President, CEO and Director
Jed Richardson worked at RBC Capital Markets as a Research Associate and at Cormark/Sprott Securities as a Research Analyst. He also worked as a Mining Engineer for Alcan Aluminum after graduating from the University of Toronto. He holds a B.A.Sc in Mineral and Geological Engineering. More recently, he served as the Vice-President of Corporate Development of Amazon Mining (TSX-V: AMZ), a UK-registered company, with potash and gold interests in Brazil. Mr. Richardson, who is based in Toronto, brings considerable expertise to the Management and Board, particularly with his experience in capital markets and his background in the exploration and production of fertilizer. Mr. Richardson joined Great Quest's Board on April 7, 2010 and was appointed President & CEO of the Company on May 13, 2013.
Chief Financial Officer
Jayram Hosanee is a General Certified Accountant who brings over 20 years of senior management experience in corporate finance, auditing and internal control. Prior to joining Great Quest, he held the position of CFO at Mineral Hill and Golden Dawn Minerals Inc. His international experience includes multi-currency group consolidation, overseeing financial reporting and regulatory compliance of several public listed companies. He also held the position of CFO at Loita Group, an investment banking firm focused on Africa. This role gave him tremendous exposure to sub-Saharan markets. Mr. Hosanee is fluent in French and holds a CGA qualification as well as an Internal Auditor certification.
Chief Operating Officer
Mohammed Bouhsane brings to Great Quest 20 years' experience in project management and engineering in the Moroccan mining, hydrometallurgical, and metallurgy industries and a strong understanding of the phosphate industry. His expertise spans the mining, beneficiation and commercial production phases of a variety of ores and he has successfully brought all of the projects under his direction to production. Mohammed is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), and the Conseil National des Ingénieurs et Scientifiques de France (CNISF). He holds a Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, and a masters degree (DEA) in process engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Chimiques et Technologiques de Toulouse (ENSIACET) in France. He also completed a DUT degree in chemical engineering technology at Ecole Supérieure de Technologie (EST) in Fès, Morocco. Mohammed was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Great Quest in November 2011.