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Alex Tsukernik

Alex Tsukernik

President & CEO, Director

Mr. Tsukernik co-founded Nova Royalty in 2018. He has over 15 years of experience in metals and mining finance as an executive, investor, and corporate adviser. Before Nova Royalty, he spent more than 7 years as an independent principal of his own merchant banking/advisory firm, Syntella Partners, where he focused on creating value-added investment opportunities in the mining space. Prior to becoming an independent principal, he co-founded the Metals and Mining investment banking group at Rodman & Renshaw, where he was Director and Head of Metals and Mining, and involved with over $2bn of completed mergers, acquisitions and capital raising transactions. Before that, he was a founding professional and Vice President of Miller Mathis, a merger and acquisition advisory firm focused on the steel industry. He began his career in the investment banking group at J.P. Morgan. Alex earned a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. with Beta Gamma Sigma Honors from Columbia Business School. He also holds the CFA Charter.

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Parviz Farsangi

Chief Technical Advisor

Parviz has over 30 years mining industry experience. He was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Vale Inco from 2007 to 2009 and was with Falconbridge Limited from 1987 to 2007 in roles that included General Manager, Sudbury Mines. More recently he held the positions of President, CEO and Director of Scorpio Mining Corporation. Parviz holds a B.Eng. in Mining Engineering from Laurentian University, a M.Eng. in Rock Mechanics and a Ph.D. in Mining Engineering from McGill University, and an Executive MBA from Queen’s University. He has served on a number of mining association boards and is currently also a director of several TSX listed companies.

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Hashim Ahmed

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Nova, Mr. Ahmed was with Jaguar Mining, where he served as Chief Financial Officer since 2016. ‎Mr. Ahmed has approximately 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, tax, and corporate governance. ‎He obtained his CA/CPA designation with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP and later worked with Ernst & ‎Young LLP in their advisory practice. Mr. Ahmed also worked with Barrick Gold for seven years, where ‎he held progressively senior positions in finance functions. Mr. Ahmed is a member of the Board of ‎Directors of Stratabound Minerals and a Member of the Audit Committee of the Government of ‎Ontario.‎

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Brian Ferrey

Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy

Mr. Ferrey joined Nova Royalty in 2021 and has been involved with the Company in an advisory capacity since 2018. He brings experience across capital markets and mining finance and has been involved with over $2bn in mining royalty and streaming transactions. Prior to joining Nova, Mr. Ferrey was most recently Director, Investment Banking at CIBC Capital Markets in Vancouver, where he specialized in the metals and mining sector. Prior to this, he held positions at Denham Capital Management, where he focused on mining investments across North and South America (specifically in Canada, Chile, Peru, and Brazil), and at UBS Securities Canada, where he worked concurrently in the Equity Capital Markets and Global Mining Investment Banking groups. Mr. Ferrey holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University, where he graduated as an Ivey Scholar.

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Greg DiTomaso

Vice President, Investor Relations

Greg DiTomaso has over 15 years of investor relations and strategic communications experience, predominantly in the mining and energy sectors. Over the course of his career, Mr. DiTomaso has advised and supported the senior management teams of over 30 publicly-traded companies on their investor relations, transaction communications (M&A, financings, recapitalizations), and crisis communications efforts.

Prior to joining Nova Royalty, Mr. DiTomaso was Senior Director, Capital Markets at NATIONAL Public Relations, and served as Director, Investor Relations for TSX-listed precious metals producer Mandalay Resources Corp. Mr. DiTomaso holds a BA and MA from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

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Kim Casswell

Corporate Secretary

Ms. Casswell has been the Corporate Secretary of several public companies listed on TSX-V and the Toronto Stock Exchange since 1994, and has been providing independent corporate secretary services since 1995. Ms. Casswell has played an important role in the growth of these companies and is familiar with bEst governing public companies in several jurisdictions. Ms. Casswell has been and currently still is Corporate Secretary of a number of TSX Venture Exchange listed junior exploration companies.