Management

Chris Doornbos

Chris Doornbos

P. Geo | President, CEO, Director

Chris is the CEO and Director of E3 Lithium, a company he founded and successfully listed (TSXV: ETMC). He is an innovator and entrepreneur, an aviator and a founder of emerging ideas and technology. He is passionate about collaboration and progressing innovation. Chris has a broad range of experience in capital raising and M&A. At E3 Lithium, Chris emphasizes risk management, developing and managing an exceptional technical team and well-strategized project generation; with a clear focus on developing and capturing value for shareholders.  Chris has successfully led E3 Lithium from the foundation of a private company with a handful of permits to what is now a public company with a global scale lithium resource and an industry leading innovative extraction technology. Chris is also a Director of the Battery Metals Association of Canada and the Chair of the Canada ISO mirror committee for TC333 (lithium standards).

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Raymond Chow

Raymond Chow

CPA, CA | CFO

Raymond is a dynamic senior finance professional with more than 17 years of finance and accounting experience in high growth companies and corporate financial services. He served at ATB Financial in the project finance group and previously held progressively senior roles within the energy industry including serving as interim CFO for a private equity backed, intermediate private oil and gas producer. His experience includes go-public initiatives, M&A transactions totaling over a billion dollars in value and expertise in the financial reporting functions for public companies. Raymond is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and articled at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Chris Ward

Chris Ward

P.Eng | VP, Clearwater Project

Chris is a seasoned project manager with over 25 years of experience in both design and operation of mining assets across North and South America.  Chris has completed several +$1B mining and mineral processing projects in his career, which spans multiple commodities including mineable oil sands, copper, molybdenum, lead, zinc, silica, and gold.  Chris has a deep background in process design, as well as a comprehensive knowledge of project design and project management.  Chris most recently worked on tailings and infrastructure projects for Imperial Oil and Syncrude.

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Peter Ratzlaff

Peter Ratzlaff

P.Eng | VP, Resource Development

Peter has over 25 years of diversified engineering and production/operations experience. His experience includes management of the overall production strategy, field operations, and capital programs in the Oil and Gas industry. Prior to joining E3 Lithium in 2021, Mr. Ratzlaff was Manager Operations at Huron Resources Corp. from 2016 to 2020. From 2010 to 2016, Peter held the role of Production Manager at Cequence Energy Ltd. Prior to Cequence, he held progressively senior roles with public companies including Canadian Hunter Exploration, Burlington Resources and ConocoPhillips. Peter has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary and is an APEGA Registered Professional Engineer.

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Jonathan Nielsen

Jonathan Nielsen

BS MetE | Director, Technology

Jonathan brings over 30 years of experience and technical expertise in process development and optimization specific to base metals and lithium processing technology development from lab to commercial commissioning. Jonathan has held senior roles with several internationally recognized companies including FLSmidth where Jonathan was Director of their Global Hydromet Process Line, managing several significant roles including base metal and lithium brine business development, process design, testing, and project costing. Prior to his time with FLSmidth, Jonathan spent 11 years with Engitec Technologies (USA Division) where he held progressively senior roles including Site Technology Manager where he worked internationally managing the scale-up of proprietary hydrometallurgical technologies and plant commissioning, and ultimately holding the position of Managing Director where he oversaw all activities and development under the USA operations.

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Leigh Clarke

Leigh Clarke

VP, Corporate Strategy & Sustainability

A second generation Calgarian, Leigh practiced regulatory and energy law for ten years before moving into management where he has helped a variety of energy companies manage legal and governance risks and taken on and delivered tangible results leading numerous other strategic executive leadership responsibilities.

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Robin Boschman

Robin Boschman

MBA, SCMP | Director, External Relations

Robin has 15 years of experience in external relations in the energy and utilities sectors. Her experience involves leading communications teams and strategies in private, public and global organizations spanning media relations, crisis communications, financial communication, employee and stakeholder relations, marketing and PR, social investment and change management. Robin has a Bachelor of Applied Communications in Public Relations degree from Mount Royal University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary. She has completed the Canadian Securities Course, the International Association for Public Participation’s Public Participation Certificate and is an accredited Strategic Communications Management Professional (SCMP) with the International Association of Business Communicators.

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Joanie Kennedy

Joanie Kennedy

P.Geo, PMP | Manager, Geosciences

Joanie is a Senior geologist with 15 years experience working in Western Canada. She has a background in drilling operations, exploration and development, and business development. Sha has a background in project management and has been involved with several successful drilling and exploration programs and she has worked a number of different hydrocarbon plays, both in carbonate and clastic reservoirs throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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Josh Rubenstein

Josh Rubenstein

M.Sc, P.ENG | Director, Process Engineering

With two decades of North American and international industry experience, Josh brings extensive process engineering and technology development expertise to E3 Lithium. Josh has a strong background in process design from initial concept to execution, including all stages of engineering, start-up and commissioning, plant stabilization, operations support, debottlenecking, and optimization. Moreover, he has global experience in technology development across a range of commodities – scaling up process designs from initial lab tests to commercial plants. Josh is an APEGA registered Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Materials and Metallurgy and a Master of Applied Science in Mining with a specialization in Metallurgy from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

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Aneta Fabianova

Aneta Fabianova

Manager, Investor Communications

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Steven Tong

Steven Tong

CPA, CA, CFA | Sr Controller

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Caroline Mussbacher

Caroline Mussbacher

BSc., P.Eng | Acting Director - DLE Commercialization

Caroline is an industry leading expert in ion exchange and direct lithium extraction with almost 20 year of experience working with produced water and brines in the Alberta oilsands and unconventional resource plays.  Caroline has designed and operated water treatment systems on both the pilot and commercial scale and has experience commissioning and troubleshooting in real time to drive exceptional performance.  Caroline is a graduate of the University of Alberta with degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

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