Appointed to Antioquia Gold Inc.'s Board of Directors in December, 2013, Mr. Ferraro has a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering and a master's degree in business administration from the University ESAN-Stanford University. He has extensive experience in a variety of industries, including mining, enterprise, metal-working, heavy equipment. Mr. Ferraro is currently the general manager for Cori Puno SAC ("Cori Puno"), a mining and exploration company started in 2004 which operates the Untuca open-pit and underground mine in Peru with an annual production of 30,000 ounces of gold in 2012. Cori Puno is also owned by the principal stakeholders of Consorcio Minero Horizonte, the second-largest underground gold mining company in Peru and the fifth largest gold producer in all of Peru, with a production of over 200,000 ounces of gold in 2013. Mr. Ferraro is also a director of another TSXV-listed issuer.
J.H. (Jim) Decker
Director, Executive Vice President
Appointed to Antioquia Gold Inc.'s Board of Directors in August 2008 and a founding shareholder of the Company, Mr. Decker has a B.Sc. (Mining Engineering) from Queen's University and is a registered mining engineer (P. Eng.) with more than 40 years in the mining business. He was appointed Executive Vice President on May 1, 2013. He is the president and principal partner of Jim Decker & Associates Inc., a mining consulting firm that provides senior management input for operating mines and mining projects. Mr. Decker's principal activities in the past five years have been associated with due diligence exercises for acquisitions and sales of mining properties, operating audits of surface mining operations and supervisory training for large mining companies such as Barrick Gold, Kinross, Teck and Xstrata. He also serves as a director of the following TSX-V companies: Cava Resources Inc., Nebu Resources Inc. and Rainbow Resources Inc.
Ernesto Bendezu Flores
Mr. Bendezu Flores was appointed to the Board of Directors in June 2011. Mr. Bendezu Flores is a qualified lawyer in Peru with more than 20 years of mining experience, having worked in both public and private sectors. He is currently Legal Manager for Consorcio Minero Horizonte S.A., a position he has held for more than 13 years.
Mr. Jaramillo was appointed to the board of directors in February 2013. He is a resident of Colombia and a civil engineer with more than thirty-five years of experience including executive and senior management roles in the oil and gas industry, mine operation and engineering. Mr. Jaramillo held senior roles with BP including President and Business Unit Leader of BP Exploration Colombia, President and Regional Director of Latin America with BP Mexico and Head of Audit and Risk Management for E&P worldwide with BP Corporate London. Prior to his employment with BP, he held senior roles with Billiton and Shell Companies in Colombia and the Netherlands, as well as Oleoducto de Colombia and Exxon Group of Companies in Colombia. He is fluent in English and Spanish. He is a founding shareholder of Antioquia Gold and was a Legal Representative of the Company's branch in Colombia until 2015.
Mr. Cannock is an experienced businessman with expertise in the hospitality and marketing sectors. Fluent in English and Spanish, Mr. Cannock has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Escuela de Administración Agricola S.N.A., Santiago, Chile. Mr. Cannock is currently the Director of Hospitality at PI Fine Art in Toronto, Ontario and was previously the National Sales Manager for Art in Motion, based out of Vancouver, British Columbia.