Paul Matysek is a mining entrepreneur, geochemist and geologist with over 35 years' experience in the mining industry. Mr Matysek held senior executive and director positions with several natural resource exploration and development companies. He was the founder, president and chief executive of Energy Metals Corporation, a premier uranium company that traded on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges. Mr Matysek led EMC as one of the fastest growing Canadian companies in recent years, increasing its market capitalization from $10 million in 2004 to approximately $1.8 billion when it was acquired by a larger uranium producer, Uranium One Inc, in 2007. Mr Matysek is also executive chair and director of Lithium X, a lithium resource explorer with projects in Salta, Argentina and Clayton Valley, Nevada. Previously, Mr Matysek was president and chief executive of Lithium One Inc., which developed a high-quality lithium project in northern Argentina. In July 2012, Lithium One and Galaxy Resources merged with a $112 million plan to create a fully integrated lithium company. Prior to Lithium One, Mr Matysek was president and chief executive of Potash One Inc. where he was the architect of the $434 million friendly takeover of Potash One by K+S Ag, which closed in early 2011. Mr Matysek was also president and chief executive of Goldrock Mines Corp which was acquired by Fortuna Silver Mines in July 2016.