Mr. Cordova was the first Minister of Mining of Ecuador. Under his administration, the development of the Ecuadorian mining industry had been his cornerstone, positioning the country as the new mining frontier in the region. Prior to being Minister of Mining, Mr. Cordova held prominent positions as the Vice Minister of Mining and Vice Minister of the Interior. He has also held positions of relevance in the public administration, such as Deputy Minister of Justice, Deputy Secretary of Mining, Advisor for the Minister of Foreign Trade, among others.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Hayes, CPA, CA is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a broad range of management and accounting experience. In addition to working with a number of private companies, Mr. Hayes has been extensively involved in the exploration and mining industry, having served as a director and/or officer of a number of publicly listed junior mining companies over the last fifteen years.
A Geophysicist and Businessman with 19 years with BHP Billiton, the last 9 in the position of senior business development manager on minerals exploration with a global reach having worked on exploration deals in 32 countries.
Mr. Tsitos has identified, negotiated and executed an excess of 55 explorations, development and mining agreements and Joint Ventures. He has an extensive global network (exploration, mining, finance).
C. GEOFFREY HAMPSON
Mr. Hampson is a seasoned entrepreneur, with 40+ years of experience in mining, oil & gas, construction, technology and manufacturing. He has founded, financed and managed numerous successful private and public companies since 1978, including Peer 1 Network, Inc., Fibrox Technology LP., Novocon International, Inc., Corelink Data Centers, LLC and Pacific Rodera Energy. He is also the founder and presently Chairman of the Board of the Infracon Group of Companies that provides contract mining, heavy civil construction, aggregates and pipeline services in BC. Hampson was also previously Chairman of the Board of Gold Source Mining Inc. which built a gold mine in Guyana.
Mr. Walsh started his career as an Engineer working for some of the world’s largest engineering and construction companies with involvement in large scale construction projects in Canada, the USA, Vietnam, and South America. Over the last 30 years, he has been a founder and investor in over 25 companies with a primary focus in heavy civil construction, power generation, contract mining, road building and highway maintenance. Mr. Walsh is an entrepreneur and an investor with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Ms. Kiernan is a lawyer, consultant and experienced independent director, specializing in transactions involving mining and other natural resources. She is the principal and founder of Bellevue Strategic Advisory, a business consultancy that advises clients on the negotiation and structuring of their financing and commercial agreements. Ms. Kiernan has held senior positions with several prominent international law firms in New York and London. She was listed as a "Top 40 under 40" rising legal star by the Financial News.