Mr. Auclair is a geologist with over 25 years of experience, including 20 years in Africa, both in exploration and development of gold deposits. M Auclair has worked for major mining companies such as the Noranda group and Ashanti GoldFields, as well as medium-sized producers, such as Rio Narcea Gold. Mr. Auclair has been involved at the early stages of development of the Tasiast Mine during his tenure as General Manager, Tasiast mine, with Rio Narcea from 2004 to 2007. Prior to joining Algold, Mr. Auclair was the Vice-President Exploration of Gondwana Gold Inc., a gold exploration company in Burkina Faso. Mr. Auclair was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Nimini Gold, a subsidiary of Polo Resources, developing the Komahum gold deposit in Sierra Leone. Prior to this, Mr. Auclair was the Vice-President, Exploration and Business Development of Diabras (now Sierra Metals) and Country Manager, Nevsun in Eritrea. Mr. Auclair was a member of Aur Resources’ Louvicourt VMS deposit discovery team.