Martin Vydra

Martin Vydra is currently President and Director of Giga Metals Corporation and Head of Strategy for Nickel 28 Capital Corp. Prior to joining Nickel 28 Capital, he had a 31 year career with Sherritt International Corporation, a leader in the mining, processing and refining of lateritic nickel and cobalt with operations in Canada, Cuba and Madagascar. He is widely recognized as an expert in nickel and cobalt extraction, processing and refining including the development and application of advanced technologies to maximize the recovery of valuable metals such as nickel and cobalt from a variety of feeds. While at Sherritt, Mr. Vydra’s technical accomplishments spanned four continents and over 20 operations including postings in Australia where he was integrated in Murrin Murrin’s refinery start up; Finland for the design of Harjavalta’s nickel reduction circuit; and, in Chile where he oversaw the design, construction and commissioning of a major pressure oxidation operation. In addition to his technical expertise, from 2008-2011, Mr. Vydra held the position of Managing Director, Commercial Contracts and Marketing, with global responsibility for metal marketing.

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