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Mario StifanoPresident & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Stifano is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and was instrumental in acquiring and consolidating the San Matias copper-gold project in Colombia. Mr. Stifano has over 15 years of mining experience and cumulatively raised over $700 million to explore and fund mining projects. While serving as the CFO of Lake Shore Gold, he was instrumental in raising over $500 million to develop two gold mines in Canada which are currently producing over 180,000 ounces of gold annually. As the CFO of Ivernia, the Company discovered and brought into production the world's largest lead mine. He was also the Executive Chairman of Mega Precious Metals, which expanded the Company's Monument Bay deposit to 3.5 million ounces of gold and was purchased by Yamana Gold.
Mark GibsonChief Operating Officer
Mr. Gibson concurrently serves as the COO of both High Power Exploration ("HPX") and Kaizen Discovery, and joined HPX in 2011 as the founding CEO. Mr. Gibson previously worked with Anglo American, and was the founder of a geophysical service company focused on managing seismic surveys for the mining industry. He has more than 26 years of wide-ranging experience as a geoscientist and manager in the natural resources sector.
Eugene "Gene" SchmidtVice President of Exploration
Mr. Schmidt has over 40 years' experience in exploration and new project development with a specific focus in Latin America. He has worked with industry leaders such as The Anaconda Company, Hecla Mining, and Southern Peru Copper, and more junior companies including El Tigre Silver and Dia Bras Exploration (now Sierra Metals). He has also provided geological consulting services to Barrick Gold, Agnico Eagle, and Freeport-McMoRan. Mr. Schmidt holds a MSc in Geological Engineering from the University of Arizona, a BSc from the University of Wisconsin, and a Business degree from Whitworth University. He is a SME Registered Member, Registered Geologic Engineer (Washington State), a Senior SEG Fellow and lifetime SME and AIMMGM Member. Mr. Schmidt is also fluent in Spanish.
Cybill TsungChief Financial Officer
Ms. Tsung is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Accountant with over 14 years of international experience in senior finance roles with TSX and TSXV listed companies. Prior to joining Cordoba Minerals, Ms. Tsung served as the CFO of Sabre Metals. She also previously held senior finance positions at Andina Minerals and Gabriel Resources. Ms. Tsung earned her Master of Accounting and Honours Bachelor of Arts, Chartered Accountancy Studies degrees from the University of Waterloo.
Sarah ArmstrongVice President & General Counsel
Ms. Armstrong is also the General Counsel for HPX, and has past experiences including employment at Linklaters LLP and Xstrata. She has past experience in emerging markets, having worked on, and led transactions in, Asian and Latin American countries including: Hong Kong, Singapore, Mongolia, China, Philippines Chile, Peru and Colombia. Her legal expertise ranges from mining projects, to structured capital market transactions, M&A, take-overs, joint ventures and earn-ins and international arbitration proceedings. Ms. Armstrong is admitted as a legal practitioner in Australia (Supreme Court of New South Wales and Supreme Court of Queensland).
Claudia HerreraPresident of Minerales Córdoba
Ms. Herrera is an Attorney at Law with over 15 years of experience administering mining companies in Colombia, as well as handling mining and commercial contracts for the public and private sectors. She has specific experience in dealing with governments and environmental issues, state and private contracting, tenders, legal actions, public policy analysis, and research in legal and economic areas. Ms. Herrera is a specialist in mining law and has received her MBA. She was appointed to the Board of Directors and has been the Vice President for the National Mining Association of Colombia since 2014.
Charles ForsterSpecial Advisor
Mr. Foster is a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) with more than 45 years of diversified mineral exploration experience in Canada, United States, Sub-Saharan Africa, Portugal, China, and Mongolia. He was formerly the Senior Vice President of Exploration at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia for Ivanhoe Mines (now Turquoise Hill Resources) from early 2001 to June 2008. During this time, he led a team of multi-national and Mongolian geologists in the discovery and delineation of the world-class Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold porphyry deposit. The discovery of the massive, high-grade Hugo Dummett underground deposit at Oyu Tolgoi was subsequently recognized by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, which in 2004 named Mr. Forster a co-recipient of the inaugural Thayer Lindsley Medal awarded for the International Discovery of the Year.
Luis Fernando de AnguloSpecial Advisor
Mr. de Angulo is a sustainability, human rights, and social standards professional. He started his career with the Cerrejón Coal project in Colombia, where he was involved with a variety of issues related to community development. Most recently, Mr. de Angulo was the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility ("CSR") for Occidental Petroleum, with responsibilities overseeing CSR efforts for operations spread across three continents. He is a founding partner of Gestión Responsible, a sustainability consultancy to the Oil & Gas and Mining industries. Mr. de Angulo is Colombian-born, educated in Bogota, at Harvard, and at the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands.