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Board of Directors

Our board of directors hail from a diverse background. Together they are shaping the next generation of potash.
Heather Welner
President, CEO & Director

Mrs. Welner has had extensive experience in leading start up corporations to success. Over the last twenty five years she has garnered extensive experience in the broadcast, medical, food and construction industries. Her expertise focuses on execution, sales, organization and detail. This has allowed her to bring companies to operation and profit on a consistent basis. Mrs. Welner’s has been involved with the Ghanaian community both in Canada and Ghana for the last fifteen years. Mrs. Welner success has been recognized by being presented with the Female Entrepreneur IN Award (Incomparable Category).

Augustus Tanoh, LL.M
EVP & Director

Mr. Tanoh holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ghana, an LL.M from Northwestern University of Chicago, Illinois and has a Certificate in Finance for Oil Industry Management (IHRDC), He is an international businessman who was in charge of finance and administration in the third largest Ghanaian company (GNPC). Mr. Tanoh played an important part in planning and executing the Government’s strategy for the establishment of oil and gas exploration in Ghana.

Dr. Graeme W. Norval
Ph.D., F.C.I.C., P.Eng.

Dr. Norval is the Associate Professor, Associate Chair and Undergraduate Coordinator, at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto. Dr. Norval is an appointed member of the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s, Prevention Council, the Education Director of the Process Safety and Loss Management Division of CSCHE; and the Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Catalysis Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting catalysis research in Canada. Dr. Norval brings extensive expertise to the Board in the area of inorganic process chemistry and engineering, that has proven invaluable to the Board in assisting with Organic Potash Corporation’s licensed technology for the production of potassium carbonate and related chemicals.

Jayson Schwarz, LL.M.
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Schwarz practices law in the areas of corporate/commercial, real estate, and business matters and is a member of the International, Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations. Mr. Schwarz has been involved in international commercial transactions involving various American, Caribbean, African and European jurisdictions. Mr. Schwarz is the senior partner at Schwarz Law LLP with associated offices in Montreal, Kansas City, Turks and Caicos and Accra, Ghana. Mr. Schwarz has provided advice and assistance in the structural and transactional activities of a number of listed companies

Wally Rudensky, CA
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Rudensky’s extensive background in taxation and finance and his keen business sense rivals his flair for the unconventional. Wally has over 25 years of experience in public accounting as partner of EvansMartin LLP Chartered Accountants and previously with Arthur Anderson. He has lectured at various Universities and professional forums in the tax and corporate finance areas. He organized the EvansMartin tax practice with particular attention to corporate reorganizations, domestic and international tax, and corporate acquisitions. His experience includes corporate finance and governance, international corporate structuring and more recently, IFRS conversion. Mr. Rudensky has been active as a CFO and a member of the Boards for a number of public companies.

Dr. Jean Marc Anga
Ph.D., M.B.A.

A national from the Ivory Coast, Dr. Anga has over 30 years of experience in agricultural commodity development, including serving as Executive director of the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO). Dr. Anga is a world-renowned expert on cocoa matters and has a substantial knowledge and understanding of African socio-economic affairs coupled with a keen global perspective on sustainable commodity development. In October 2018, Dr. Anga left his position at the helm of the ICCO and is currently engaged in private business.

Dr. Anga brings extensive experience and expertise to the Board and has deep relationships in cocoa-producing countries at the government level and in the cocoa and chocolate industry.