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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.

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Jorge Ganoza A. B. Sc. Engineering

VP Operations 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.

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Alain Bureau, B.Sc. Professional Engineering


Mr. Bureau has over 25 years of leadership in project management, operating in North and Latin America countries, gained through notable projects including mines in Peru, Chile, Mexico, Panama and Canada.

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Joseph A. Salas B. Sc. Geological Engineering

Senior Exploration Manager

Joseph A. Salas has 20 years experience in exploration, mine geology, project evaluation and development with vast expertise in gold-copper and copper-molybdenum porphyries in Colombia and Peru.

For the past three years he has held the position of Exploration Country Manager in Colombia for Barrick Gold Corporation and from 1996 to 2002, worked in various exploration positions of increasing responsibility for Anglo American. Joseph has a B. Sc. in Geological Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa in Peru and is affiliated to the Society of Economic Geologists Inc.

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Matias Herrero, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Matias is a chartered professional accountant, with 15 years of progressive senior level experience as a mining professional in various areas including finance, mergers and acquisitions, international arbitration, risk management and multi-jurisdictional public company reporting.

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Igor Dutina, BA Marketing Mgmt, Econ

Corporate Development

Igor has an extensive background in financial and capital market analysis, with more than 12 years of experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry working with a number of publicly listed Companies.

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