senior VP Exploration of Avion Gold Corporation, a successful junior gold producer and explorer in Western Mali and as Exploration Manager for AUR Resources Inc. He holds a B.Sc. Geology (Honors) from the University of Saskatchewan.