Antioquia Gold Inc.'s Management team and directors possess over 200 years of collective industry experience, with a demonstrated track record from financing, to exploration, to developing and operating mines throughout the world.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Villarruel was appointed President and CEO on February 13, 2015. He lives in Colombia and is a Mining and Metallurgical Engineer, Lawyer and International Economics Specialist. He has thirty years (30) of experience in senior management positions in mining, both in the public and the private sectors including General Director of the Colombian Institute of Geology and Mining (Ingeominas). He has previously held senior management positions with other mining companies with business in Colombia and has served as a professor in prestigious Colombian universities. He is also the legal representative for Antioquia Gold Ltd. in Colombia.
J.H. (Jim) Decker, P. Eng.
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.
Rodger Roden, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Roden is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of industry experience. He has worked as Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer with public and private companies in a broad range of industries. His experience includes all aspects of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, IT implementations, tax, and business systems and process analyses and implementation. More recently Mr. Roden has worked exclusively in the mining industry and is currently CFO to several public companies.