Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Scharf is Chief Executive Officer of Desert Gold and has been involved with the company since 2010 and has been a director since 2015. His background is in corporate finance and public markets. Prior to working with Desert Gold, Mr. Scharf worked for ITM Corporation, a Toronto-based asset management firm, where he was involved in the development of a variety of companies ranging from gold and geothermal projects in Latin and South America to oil and gas projects in Eastern Europe. Mr. Scharf holds an Honours Commerce degree in Finance from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa as well as a Bachelors of Administration also from the University of Ottawa
Mr. Janda is Executive Chairman of Desert Gold and has been a director of the company since 2010. Mr. Janda concurrently serves as General Manager of the Janda Group, a family owned business developing various types of real estate assets including commercial, office, industrial, mixed-use, residential and agricultural. His experience ranges from operational, financial management, to business development for future investments. He has held many notable board positions including Lucky Minerals Inc., Acana Capital Corp., Innovative Properties and currently sits on the board Sierra Growth Corp. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University.
Geo, Director & Lead Technical Consultant
Mr. Dudek brings over 40 years of experience in various roles with junior to senior exploration and mining companies. He recently served as |President and CEO of Savary Gold Corp., which was sold to Semafo Inc. in April 2019. He also served as Senior V.P. of Technical Services for Endeavour Mining Corporation while managing a feasibility study for the Hounde Gold Project in Burkina Faso. Previously, he served as Senior VP Exploration of Avion Gold Corporation, a successful junior gold producer and explorer in Western Mali. He holds a B.Sc. Geology (Honors) from the University of Saskatchewan