The seemingly insatiable global demand for gold has had the effect of bringing together people with diverse talents from around the world, all in the expanding search for the increasingly valuable yellow metal. It has also led to the diversification of locations explored.

A case in point is Earth Dragon Resources, a gold exploration and development company. The company is based in Tokyo, but is currently looking for gold in Africa, specifically in Ghana and Tanzania. In addition, the management of the company comes from both Japan and the U.S. Still more diversity is seen in the varied backgrounds of the management team.

Thomas Herdman (CEO) – Mr. Herdman is an internationally known management consultant and financial advisor, with 17 years of experience in natural resource and energy related projects, including the financing, development, acquisition, and sale of oil and gas assets. He previously held the position of Lecturer at Chuo University, Faculty of Law, and resides in Tokyo.

James Park (Director) – Mr. Park is a Certified Senior Geologist, with over 25 years of experience in all phases of geotechnical and mineral resource development. Since 2008, he has been an independent mining consultant, and earlier served as a geologist with a number of mineral and oil companies. He resides in Arizona.

Jiichiro Date (Director) – Mr. Date came from a background as a world-class athlete, wrestling coach, and leadership consultant in business. He has competed in the Summer Olympics and World Championships, and has coached various national teams in the U.S., Japan, and Canada. He continues to lecture around the world, and resides in Tokyo.

Earth Dragon has identified promising gold sites in both Ghana and Tanzania, with the goal of developing and producing at both locations, from 4,000 to 10,000 troy ounces of gold.

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