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Officers & Directors

Directors and Officers

Amir Adnani
Chief Executive Officer, President, Director

Mr. Adnani is a founder of Uranium Energy Corp and has been the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of the Company since January 2005. He serves as a spokesman for the uranium industry before all international media, and is frequently invited to speak before major industry gatherings including the Milken Institute Global Conference and the World Nuclear Fuel Conference. He is recognized by Casey Research, a leading investment advisory publisher, as a top-ten leading mining industry entrepreneur and executive. 

Mr. Adnani is an entrepreneur with a background in business development and marketing. In 2004, he founded Blender Media Inc. where he served as the President and a director until 2006. Blender Media is a strategic communications firm for public companies, and in 2005, was named one of the fastest growing companies in Canada by Profit magazine. He is also a founder and the Chairman of Brazil Resources Inc., a gold exploration company listed on the TSX-Venture Exchange with projects in the gold districts of Brazil.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, and serves on the university’s Alumni Advisory Board.

Mark Katsumata
Chief Financial Officer

Mark Katsumata is a Certified General Accountant with 20 years of experience related to the mining industry.  He started his career with an accounting firm of Chartered Accountants in Vancouver, British Columbia where he was the auditor of publicly-traded mining companies for five years.  Over the last 15 years, Mr. Katsumata has served as a CFO and VP-Finance for a number of NYSE AMEX, TSX and TSX-V mining companies with operations worldwide, including two years as CFO/VP-Finance of Denison Mines Corp.  Mr. Katsumata has been a member of the Certified General Accountants' Association of British Columbia and Canada since 1997.

Pat Obara
Vice President Administration 

From August 2006 to January 2011, Mr. Obara served as the Company's Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer. Previously,  Mr. Obara worked as a consultant to several private companies providing various services in the areas of corporate management, finance and administration.  Additionally, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer and a director of various public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, where he was involved in the restructuring, organizing and management of these companies which were involved in the resource and technology sectors. Mr. Obara holds a degree in Building Technology, Land and Construction Economics from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Bruce Nicholson
Vice-President of Corporate Development

Mr. Nicholson has spent 16 years as an industry specialist in the basic materials and metals and mining industries serving major U.S. and European banks, broker dealers, and investment funds.  He has worked as a securities analyst for Bank of New York, BNP Paribas, and Citigroup.  He also worked for four years in the investment field for DWS Investments, Deutsche Bank's asset management company, and an international resources-focused hedge fund.  Mr. Nicholson was Chairman of the New York Section of the Society for Mining Exploration (SME) in 2007-08.  With SME, he organized the annual NY nuclear renaissance meeting on uranium and nuclear issues with global experts from Cameco, Exelon, TradeTech and other industry-leading firms. At BNP Paribas, he advised the bank's  New York  commodity group on matters pertaining to the uranium sector and interfaced with a global team of in-house geologists and commodity traders.  Mr. Nicholson is a member of the Minerals Economics and Management Society (MEMS), Minerals Industry Analyst Group (MRAG), and New York Society of Securities Analysts (NYSSA).  He graduated with an MBA degree in Finance from Rutgers University in 1995 and is a CFA charterholder. 

F. P. "Butch" Powell
Vice President of Marketing and Sales

Mr. Powell has extensive experience in the nuclear fuel supply and financial industries spanning more than three decades.  His nuclear fuel career began at Nuclear Assurance Corporation in 1975.  He later joined Florida Power & Light and was responsible for managing nuclear fuel supply contracts.  In 1982, he played an instrumental role in the formation of UG U.S.A.  During his 14 year tenure at UG his work included uranium marketing and sales, contract negotiations and development. In 1989, Mr. Powell was promoted to Vice President, heading up UG’s North American trading operations.  He also co-founded Uranium Recovery Solutions in 2006 for the purpose of re-starting uranium production from U.S. phosphate producers.

In the financial industry, Mr. Powell earned a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation and served as Senior Market Strategist for Neovest Trading from 1995-2004.  Afterwards, he established Technical Tactics, serving institutional fund managers.  Mr. Powell also served as Senior Vice-President at Lowry Research Corp.  As an educator, Mr. Powell taught “Technical Analysis for Stocks” at Georgia Tech over several years.  Mr. Powell holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management from Georgia State University. 

Alan Lindsay

Mr. Lindsay a co-founder of Uranium Energy Corp. has served as Chairman of the Company since December 2005. Mr. Lindsay was a founder of AZCO Mining and served as chairman, president and CEO of AZCO from 1992 to 2000. The company was listed on the Toronto and American Stock Exchanges. During his tenure at AZCO, the Company sold the Sanchez copper deposit to Phelps Dodge for $55 million and established a joint venture with Phelps Dodge on the Piedras Verdes copper deposit with 2.1 billion pounds of copper reserves. Mr. Lindsay also co-founded Anatolia Minerals Development and New Oroperu Resources, two publicly traded companies with significant gold discoveries. Mr. Lindsay has been chairman of TapImmune since December 2005 and has helped reorganize the company and arranged for the acquisition of the technology from The University of British Columbia.

Ivan Obolensky

Ivan Obolensky has 40 years experience in the investment banking business as a financial analyst, with specific expertise in the defense aerospace, oil and gas, nuclear power, metals and minerals, publishing and high technology industries.  He has been an executive of several investment banks, including Sterling Grace & Co., Jesup, Josephthal & Co., Dominick and Dominick, Inc., Middendorf Colgate, and CB Richard Ellis Mosley Hallgarten. Currently, Mr. Obolensky is a Vice President of Wellington Shields & Co. LLC, an Investment Bank and Member of the New York Stock Exchange. 

Ivan Obolensky is a Registered Investment Advisor and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.  He has made frequent appearances as a guest on CNBC, CNNfn, and Bloomberg TV.  Mr. Obolensky is also a member of various foundations and philanthropic organizations, and serves as Chairman and CEO of the Soldiers' Sailors' Marines' and Airmen's Club in New York.  He is a graduate of Yale University and a retired Lieutenant (Junior Grade) in the U.S. Naval Air Corps.

Vincent della Volpe

Mr. Della Volpe has a long and distinguished career. He has served as a professional money manager for 38 years including senior portfolio manager of pension funds for Honeywell Corporation and senior vice president of the YMCA Retirement Fund in New York with responsibilities for several billion dollars in assets.  In his experience, Mr. Della Volpe has particularly focused on the management of energy and utility equities portfolios.  His expertise includes management of significant venture capital investments.  Mr. Della Volpe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and an MBA in Finance, both from Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.

David Kong

Mr. Kong is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant. He most recently served as a partner of Ernst & Young LLP from 2005 to 2010.  At Ernst & Young, he led its Chinese market practice in Canada, focused on serving Canadian public companies doing business in China and Chinese public companies listed on North American stock exchanges.  He earlier served as a partner of Ellis Foster, Chartered Accountants of Vancouver, British Columbia from 1982 to 2004. He is a director of several mining companies.

Katharine Armstrong

Ms. Armstrong is highly knowledgeable regarding the natural resources and environment of the state of Texas. She was appointed to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission in 1999 by Governor George W. Bush, and was named chairman in 2001 by Governor Rick Perry. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is the country’s second-largest wildlife agency.

Today, Ms. Armstrong serves on several boards and advisory committees. Earlier she was active with the selection committee for the White House Fellows Program and as vice-chairman of the Dallas Zoological Society. Currently, she is a director of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and the Texas Wildlife Association. She serves on the advisory board of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and is a director of the Texas Watershed Management Foundation.