Douglas Lake Minerals Inc.
OTC Bulletin Board : DLKM

Douglas Lake Minerals Inc.

January 26, 2012 13:29 ET

Douglas Lake Appoints New Board Members

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 26, 2012) - Douglas Lake Minerals Inc. (the "Company" or "Douglas Lake") (OTCBB:DLKM) DLKM is pleased to announce that is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gizman Abbas and Dr. Mohan Kaul to the Board of Directors of the Company to become effective on February 1, 2012.

Gizman Abbas is Managing Partner, DI Development LLC, a development company focusing on the New York City real estate market, which he founded in 2011 to take advantage of the opportunities resulting from the 2008 financial downturn. Before DI Development, Mr. Abbas was a Partner at Apollo Commodities Partners, L.P., where he helped build Apollo Global Management's newly established commodities business. He joined Apollo from Goldman Sachs where he was a Vice President in the Commodities Asset Investment business. While at Goldman Sachs, he worked on transactions involving resources, power, biofuels, emissions and agriculture. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was a banker at Morgan Stanley where he spent time in the power and energy banking group.

Mr. Abbas began his career at Southern Company working at a coal-fired power plant, followed by a period as an oil & gas engineer at Exxon Mobil. Mr. Abbas graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University and received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Dr Mohan Kaul is the Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC), an organization established by the Commonwealth Heads of Government in Edinburgh in October 1997 to foster socio-economic development through the promotion of good governance and sound market-oriented economic policies. Prior to this he served as a Director and senior member of the Commonwealth Secretariat; as a United Nations adviser; and a Professor and Dean at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.

Dr Kaul continues to assist various governments and is currently a member of the Presidential Advisory Councils of Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia. In addition he is also, amongst others, Chairman of Commonwealth Inclusive Growth Services (India) Limited, Chair of the Governance Committee of ICICI Bank (UK) and a Board member the Crown Agents Foundation.

Dr Kaul holds a PhD in Management Science from the University of Paris-Sorbonne and was conferred the honorary Doctorate of Letters by Cape Breton University Canada in 2007. He is also a fellow of UK Chartered Institute of Personnel Development; Fellow of International Institute of Trading & Development, USA; and Fellow of Computer Society of India. Dr Kaul is a Liveryman of the City of London.

Mr. Reginald Mengi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said: "It is with pleasure that I welcome both Dr Kaul and Mr. Abbas to the Board of Directors of Douglas Lake. Their strong governance and investment banking backgrounds will add a further dimension to the board's deliberations. We look forward to working with them as we progress towards making Douglas Lake one of the most admired and successful exploration companies in the world."

The Company will continue to strengthen the Board as opportunities arise in the future.

About Douglas Lake

The Company is an emerging mineral exploration company focused on exploring and developing mining opportunities in Tanzania. For more information, go to

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