Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Friedland has more than 25 years of experience and has been recognized by leaders of the international financial sector and mineral resource industries as an entrepreneurial explorer, technology innovator and company builder. Mr. Friedland is the Chairman and CEO of Ivanhoe Capital Corporation (since July 1988), the Executive Co-Chairman (since September 2018) (previously the Executive Chairman from May 2012 until September 2018) of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. and the Co-Chairman of SK Global Entertainment Inc. (since February 2017). Under Mr. Friedland's tenure, Ivanhoe Capital has invested in a diverse portfolio of businesses. Additionally, Mr. Friedland has been the Chief Executive Officer of High Power Exploration Inc. (HPX) since December 2015. In 2019, HPX acquired the world-scale Nimba iron ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea, which is estimated to comprise around a billion tonnes of ultra high-grade iron ore. Mr. Friedland is Chairman and CEO of Ivanhoe Electric, a company applying proprietary, geophysical technologies to rapidly evaluate underground geological targets and accelerate exploration programs targeting mineral and water resources. Ivanhoe Electric is also focused on the exploration and development of "electric metal" mining assets (copper, nickel, gold and silver) to enable the decarbonization and electrification of economies. Mr. Friedland is also the Director, Chairman and President of Ivanhoe Pictures, Inc. (since May 2013), and a Director (since December 2016) and Chairman (since June 2018) of VRB Energy Inc. As one of the most recognized mining personalities and achievers in the world, Mr. Friedland is dedicated to serving on numerous boards in the natural resources sector. These positions include as a Co-Chairman and Director of Sunrise Energy Metals (since September 2016), a Director of I-Pulse Inc. (since April 2008) and a Director of Kietta SAS (since November 2009). Mr. Friedland graduated with a degree in political science from Reed College.
Chief Financial Officer
As the Founding Member and Managing Director of Alchemy Capital Planning LLC since July 2013, Mr. Gartner provides sophisticated tax consulting, financial and business advisory services to a broad range of domestic and international clients.
Mr. Gartner is also Senior Counsel at Dentons since February 2018 where he has experience counseling clients on the U.S. and international tax consequences of various transactions, restructurings and securities offerings, and advising generally on strategic joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and a wide array of liquidity transactions. Prior,Mr. Gartner was a Partner, Chairman of the Firm, and Member of the Executive Committee at Kaye Scholer LLP, Chair of the U.S. Tax Practice at Torys LLP and an International Principal of Arthur Anderson LLP. Mr. Gartner is well regarded as a leading tax practitioner in both the United States and Canada and has written and lectured extensively on various topics, including the efficient structuring of business investments. Mr. Gartner’s experience also transcends to the Board of SK Global Entertainment Inc., where he is also Vice Chairman. Mr. Gartner holds a LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University and a L.L.B. from University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.
Chief Investment Officer and Director
From May 2014 to December 2019, Mr. Boyd was the Global Head of Equity Capital Markets at Fidelity Management & Research Company. At Fidelity he oversaw more than $14 billion invested in more than 225 companies, and led investments in disruptive companies such as Uber, SpaceX, Legendary Pictures, Mobileye and WheelsUp. Mr. Boyd has been the Managing Member of Bramalea Partners LLC since January 2020. He holds a B.A (Hons) in Commerce and Economics from the University of Toronto, a LL.B from the University of Windsor, and a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy.