Amir Adnani, Chairman and Founder, is an entrepreneur and a mining executive. He is the founding Chief Executive Officer and a director of Uranium Energy Corp (UEC), an NYSE MKT-listed uranium mining and exploration company. Under his leadership, UEC moved from concept to initial production in the U.S. in five years, and has developed a pipeline of low-cost, near-term production projects. By background, he is an entrepreneur, and earlier started and expanded two private companies. Mr. Adnani is frequently invited to speak at prominent industry gatherings including the Milken Institute Global Conference, the International Economic Forum of the Americas and the PDAC Convention, and is often interviewed by major business media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNBC and Fox Business News. Fortune magazine distinguishes Mr. Adnani on their ‘40 Under 40, Ones to Watch’ list of North American executives. He is selected as one of “Mining’s Future Leaders” by Mining Journal, a UK-based global industry publication. He is recognized by a qualified resource industry investment advisory, Casey Research, as one of the sector’s leading entrepreneurs, a list researched and known as ‘Casey’s NexTen.’ He is a nominee for Ernst & Young’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ distinction. Mr. Adnani holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, and is a director of the university’s Alumni Association.