East Asia Minerals is managed by an experienced and motivated team of professionals with extensive international experience and a broad range of skills in the mineral exploration and mining industry. Much of this experience was gained working for international senior mining companies, which makes the Company unique in the junior mining sector.
The team's skills and experience encompass all aspects of the industry, ranging from project generation and early-stage exploration to feasibility studies and mine development, which includes negotiating and executing complex property agreements and partnership ventures. These technical and business skills are supplemented by a working knowledge of the mineral potential of the East Asia region.
East Asia Minerals is guided by an active, complimentary Board of Directors. Each of the 5 members contributes though their unique and extensive exploration, mining and/or investment experience.
Mr. Rochette is a lawyer, and an internationally known negotiator and transaction specialist with 30 years of experience in the acquisition of mining rights, international business, land management and natural resource transactions. Mr. Rochette was a former Partner with IBDA, a premier consulting firm in China conducting business in Beijing and other areas of the world, where his responsibilities included being the transaction specialist in the international mining sector. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd for 16 years where his responsibility included the negotiation to acquire the world class OyuTolgoi copper-gold project. Mr. Rochette splits his time living in Beijing, China and UlaanBaatar, Mongolia.Mr. Rochette completed his B.Sc. degree at the University of Wisconsin and a Juris Doctorate degree from Lewis & Clark University. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar Association.
Mr. Nayyar has over 15 years of financial strategy and operational experience in a number of industries, including mining and exploration. He began his career with an international accounting firm providing assurance, business advisory and taxation services to private and public clients. Mr. Nayyar has gained significant experience with public company accounting and financial reporting for Canadian and US companies. In addition, he has consulted on initial public offerings, corporate re-organizations and business advisory assignments for various clients. Mr. Nayyar is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.