Mr. Breytenbach is a former equity analyst at Cormark Securities and Stifel Canada where he interacted extensively with the international investment community. Prior to joining Aris Mining in 2022, Mr. Breytenbach was a Managing Director in the investment banking group at Canada’s largest employee-owned dealer – Cormark. Prior to entering capital markets, Mr. Breytenbach spent a decade in the mining industry as a geologist where he specialized in exploration, resource estimation and grade control. Mr. Breytenbach holds a BSc (Honours) Degree from Rand Afrikaans University in South Africa and is a designated P.Geo. He started his career under the Anglo Platinum Scholarship Program and has extensive experience in the Bushveld Intrusive Complex (the largest repository of magmatic ore deposits globally).