Daniel J. Weir

Chairman, CEO , President, Secretary and Director

Dan has worked for over 20 years at some of the top financial firms in Canada. He worked as an Institutional Equity Trader, and as a broker he managed over $500 million. Before joining DNI in November 2014, he was the Head of Institutional Sales at a boutique firm focused on financing Mining companies. Having raised millions of dollars, both public and privately, Mr. Weir has expertise at evaluating and financing mining deals. Dan has managed large high tech electrical and energy management projects, having put himself through University as an Electrician. Dan graduated from University of Toronto.

Paul L. Hart, MBA, CPA, CA


Paul is a seasoned finance and operations executive with experience in the C-Suite, most recently as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary for Electrovaya Inc., a Lithium Ion Battery manufacturer based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. In addition to his experience in clean-technology, he has held senior financial roles with public companies (TSX, NASDAQ) in the software, internet and financial services industries where he has been responsible for strategic planning, corporate governance, finance and operations, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets in North America and Europe.

Dr. Ravi B. Gopal


Ravi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Controls and a Ph.D. in Physics and Instrumentation. He is a seasoned technology executive with a strong combination of technology and business development skills. Ravi has spent the past 25 years in clean energy technologies such as hydrogen, fuel cells and Lithium Ion batteries. Prior to founding PACEAS (www.paceas.com), a company driven by a vision to help accelerate the shift towards a sustainable environment and clean energy technologies, Ravi was the Vice President of Applications Development at Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS, TSX: HYG). Hydrogenics is a fuel cell manufacturer, based in Canada.

Keith Minty, P.Eng. MBA


Keith has more than 30 years professional experience in mineral resource exploration and development in precious and base metals, industrial minerals. Mr. Minty obtained extensive graphite technical and operating experience at both North Coast Industries (now Northern Graphite Corporation) Bissett Creek Graphite and Cal Graphite Corporation (now Ontario Graphite Inc.) Kearney graphite mine and has experience of in the development of several past and new Sri Lanka graphite projects. Mr. Minty has had the opportunity of conducting Madagascar precious metals project valuations and is knowledgeable of the political and social requirements associated with Madagascar project development and operations.

Raymond E. Mitchell


Ray Joined the Company in June, 2007, and has over 30 years of experience as a chartered accountant and senior executive. Mr. Mitchell has previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Canadian Depository for Securities (CDS). During his 24 year career with CDS, he undertook a variety of senior roles, including Executive Oversight of the development of SEDAR. Prior to CDS, Mr. Mitchell was responsible for a variety of financial functions for a large Canadian trust company. He currently serves as CFO of Latin American Minerals (LAT-V).

Steven Goertz

MAIG, MAusIMM – Country Manager - Madagascar

Mr. Goertz is the Principal of Hendry Consulting, a consultancy group servicing the resources and business sectors and is based in Madagascar’s Capital City, Antananarivo. A (Canadian / Australian) geologist and investor with over 30 years’ experience in various countries, Mr. Goertz has been based full-time in Madagascar since early 2007. During this period, he has developed an extensive local contact network of professional and administrative personnel within Madagascar’s government and business communities.

Peter Eriksson

Country Manager - Brazil

Mr. Eriksson is the Managing Director of SR Brazil., in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He has lived in Brazil since 1993, and is fluent in Portuguese and English. Prior to moving to Brazil from Canada, Mr. Eriksson was the VP Business Development at Longview Capital. He has over 18 years in the natural resource industry. He managed a very successful Brazilian Import/Export Business.