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.
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.
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.
Bill Tsang CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Bill Tsang is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and more than 10 years of financial accounting and auditing experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry.
Prior to joining Atico Mining Corporation, he worked in public practice providing professional services and advice to publicly traded companies on the NYSE, TSX-V, and OTC markets on various public reporting services, such as Qualifying Transactions for Reverse Take-Over, mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions. Bill's services are provided to the Company pursuant to the Corporate Services Agreement (see "Material Contracts").