Palamina Corp.’s management team in Toronto have successfully proven up a significant precious metals deposit which resulted in the sale of Soltoro Ltd. to Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. Palamina’s Peruvian based team have 35 years cumulative exploration experience in the Puno Gold belt in south eastern Peru where they were instrumental in the exploration and development of the Ollachea gold deposit.
ANDREW THOMSON – PRESIDENT & CEO
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.
BRIAN JENNINGS, CA, BSC. – CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Jennings has over 20 years of financial experience and holds a Chartered Accountant designation combined with a Bachelor of Science with a major in Geology. Brian has 10 years of experience as a CFO or member of the Board of Directors of several public companies in the resource, internet technology, manufacturing and aerospace industries. He has significant experience specializing in corporate restructuring with Ernst & Young and contract positions as interim CFO, turnaround management, and distressed investing. Early in his career Mr. Jennings spent several summers working as an exploration geologist.
DONALD MCIVER, M.SC. – VICE PRESIDENT EXPLORATION
Donald Mc Iver is a South African geologist, has a M.Sc. in Exploration and Economic Geology, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM), as well as of the Society of Economic Geologists (FSEG). Don is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is a member of the SEG Board of Trustees. Don has accumulated extensive experience over a career spanning more than 30 years in the fields of production and exploration geology in Southern Africa and the Americas, as well as in the recognition of potential economically mineable assets and the resource development thereof. Donald has tremendous experience in managing teams, budgets and logistical issues and has had significant exposure to the management of community relationships in Latin America. Don was the V.P. Exploration for Minera I.R.L. from 2005 to 2015 and instrumental in assembling and leading the geological discovery team and subsequent resource development of the Ollachea Gold deposit located in the department of Puno, Peru.
YURY VALDIVIESO, M.SC. – GEOLOGIST
Yury Valdivieso is a Peruvian geologist with 30 years of experience in the Peruvian and South American mining and exploration industry. Yury has a M.Sc. in economic geology and mineral resources with 10 years’ experience in orogenic gold deposits. He is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG), the Geological Society of Peru (SGP) and the College of Engineers of Peru (CIP). Yury has been part of the discovery team on several important epithermal gold and orogenic gold deposits. He additionally specializes in safety, health and environment management as well as negotiation with communities and management of community relations. Principally an exploration geologist, he also has significant experience in mining geology in Peru. Yury became a member of Minera I.R.L. senior management during the discovery and development of the Ollachea Gold deposit located in the department of Puno, Peru.