Our Team

David Lenigas – Co-Chairman

David Lenigas has extensive experience operating in global public markets having served in a senior executive capacity on many public company boards. He served as the executive chairman of Rare Earth Minerals Plc until December 2015, and was responsible for the company’s significant involvement in the discovery of the Sonora Lithium Project in Northern Mexico with its joint venture partner Bacanora Minerals Limited. Mr. Lenigas also served as executive chairman of London main board listed Lonrho plc for six years until September 2012 and was responsible for its expansion into more than 17 countries in Africa in sectors covering agriculture, infrastructure, hotels, IT and aviation. In addition, he served as the executive chairman of LGO Energy plc, leading the company from its creation as an investment company through a series of acquisitions (including a reverse take-over) acquiring projects in the Gulf of Mexico, Malta, Spain and Trinidad. Mr. Lenigas identified the investment opportunity in Trinidad for LGO Energy Plc and then built a management team to assist him in negotiating the terms of the investment with the local Trinidadian partners.

Mr. Lenigas holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mining Engineering) with Distinction from Curtin University’s Western Australian Kalgoorlie School of Mines and also holds an unrestricted first class mine manager’s certificate from the Western Australian Government.

Mazen Haddad – Co-Chairman and Director

Mazen Haddad is a private investor and previously held the positions of Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Haddad holds a B.A. degree in economics from Emory University of Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Haddad is Interim President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Argex Titanium Inc., a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Mr. Haddad was President of Township Capital Inc., a private company whose primary role was to act as a consultant for Palos Capital Pool, L.P., from 2006 until 2010. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of SGI Properties Canada Fund L.P., a private real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on residential real estate in Montreal, Québec, and as Vice-President of SGI Capital Corp., a private investment company.

John McMullen – Chief Executive Officer

Mr. McMullen has been an advisor to LGC Capital since its listing on the TSX Venture Exchange in July 2016. In a career of more than 20 years, Mr. McMullen gained extensive experience in international capital markets, with specific emphasis on supporting and advising micro and small cap publicly traded companies. During that time, Mr. McMullen held various positions at major investment firms. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and resides in Toronto with his family.

Anthony Samaha – Chief Financial Officer and Director

Anthony Samaha is a Chartered Accountant (Australia) with more than 20 years’ experience in accounting and corporate finance. Mr. Samaha worked for more than ten years with international accounting firms, including Ernst & Young, principally in corporate finance, gaining significant experience in valuations, IPOs, independent expert reports, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Samaha’s experience includes more than ten years as Finance Director for several companies listed on AIM; he also served as Chief Financial Officer of a TSXV listed resource company.

Rafi Hazan – Corporate Secretary and Director

Rafi Hazan previously held the positon of Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior thereto, he co-founded Buzz Telecommunications Services Inc., a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, and served as its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from 2006 until its privatization in 2012. Prior to that position, he co-founded and was the Chief Operating Officer of Cartel International Inc., a company specialized in the distribution of prepaid calling cards and other services via electronic terminals (POS). He also co-developed one of the first prepaid switching platforms for the telephone calling card industry in Canada. For more than 15 years, Mr. Hazan held various positions in both engineering and management in the telecom industry at companies such as SR Telecom, NHC Communications Inc. and Israel Aircraft Industry.

Mr. Hazan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in Aerospace and Telecommunications, an MBA from Paris-Dauphine University in France and an MBA from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Mr. Hazan is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec.

Mohammed Ghafari – Director

Mohammed Ghafari brings over 27 years of experience in technology and executive management, management, particularly in the field of telecommunication and IT, where he spent most of his career serving well established global corporations. Mr. Ghafari holds a BSc degree with Honors in Computer Science from Leeds University of England.

Mr. Ghafari is the Executive Director of MEEM SOLUTIONS INC., a Canadian based management consulting company, focused on delivering business strategies and market development. Mr. Ghafari is also an executive advisor and board member of Digital Planet; a company specialized in video solutions and digital media services.

Mr. Ghafari had earlier served as the Middle East Regional Director for Convergys Corporation, prior to which, he held the position of Executive Director – Middle East, for Lucent Technologies. He started his career at IBM Corporation, in Research and Development.