Dr. Francis Dube, O.D., B.Sc.
Chairman, CEO & Director
Dr. Francis Dubé, O. D., B. Sc. (Chief Executive Officer, Director): completed a Bachelor of Science at Waterloo, and then obtained an Optometry degree at the Université de Montréal in 1997. Dr. Francis Dubé assembled the team and lead the successful proxy battle to remove the incumbent Board of Directors of ZEN. He was named Co-CEO in August 2018 and full-time CEO in April 2019 due to his leadership and vision for the company. Previously, as an entrepreneur, Dr. Dubé was a director and Co-founder of Cannacure Corp., a private cannabis company that he saw to a successful buyout of $40 million. As a result of his role with Cannacure, Dr. Dubé has gained significant experience in strategic planning, fundraising, and capital markets.
Peter C. Wood, P.Eng., P.Geo.
Peter Wood, P. Eng, P. Geo. (President): is a geological engineer with over 35 years’ exploration and project management experience in the mining industry. During this time, he has worked with several major mining companies including Newmont, Homestake, and HudBay and has also been actively involved in the exploration and development of gold, base metal, platinum-group element, and magmatic nickel-copper deposits with many junior exploration companies. Peter graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours BASc in Geological Engineering in 1983 and an MSc in Geology in 1987. He joined the ZEN team as Vice President, Exploration in January 2013 and has been responsible for the successful completion of the company’s NI 43-101 compliant initial resource estimate and subsequent PEA study and, more recently, with the company’s market development and R&D initiatives. Peter was promoted to ZEN’s Vice President and subsequently President in 2018.