PhD in Natural Sciences (Universidad Nacional de La Plata). Cofounder, Vice president and Director of Northern Orion Explorations Ltd. and President in Argentina of all its subsidiaries, Recursos Americanos Argentinos S.A., Minera San Jorge S.A. y Agua Rica S.A. 1994 – 2003. President of Grupo Minero Aconcagua S.A. (2001 – Present). Director of Samco Gold Ltd. (2011 – 2016)
Mr. Mahdavi is the Founder and Managing Director of Spinnaker Capital Markets Inc., a Toronto based capital markets advisory firm with a 15 year track record incharting long term success for private and public companies in a variety of sectors specializing in finding growth capital, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations. Prior to Spinnaker, Mr. Mahdavi was the Director of Corporate Finance at Minacs Worldwide where he was in charge of the Company’s activitiesin the capital markets including mergers and acquisitions, and prior to that, he held senior positions at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and the Bank of Nova Scotia. Mr. Mahdavi attended York University where he studied Economics and Business.
Joined Grupo Minero Aconcagua S.A. in 1996 and has held several positions within the group. He has participated in the promotion of major mining projects such as Hualilan (gold), Agua Rica (copper), and San Jorge (copper). Between 2011 and 2015 he assumed the Presidency of Samco Gold S.A. and Director of Samco Gold Ltd. Director of Neo Lithium Corp. at present.
Mr. Doolan has extensive experience in serving as a board member and in executive roles for private and public companies across a number of industries.Mr. Doolan most recently retired as Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Neo Performance Materials. Prior to that, Mr. Doolan served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Falconbridge Limited of Toronto before its merger with Noranda, Inc. He has over35 years’ experience in all aspects of financial management, with specific expertise in international mergers and acquisitions, offshore financing structures,and international treasury management.
Dr. Waldo Perez PhD, discoverer of several producing mines as well as founder ofLithium Americas (NYSE - $1b market cap) and Neo Lithium (TSXV - $250m market cap). President and Director of Neo Lithium Corp. at present.
Mr. Salas has more than 25 years of financial experience in the natural resources sector. He has been involved in the financial management of major mining projects in Latin America, and has significant experience in merger and acquisitions, project development and financing.o He has held various financial positions with several Canadian mining companies with operations in Latin America, including Argentina, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.o Previously, Mr. Salas was CFO for Lithium Americas, Rusoro Mining and Gold Hawk Resources and Director of Finance for Glencairn Gold. He also worked with Placer Dome for eight years, holding several financial positions in Canada and overseas. o He holds an MBA in International Finance from McGill University, and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation
He has an experience of more than 40 years in the mining activity. He actively participated in Anglo American exploration programs as Chief Geologist and Manager at the Cerro Vanguardia mine. Later he was General Manager of Minera Aquiline Argentina S.A. and a consultant for Intrepid Minerals Corporation. Since 2007 he served as Vice President of Fomicruz S.E., Director of Cerro Vanguardia and Director of Patagonia Gold SA; currently on Member of the Board of FomicruzSE.
Having more than 25 years experience of successful exploration for gold and precious metals, he has managed and directed exploration programmes in the Americas, Australasia, Africa and Europe. He was responsible for the exploration drilling and development of the multi million ounce Esquel gold deposit, as well as the Lomada de Leiva project in Santa Cruz, the million ounce discovery for Patagonia Gold at Cap Oeste and the very high grade COSE deposit. He has held a Technical Director role in several listed companies.
Has over twenty-five years of experience counseling international clients in legal and institutional affairs in the mining sector. His extensive academic practice includes degrees from the Argentine Catholic University, Austral University. Ignacio has also been included in several top-lawyers lists for excellence in service by Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal Mining and in the 40 under 40 lawyers list for Argentinean attorneys