Bob Pepper, President and Chairman:
Bob Pepper has over 25 years of experience in business and finance. His areas of experience include technology development, mining, manufacturing, project management and financing for major real estate and technology projects. He was the original investor and co-founder of Yava Technologies Inc. (“YTI”). After assuming the position of President & CEO of YTI, Mr. Pepper raised new investment funds and changed the direction of the company to create the opportunities it has developed to date. He has long standing relationships with several agencies of the federal government of Canada that have assisted YTI’s research efforts. He also worked with the federal government and Cape Breton University (CBU) to organize a state-of-the-art research facility at CBU. Mr. Pepper led the work to establish relationships with financial entities in Canada and various industrial corporations interested in YTI’s technologies.
Madhav Dahal Ph.D.:
VP Technical: Dr. Dahal holds the senior technical position with Yava and its parent, YTI and is responsible for directing the development of their technical programs. Dr. Dahal received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Newcastle, Australia, specializing in manganese dioxide and also served as a research chemist. He was invited to do his post-doctoral research with Professor Brian Conway of the University of Ottawa, who at the time was widely considered to be one of the world’s leading electrochemists. Dr. Dahal worked closely with Mr. Pepper to establish YTI’s and Yava’s state of the art research laboratory and pilot facility at CBU. He personally directed the development of YTI’s patented and patent pending processes in the areas of eco-friendly, high purity mineral recovery, industrial waste treatment and lithium ion battery materials. His work with YTI and Yava has demonstrated his ability to conceive a solution to an industrial problem and take that concept through bench scale, pilot plant testing through to commercial plant design. His work has created international interest in YTI’s technologies.
Gordon Baker, Q.C.,:
Mr. Baker has extensive experience in the area of business law, with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financing and structuring. He has acted for a number of public and private Canadian and multi-national clients, as general counsel or special counsel for specific projects and has led teams of lawyers with a wide range of experience and multi-disciplines to address complex and integrated projects and problems. He joined the board of directors in 2016 and acts as its Canadian legal counsel.