About Us

F&M Founder


Stan Bharti

Stan Bharti is a professional mining engineer, business consultant, international financier, seasoned entrepreneur and philanthropist who has amassed over $3 billion in investment capital for junior resource companies and their shareholders.

He has more than 30 years' professional experience in business, finance, markets, and operations in multiple sectors, including mining, agriculture, energy, finance and technology.

More specifically, Mr. Bharti has successfully acquired, financed and restructured and built up dozens of struggling companies and bright startups throughout North America, South America, Africa, the former Soviet Union (FSU) and Australia. He is also an expert in emerging markets, with a proven track record in leveraging top tier management, operational professionals. Using his wealth of expertise and capital to build, incubate and sell global assets that generate high returns on investment.

Social responsibility is a key element of Mr. Bharti’s corporate philosophy. This has ensured that through The Bharti Charitable Foundation, that F&M gives back to communities around the world by helping to raise environmental awareness and set a standard for sustainable, socially responsible success stories.

Advisory Board

Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers is an American businessman, a legendary international investor, and the author of the New York Times bestseller Hot Commodities, as well as a series of some of the most widely read finance books ever written. Mr. Rogers is also the co-founder of the Quantum Group of Funds and the Soros Fund, and the creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI).

Bernard Wilson

As Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce—Canada, and Chairman of the Ontario Business Advisory Council, Bernard Wilson is a leading global business figure and senior financial professional with an exceptional record in major financial restructuring as well as international trade and commerce issues. Mr. Wilson previously served as the vice-chairman of PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP. Today, he is the chairman of the Founders Board of the Institute of Corporate Directors—corporate Canada’s ‘go-to’ resource enhancing directorship excellence and meeting boardroom challenges. He is a leading figure in the mining industry and was the lead director of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Ltd when it completed its $4.9B sale to Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.

General Lewis MacKenzie (Retired)

General MacKenzie is a retired general, best-selling author and media commentator. He served in the Canadian Forces for 35 years and is known for establishing and commanding Sector Sarajevo as part of the United Nations Protection Force in the former Yugoslavia.

Hon. Pierre Pettigrew

Hon. Pettigrew is a veteran Canadian politician, serving as a Canadian federal cabinet minister through successive governments from 1996 to 2006, as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister for International Trade and Minister of Human Resources Development. He presently serves as executive advisor, international, at Deloitte Canada, and as the Government of Canada’s special envoy for the Canada-European Union Trade Agreement (CETA). He is the only Canadian on the board of the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, DC, and regularly arbitrates international trade disputes between countries at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva.  

Tim Henderson

Tim Henderson is a globally renowned mining executive who formerly served as Executive Director of Operations for Glencore International AG. In this role, he was responsible for the oversight of all Glencore's worldwide copper operations.

Mr. Henderson also served as Executive Director on the board of Mopani Copper Mines Plc and as Alternate Director on the board of Zambezi Resources Ltd, overseeing copper exploration in Zambia and identifying new opportunities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  

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The F&M Team
Social Responsibility <

Social responsibility is a top priority at F&M


It is now very much apparent that the earth’s environment is in a precarious state, and only recently has the general population begun to pay attention to the severity of the looming threats to our planet’s well-being. These threats include global warming, air and water pollution, species extinction, resource depletion, and many others.

The general consensus of environmental experts worldwide is that while individual citizens do play an important role when it comes to taking the right actons to make change, it ultimately comes down to corporations (especially those with significant environmental footprints) both to be environmentally-conscious, and to lead by example to foster a sustainable global ecosystem for our future generations. 

At F&M, we recognize our responsibility to the earth and its inhabitants, which goes beyond the responsibility of the average corporate citizen. This is partially because F&M operates in industries which create a larger-than-average environmental footprint (i.e. precious metals mining, energy), and it is also because F&M’s operations span across five continents, giving F&M a considerable global reach with which it can engender meaningful change. 

Accordingly, our executive team has taken a commitment to thoroughly review both existing and new investments for both the environmental impact of a given investment, and how the assets within a given investment can be leveraged as part of an environmental cause. 

Leading the way with this commitment is F&M’s latest project GEAR Capital Inc, which is an incubator of environmentally-conscious projects that take an active, not passive, approach to sustainability.

Driven by, F&M Founder and Executive Chairman, Stan Bharti and his family, F&M also gives back and promotes social responsibility through The Bharti Charitable Foundation (“BCF”) Founded in 2007 with the goal of improving economic and educational opportunities for youth around the globe, the charity aims to  increase public awareness towards animal preservation and education and helps to raise universal awareness about environmental issues.

Please visit for more details: www.bharticharitablefoundation.com