President, CEO, Chief Financial Officer and Director
Mr. Whitehead is a seasoned businessman who has an extensive background in resource financing, mining, exploration, and running public companies.
Mr. Whitehead earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1982 from the University of Alberta. After graduation, he went on to work as an investment advisor at CIBC Wood Gundy, a company involved in numerous resource financing in North America. By 1992, Mr. Whitehead left Wood Gundy and started working with different resource companies, focused on raising capital worldwide.
Then in 1995, he founded Quadra Resources, a company concentrated on exploration prospects in the Philippines, Central Asia, and North Africa. The company was sold in 2003.
Since that time, Mr. Whitehead’s focus shifted to grass root level companies, which he finances and makes public on North American and European Stock Exchanges. He has been the president, CEO, and Director of Silver Corp., a private Canadian company. His main responsibilities included seeking out strategic opportunities and managing day-to-day activities. Before that, he held the same positions in Copper One Inc., a mineral exploration company in Vancouver and in Vital Resources Corp., an exploration company in Montreal.
Mr. Whitehead’s mining experience led him to become the president, CEO, CFO, and Director of Toron Inc. in August 2011.
Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Director
Mr. Savji has over 30 years of experience in the banking and business sectors.
He studied Banking and Business Administration in Germany. He then joined the Deutsche Bank A.G. in Munich, Germany in their Letters of Credit Department from 1971 to 1974. After that, Mr. Savji became the Area Representative for Societe Generale, the French& International Bank, from 1988 to 1995. His responsibilities included building and enhancing correspondent banking relationships between Societe Generale and banks in countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and Malawi.
Currently, Mr. Savji is the Managing Director and Founder of Telecommunications Supply Line Ltd., a company that has become a leading preferred supplier of telecommunication installation and networking materials for Kenya’s major telecommunication companies such as Siemens ATEA and Alcatel. Since 2000, Mr. Savji helped build up the company’s name and reputation in Kenya. TSL specializes in the distribution business, and recently expanded its line of products to include computers, servers, and networking components.