Mr. Kashyap is the Mineral Resource Specialist for Government of the Northwest Territories. He is based in Yellowknife, Canada and is involved in all areas of the GNWT’s mining investment activities, with particular emphasis on advancing precious metals, base metals and diamond mining projects in the region. During his tenure, De Beers Canada Inc. and Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. opened world’s biggest, newest diamond mine (Gahcho Kué mine) with capital costs C$1.1 billion.
Prior to this, Mr. Kashyap has worked for Emerald Technology Ventures, Toronto – one of Canada’s largest clean technology venture capital funds, investing in early to mid-stage technology companies with focus on energy, smart grids, water and advanced materials.
Mr. Kashyap holds a Master of Business Administration from Vancouver Island University, Canada and Master of Science (International Business) from University of Hertfordshire, UK. He has a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from VTU, India.