Fredy Salazar, President & CEO
Mr. Salazar is a professional geologist registered in Ecuador. Mr. Salazar holds a bachelors degree in geology and a masters degree in environmental sciences from Central University, Quito. From 1988 through 2000, Mr. Salazar worked in the mineral resource sector throughout Ecuador. From November, 1990, through November, 1998, Mr. Salazar worked with Newmont Overseas Exploration Ltd. as the regional exploration geologist, reviewing and evaluating over 100 gold prospect submittals. Mr. Salazar has an extensive and detailed knowledge of Ecuadors geological potential. During a worldwide downturn in resource exploration activities after Newmont came out in 2001. Mr. Salazar established an environmental consulting company, Congeminpa Ltda., which became one of Ecuadors most important Environmental Consulting firms. In 2004, Mr. Salazar resumed his efforts in resource exploration opportunities. He was instrumental in Aurelian Resources acquisition of its Frutta del Norte property. Currently, he is the CEO of Salazar Resources Limited since March 2007 for advanced exploration projects in Ecuador and Colombia.
Pablo Acosta, CFO
Mr. Acosta is an Ecuadorian certified public accountant and has been a director and officer of several private companies in Ecuador since 1985. Mr. Acosta earned his bachelor of commerce from the Pontificia Universidad Catelica del Ecuador (PUCE), Quito Ecuador, 1987; audit manager at Romero & Asociados from 1985 to 1987; managed Bermudez & Asociados Cia. Ltda. audit department from 1987 to 2003. Mr. Acosta has specialized in providing accounting, external auditing, project and operations auditing, instructors training, company valuations, finance management, cost and budget planning, quality management standards, and environmental matters. Since 2003, Mr. Acosta has worked with Mr. Salazar.
Nick DeMare, Corporate Secretary
Mr. DeMare is a chartered accountant and has been a director and officer of many publicly listed companies in Canada since 1986. Mr. DeMare earned his bachelor of commerce from the University of British Columbia in May, 1977. Since 1991, as president of Chase Management Ltd., he has specialized in providing accounting, management, securities regulatory compliance and corporate secretarial services to companies listed on the TSX-V and its predecessors. Mr. DeMare is currently a director and/or officer of several TSX-V-listed companies.
Etienne Walter, Director
Mr. Walter is the honorary consul general of the Republic of Ecuador, with jurisdiction over the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory. His appointment was in December, 1993, with recognition by the Canadian government since March 17, 1994. He earned his diploma in hotel management and financial administration from the Ecole Hotelier de la Societe Suisse des Hoteliers in Lausanne, Switzerland, in November, 1972. Since coming to Canada in 1975, Mr. Walter worked for public and private corporations until forming his own company, Andes Trade and Investment Ltd.
Graeme Robinson, Director
Mr. Robinson has over 43 years commercial experience, and has for the last 20 years has been responsible for the operation and development of a number of small cap resource companies, with projects based in Asia, North America and South America.
Mark Cernovitch, Advisory Board
Mr. Cernovitch brings a strong background in corporate governance and finance. He studied Economics at McGill University. He started his career in the financial sector as a stockbroker and has lived and worked in Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, and Toronto. Since leaving the brokerage industry, Marc has focused on corporate development, funding and building companies primarily in the resource, energy, and technology fields. He is currently Chairman of Halo Resources Ltd and consulting director to Rochester Resources Ltd.