CopperBank was created by a group of well respected investors, geologists and engineers to consolidate world-class copper properties and offer a unique “pounds in the ground” copper investment vehicle. Our strategy is to accretively advance our portfolio while managing the core business like owner operators and vehemently protecting our value offering on a per share basis. Due to our low overhead model and established suite of projects, CopperBank has one of the lowest G&A operating budgets of any publicly listed company in Canada. The management of CopperBank have demonstrated intensive insider buying distinguishing our brand as one of the most insider supported companies in North America.
Management & Advisors
Giulio T. BonifacioPresident & CEO (Director)
Mr. Bonifacio has over 30 years of experience in senior executive roles in the mining industry. Mr. Bonifacio is the Founder and former Director, President & CEO of Nevada Copper Corp. since its inception in 2005 until February 2018. Among his many accomplishments Mr. Bonifacio has raised directly over $700 million through equity and project debt financings for projects of merit as well as being involved in corporate transactions aggregating in excess of a billion dollars. Mr. Bonifacio has led and directed efforts at every stage of development from exploration, development, permitting and construction. Mr. Bonifacio is a Chartered Professional Accountant with extensive experience and knowledge of operations, capital markets, project finance and mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Bonifacio has held previous senior executive roles with Getty Resources Limited, TOTAL Energold Corp., an energy and gold producer and Vengold Inc., gold producer prior to founding Nevada Copper in 2005.
Gianni KovacevicExecutive Chairman (Director)
Mr. Kovacevic is a renowned expert on incumbent energy systems and a sought-after strategist in the divestment movement. He has invested over 20,000 hours of research and experience in the analysis of the natural resource sector. His specific expertise on copper markets has brought him to lecture at institutions and think-tanks around the world. An avid proponent of realistic environmentalism, he is frequently interviewed by the media and his new book, My Electrician Drives a Porsche? was published in 2016 and is available in multiple languages at book sellers everywhere. Mr. Kovacevic is a graduate of electrical studies from The British Columbia Institute of Technology, fluent in English, German, Italian and Croatian, he is a founding member of the CO2 Master Solutions Partnership and a co-founder of CopperBank.
Tony RicciCFO (Director)
Mr. Ricci is a chartered professional accountant (CPA) with over 25 years of experience, mainly with public companies listed on Canadian and U.S. stock exchanges. Mr. Ricci was formerly a director and chief financial officer of Keegan Resources Inc., a director and CFO of Norsemont Mining Inc., and CFO of both Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. and Petaquilla Copper Ltd., companies with a combined market capitalization approaching $2-billion. He is also a director and officer of various other listed companies and has formerly worked with KPMG and AMEC Engineering Inc.
Brigitte Dejou, P.Eng.Technical Advisor (Director & QP)
Ms. Dejou holds both a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a Masters of Applied Science degree from Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal and is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec. Ms Dejou has 25 years of experience in mineral exploration including 18 years within Teck Cominco (now TECK) managing various exploration programs and two years with Osisko Mining Corporation working on the evaluation of new projects and QA/QC of existing drilling programs (Canadian Malartic, Duparquet, Hammond Reef). Ms. Dejou brings a wealth of experience in running a variety of exploration projects from grass-roots to pre-feasibility stage across North America (including Red Dog, El Limon-Morelos, Polaris and Mesaba), she was also instrumental in the discovery of the Aktigiruk deposit. She has explored for a variety of commodities both for base metals (sedex and MVT Zn-Pb, porphyry Cu, magmatic Cu-Ni, VMS) and precious metals (Au, Ag, PGE). Since 2012 Ms Dejou is Vice President Exploration for LaSalle Exploration.
Kenneth Cunningham, B.S Geology, M.S. GeologyIndependent Director
Mr. Cunningham has over 42 years of world-wide exploration experience. During his professional career he worked for Houston Oil and Minerals, Tenneco Minerals and Uranerz Exploration and Mining. From 2003 until 2016 Mr. Cunningham served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Miranda Gold Corp. During his tenure as CEO of Miranda he was instrumental in building Miranda’s exploration team, acquiring key projects, negotiating joint ventures and strategic alliances as well as building awareness of Miranda in both the financial and investment communities. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Teras Resources Inc. and also served as a director on Red Eagle Mining Corporation’s Board of Directors from 2011 to 2015. Mr. Cunningham has a BS degree in geology from Oregon State University and an MS degree in geology from Texas Christian University. He is a licensed Professional Geologist and a past president of the Geologic Society of Nevada.
Gavin C. DiromIndependent Director
Mr. Dirom has over 25 years of experience in the Canadian mineral exploration and mining industry, with a focus on government and stakeholder relations and environmental management. Mr. Dirom worked in progressively more senior roles in the industry for a number of exploration and mining companies and as President and CEO of the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) from 2008 to 2017. Mr. Dirom holds a M.Sc. degree in Environmental Management from Royal Roads University, a B.Sc. in Physical Geography and Environmental Science from the University of Victoria and he is also a registered Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) in the Province of British Columbia. His M.Sc. thesis and hydrogeology-related research of the Lynx underground mine on Vancouver Island was undertaken with the Geological Survey of Canada.