THE SAKHA MANAGEMENT TEAM
The promising business endeavors of Sakha Enterprises Corporation are planned, executed and overseen by a strong management team that is focused on results oriented management and fiscal prudence. The skill sets that the management team brings to bear on the future fortunes of the Company include a wealth of executive experience at the senior levels in Corporate Governance, Financial Management, Marketing & Sales, Technology, Import/Export Trade and Sustainable Development.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
Franz Dobnik: President and CEO – Director
Mr. Dobnik is a permanent resident of Toronto, Canada. He has a degree in electrical engineering from a technical school in Germany. Mr. Dobnik has 28 years experience in managing his own business in Canada and United States in the fields of telecommunications and international trading. He has traveled extensively and developed a network of business and financial contacts in Russia and China. Mr. Dobnik speaks English, German and has working knowledge of Russian. He has conceptualized, financed, and developed this project to the present stage, as well as negotiated various agreements with suppliers and prospective partners.
Preston J. Shea: Senior Vice President – Director
Mr. Shea is a native of Canada and a member of Law Society of Upper Canada and the State Bar of Arizona. Mr. Shea has a 25 year experience in business and law with the emphasis on international transactions. Mr. Shea has served as a chief of staff to the Canadian Federal Minister of the Environment, and as Special Assistant to Canadian Federal Minister of International Trade, and as Senior Investment Adviser to the Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles, California.
Mr. Shea has been involved in all aspects of this project for the past 7 years. Mr. Shea is overseeing structural and legal aspects of this project.
Hudd H. Hassell: Vice President – Director
Mr. Hassell is a native of Mesa, Arizona, USA, and has gained a wealth of experience working in the financial services sector and managing his own real estate development company. He has been active in international trade in South America, Europe, and Asia and is our main liaison to Caterpillar Inc., the harvesting equipment supplier. He is fluent in both English and Portuguese and has a working knowledge of Spanish.
Michael Malainer: Secretary/Treasurer – Director
Mr. Malainer is permanently residing in Toronto, Canada. He has a BA degree in economics from Arizona State University (ASU) and he is currently completing his MBA at the University of Geneva. He has extensive experience in international trade and international public relations as well as experience in global natural resources markets. He has experience in composing econometric models relating to a variety of geopolitical configurations. He speaks English and has a working knowledge of Russian.
Nicholas Vassenine: Senior Vice President - Russian Operations
Dr. Vassenine has a PhD in mining from Moscow University and has worked as an advisor of
Mining Development to the government of the Russian Federation in Moscow.
Dr. Vassenine also has extensive experience in mineral exploration, mine operations, planning,
project development, and geology working for different mining companies both in the Russian
Federation and in Canada. Dr. Vassenine was also a Professor at St. Petersburg University
and has written more than twenty scientific publications.