Mr. Smirnovs became the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation in January 2017, and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and joined the board of directors in July 2017. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Smirnovs held various management positions with Uranium One and its affiliates since joining the Uranium One Group in 2013, in which he was responsible for planning and execution of corporate development and strategic projects.
Mr. Smirnovs was the Corporation’s Manager, Corporate Projects from 2015 to 2016, and Manager, Corporate Development for the Corporation’s affiliate, Uranium One Holding N.V., from 2013 to 2015. Before joining the Uranium One group, Mr. Smirnovs held various advisory positions at Royal Bank of Canada’s Strategy and Transformation Group from 2012 to 2013 and at KPMG’s Corporate Finance Group from 2006 to 2012, providing support to client executive teams in the development and operation of their businesses across a range of industries including the natural resources and energy sectors.
Mr. Smirnovs holds a Master’s degree in Finance & International Business from Aarhus School of Business in Denmark (2006).