Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – January 6, 2020) – Blue Star Gold Corp. (TSXV: BAU) (“Blue Star” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2020, the Company has engaged two new management professionals. Andrea Yuan has been appointed the Interim Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) for an initial term of 4 months, ending April 30, 2020. Ms. Yuan replaces Zara Kanji, who has stepped down as CFO of the Company to focus on her professional business of value-added operational and accounting consulting services for individuals, private and public companies.
Ms. Yuan is a Chartered Professional Accountant in British Columbia and a Certified Public Accountant in New Hampshire. Ms. Yuan obtained her Bachelor of Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 1994 and started her career as an internal auditor and then as team head of the internal audit department at the Bank of China’s Shanghai Pudong branch in China from 1994 through to 1999. After arriving in Canada in the spring of 1999, she worked in various senior accounting positions. From 2004 to 2011 she worked at Davidson and Company LLP, Chartered Accountants, where she advanced to an audit principal. In November 2011, Ms. Yuan started her own financial and management consulting company, Black Dragon Financial Consulting Services Inc. In addition to her consulting work with Black Dragon Financial Consulting Services Inc., Ms. Yuan has acted as CFO for several public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Ms. Yuan is fluent in both English and Mandarin (oral and written).
For Blue Star’s second management change, Jan Urata is the Company’s new Corporate Secretary, taking over from Blue Star’s corporate counsel, Mike Stewart.
Ms. Urata is the Founder and President of Take It Public Services Inc. since 2011, a highly motivated legal support service for top tier and junior issuers in a variety of industry sectors. She is well versed in taking corporate entities from initial seed capital stage to publicly listed status. Her services include corporate secretarial to regulatory filings to complex transactions while offering corporate sustainability through cost-effective, efficient and timely services. Her business model focuses on performance, attention to detail and results, ensuring success and quality of work, with over 25 years’ experience in the industry. The business grew out of her years of experience as a legal secretary/paralegal in top Vancouver law firms. She is also Corporate Secretary of several TSX Venture Exchange and Canadian Securities Exchange issuers.
Stephen Wilkinson, Blue Star’s President and CEO commented, “I thank Zara and Mike for their time with the Blue Star team. Both should be recognized for their contributions – helping the Company through the difficult stages of project acquisition, funding and permitting. We wish them every success and are confident that both will be able to be of great value to their clients.”
About Blue Star Gold Corp.
Blue Star is a Vancouver-based gold and silver exploration company focused on exploration and development within Nunavut, Canada. The Company through its subsidiary, Inukshuk Exploration Inc., owns the highly prospective 8,015 ha Hood River gold property located contiguous to the Ulu mining lease. Blue Star has recently exercised its option to acquire the Ulu, an advanced gold and silver project and awaits regulatory approvals for the transmittal of the lease and assignment of the permits and licenses. (see Blue Star’s news dated – July 29, 2019)
Blue Star has 129.6 million shares outstanding and is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange with the symbol: BAU and on the Frankfurt Exchange with the symbol: 5WP. For information on the Company and its projects, please visit our website: www.bluestargold.ca.
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