Joe Foster

JOE FOSTER is a Portfolio Manager for Van Eck International Investors
Gold Fund. He was previously associated with Atlas Minerals in Green
River, Utah and has since worked for several precious metals mining and
exploration companies based in the western US Prior to joining Van Eck,
Mr. Foster was employed at the Geology Department for Pinson Mining
Company in Winnemucca, Nevada. He received a BS in Geology from
Tennessee Technological University, an MS in Geology from the Mackay
School of Mines and an MBA from the University of Nevada.

Related Interviews:

Roundtable Forum: Investing In Gold Companies
December 25, 2000