Luis D. Ganoza B.Sc. Engineering, MBA, M.Sc.
Chairman of the Board
Luis D. Ganoza has held the position of Chief Financial Officer in Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. since 2006 and has over 12 years experience in the financial management of public mining companies.
He has participated in debt and equity financings for mining projects in Peru and Mexico for over C$120 million. Luis has a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Peru, an MBA from ESAN, a Tier 1 Latin American Business School, and an M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance from The London School of Economics.
Jorge Ganoza A. B. Sc. Engineering
President and Director
Jorge Ganoza has over 40 years experience in the Latin American mining industry holding senior leading roles in the founding and development of private and public mining companies.
For the past six years he has held the position of VP of Operation in Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. Jorge has a B.Sc. in Engineering from the Universidad Nacional La Molina and also completed advanced finance studies at the Escuela Superior de Administration, ESAN, in Peru. Jorge is a third generation miner from a Peruvian family that has owned and operated underground gold, silver and base metal mines in Peru and Panama.
Fernando E. Ganoza B. Sc. Engineering, MBA
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Fernando E. Ganoza has over 15 years of management experience in Latin America including key roles in the development of mines in Peru and Mexico as Project Manager and Country Manager for Canadian based producer Fortuna Silver Mines.
He has strategic planning and business development experience with Cargill Inc., where he participated in the valuation and structuring of deals with cumulative value over US$350 million. Fernando holds a BSc. in Mining Engineering from the Universidad de Antofagasta in Chile and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Michael Winn is President of Seabord Capital Corp. which provides investment analysis and financial services to companies operating in the energy and mining sectors. Mr. Winn is also President of Seabord Services Corp., a Canadian company that provides management, administrative, and regulatory services to private/public mining companies. Prior to starting Seabord Capital in January 2013, Mr. Winn was President of Terrasearch Inc. (1997 to 2012) a predecessor company to Seabord Capital.
Mr. Winn also worked as an analyst for Global Resource Investments Ltd. (1993 to 1997) where he specialized in the evaluation of emerging oil and gas and mining companies. Mr. Winn has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1983 and the mining industry since 1992, and is currently a director and officer of several companies operating in Canada, Latin America, Europe and Africa. Mr. Winn received a B.S. in geology from the University of Southern California.
Mario Szotlender holds a degree in international relations and is fluent in several languages. He has successfully directed Latin American affairs for numerous private and public exploration and mining companies over the past 20 years, specializing in developing new business opportunities and establishing relations within the investment community.
Mario was President of Mena Resources Inc. until it was purchased by Rusoro Mining Ltd., of which he was also President. In addition to being a Director and co-founder of Fortuna Silver Mines, he is also a Director of Radius Gold Inc. and Endeavour Silver Corp.
Luis F. Såenz
Mr. Sáenz is a finance executive with over 25 years experience in mining finance and metals trading with a focus on Latin America. Most recently he was CEO of Compañia Minera Quiruvilca and Director of Business Development Latin America for Ausenco. Luis is a founder and former CEO of Li3 Energy and now Director of Bearing Lithium, which holds a stake in the Maricunga lithium project in Chile; and Director of TSX listed Atico Mining, operating the El Roble Mine in Colombia.
Throughout his career, Mr. Sáenz has held senior roles with Standard Bank of South Africa, Merrill Lynch and Pechiney World Trade. He holds a degree in Economics and International Affairs from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.