(EnergyAsia, November 8 2012, Thursday) — Prophecy Coal Corp, a Canadian company which is developing coal and power projects in Mongolia, said it has appointed Jeffrey Mason as chief financial officer and Samir Devendra Patel as corporate secretary.

The Vancouver, British Columbia-based company described Mr Mason as a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience in financial reporting who has worked with various medium and large publicly-traded mining companies.

Mr Mason, who has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia (1980), obtained his Chartered Accountant designation from the British Columbian Institute of Chartered Accountants (1982) while serving at the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche. In 2008, he received a Director designation from the Institute of CorporateDirectors at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Prophecy said Mr Patel, its new corporate secretary, has extensive legal experience in the area of securities and corporate law, particularly in relation to M&A transactions, continuous disclosure requirements, and equity and debt financings.

Prior to joining Prophecy, Mr Patel was with the Securities &Capital Markets Group in the Vancouver office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, a leading, full-service, national law firm.

Mr Patel graduated from the University of Nottingham in the UK with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree in 2005, and completed his national accreditation requirements at the University of Victoria in 2008. He was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 2009.