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LEON BINEDELL , , , President and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Binedell was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation effective June 1, 2021. Mr. Binedell is a mining executive with 25 years of industry experience in leading global mining companies and adjacent joint ventures. Prior joining the Corporation, Mr. Binedell was Chief Financial Officer of Guyana Goldfields Inc. a Canadian-based gold producer focused on gold deposits in Guyana. Mr. Binedell has also served in a variety of senior leadership roles at leading mining companies, including nickel and other base metals businesses. Prior to joining Guyana Goldfields Inc., he served as Finance Operating Executive with Resource Capital Funds, a leading private equity fund focused on the mining sector and the commercialization of mining innovation. Additional sector experience includes his time as National Leader of Finance Consulting in Mining & Energy at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, General Manager of Business Services at Xstrata Nickel (now Glencore) and Chief Financial Officer at Koniambo Nickel SAS.

Steve Wood , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer


Mr. Wood joined Sherritt in April, 2015 as Chief Operating Officer (COO), where he is responsible for overseeing all operations, environment, health and safety, sustainability, technologies, engineering and marketing efforts for the company. Mr. Wood has extensive expertise in the mining industry, and has successfully led large operations, major capital projects, technical groups and strategic planning. Previously, he served as President and CEO of ArcelorMittal Mining Canada since 2013. He is a professional engineer, with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from Laurentian University, and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining.

Yasmin Gabriel , , , Chief Financial Officer


Yasmin is a transformational finance leader with 15 years of experience, including 11 years in mining in Financial Planning & Analysis, Financial Reporting, Financial Systems, Robotic Process Automation, Enterprise Risk Management, and Capital Allocation, with a proven track record of innovation, learning, continuous improvement and leading high-performance teams.

Yasmin joined Sherritt in 2010 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree from Ryerson University and received her Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2009.

Greg Honig , , , Chief Commercial Officer


Greg is a seasoned mining executive with diverse international experience spanning private equity, corporate development, and investment banking. Greg has extensive experience in the development and execution of business strategies and in the sourcing, evaluation, and execution of investment opportunities. Most recently, Greg was the Principal, Director of Canada for Resource Capital Funds and his experience also includes business development and strategy, marketing and research at Xstrata Nickel.

Greg holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Rotman Directors Education Program.

Chad Ross , , , Chief Human Resources Officer


Chad is a strategic and unconventional HR practitioner, with an extensive financial background and a passion for leveraging diverse thought to achieve successful outcomes. Since joining Sherritt in 2011, Chad has demonstrated the ability to lead high-performance teams and continuous improvement initiatives along with the ability to diagnose organizational opportunities, identify appropriate resources and engage stakeholders to deliver effective solutions.

Chad holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carlton University and received his Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2002.

Elvin Saruk , , , Senior Vice President, Oil & Gas and Power


Elvin Saruk is currently the Senior Vice-President, Oil & Gas and Power where he is responsible for all operational matters including health and safety. The majority of the operations are in Cuba, where the focus is to continue operating the assets in a corporately responsible manner while developing and implementing new business opportunities for Sherritt. Mr. Saruk has over 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas and Power businesses with Sherritt. He is a professional engineer, with a Bachelor of Engineering ( Chemical ) from the University of Alberta, and a member of APEGA.

Ward Sellers , , , Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary


Ward Sellers was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective October 2013.

Mr. Sellers is responsible for the leadership and management of the overall legal affairs of the Corporation. He is also responsible for the corporate secretarial function. In addition, Mr. Sellers actively contributes to strategic planning and other key corporate processes.

Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Sellers was the co-chair of the M&A specialty group and head of the Montreal office’s corporate department of a large top-tier Canadian law firm since June 2006.

Mr. Sellers holds a bachelor of commerce (Hons), economics/finance from McGill University, and his LLB from the University of Toronto.

Karen Trenton , , , Senior Vice President, Human Resources


Karen Trenton is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Sherritt International Corporation.

Ms. Trenton joined Sherritt in February 2007 as Director of Organizational Development and progressed to Managing Director of Human Resources in 2008 and Vice President of Human Resources in 2012.

Currently, Ms. Trenton provides leadership to the enterprise-wide team of HR professionals to develop,implement and execute all aspect of HR services. The multi-functional HR team is responsible for attracting, developing, and retaining the talent necessary to achieve Sherritt’s goals and in building the high-performance culture necessary for future growth.

Ms. Trenton has over 20 years of experience in the areas of organizational and leadership development.Prior to joining Sherritt, she worked as a Human Resources leader at Coca-Cola Enterprises for 14 years and prior to that at Imperial Oil Limited.

She is a graduate from the Mount Royal University Public Relations and Journalism program and the Rotman Human Resources program. She is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association.