Eastport Ventures Inc. Welcomes Robin Birchall as New CEO

A forward-thinking Canadian Mining House specialising in Copper, Uranium, REEs, Nickel, and Diamonds in Botswana, Eastport-Ventures Inc has announced the appointment of Robin Birchall as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

Over the past seven years, Eastport strategically acquired six mineral projects, benefiting from a total exploration and development expenditure exceeding ~$17,000,000 (USD). Complementing its strategic approach, the company has also developed a multi-million-dollar investment arm with a diverse portfolio of marketable and private securities.

Birchall, the newly appointed CEO, brings over two decades of experience to Eastport, with a significant tenure at leading Investment Banking Institutions, including BMO and Canaccord Genuity. In senior roles, he completed over ~$5 billion in equity and debt-based financing transactions within the mining sector. Birchall has recently focused on advancing junior mining companies through key development stages, such as Feasibility Studies and Final Investment Decisions.

He has successfully led quoted junior mining companies on Recognised Investment Exchanges, including TSX-V and LSE, with operational mineral interests in Botswana, West Africa, and Russia. Founder and Executive Chairman, Burns Singh Tennent-Bhohi, expressed his optimism, stating, “Eastport is poised for a significant year in 2024, with plans for a public market listing and advancement in up to three Drill Programs across our development-ready projects. Robin is one of the best global candidates in the junior mining industry, and we are thrilled to welcome him as the Chief Executive Officer.”

Tennent-Bhohi continued to share that Robin’s unique skill set combines extensive experience in Institutional Capital Markets with a track record of successful execution and leadership in quoted junior mining companies, including notable success in Botswana.

In an exciting statement, Birchall stated, “I am thrilled to join Eastport at this pivotal moment in its development. With an excellent team and compelling projects in Botswana, Eastport is strategically positioned in the premier mining jurisdiction in Africa. The projects align with the energy transition, a key policy focus for Botswana. I look forward to assisting the Company in raising the capital needed to advance these high-quality projects. My gratitude to the board and management for their vote of confidence in selecting me to lead the Company.”