Okapi Resources Limited (ASX: OKR, OTCQB:OKPRF) (Okapi or the Company) is pleased to announce that Mr Jim Viellenave has joined the team as a consultant and a member of the Company’s Advisory Committee.
Jim’s background includes over 40 years of development and operational experience in the U.S. mining industry, especially in the U.S. uranium industry, where Jim was fundamental to the development and resource expansion of the Reno Creek ISR Uranium project in Wyoming for a period of over 7 years until the project was sold to Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE:UEC - Market Cap US$1.6 billion) in 2018.
Jim and his team were responsible for progressing the Reno Creek project through numerous technical and permitting milestones all the way to being fully permitted (with an NRC license) and ready for construction. Jim’s other mining experience includes gold, phosphates, base metals, and industrial minerals. Jim is based in Denver, Colorado.
Okapi’s Managing Director, Mr Andrew Ferrier said:
“I am very excited by the announcement of Jim Viellenave joining the Okapi team. Jim and I worked closely together on the Reno Creek uranium project in Wyoming. His decades of experience in the US uranium industry will be invaluable to the Company, as the team continues to progress and advance its existing high quality projects in the U.S. and continue to identify and review new projects.
This is another steppingstone for the Company as we continue to build the Board and management team in North America.”