Management and Directors
Hai Zhou – Director and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Hai Zhou holds a diploma from the Party College of Gansu Province in Gansu, China. In the previous 10 years Mr. Zhou has been employed as President of Inner Mongolia Qiyan Pharmaceutical Limited Co. and of Dukou Hailan District Wuhai City Inner Mongolia Opencast Coal Mine.
Zhouliang (Nick) Zhang (PhD, P.Geol.)
Director and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Zhang is a Professional geologist with 21 years of experience in oil and gas exploration and development. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Geology in Northwest University, China, Dr. Zhang obtained his Ph.D in geology from the University of Meunster in Germany. From 1997 to 2008, Dr. Zhang held various positions with Shell Exploration (China) Limited and Shell Canada, including external affairs manager, senior geologic, project manager and staff geologist, and was involved in exploration and development projects in various areas of Canada. From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Zhang was senior staff geologist with BP Canada and Apache Canada. Dr. Zhang has been the C.E.O. of the corporation since 2011.
Jeffrey Standen - Director, President and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Standen, the current President and Corporate Secretary of Vital, is a graduate of the University of Alberta and is a Petroleum Landman with over 40 years of industry experience both in Canada and internationally. He has over 30 years of senior management experience with start-up and junior oil and gas companies and has extensive working relations with First Nations in the oil and gas and potash industries since 2003.
Robert Gillies – Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Gillies is a Chartered Accountant and an independent financial consultant. Mr. Gillies is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Vital and Golconda Resources Ltd. (TSXV). Mr. Gillies was previously the partner of Gladstone Gillies, CA's and was Chief Financial Officer of Cordy Oilfield Services Inc. (TSXV), and West Mountain Capital Corp. (TSXV)
Fang Chen – Director
Ms. Chen is a registered lawyer and certified economist in China. Ms. Chen has a Bachelor of Economics from Zhongshan University and a Master of Financial Management from Zhonnan Finance and Economics University. Ms Chen has been involved with a number of public companies, including being the Chief Financial Officer of SGAS and China Hydroelectric Corporation, a company listed on the New York Exchange. Ms. Chen has been a director of the corporation since 2007 and is currently the managing director of Greenstone Investment Ltd.
Mr. Ngai (Roy) Ho - Director
Mr. Ho is a financial consultant with over 10 years of financial and banking experience. Mr. Ho is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in finance. Mr. Ho is currently a director of Scion Management Ltd., and prior thereto was with BMO Bank of Montreal, CITC Bank International and Axcellance Legal Group.