TORONTO, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ - White Tiger Gold Ltd. ("White Tiger" or the "Company") (TSX: WTG) announces that its Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Mr. Francis Scola from his role as a director, effective immediately. Mr. Scola resigned for personal reasons.
Jim McBurney, CEO of White Tiger, said, "On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Mr. Scola for his valuable service to the Company over the past few years."
White Tiger is also pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Sergey Yanchukov, Mr. Sergei Tchetvertnykh and Mr. Evgeny Konstantinidi to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Yanchukov is the founder of the asset management company Mangazeya Financial Company LLC, an investment and brokerage firm based in Moscow Russia that focuses on brokerage and asset management services for corporate and individuals. Mr. Yanchukov also focuses on private equity investments with emphasis on the high growth opportunities, including early stage companies and business restructurings. Prior to founding Mangazeya, Mr. Yanchukov held progressively senior positions with various companies in Russia involved in trading, finance and mining.
Mr. Tchetvertnykh is the Chief Executive Officer of Bayview Ridge Capital Inc., a merchant banking firm based in Toronto that focuses on funding growth and providing strategic advice to private and public companies. He was the CEO and CFO of InfiniumGroup Inc., a brokerage company. Prior to forming Infinium Group, Mr. Tchetvertnykh held various executive positions within Merrill Lynch and CS First Boston in New York, London and Toronto.
Mr. Konstantinidi is the Chief Executive Officer of Mangazeya Financial Company LLC, an investment and brokerage firm based in Moscow, Russia that focuses on brokerage and asset management services for corporate and individual clients. Over the past 10 years, Mr. Konstantinidi held various executive positions in investment banking, oil and gas trading and resource exploration industries. Mr. Konstantinidi has a Ph.D. in Economics from the Moscow University of Consumer Cooperatives, from where he also graduated with honors with a degree in Economics and Management.
Commenting on the appointment of the new directors, Jim McBurney, Chief Executive Officer of White Tiger Gold said, "On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to welcome Mr. Yanchukov, Mr. Tchetvertnykh and Mr. Konstantinidi to the White Tiger Gold board, where their wealth of experience in international business and finance will be put to excellent use. The addition of directors with a background in both North America and in the Russian Federation will greatly benefit the Company as we continue to progress with the development of our Russian asset base."
About White Tiger
White Tiger Gold Ltd. is a TSX-listed mining and exploration company, focused on the development of mineral resources in the Russian Federation.
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SOURCE: White Tiger Gold Ltd.
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White Tiger Gold Ltd. Jim McBurney, Chief Executive Officer [email protected]