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Steven J. R. Brant, President & CEO

A co-founder of Naanovo Energy Inc., in September 2001, Steven Brant is President & Chief Executive Officer of the Naanovo Group of Companies. Mr. Brant is accountable to the Board of Directors and shareholders and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company, overseeing all financial, administrative and operational matters, including: strategic planning; policies and procedures development; and recruiting of top talent to fill executive vacancies. He is also responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with project lenders; banks; strategic partners; government, community and industry leaders; and other project stakeholders.

Mr. Brant holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Guelph and has an extensive background in banking, energy and management consulting and alternative energy. Over the past 30 years, he has held senior and executive positions with the Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, Northland Bank and Peace Hills Trust Company. Mr. Brant has also held senior advisory positions with Husky Oil Operations Ltd. and Synenco Energy Inc., both being leaders in Canada's petroleum exploration and oil sands industry. A Mohawk Indian, Mr. Brant is a former Chairman of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) formerly known as the Canadian Native Arts Foundation (CNAF), having served on its Board for 15 years, six years as its Chairman. Mr. Brant also served on the Board of Newsys Inc. a former public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).

Tony Fiddy - WTE Division President and Regional Vice President, Europe and Africa

Tony Fiddy holds the dual position of President of Naanovo's WTE Division and the Regional Vice President for Europe and Africa. As head of the WTE Division, his primary responsibility is to oversee the global deployment of WTE/Maax systems and to work with regional representatives of Naanovo and its subsidiaries in the development of WTE projects. As Regional VP of Europe and Africa, Tony is responsible for overseeing project development (WTE, solar, biomass, etc.) within those two regions. He is also Chairman of Solar Maax Limited.

As the former Chairman and CEO of the Plantwise Group of Companies, based in the UK, Tony oversaw an international company which specializes in exporting construction equipment from the UK to Africa and the Middle East in support of the mining and power industries. Sourcing mining equipment, power plant equipment and essential spare parts for several far-reaching projects was his specialty. Although his expertise is primarily in sales, Tony has over the years forged relationships with a broad network of seasoned industry professionals, government officials and equipment manufacturers across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, which has proven valuable to Naanovo. Tony was also the former National Chairman and Branch Chairman of the Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers (CMPE) and a Member of the Institute of Exporters.

Ben Dickson - Executive Vice President, Project Development

Ben Dickson first joined Naanovo in 2002 as the Company's first seed capital investor and as a Director. He has held various part-time and full time positions since becoming involved with Naanovo all pertaining to project development. He was appointed Executive Vice President of Project Development in September 2008, where he has been involved primarily in setting up the planning, procurement and logistics for the Company's upcoming WTE and CSP projects. His responsibility is to oversee the development and start up of each project by providing a direct interface between the Company and the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors; project managers; engineers; and O&M contractors hired to build and operate the plant facilities.

Mr. Dickson has a technology diploma in electronics from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, Alberta, and has a varied background in electronics, sales, marketing, multi-media and construction, spanning three decades. He has traveled extensively throughout the world and possesses valuable insight into the economic conditions of many overseas markets. He has been a private investor in several private and public companies and was the former President and Founder of Colt Capital Corporation, a Capital Pool Company trading on the Canadian Venture Exchange (CDNX). He is knowledgeable and experienced in developing and promoting various ventures through the rigorous regulatory and security exchange processes.

Angel Martilia, Regional Vice President, Caribbean and Latin America

Angel Martilia is Regional Vice President of Sales for the Caribbean and Central America region. His role is to develop project opportunities for Naanovo in the region. A long time resident of the Island of Aruba in the Dutch Antilles, Mr. Martilia has had extensive entrepreneurial and sales experience covering the entire Caribbean and many parts of Central America. Fluent in 5 languages, Mr. Martilia is influential and well regarded among the numerous islands in the Caribbean from his previous business interests in the import and export business.

Eddie Odeh, Regional Vice President, Middle East and South Asia

Eddie Odeh is Regional Vice President for the Middle East and South Asia region. His role is to develop project opportunities for Naanovo in the region. A long time resident Jordan and Saudi Arabia and currently the U.S., Mr. Odeh has had extensive entrepreneurial and sales experience covering the entire Middle East and many Islamic countries in other parts of the world. Fluent in English and Arabic, with an MBA, Mr. Odeh is influential and well regarded among the numerous countries he deals with.

Giovanni Andrino - Regional Vice President, Central America

Giovanni Andrino is the Regional Vice President for Central America and is based in Guatemala City. Guatemala. He is responsible for business development in Central America and leading the company's negotiations with Government and industry relative to developing renewable energy projects, such as WTE, Biomass and Solar Power projects, obtaining power purchase agreements, permits and licenses. He has been an agent for Naanovo in the region since 2006 and was appointed Regional Vice President in December 2012. Fluent in Spanish and English, Mr. Andrino was educated in Canada with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Before joining Naanovo, Mr. Andrino has worked with several international companies in sales, marketing and alternative energy and still pursues an entrepreneurial interest in two companies he created, namely Guatemala Solar Group S.A. and Energua S.A., both operating in Guatemala City.

Lisa Mulet, Vice President - Administration

Lisa Mulet is Vice President of Administration and is responsible for all administrative functions within the company, including: human resources, communications, computer systems and networks, telecommunications, travel administration, office management, public relations and training. Lisa brings to the company over twenty years of diversified management experience in Administration, Human Resources, IT and Property Management, as well as analytical and problem solving skills and organizational abilities. She is thoroughly familiar with regulatory and policy issues relating to industry, management, employee benefits, employee development and cultural diversification. A consummate team builder and motivator, Lisa is highly regarded and  respected by her peers for being "smart, industrious, tenacious, and dedicated no matter what the challenge". Prior to joining Naanovo Energy, Lisa worked with many influential companies in Florida including, The Related Companies, AIMCO, Andrx Laboratories and Loews Hotel.