John Walmsley

Non Executive Director, Chairman

John joined the Company in July, 2013. He has 30 years of experience in international oil and gas industry management. He spent 11 years with Arthur Andersen, where he was a Corporate Tax Partner, specialising in international oil and gas taxation. He was Chairman of the UK Oil Industry Accounting Committee. He was an Executive Director of Enterprise Oil plc, Chief Executive of Hardy Oil and Gas plc. and he was appointed a Non-Executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Seeboard plc. at the time of privatisation. He is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit committee of Pantheon Resources plc. and Executive Chairman of the Consilience Energy Advisory Group Ltd.

Ignacio Salazar

CEO and Director

Ignacio is the CEO of Orosur Mining since March 2013. He had joined the Company in September 2008 as Finance Director. He has a 25-years international experience, prior to Orosur, mostly working as international staff for the Royal Dutch Shell group, in different functions in Finance and New Business Development, working and living in several countries in Europe and South America. Among others, he was CFO of the multi-billion Shell oil and gas businesses in Denmark and Germany, in charge of the New Business Development in Argentina for oil and gas and in several roles in Head offices both in London and in the Hague (Holland). He holds a Master Degree in Business Administration and a Master Degree in Law, both from the University of Deusto in Spain. Ignacio is President of the Chamber of Mines of Uruguay since 2009.

Bob Schafer

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Schafer joined the Corporation in June 2018 and has nearly 40 years of experience in the mineral industry, working in the international sector with both major and junior mining companies. He has held executive and senior management positions with Hunter Dickinson Inc., Kinross Gold Corp., and BHP Minerals over the past 20 years. Throughout his career Mr. Schafer has worked internationally, with notable experience in the far east of Russia, Southern Africa, South America and Australia. His work has included the structuring and implementation of successful exploration strategies, project reviews and valuations leading to acquisitions, and the management of local and expatriate exploration teams operating in a wide variety of geologic environments. In addition, he is the Past-President of the PDAC and Past-President of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM) in Canada, and a Past President of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America and the Geological Society of Nevada in the USA. 

Horng Dih Lee

Non Executive Director

Mr. Lee joined the Corporation in July 2014. He was Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Eastern Platinum Ltd. (TSX:ELR) from November 2007 to July 2016. Mr. Lee obtained his Chartered Accountant designation with Deloitte and holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia. He has more than 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, treasury and administration in public mining companies. Prior to joining Eastern Platinum, he held senior financial positions with Northern Orion Resources Inc. (formerly TSX listed), Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX:IVN) and Diamond Fields Resources Inc. 


Ignacio Salazar

CEO and Executive Director

Bio in Board section

Alejandra López


Alejandra joined the Company in July 2008, having previously held the role of senior auditor at Ernst & Young (2005-2008). Alejandra holds an MBA from the Universidad de la República in Uruguay and has experience in finance, accounting, treasury and reporting.

Ryan Cohen

Vice President, Planning & Corporate Development

Ryan has worked in the mining sector for over 12 years across a broad range of roles including investment banking, investor relations, corporate advisory, corporate development and operations. He has previously held management roles with private and public companies in the natural resources sector. Prior to that, Ryan was a Director, Equity & Debt Capital Markets at Canaccord Genuity. During his time with Canaccord he advised on approximately US$7.5 billion worth of transactions, including financings, M&A, corporate advisory and debt & commodity related finance.

Fernando Fuentes

General Manager, San Gregorio Operations

Fernando has over 25 year experience in the mining sector across a broad range of positions. He has worked in Orosur for 20 years, developing a strong team and a successful management track record at minesite. Fernando has been a key component in projects including the San Gregorio open pit gold mine, Arenal open pit gold mine, Arenal underground gold mine and Corrales River diversion.

Jerónimo Jáñez

Exploration Manager - Uruguay

Jerónimo is a geologist with 10 years of experience, predominantly as a mine geologist. He has led gold and base metal production projects, both open pit and underground, in Argentina and Uruguay. Jerónimo’s team in Uruguay are responsible for both operational and exploration activities, including ore control, brownfield and greenfield exploration activities. Jerónimo has experience in mineral exploration, resource modeling and production of numerous deposits and mines. Jerónimo holds a degree in Geology from La Plata National University.

Joaquín L. Sarroca

Legal Counsel

Joaquín commenced working for Orosur in May 2014. Joaquín earned his Master of Laws in International Business Law (LLM), from Queen Mary University of London and is also a Uruguayan-qualified lawyer (Universidad de la República). He has over 10 years of legal experience at recognized law firms in both Uruguay and London where he advised on commercial litigation, corporate governance, business law and contracts to international and local corporations from different industries, including energy and mining.

Héctor M. López

Administration and Budget Manager

Héctor has worked in the mining sector for over 12 years across a broad range of roles including, finance, accounting, treasury, budgeting and new business development. Héctor is from Minas de Corrales, the closest town to the Company’s San Gregorio mine and joined Orosur in 2004. Prior to that, Hector worked for Rea Gold, the Company which first developed the San Gregorio mine. Hector possesses a deep knowledge and understanding of the mine and local area.