In today's highly volatile world markets, having a strong management team is fundamental to bottom-line success. Orex Minerals Inc. has the business acumen, financial literacy and hands-on geological expertise required to move projects forward to the next level. In addition, Orex's management team has proven their ability to discover and develop quality exploration projects that maximize shareholder value - the same team is widely recognized for the identification of La Preciosa Silver-Gold Deposit in Durango, Mexico for Orko Silver Corp.

Ben Whiting, M.Sc., P.Geo.

President, CEO, Director

Ben Whiting, M.Sc., P.Geo.

Ben Whiting is a professional geoscientist with more than 40 years' experience in the international mining industry. He has worked for both major & junior companies, managing a wide range of operations from exploration through to production. He has also acted as a special advisor on mining industry matters to government agencies, the World Bank, and is a past Adjunct Professor of Queen's University in the Geological Sciences & Mining Engineering departments.

Mr. Whiting is an "Economic Geology" medal award recipient and also won the 2008 IAC "Explorer of the Year". He is a member of Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC), Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO), La Asociación de Ingenieros de Minas Metalurgistas y Geólogos de México (AIMMGM), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and a Fellow and past-editor of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG).

In conjunction with his current position with Orex, Mr. Whiting serves as the VP of Exploration for Barsele Minerals Corp.

Art Freeze, P.Geo


Art Freeze, P.Geo

Art Freeze has an impressive 45 years of experience in Mineral Exploration & Project Management. Until 2007, he served as the Primary Consulting Geologist for Goldcorp Inc., and has held Consulting, Management & Supervisory positions with international mining companies such as Cominco Ltd., Pasminco Exploration, Echo Bay Mines and Pan American Silver Corp. Art is a member of Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC). Mr. Freeze was a Consulting Geologist & Advisory Board Member for Orko Silver Corp.

Alicia Ford

Manager, Business Development

Alicia Ford has a background in marketing, media, corporate development, and investor relations in the mining and financial industries. Prior to her current role, she worked with more than 100 junior mining companies at Red Cloud Securities. In conjunction with her role at Orex, she also serves as Manager, Business Development for both Silver Viper Minerals Corp. and Barsele Minerals Corp.

Ross Wilmot, C.A.

Chief Financial Officer, Director

Ross Wilmot is a Chartered Accountant who has provided public companies with senior financial management services for more than 50 years. As CFO, he offers exhaustive knowledge of reporting practices and requirements for public companies based in Canada & the USA. Mr. Wilmot has been involved in numerous business valuations & acquisitions, high tech start-ups and international mining operations.

Adam Cegielski


Adam Cegielski

Mr. Cegielski has over 20 years of experience in the venture capital industry ranging from mineral exploration, technology, health care and education. He started his career developing an industrial mineral project in Uganda that he later sold to Rio Tinto. Mr. Cegielski was the founding director of Cayden Resources, which was sold to Agnico Eagle Mines for $205-million.

He is the founder, CEO & director of Binovi Technology Corp, a neurotechnology company driving higher levels of human performance through the use of Binovi technology.

Orex Mineral’s is part of the Belcarra Group, an organization comprised of technical and capital markets professionals in the mining industry. Our model focusses on exploration and as such can draw on the knowledge of our 4 in-house senior geologists with their 150 years of combined experience to identify opportunities to discover and develop quality exploration projects that maximize shareholder value. We are the same team recognized for the discovery of Orko Silver Corp’s  La Preciosa Silver-Gold Deposit in Durango, Mexico which we began as a grass roots  project, proved up over 270 million ounce of silver and sold to Coeur Mining for over $350 million. 

Belcarra Group Management Companies:

Orex Minerals Inc. - TSX.V:REX / OTCQB: ORMNF
Barsele Minerals Corp.- TSX.V: BME / OTCQB: BRSLF
Silver Viper Minerals Corp. - TSX.V: VIPR / OTCQB: VIPRF

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