Management

Neo Lithium’s management team is committed to bringing extensive Lithium know-how and proven track record in global exploration opportunities, resource development, business planning and financing capabilities to fulfill the company’s exploration strategy and advancement plans.

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Waldo A. Perez, Ph.D., P. Geo., President, CEO & Director

Dr. Perez has 28 years of academic and industry experience in mineral exploration in South America.

Founder and technical leader of the Cauchari project acquired through Lithium Americas Corp., and its President and CEO from inception until the end of the technical work resulting in a definitive feasibility study with strong economics.

Previously he served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Latin American Minerals Corp and Senior Geologist for Barrick Gold, IAMGOLD, Opawica Explorations and APEX Geosciences.

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Gabriel Pindar, COO & Director

Over 22 years’ experience as a Project Executive in the development of mining, gas and large scale infrastructure (rail and port) projects in Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Australia, Canada, West Africa and United Kingdom.

Mr. Pindar joined the ArcelorMittal Group in 2013 as Project Controls Manager for the ArcelorMittal Mining corporate office in London and was appointed GM and Head of Projects in January 2015.

Particular expertise in the area of Fast Tracking projects developed through the Iron Ore boom in Australia.

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Carlos Vicens, Mba, CFO

Over 20 years of experience in financial analysis, corporate development, strategy and investment banking including mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.

Mr. Vicens previously worked as Vice President in Scotiabank’s Investment Banking Mining team and participated in over $10B of M&A transactions and well over $5B in equity and debt issuances.

Board
of Directors

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Constantine Karayannopoulos, Chairman

Mr. Karayannopoulos is Chairman of the Molycorp Board of Directors. Director of the Canada China Business Council and is a member of the Advisory Board at the University of Toronto’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. A professional engineer, he holds Bachelor and Master of Applied Science degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Previously he served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Molycorp and President and Chief Executive Officer of Neo Material Technologies. He was Director of Lithium Americas Corp. from 2011 to 2015.

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Waldo A. Perez, Ph.D., P. Geo., President, CEO & Director

Dr. Perez has 28 years of academic and industry experience in mineral exploration in South America.

Founder and technical leader of the Cauchari project acquired through Lithium Americas Corp., and its President and CEO from inception until the end of the technical work resulting in a definitive feasibility study with strong economics.

Previously he served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Latin American Minerals Corp and Senior Geologist for Barrick Gold, IAMGOLD, Opawica Explorations and APEX Geosciences.

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Gabriel Pindar, Chief Operating Officer & Director

Over 22 years’ experience as a Project Executive in the development of mining, gas and large scale infrastructure (rail and port) projects in Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Australia, Canada, West Africa and United Kingdom.

Mr. Pindar joined the ArcelorMittal Group in 2013 as Project Controls Manager for the ArcelorMittal Mining corporate office in London and was appointed GM and Head of Projects in January 2015.

Particular expertise in the area of Fast Tracking projects developed through the Iron Ore boom in Australia.

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Thomas Pladsen, Director

Over 20 years experience in the exploration and mining industry.

Mr. Pladsen is a director of Northfield Capital Corporation, Crystal Peak Minerals Inc. and KWG Resources Inc.

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Estanislao Auriemma, Director

Mr. Auriemma currently is the CEO, Director and Country President of Fredonia Management Ltd. and has over 25 years of experience in the mining and energy industries in Argentina. He has served as manager and/or director of several mining companies in Argentina and Canada, including Samco Gold Ltd., Grupo Minero Aconcagua S.A and 5R S.A. Mr. Auriemma has been actively involved in the promotion, management and financing in several Argentine mining and renewable energy projects.

Advisory Team

The technical advisory team is one of the most experienced in the modern era in exploring lithium salars – discovered and developed the Cauchari lithium salar to the full feasibility stage in only 36 months.

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Mark King, BSc.,PhD. P Geo., Independent Qualified Person

Dr. King is a hydrogeologist specializing in groundwater flow and migration of constituents dissolved in groundwater. He has worked in this field, as both a researcher and consultant, for 25 years - first as a Research Associate at the Centre for Water Resources Studies (Technical University of Nova Scotia), and subsequently as a senior Project Manager in the largest environmental consulting firm in Atlantic Canada.

Dr. King produced the first 43-101 compliant report filed in SEDI for a Lithium Brine deposit in Cauchari Salar and had consulted with most of the Lithium Brine salars in the Puna Plateau.

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Hugo Barrientos, Civil Engineer, Project Manager

Technical Team

Full Time Engineers:

Martin Erroz GEO
Project Manager

Claudio Suarez-Authievre PH.D. CHEM. B.SC. CHEM.
Process Engineer Manager

Previously Process Engineer at Cauchari Project, Argentina and Process Researcher at SQM Atacama operation.

Marcos Casassola
Chemical Engineer, Ponds Manager

Previously Pond Manager at Olaroz Project, Argentina.

Enrique Gallardo
Project Engineer Manager

Armando Farfan
Project Engineer

Daniel Gonzalez
Chemical Engineer