Board and Management

Fredy Salazar | PRESIDENT & CEO

Mr. Salazar is a professional geologist registered in Ecuador. Mr. Salazar holds a bachelor’s degree in geology and a master’s 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 Ecuador’s 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 Ecuador’s most important Environmental Consulting firms. In 2004, Mr. Salazar resumed his efforts in resource exploration opportunities. He was instrumental in Aurelian Resource’s 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.


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.


Mr. Marr-Johnson is a graduate in geology from Manchester University and holds a Master’s Degree in Mineral Deposit Evaluation from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College. He has 25 years’ experience in the minerals sector, including work as an exploration geologist for Rio Tinto, an analyst for HSBC and a portfolio manager for Blakeney Management. Merlin has worked on projects in South America, Africa, Central Asia and Europe, and as CEO he has brought two companies to AiM, London. He speaks several languages, including Spanish.


Mr. Salazar holds a BA (hons) in Global Financial Management from Regent's Business School, London and Ecuadorian certificiations in Tax. Freddy joined the Company in 2010 and since 2014 has overseen transactions and new business for Salazar Resources. He is completing an MA in Tax at Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar, Quito.

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.

Jennifer Wu | DIRECTOR

Ms. Wu has 20-years diverse experience in metals & mining financing, risk management, and business planning and development. She has a information management from Renmin University of China and a M.B.A. from Wake Forest University. She holds the Certified Financial Analayst (CFA) designation. During an 11-year career at JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup, she rose to Senior Vice President in risk management. Since 2011, Ms. Wu has specialized in metals & mining investments by Chinese private and state-owned-enterprises and investment funds.

Graeme Robinson | ADVISORY BOARD

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.