Mr. Archer is a co-founder of the business and as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director, he is responsible for the development of the strategic direction Great Panther Silver and for its day to day operations. Mr. Archer has more than 30 years’ experience working for mining companies throughout North America, including Newmont Exploration of Canada Ltd., Rio Algom Exploration Inc., Placer Dome Canada Ltd. and Noranda Exploration Inc. He also served as President of Consolidated Magna Ventures Ltd.
Mr. Zadra joined Great Panther in September 2011 and has responsibility for corporate finance, including financial reporting, planning & forecasting, taxation, and treasury. Mr. Zadra is a Chartered Accountant and has over 15 years of experience in senior corporate finance roles with significant experience in the areas of financial reporting, taxation, strategic planning, capital markets, M&A and corporate governance.
Prior to joining Great Panther, Mr. Zadra served over three years as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of DDS Wireless International Inc. (DD: TSX). Prior to DDS he was Vice President of Finance, North America, at Sophos, (2003-2008) a leading global information technology security company with a offices in 19 countries. Mr. Zadra has also held senior roles at ActiveState Corporation, Canaccord Capital and Deloitte, and has served as a director for several venture stage public companies.
Mr. Zadra holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of British Columbia.
Mr. Ali Soltani was appointed Chief Operating Officer in September 2014 and has responsibility for overseeing Great Panther's operations.
Mr. Soltani has more than 30 years of mining experience in precious metals and copper operations. Prior to joining Great Panther, and during his tenure with Newmont Mining and Phelps Dodge, Mr. Soltani served in numerous senior operating and technical leadership roles, including planning and engineering, management of unit operations and mine sites, project evaluations, and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Soltani holds a master's degree in Mining Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Mr. Mah joined Great Panther Silver in April 2017 as Vice President Corporate Development with the responsibility of identifying and evaluating acquisition opportunities to meet Great Panther Silver’s growth objectives.
Mr. Mah has more than 20 years’ experience in the mining industry and was most recently employed at Silver Wheaton Corp. as Senior Director Project Evaluations where he was a key player in conducting the technical appraisal and due diligence reviews for their streaming deals. During his tenure of more than eight years, he evaluated over 300 projects and mines spread across 43 countries. Prior to Silver Wheaton Corp., he held engineering roles with AMEC Americas (Metals and Mining), SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc., Goldcorp Inc. and Placer Dome Inc. (now Barrick Gold Corporation).
Mr. Mah is a Registered Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering, and a Master of Applied Science degree, both from the University of British Columbia.