Alchemist Mining Inc (CSE:AMS) said it had appointed the former California director of consumer affairs Awet Kidane as an independent director with immediate effect.
Kidane has worked for nearly 15 years in public service in both the legislative and executive branches, including as Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs, as Chief of Staff to Assembly member Steve Bradford and as Senior Advisor to State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass.
During his career in the California State Assembly, Kidane led a department that oversees more than 40 professional licensing boards, including ones that regulate medical cannabis, construction and nursing.
"We are very proud and honoured to have Mr Kidane join our team," said Paul Mann, the CEO of Alchemist.
"His knowledge, experience, professional network and successful track record speaks for itself. I have no doubt that Awet's contribution, counsel and diplomacy will have an immediate and positive impact to our business endeavors in California."
Kidane added: "I am honored and excited to be part of the Alchemist team, who really seem to know what they are doing and where I believe I can offer my experience and expertise all the while learning a tremendous amount from them in return."
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