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Hendrik van Alphen


Mr. Van Alphen has been in the mining business for over 36 years, first as an exploration drilling contractor, then as President of Pacific Rim Mining Corp. Mr. Van Alphen laid the foundation for Pacific Rim becoming a successful South American-based resource company and was instrumental in the company’s entrance into South America. He has been a director of Cardero Resource Corp. (“Cardero”) since 1999, was the Chief Executive Officer of Cardero from May 14, 2001 to November 9, 2011, President of Cardero from April 10, 2000 to June 1, 2011, Managing Director of Cardero from November 9, 2011 to March 19, 2013 and Chief Executive Officer and President of Cardero again from March 19, 2013 to August 15, 2017. He is currently CEO and a Director of Wealth Minerals Ltd and is presently also a director of Blackrock Gold Corp., Ethos Gold Corp., Gelum Capital Ltd. (formerly Jagercor Energy Corp.) and Centenera Mining Corporation, all public natural resource companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”).

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