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. Keita is a senior geologist with over 14 years of experience in exploration and mining production. The majority of Mr. Keita’s regional experience is in the Birimian Green Stone Belt in West Africa where he held senior positions with Anglo Gold Ashanti, Gold Fields and Great Quest Metals. Mr. Keita holds a B.Sc. Geology (Honors) from the National School of Engineering, Bamako, Mali.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Tsang holds a Bachelor's Degree in Technology (Accounting) from British Columbia Institute of Technology in Canada and served as a senior accountant for four years with Ernst and Young LLP, Vancouver, Canada. His experience includes more than 12 years working in auditing, accounting, taxation, and finance for both private and public companies. Mr. Tsang is currently also the CFO of Minco Base Metals Corporation, Minco Silver Corporation, and Minco Gold Corporation.