Abdel (Abby) Badwi- Interim Chief Executive Officer, Executive Chairman and Director
Abdel (Abby) Badwi was appointed as the Interim Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of GrowMax Resources in November 2015. Mr. Badwi is an international natural resources executive and professional geologist with more than 40 years of experience in the exploration, development and production of natural resources in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Mr. Badwi was previously Vice Chairman of the board of Bankers Petroleum Ltd., prior to which he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the same company. He is currently also a director for Arpetrol Inc. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Rally Energy Corp., an oil and gas company with operations in Egypt, Pakistan and Canada, President and CEO of Geodyne Energy Inc., President and COO of Carmanah Resources Ltd., and Vice President International Exploration of Sceptre Resources Limited. Mr. Badwi is a geology graduate of the University of Alexandria, Egypt.
Ken Geren- Director
Ken Geren has been the Portfolio Manager of Point72 Asset Management L.P., a family office managing the assets of its founder, Stephen A. Cohen, and eligible employees, based in Stamford, Connecticut since 2008. Prior thereto, between 2005 and 2007, he was an investment analyst with Point72. Mr. Geren has over 20 years of experience in the public and private finance and investing sector. Prior to joining Point72, Mr. Geren was Vice President at Jefferies and Company between 2001 and 2005 where he covered oil service companies in offshore construction. He has held research, trading and finance roles at ABN AMRO Bank (the Dutch state-owned bank), American Electric Power (a NYSE listed company) and NCR Corporation (a NYSE listed company). Mr. Geren received his Bachelor of Science from Indiana University and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
Ron Ho- Director
Ron Ho, CA, CFA is currently the Vice President, Finance at Sandstorm Gold Ltd. and Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd., responsible for sourcing and completing volumetric production payment financing transactions in the natural resource industries. Prior thereto, Mr. Ho was the Chief Financial Officer of SNS Silver Corp. and previously was an institutional equity research analyst at Raymond James Ltd., a full service North American investment dealer. Mr. Ho obtained his Chartered Accountant designation while employed at Deloitte LLP (formerly Deloitte & Touche LLP), where Mr. Ho provided risk management and assurance services for numerous clients across several industries, and has been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Rakesh Kapur- Director
Rakesh Kapur is the Joint Managing Director of Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative Ltd. (“IFFCO”), which is the largest fertilizer cooperative in the world with a turnover of US$4.5 billion (2015 – 16). Mr. Kapur is an ex-Indian Revenue Service Officer who holds a B. Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi with a Post-Graduation degree in Management. During over 40 years of his work experience, Mr. Kapur held various senior positons within the Government of India, including serving as Director in the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Joint Secretary, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India prior to joining IFFCO in 2000 as Finance Director. He is currently Director on the boards of six Indian and four international companies apart from being the Chairman of IFFCO-MC Corp. Pxt Ltd., and Managing Director of IFFCO Kisan SEZ Ltd. and IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Ltd. He is also the Chairman of the Fertiliser Association of India (FAI) and Vice-President of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA).
Carlos Lau- Director, Latin America Advisor
Carlos Lau is an entrepreneur with 45 years of experience conducting business in South America. He is the President of Electra Holdings and the former Executive Chairman of GrowMax Resources. He was a co-founder of both GrowMax Resources Corp. (then Americas Petrogas) and its subsidiary GrowMax Agri Corp.
Ross C. McCutcheon- Director
Ross C. McCutcheon is a lawyer engaged in a business law practise with particular emphasis on real estate, shareholder disputes, environmental, natural resource, trust and estate matters. From 1976 to April 2013, he was the managing partner of the Vancouver law firm, Maitland & Company, which firm focused its practice on serving entrepreneurs throughout the World. Mr. McCutcheon has served on projects in more than 60 countries. Since May 2013, Mr. McCutcheon has continued to practice law advising clients in Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. During his 40 years of practising law, Mr. McCutcheon has served as a director or officer, or advised companies, engaged in most sectors of the economy, including, recycling; property development; construction; high technology; fishing and fish farming; mineral exploration and development; oil and gas exploration and development; natural resource and film related tax shelters; advice to charities; and individual trust and estate planning, administration and litigation.