Central America Nickel is a company focused on the development of nickeliferous laterites in the tropical environments of the Central and South America. Control of exploration licenses over 1100 km2 of nickel laterite in Guatemala under Nichromet Guatemala Inc and Rio Nickel Inc. Central America Nickel will seek new opportunities in Central and South America.




Pierre Gauthier

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Gauthier holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa and a M.B.A. from Concordia University. Founder, President and CEO of Dundee Sustainable Technologies Inc. until December 2014. In the last 20 Years he has been involved in raising over $500 million dollars of financing in various projects.

Salvador Brouwer

Vice-President Latin America

Mr.Brouwer holds a bachelor degree in Science (Geology) from University of Waterloo, Ontario. He worked for Falconbridge for 30 years in Canada and in the Dominican Republic. From 1996 to 1999 when he retired, he was an exploration manager for Latin America. Mr. Brouwer is very knowledgeable about the gelology, mining and processing of nickel laterites in Latin America.

Enrico Di Cesare

Board Member

Experienced Metallurgical Engineer with more than 30 years experience in ferrous and non-ferrous industries. Mr. Di Cesare held executive positions in operations, research and development, operational and maintenance consulting, equipment sales and design for the mining and metallurgy industry. He as significant international experience and he held executive positions abroad.

Bernard Jun HE

Board Member

Mr. Jun HE is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of operational and investing experience. Mr. Jun HE has successfully completed a number of multijurisdictional joint venture transactions and has effectively conducted business in China, Hong Kong, North America, Africa, and Europe. The foundation of Mr. Jun HE’s businesses are manufacturing and international trade. In 2002, Mr. He began to invest in mineral exploration and mining in West Africa – Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Niger. Mr. Jun HE controls a gold tailings mine, the Tounte Project located in Burkina Faso. He was also instrumental in assembling a 250 sq km highly prospective gold property in Burkina Faso. Recently Mr. Jun HE has spent a significant amount of time in Niger establishing operations focusing on the exploration of uranium properties. Mr. Jun HE starts to work on Central and South America in the past few years. Mr. He holds an MBA from Universite de Nice Business School in France as well as a Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies from IAE Paris. Mr. Jun HE is well connected in the GTA area, he is the member of numbers of China/Canada business associations. He has been elected the 2014 best Asia Pacific Business Award. He also spent lots of time to the local community and charity work. He speaks four languages – English, French, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Marc Filion

Board Member

Marc Filion, PhD, MBA, P.Eng., ASC is a certified board director and company executive. He currently sits on a number of boards as chairman of the board or as an active audit committee member. A geological engineer by training, Dr. Filion exercised his technical skills in Canada and abroad while at the employ of SOQUEM, SNC-Lavalin and CHIM International over 20 years. He was also the Chairman of SOQUEM from 1999 to 2006. Dr. Filion served as President and Chief Operating Officer of SGF Mineral Inc. from 1998 to 2004 and also as Senior Vice President, Investments for Mines, Minerals and Materials for “Société Générale de Financement du Québec” (SGF) from 2004 to 2006. Recent assignements involed his expertise in bringing a graphite deposit into production in Asia and the development of an eco-friendly extractive metallurgical technology for nickel and gold deposits. Dr. Filion has been active on numerous boards of small and large mines and metals companies and offers more than forty years of experience in the development and management of capital intensive world-class industrial projects in joint venture with international business partners.

Mark Billings

Board Member

Mr. Billings has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has been an investment banker, having raised hundreds of millions of dollars for small-cap companies, including several junior mining companies. Mr. Billings also founded and managed companies in the junior resource sector, in addition to being CEO, CFO or a director of a number of publicly traded resource companies in Canada and abroad.

Rick Whittaker

Board Member

During his 20 year career in technology investment, Mr. Whittaker has been consistently recognized as a motivational leader, guiding teams of up to 300 people through rapid change. Mr. Whittaker led initiatives in product development, and managed several advanced technology investment programs. He holds several patents on these technologies, which are in production today. Mr. Whittaker has applied his experience in clean technology development and investment to help traditional industries in the energy, mining, manufacturing, transportation, agriculture and forestry sectors become more sustainable. Most recently, Mr. Whittaker was the founding Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Canada’s largest clean technology fund where he helped grow the organization from $100M to over $1B in funds under management, leveraged by an additional $1.9B in private sector capital. Mr. Whittaker attracted over $430M of matching funding from the defence industry as part of their offset and growth strategies. Mr. Whittaker understands the very real challenges of an entrepreneur: in addition to managing a portfolio of over 200 companies, Mr. Whittaker has personally launched, built and transitioned four of his own start-up companies. Mr. Whittaker has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Sciences from the University of Waterloo with an option in Management Science. He has received the Governor General’s Award for Academic Excellence.

Tristram Coffin

Board Member

Mr. Coffin, a Montreal businessman entrepreneur, was admitted to the Order of Opticians in 1963. His team spirit and dynamism allowed him to become one of Quebec’s most prominent purveyor of quality eyewear and eye care services. He is a director of Metanor Resources and has actively helped the company become a gold producer. He is also a director of Diagnos, an artificial intelligence and healthcare technical services company.

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