Francois Rouge


Senior Financial Advisor -- European Investor and Shareholder Relations

Mr. Rouge serves as an advisor to the Company on investor and shareholder relations in Europe, which has been a key source of funds for the Company. He has over 35 years experience in management and the financial industry, holding positions of high-level management for 25 of those years. Mr. Rouge received a B.A. in Sciences from Calvin College in Geneva, Switzerland and a Degree in Economics from the University of Geneva.

Currently, Mr. Rouge serves as a private consultant and professional investor. He also is a Director of Metal Chronométrie SA, a Swiss watches designer and producer. Mr. Rouge previously held positions with Merrill Lynch International Inc. (Broker), the University of Geneva (Seminar Consultant), Metroline Travel SA (Financial Consultant), FFSA Fonds & Finances SA (Chairman of the Board), Cromill Products Ltd. (Financial Consultant and Managing Director), Thomson-CSF Holding Suisse SA (Director), Derendinger & Cie SA (Director), Geneva Energy Advisors SA (Director), SA Du Pont de la Machine (Director), Geneva Energy Ventures SA (Director), Richemond Heritage SA (Director), Geneva Private Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd. (Chairman of the Board), Private Investment Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd. (Chairman of the Board), Private Investment Bank Limited (Chairman of the Board), PIB Trust Company Limited (Chairman of the Board), and Banque de Patrimoines Prives Geneve BPG SA (Chairman of the Board).