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Henk van Alphen, Chief Executive Officer and President

Henk has had a successful career in the mining business for over 25 years. Since 1999 Henk has been a Director of Cardero Resource Corp and was instrumental in establishing the Cardero Group of Companies. Henk holds senior management and director positions with several resource exploration and development companies. Henk has raised over $200 million for mining exploration and his leadership, knowledge and access to capital are an invaluable asset to the company.

Since founding the Company in 1999, Henk has created significant value for shareholders, not least through acquisition of undervalued projects like Pampa de Pongo, which was acquired for less than $1 million six years before it was sold for $100 million. Henk will continue to focus on corporate strategic initiatives for Cardero.

Keith Henderson, Executive Vice President

Keith, formerly Vice President Exploration, brings 19 years of global mining-industry experience. Prior to joining Cardero, Mr. Henderson was Project Manager for Anglo Coal's Canadian subsidiary, focused on metallurgical coal deposits in northeast British Columbia. At Cardero, Mr. Henderson played a critical role in advancing the Pampa de Pongo through a positive scoping study and ultimate sale for US$100 million (2009). Most recently, Mr. Henderson was responsible for Cardero's original investment in Coalhunter (2010), acquiring 49% of the company for $3.6 million.

Keith is a mining industry executive with global experience in Africa, Europe, and the Americas. He has extensive knowledge of the exploration and mining business from both a major and junior public company perspective. With a proven track record he has successfully managed exploration and mining companies through significant growth periods.

Keith was educated in Europe, graduating with B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc in Geology-- he has extensive experience in various mineral deposit types and commodities including precious metals (gold, silver), base metals (copper, zinc, nickel) and bulk commodities such as metallurgical coal and iron ore.

John Drobe Chief Geologist

John is a geologist with over 25 years' experience specializing in porphyry copper-gold, epithermal and skarn deposits throughout the Americas. Previously John held the position of Chief Geologist for Corriente Resources and was responsible for all aspects of exploration and resource definition at the company's Mirador, Panantza, and San Carlos porphyry copper deposits. Corriente was sold in 2010 for CAD$679 million cash. Most recently John served as COO for Indico Resources Limited, where he helped advance the Ocaña. copper oxide deposit towards production prior to the project receiving finance from a new operating partner in 2015.

Blaine Bailey, CFO

Mr. Blaine Bailey is a Certified General Accountant who has worked with numerous private and public companies over the past 20 years. Blaine brings complementary skills to the team in the areas of finance, administration and financial reporting.

Marla Ritchie, Corporate Secretary

Marla brings over 25 years' experience in public markets working as an Administrator and Corporate Secretary specializing in resource based exploration companies to the Company. Since 2001, she has been the Corporate Secretary for Cardero Resource Corp. Between 1992 -- 2003, Marla worked for Ascot Resources Ltd, Brett Resources Inc., Golden Band Resources Inc., Hyder Gold Inc., Leicester Diamond Mines Ltd., Loki Gold Corporation, Oliver Gold Corporation and Solomon Resources Limited. She is also currently the corporate secretary for Corvus Gold Inc., Dorato Resources Inc., International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. and Wealth Minerals Ltd.