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Executive Management

SJ Head ShotExecutive Chairman

Mr. Sonny Janda holds the Executive Chairman and Director position with Desert Gold Ventures Inc. and has been involved with the company and the company's operations since 2010. Mr. Janda's experience ranges from operational and financial management, to business development and capital procurement strategy. He holds notable board positions with Sierra Growth Corp. and Grand Peak Capital Corp. Mr. Janda concurrently serves as Director of the Janda Group, a family owned business developing various types of real estate assets including commercial, office, industrial, mixed-use, residential and agricultural. Mr. Janda earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University.

Jared ScharfChief Executive Officer

Mr. Scharf is Chief Executive Officer of Desert Gold and has been involved with the company since 2010 and has been a director since 2015. His background is in corporate finance and public markets. Prior to working with Desert Gold, Mr. Scharf worked for ITM Corporation, a Toronto-based asset management firm, where he was involved in the development of a variety of companies ranging from gold and geothermal projects in Latin and South 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.

Don photoChief 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.

Don photoGeo, Director & Lead Technical Consultant

Mr. Dudek brings over 40 years of experience in various roles with junior to senior exploration and mining companies. He recently served as |President and CEO of Savary Gold Corp., which was sold to Semafo Inc. in April 2019. He also 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. He holds a B.Sc. Geology (Honors) from the University of Saskatchewan

Don photoVP Exploration

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.