About Us

Founded in May 2017, LiEP Energy Ltd. has developed an electrochemical process for the refining of lithium concentrates to hydroxide without the need for membranes.

At LiEP, we understand that lithium producers are beginning to appreciate the difficulties of producing high purity, battery-grade lithium hydroxide at scale. Our electrochemical process directly addresses this difficulty. We have developed a scalable technology for the selective extraction and refining of lithium concentrates to lithium hydroxide, all while keeping our values at the forefront of everything we do. 

Leadership Team

Haafiz Hasham
President, CEO & Director

MSc - Founding Member

Haafiz obtained his MSc in Quality Management from Robert Gordon University. In 2011, he joined the energy industry, spending almost six years at Cenovus Energy Inc., where he held multiple positions in Energy Asset Management.

Prior to joining the LiEP team, Haafiz held multiple positions at Southern Alberta’s Institute of Technology (SAIT) School of Energy, where he developed and delivered courses, and served on the Board of Directors for the Centre for Energy Asset Management Studies from 2013 to 2017. During this time, he sat on numerous committees focused on education development, stakeholder engagement, and identification of future trends in the energy sector. Additionally, Haafiz has also served as a Board Member for the

Canadian Lithium Association.

Michael Mislan
Chief Technology Officer

BSc - Founding Member

Michael has a BSc in Chemical Engineering and is interested in the design of novel interdisciplinary techniques which

integrate the extraction and transformation of resources into value-added products.


He has experience in process design/operation, reservoir geochemistry, and water treatment supporting a polymer production plant at Nova Chemicals and

a SAGD Pilot Plant with Laricina Energy Ltd.


He currently holds five patents with more in development

Edward T. (Ned) Beattie

MSc, P.Geo - Founder

Ned’s innovative vision led to the creation of LiEP Energy in 2017, with the idea of an alternative energy solution that utilizes knowledge and technology from the oil & gas sector to extract and produce lithium in North America for energy storage. Ned has over 40 years of experience in the energy industry. His expertise has been demonstrated in significant roles in large scale merger and acquisition deals cumulatively exceeding $1 billion in value. In December of 2005, as General Manager, Ned sold Kaiser Energy for $485 million. In 2006, Kaiser Exploration was formed and was managed by Ned from inception up until 2017.  During this time, he was accountable for the organization’s strategic growth initiatives and business development.

Ned holds a MSc in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Science in Geology (Honours) from Guilford College.


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