Directors & Advisors

A little about all of us at Promithian Global Ventures, Inc.

Mr. Philip J. Wheelton, President and Chairman, has been the President of Promithian Global Ventures, Inc. since May 16, 2013. Mr. Wheelton has been the President of Promithian Inc., since January 1, 2001. He has over 25 years of experience as a private businessman and President of a number of publicly traded resource companies. In addition, he spent several years working in the North American securities industry with a number of Canadian investment firms. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in Political Economy. Following this, he attended two years of graduate studies at McGill University, carrying out advanced work in the field of Political Economy. You can view his online resume profile on LinkedIn. You can also take a look at his resume here.


Dr. Seth Opoku, PhD., Director of Operations,  is a holder of a PhD in Mining Engineering from University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; as well as an MSc in Mining Engineering and a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Geodetic Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.

Dr. Seth Opoku has over 26 years mining engineering experience obtained in mine survey, short and long term mine planning and mining projects in the mining industry. He holds a Mine Managers Certificate of Competence from Minerals Commission in Ghana. He has worked in various mines and countries across the globe, notably among them are as follows: AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi mines and Adamus Resources Limited in Ghana, AngloGold Ashanti Siguiri mines in Guinea, AngloGold Ashanti Sadiola mines in Mali, AngloGold Ashanti Navachab mines in Namibia, AngloGold Ashanti corporate office in Johannesburg, AngloGold Ashanti Kopanang and AngloGold Ashanti Mponeng mines in South Africa. His project work for his PhD allowed him to know more about AngloGold Ashanti Geita mines in Tanzania, AngloGold Ashanti Sunrise Dam mines in Australia and AngloGold Ashanti Cerro Vangudia (CVSA) mines in Argentina. Mr. Opoku’s latest position was as Acting General Manager with Adamus Resources Limited in Ghana. You can view his profile on LinkedIn.


Mr. Stephen Mooney, P.Eng., Director, Secretary, was the Interim Dean, Applied Science and Management, Yukon College and the Director of the Yukon Cold Climate Innovation Centre also at Yukon College, from 2018 until 2022. Mr. Mooney is a Canadian Technology and innovations specialist who guides the development, commercialization and export of sustainable cold climate technologies. He promotes the practical application of cold climate technologies for subarctic regions around the world. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Mooney worked in telecommunications for Northwestel in product development, product management and marketing while designing and pricing various technologies across Northern Canada. Prior to that, he spent half a decade developing and implementing computer software throughout the United States. Mr. Mooney is a Professional Engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and has been certified in Professional Project Management. You can view his online resume profile on LinkedIn. You can also take a look at his resume here.


Mr. Craig A. Cyr, B. Eng, P.Eng., Advisor to the President, is a senior mining engineer with over two billion dollars worth of mine acquisition experience. He has provided project management and consulting services to mining industry clients in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Mr. Cyr’s technical and project management experience includes mine design, planning, optimization; as well as, production cost estimating, mine permitting, regulatory compliance, and subsurface investigations. Mr. Cyr provides senior management level advice during target mine acquisitions; including but not limited to, reserve estimates, operations, environmental, regulatory, and financial due diligence covering targeted mining operations. Mr. Cyr has over fifteen years experience with North American Reserve and Gulf Canada Operations. He is the Mining and Reserve Manager at Lafarge. You can view his online resume profile on LinkedIn. You can also take a look at his resume here.


Leila Miganei, PhD., Advisor to the President holds a PhD. in Environmental Engineering from the Clausthal University of Technology (CUT) in Clausthal, Germany. Ms. Miganei received a three-year doctoral scholarship from Wilhelm-Schumann-Stiftung, Penneberg, Germany. Ms. Miganei was formally a Research Associate at the Institute of Mineral and Waste Processing, CUT, Clausthal, Germany. Leila Miganei “developed process engineering steps for … electronic scrap recycling to generate high quality copper and precious metal concentrates”. Leila Miganei has published seven articles on her work, so far. Leila is presently the principle of Miganei Consulting Company located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ms. Leila Miganei speaks English, German, Farsi, and conversational Spanish. You can view her online resume profile on LinkedIn. You can also take a look at her resume here.


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