Sandy Macdougall

Chairman and Director

Sandy has 25 years experience in the investment banking and financial industry. He was a former investment advisor at Canaccord Capital Corp and was involved in numerous corporate financings in Canada and abroad for a wide range of companies. His Experience includes extensive exposure to precious and base metal projects throughout North and South America. He has been Chairman of the Board at Astorius Resources Ltd. since May 24, 2016.

Mr. MacDougall is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, in economics.

Arthur Brown

President and Director

Art brings 36 years of business experience to the Astorius board. He has served on the boards of eight other companies in sectors ranging from technology to oil & gas and mineral exploration. Art understands all the aspects and requirements a public company has to operate successfully. This knowledge and experience has been translated into many successful financings for the various companies he has been involved with.

Dr. Carlos Arias Eguiguren


Dr. Carlos Arias Eguiguren has been appointed as Director of the Company. Dr. Arias is a lawyer based in Quito, Ecuador specializing in mining law and is a former Director of the Ecuadorian Chamber of Mines 2003-2005, 2001-2003 and 1996-1998. He holds a Doctorate in law with a Master's degree in international business legal studies from the University of Exeter in England, and a diploma in transactional contracts from the International Development Law Institute, Rome, Italy. Additionally, Dr. Arias is the Ecuadorian representative & associate of Investbank Corp., (USA), Legal Advisor of Kroon Global, Freepoint Commodities, First Merit Group (Canada), CEO of ICAT Investments Corporation from 2008, CEO of Energy Services & Investments ESI Corp from 2009, Legal Advisor and Vice-president of Tecnipetrol Inc.; Legal Advisor of Bellweather International Inc., General Manager and lawyer of Bradley Ecuador S.A., a Branch of Bradley Brothers, Canada 1995-2005; Member of the Board of Aim Explorations Ltd. (Canada). Dr. Arias has been included and recognized in Madison Who's Who of the World, Baron's Who is Who (USA) and received the GDS Excellence Leader Award for his legal mining career. Dr. Aria is fluent in English and Spanish.

Peter Born, P. Geo.


Dr. Peter Born is a P. Geol. with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada. He brings more than 30 years experience exploring and evaluating mining properties for senior and junior Canadian resource companies. He also spent a ten year period of post graduate research in basin studies at the geological survey (government) and university. In addition, Dr. Born did exploration and research for sedimentary ore deposits (zinc, copper, uranium and gold deposits). He holds a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 1996) with expertise in Precambrian Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentary Ore deposits, Basin Analysis, Sedimentology, and Stratigraphy.

C. Tucker Barrie, Ph.D., P. Geo

Advisory Board

C. Tucker Barrie, Ph.D., P. Geo. to Alba Advisory Board.  Mr. Barrie has over 25 years’ experience as an Economic Geologist on five continents, including detailed studies of lithium brines and clays in North America.

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