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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.

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 Honig is Sherritt’s Chief Commercial Officer, and has diverse international experience spanning private equity, corporate development, and investment banking. Since joining Sherritt in August 2021, Mr. Honig has worked closely with each of Sherritt’s Technologies and Marketing groups to advance market development of the Corporation’s proprietary solutions and identify opportunities for long-term supply agreements within the electric vehicle supply chain. Previously, he was Principal, Director of Canada for Resource Capital Funds. Mr. Honig’s experience also includes business development and strategy, marketing and research at Xstrata Nickel. Mr. Honig 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.

Dan Rusnell , , , Senior Vice President, Metals


Mr. Rusnell joined Sherritt in 2018 as the General Manager of Fort Site Operations where he focused on maturing the safety culture, building a continuous improvement mindset and modernizing business processes. Mr. Rusnell has more than 20 years of engineering and leadership experience, including 14 years at Syncrude Canada Ltd. and 5 years at Nexen Energy ULC (now CNOOC International). Mr. Rusnell is a Professional Engineer registered with APEGA and holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Elvin Saruk , , , Senior Vice-President, Oil & Gas and Power and Head of Growth Projects


Elvin Saruk is currently the Senior Vice-President, Oil & Gas and Power where he is responsible for all operational matters and also oversaw the construction of historical projects. Mr. Saruk has more than 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas and Power businesses with Sherritt. Under his leadership, Sherritt’s Oil & Gas and Power businesses have worked closely with various Cuban partners, produced more than 240 million barrels of oil and 43,680 gigawatt hours of power, and contributed more than $3.5 billion of EBITDA over the years. Mr. Saruk was also responsible for leading the construction of all Sherritt’s power generating assets in Cuba, which currently have a capacity of 506 megawatts of electricity and were completed over eight phases. 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.