Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the BoardMr. Kalidas V. Madhavpeddi is NonExecutive Independent Chairman of the Board of Namibia Rare Earths Inc. December 16 2010. Mr. Madhavpeddi was President of Azteca Consulting LLC an advisory firm to the metals and mining sector since November 2006. He is also President of Aurizon Resources Ltd and Forex Investment Group Limited a private Hong Kong based equity fund. His extensive career in the mining industry spans over 30 years including Phelps Dodge Corporationration from 1980 to 2006 starting as a Systems Engineer and ultimately becoming Senior Vice President for Phelps Dodge Corporationrationration a Fortune 500 company responsible for the company global business development acquisitions and divestments including joint ventures as well as its global exploration programs. He was contemporaneously also President of Phelps Dodge Wire and Cable an international copper and aluminum cable manufacturer with international operations in over ten countries including Brazil and China. He is presently a member of the Board of Directors and sits on the Audit Committee of Capstone Mining Corporationration and the Audit and Compensation Committees of NovaGold Resources Inc . He is also presently a member of the Board of Directors and sits on the Audit Compensation and the Environment Health Safety and Technical Committees of NovaCopper Inc . Mr. Madhavpeddi is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras India the University of Iowa and the Harvard Business School.
Age: 59 Chairman Since 2010Madhavpeddi has a Bachelors degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, a Masters degree in Industrial Management from the University of Iowa and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.