Mr. Merali has
been a director of various public companies and is currently on the board of
directors of Vinergy Capital Inc., Uniserve Communications Corporation and True
North Gems Inc. and previously served on the board of CMC Metals Ltd. Mr.
Merali was previously an investment advisor at Canaccord Capital and holds the
CSC and CPH designations and has been registered with IIROC as a Registered
Representative. Mr. Merali is currently a consultant to other public and
private companies across a variety of industries with over 30 years of
experience in the technology and natural resource sectors.