Management Team

Aton Resources has assembled an experienced, success-driven team to achieve its mission of transforming investment opportunity in Egypt through mineral exploration.


Tonno Vahk

Interim CEO

Mr. Vahk is a former derivatives and financial engineering specialist with over 20 years of experience in the financial markets. Since 2012 Mr. Vahk has been managing private equity investments in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with a focus on mining and real estate. Mr. Vahk began his career as a financial derivatives specialist at Swedbank, specializing in mezzanine and private equity financings for companies operating in the Baltics. After Swedbank, Mr. Vahk went on to manage several different Eastern European pensions funds, hedge funds and mezzanine funds. Mr. Vahk holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.

Javier Orduña, MSC, MCSM, MAIG

Exploration Manager

Javier has 20+ years of experience primarily as an exploration geologist, and has worked in Australia, Central Asia, west and north-east Africa, Europe, Cuba, and the Middle East. He has worked in regional greenfield exploration, through to brownfield mine-based exploration, and also spent time as an underground mine geologist at St Ives in Western Australia. He has also worked on several feasibility studies and mine development projects, and has been involved in successfully bringing several major projects through to production in Kazakhstan. He has experience in a wide variety of geological settings, and mineral types and has been involved in gold, copper, chromite, nickel, bauxite, iron ore, and mineral sands exploration and development projects and has extensive experience in VMS deposits.

Javier has a BSc in Geology from Southampton University, and also has master’s degrees from the Camborne School of Mines and Imperial College in the UK.

Stella Chen

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Chen works with a number of public and private companies in the resource and technology industries providing accounting and consulting services. Ms. Chen graduated from Simon Fraser University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree as well as a diploma from the Accounting Program at the University of British Columbia.

Tim Neall, BSC, C.ENG, MIMMM

Senior Exploration Geologist

Tim has over 35 years of global experience as an exploration and mining geologist. Prior to Aton Tim worked in Colombia and has extensive experience in Central Asia and the Middle East, after starting his career at the respected Mackay & Schnellmann consultancy.

Christina Boddy

Corporate Secretary

Christina Boddy has acted as Corporate Secretary for a number of public companies in recent years, including GT Gold Corp. (TSX:GTT), Nevada Sunrise Gold Corporation (TSXV.NEV), and Scottie Resources Corp. (TSXV: SCOT). Ms.Boddy acts as a consultant to public and private companies through Rhodanthe Corporate Services, a B.C.-based private company.