Board of Directors
Marcelo Kim has been a Partner at Paulson & Co. Inc. since 2011, where he oversees global natural resource investments, specializing in gold, base metals, bulk commodities and oil & gas. Prior to that, commencing in 2009, he was a generalist analyst covering event arbitrage investment opportunities across broad sectors and capital structures. Mr. Kim is a director at Midas Gold since March, 2016. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he received his BA in Economics with honors.
Stephen A. Lang
Lead Independent Director
Stephen Lang is a Mining Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry. He currently serves as Chairman of Centerra Gold Inc. Previously, Mr. Lang was President and CEO and a member of the board of directors of Centerra Gold Inc. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Stillwater Mining Company, Barrick Gold Corporation, Rio Algom and Kinross Gold/Amax, where he worked with Tom Irwin. Mr. Lang earned a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Mr. Adamolekun is an Associate at Paulson, where he has played a vital role in the sourcing and subsequent management of a number of the firm’s largest investments. Prior to joining Paulson, Mr. Adamolekun worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs and as a Private Equity Associate at TPG Capital in the North American Buyout Group. Mr. Adamolekun received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Urban Studies from Brown University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
Anton J. Drescher
Mr. Drescher has served as a director of International Tower Hill Mines since 1991. He has been a Certified Management Accountant since 1981. He is currently Chief Financial Officer and director of Oculus Visiontech Inc., a public company listed for trading on the TSXV and the OTC Bulletin Board, since December 1994, which company is involved in video watermarking and video-on-demand. He is also a director of Xiana Mining Inc., a public mineral exploration company listed on the TSXV, since 1996; a director of Trevali Mining Corporations, a public natural resource company listed on the TSX, since 2007; a director of Corvus Gold, a public mineral exploration company listed on the TSX since 2010. In addition he is currently president of Westpoint Management Consultants Limited, a private company engaged in tax and accounting consulting for business reorganizations since 1979; president of Harbour Pacific Capital Corp., a private British Columbia company involved in regulatory filings for businesses in Canada, since 1998 and the president and a director of Ravencrest Resources since 2007.
John J. Ellis
Mr.Ellis is a Professional Engineer with over 50 years of experience in the mining industry. He currently serves as a Director of Mexivada Mining Corp. and Sunshine Silver Mines Corporation and is involved in consulting for a number of international mining companies. Mr. Ellis previously served as Chairman and CEO of AngloGold North America and Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Inspiration Resources Corp., and CVRD-Inco. His career has included service as a Director on the Mining Association of Canada and the National Mining Association. Mr. Ellis graduated from the Haileybury School of Mines and the Montana College of Science and Technology.
Karl L. Hanneman
Mr. Hanneman has over 35 years of Alaska-based mining industry experience and most recently was COO of ITH. Prior to joining the Company in 2010, he played a key role on the team that worked to resolve the permit issues at the Red Dog Mine, and previously held a lead role in the development and permitting of the Pogo Gold Mine, both in Alaska. Mr. Hanneman holds a BSc. (Honors) degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Alaska.
Mr. Harshaw is a seasoned mining executive with a successful international career at Vale and Inco. Most recently, as Vice President of Ontario Operations for Vale, Mr. Harshaw was responsible for the Base Metal operations of Vale in Ontario, which includes 6 mines, a mill, smelter, nickel refinery, cobalt refinery, precious metal refinery and Hydro Electric production facilities. Previously, he was Vice-President, Marketing & Sales, Base Metals for Vale International, where he was responsible for the marketing and sales of base metals in the Asia Pacific region and the management of Nickel Refineries in Asia, specifically in Japan, China, Taiwan and a joint venture in Korea.
Mr. Harshaw earned a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from Queen’s University and an MBA from Laurentian University.
Thomas E. Irwin
Mr. Irwin was the Chief Executive Officer of the Company from January 1, 2014 until January 31, 2017 and was elected to the Board of ITH Directors in May 2017. Previous roles included as Vice President and Alaska General Manager. Mr. Irwin has over 40 years' experience in the natural resource industry constructing, optimizing, operating and permitting major mining projects with companies such as Amax Gold and Kinross.
Prior to joining ITH, Mr. Irwin served for six years as the Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.
Previously, Mr. Irwin held senior positions at the Fort Knox mine located 45 miles southeast of the Livengood Project including Vice-President of Fairbanks Gold Mining, Inc., a Subsidiary of AMAX Gold Inc., General Manager of the mine and Vice President, Business Development for Fairbanks Gold Mining Inc., then a subsidiary of Kinross Gold Corp. Prior to his work in Alaska, he was General Manager of AMAX Gold's Sleeper Mine in Nevada and manager of AMAX's Climax mine in Colorado. Mr. Irwin has a degree in Mineral Engineering-Chemistry from the Colorado School of Mines.
Thomas S. Weng
Mr. Weng has more than 22 years experience in the financial services sector. Mr. Weng is currently Co-Founding Partner with Alta Capital Partners, a provider of investment banking services and has held this position since February 2011. From February 2007 to January 2011, Mr. Weng was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and Head of Equity Capital Markets for Metals and Mining throughout the Americas and Latin America, across all industry segments. Prior to 2007, Mr. Weng held various senior positions at Pacific Partners, an alternative investment firm and Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns. Mr. Weng graduated cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.