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Board of Directors

Harris Kupperman

Harris Kupperman
Executive Chairman – March 2014 to Present – CEO February 2011 to Present

Mr. Kupperman is a co‐founder of Mongolia Growth Group and has been the Executive Chairman of the Corporation since March 2014.

Mr. Kupperman was the President and CEO of the Corporation from February 2011 to March 2014 and returned as CEO in December 2014. Mr. Kupperman also publishes Kuppy’s Korner, a blog dedicated to uncovering unique opportunities around the world. He is currently the President and Chief Investment Office of Praetorian PR LLC, the Rincon, PR-based Registered Investment Advisor to the hedge fund, Praetorian Capital Fund LLC.

He graduated from Tulane University College with a history degree. Mr. Kupperman served as a Director at Aeroquest International Limited (TSX:AQL) from 2010‐ 2011.

Jim Dwyer

Director – December 2014 to Present

Mr. Dwyer is a Partner and Board Member of Mongolian Business Database in Ulaanbaatar. Jim was a New York-based investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions for 30 years and completed over 100 M&A transactions.

In addition, he founded and managed M&A departments for two major investment banking firms: Shearson Loeb Rhoades and UBS-North America. Mr. Dwyer first visited Mongolia in 2001 to represent the Government of Mongolia as lead investment banker for the privatization of its largest bank, Trade & Development Bank.

Thereafter, he served as lead investment banker for the privatization of the largest Government-owned retail bank, Khan Bank. He co-founded the Business Council of Mongolia (BCM) and served as Executive Director from its formation in 2007 to 2016. He is also an independent director of other Mongolian-based entities including Golomt Bank, Mandal Insurance and Sendly NBIF. Mr. Dwyer received a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Columbia Graduate School of Business (Columbia University).

Brad Farquhar

Brad Farquhar
Director – December 2014 to Present

Farquhar is Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of SSC Security Services Corp. (TSXV: SECU). He previously co-founded Input Capital Corp., the world’s first agriculture streaming company, and Assiniboia Capital Corp., which built Canada’s largest farmland fund before selling it to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in 2014.

Mr. Farquhar is a trained financial planner who spent over 10 years as a senior advisor to senior political leaders in Saskatchewan and Canada prior to going into business. He received a MPA in Electoral Governance from Griffith University in Australia, studied political science at Carleton University, and completed a BA at Providence College. He has also been Executive in Residence in Agribusiness at the University of Regina.

Mr. Farquhar is a Director of SSC Security Services Corp., Cypress Hills Partners Inc., SIM International, Prairie College, and on the advisory board of AgFunder.com. Previously, he was a Director of Luxxfolio Holdings Inc. (CSE: LUXX), Radicle Group Inc. (sold to Bank of Montreal), and the Legacy Group of Companies.

Nick Cousyn

Nick Cousyn
Director– December 2014 to Present

Mr. Cousyn is a Capital Markets’ professional with over 20 years of alternatives and traditional industry experience. Mr. Cousyn was a licensed securities professional in the U.S. with a background in equities, fixed income, derivatives and distressed debt. While based in the US, some of the firms he worked for included Deutsche Bank, Banque Populaire, Wells Fargo and First Horizon National Bank. During his 9 year tenure in Mongolia, Mr. Cousyn served as Chief Communications Officer for Petro Matad and Chief Operating Officer for BDSec (MO:BDS), Mongolia’s largest broker and investment bank.

He is currently employed by Praetorian PR LLC, the Investment Advisor to the hedge fund Praetorian Capital Fund LLC, where he is head of Client Relations.

Mr. Cousyn holds a BA in Economics from the University of California at Riverside.

Robert Scott

Director – December 2014 to Present

Mr. Scott, CPA, CA, CFA brings more than 25 years of professional experience in accounting, corporate finance, and merchant and commercial banking. Mr. Scott earned his CFA in 2001, his CA designation in 1998 and has a B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia. He is a Founder and President of Corex Management Inc., a private company providing accounting, administration, and corporate compliance services to privately held and publicly traded companies, and has served on the management teams and boards of numerous Canadian publicly traded companies with a strong track record of cost effectively running operations.

Mr. Scott has also listed several companies on the TSX Venture Exchange gaining extensive IPO, RTO, regulatory and reporting experience, and currently holds senior management and board positions with a number of issuers on the TSX Venture Exchange.