Emerging Goldfields


Over 30 years of operating experience in Armenia.

Extensive Mining Industry and Capital Markets Experience

Emerging Goldfields prides itself on diversity, inclusion but most of all the strength of its leadership team. 

We recently acquired mining industry veteran Robert Schafer as Director and appointed experienced capital markets professional Rodney Stevens as VP Finance.




Robert Schafer

Director | P. Geo

Over 35 years of international experience in exploring and discovering mineral deposits (Hunter Dickinson, Kinross Gold, BHP Minerals and founder and CEO of Eagle Mines Management)

Led teams to the grassroots discovery of mines in the western USA and Russia, as well as developing strategies that led to brownfield discoveries in western Canada and Southern Africa.

Past president and board member of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), past president of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), and past president of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA).

Recipient of the William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) and the Daniel C. Jackling Award from SME for career achievements, two of the highest mining recognitions in the USA.

Parvez Tyab

Director | CEO

Over 25 years experience in raising project finance, equity and debt for natural resource projects in the private and public markets.

Extensive international experience in developing assets in Asia, Africa and South America

Rodney Stevens

Director | VP Finance

Over a decade of experience in the capital markets, assisting in financings and M&A transactions worth over $1 billion in transaction value

Previously investment analyst with Salman Partners Inc. and subsequent experience in merchant banking, investment banking and portfolio management

Jeffrey Ratcliffe

Director | CFO

Over 14 years experience working with private and public companies.

Previously CFO of a Canadian energy company operating in the US as well as a Controller for an African based energy producer.

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)

George Richmond

Head of Operations

Over 30 years of mining experience in NIS
countries with an emphasis
in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and internationally in Mexico, Spain and Ghana.

Founder of Bolnisi Gold, a gold producer with assets in Georgia and Mexico, Acquired by Coeur d’Alene Mines in 2007 for US$1.1 billion.

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