Mr. Troup has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sultan Minerals Inc. since June 1997 and has been a Director of the Company since June 1995. Mr. Troup has also served as Vice President, Exploration and Director of Cream Minerals Ltd. since 1987, Vice President, Exploration of Emgold Mining Corporation from September 1993 to June 2005 and Vice President, Exploration of ValGold Resources Ltd. from June 1996 to January 2005. Prior to this, Mr. Troup was President of Archean Engineering Ltd., a firm offering project management and mineral exploration services, from 1981 through to 1996.
Mr. Troup graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario with a M.Sc. in Geology. He has over 30 years' experience in the mining industry in North America, Southeast Asia and North Africa working for Rio Algom, Teck Corporation, Canada Nickel Corporation and Placer Dome Canada Limited, and the Geological Survey of Canada.