Board

Louis Castro

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Castro joined the Corporation in April 2020 and is a chartered accountant and former investment banker with more than 30 years' City and industry experience.  Louis is a non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Stanley Gibbons Group plc, Jangada Mines plc and Tekcapital plc.  He was previously CFO at Eland Oil and Gas, an AIM listed upstream company operating in Nigeria, and CEO at Northland Capital Partners investment bank and broker, where he represented a significant number of mining and oil & gas clients, including clients in South America. 

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.

Brad George

Non Executive Director

Mr. George is a geoscientist by profession, with over 30 years’ experience in global mineral exploration, development and financing.  In particular, Mr. George has a long history in South America, having managed, assessed, and financed projects and companies in a range of countries across the continent.  Currently Brad is focused on managing gold and base metals exploration projects in West Africa, and therefore offers broad and specialized skills in mineral exploration across the developing world. In addition, Mr. George spent several years as a rated mining analyst in London, focusing on AIM listed miners and thus has a sound understanding of capital markets and financial management of exploration, feasibility and development programs. Mr. George is resident in Perth, Western Australia, is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, and is a JORC Competent Person for the reporting of mineral exploration results.

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. 

Management

Ignacio Salazar

CEO and Executive Director

Bio in Board section

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.

Victor (‘Vic’) Hugo

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Hugo (Toronto, Ontario) possesses over 20 years of experience working with public companies in the manufacturing and resource sector with responsibility for accounting, budgeting and financial reporting. Vic is Senior Financial Analyst at Marelli Support Services Inc., that specializes in providing CFO, accounting, regulatory compliance, and management advisory services to numerous issuers on the TSX, TSX-Venture, CSE and other international exchanges.

Vic is a CPA, CMA and has a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours, specializing in accounting and cost and management accounting from Potchefstroom University in South Africa.

Jerónimo Jáñez

NBD Manager

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.

Ernesto Slavutsky

Exploration Manager

Ernesto is a Senior Geologist with over 10 years of Latin American experience. During his career, Ernesto has worked in different companies, with his experience ranging from grassroots regional exploration, to project generation and resource infill drilling. He worked in Greenstone belt, epithermal, SEDEX and evaporite deposit types. Ernesto has a degree in Geology from the National University of Tucumán and international postgraduate in geostatistics applied to the estimation and evaluation of mining deposits.