Management & Directors

Below please find more information on Stans Energy’s Management and Directors. For more information, please contact us.

Rodney Irwin, MA , Honorary Consul of Kyrgyz Republic in Canada
Chairman of the Board; Interim President and CEO

From 1972 to 1974, Rodney joined the Department of External Affairs, in Ottawa, then in 1978 through to 1980, he served abroad in New-Delhi, Moscow & Port of Spain. From 1988 to 1990 Rodney served as High Commissioner, then in 1992, was named Ambassador to Yugoslavia. Due to the war with Croatia, he served as Ambassador to Albania, Bulgaria, Slovenia & Croatia. From 1993 to 1996, he was Ambassador to Hungary while retaining his Balkan country accreditations. From 1999 to 2003, he served as Ambassador to the Russian Federation with concurrent accreditation to the Republics of Armenia & Uzbekistan.

Gordon R Baker, QC
Vice Chairman and Director

In 1972, Gordon was called to the Bar of Ontario, then in 1983, he was appointed to the Queens Counsel. A highly regarded corporate law specialist, Gordon holds extensive experience in business law (mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, financing & structuring) and has acted as counsel (including as a registered lobbyist) advising on government relations (strategic planning, negotiation, compliance issues).

Boris Aryev, M Sc, P. Eng
Chief Operating Officer & Director

After migrating to Canada in 1983, he worked as a software development consultant with NCR Canada Limited & OPTIMOD Inc. until 1986 and then with Verifact Inc. until 1996. In 1990, Boris became and still is President of Marhope Systems Inc., providing management and consulting services to both public and private sectors. Boris is the founding Director of the Canada-Eurasia-Russia Business Association, founder and chairman of its Mining & Northern Development Committees and co-founder of IEC Minerals Working Group.

Dr. Douglas H. Underhill, Ph D, M Sc, BA (Geology), MBA

From 1993 to 2002, Doug was a Uranium Resource & Production Specialist for International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. He has over 40 years of minerals industry experience with nearly 30 of those years dedicated to uranium (including experience in Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan). As Senior Consultant with Nuclear Assurance Corporation (USA), he is responsible for consulting on Uranium supply strategy and maintaining a worldwide uranium production projects database. Doug represented IAEA in Joint IAEA-NEA Uranium Group. Has an MBA in Strategic Planning & Finance.

Albert Grenke

Albert is a founder of Stans Energy Corp., and was the Chief Executive Officer of Viol Energy Ltd., the Kyrgyz corporation that provided the personnel and asset base for Stans Energy Corp.’s Kyrgyz operations. Albert is a prominent entrepreneur who has served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of a number of private and public corporations with both domestic and international exposure. Prior to 1987 he had a career in the Ontario and Canadian Governments in a number of senior positions: administration, audit and investigation, treasury and strategic planning.

Vadim Veshchezerov

Vadim has created and sold a number of companies in the microelectronics and IT industries.   He has held various senior advisory positions in the banking industry in Russia.  Since 2001 he has been the Investment Director of RUSNANO, a state sponsored investment fund that is charged with developing high technology industries within the Russian Federation.

Dr. Gennady Savchenko QP and FGS
Managing Director, Stans Energy KG

Dr. Savchenko graduated from Frunze Polytechnical Institute with a Mining Engineer-Geologist Diploma and Ph. D in Geology & Mineralogy in 1971, then worked till 1981 in exploration & mining enterprises for Uranium in Kazakhstan, East Germany and China. From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Savchenko was Deputy Chief in the Department of Geology & Investment for the Kyrgyz State Geology & Mineral Resources Agency.