Palamina Corp. has an experienced Management Team and Board of Directors consisting of mine finders who are actively committed operators able to secure financings and move significant projects forward under current market conditions.
ANDREW THOMSON – President
Mr. Thomson is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Soltoro Ltd. which defined a significant silver resource on the El Rayo silver project in South Western Mexico. Soltoro was subsequently acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines in June of 2015. Mr. Thomson is an Entrepreneur who has actively been exploring in Mexico, Honduras and Panama since 1993. Mr. Thomson is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish and currently holds positions on the Board of Directors of Gossan Resources Ltd. and Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd.
JOSE VIZQUERRA-BENAVIDES – Director
Mr. Vizquerra is the COO, Senior VP Corporate Development and a director of Oban /Mining Corporation. Mr. Vizquerra previously worked as Head of Business Development for Compania de Minas Buenaventura (BVN:NYSE), prior to which he worked as production and exploration geologist at the Red Lake gold mine. He is currently a board member of Timmins Gold. Mr Vizquerra holds a M.Sc. from Queens University in MINEX.
DARIN WAGNER – Director
Mr. Wagner is the former President and CEO of West Timmins Mining. Darin and his team were instrumental in the discovery of the high-grade Thunder Creek Gold Zone in Timmins, Ontario and the subsequent acquisition of West Timmins by Lake Shore Gold in an all share deal valued at $424 million which was completed in November of 2009. Mr. Wagner now heads Balmoral Resources who’s team have been twice recognized as the Explorers of the Year in Quebec for Balmoral’s Martiniere and Grasset discoveries. Mr. Wagner and the team at Platinum Group Metals were awarded the NWOPA Explorer of the Year Award in 2004 for the Seagull Pt-Pd discovery near Thunder Bay, Ontario. In addition to his duties with Balmoral Mr. Wagner currently serves on the Board of Directors of Newcastle Gold and is a co-founder of Falco Resources.
HUGH AGRO – Director
Hugh Agro is a Principal of Carbon Arc Capital Investments Inc., a private equity backed mining investment firm. Prior to co-founding Carbon Arc, Mr. Agro was Executive Vice President, Strategic Development with Kinross Gold Corporation. At Kinross, Mr. Agro was a member of the Executive Leadership Team and responsible for strategic and operational leadership of Kinross’ growth initiatives including corporate development, global exploration and commercial activities in Russia. Previously, Mr. Agro held senior executive positions with Placer Dome, Senator Capital Partners and in investment banking with Deutsche Bank’s Global Metals and Mining Group.