President of Brazil Potash Corp. which has discovered the largest and highest-grade potash deposit to date in Brazil. He has over 20 years of experience in exploration with Falconbridge, (now Xstrata / Glencore) most recently as Director of Global Nickel and PGM exploration. He was a member of the Senior Operating Team for mining projects with Falconbridge. He has led exploration teams that made brownfield discoveries at Raglan and Sudbury, Matagami, Falcondo, and greenfield discoveries at Araguaia in Brazil, Kabanga in Tanzania and Amazonas, Brazil. He has held Executive and Directors positions with several junior and midsize mining companies for the past 10 years.
A professional geologist with 20 years of experience in the mining industry. He was previously Vice President, Exploration for Primero Mining Corp. and before that Vice President Exploration for Apogee Minerals Ltd. Previously was the exploration manager for Placer Dome at Porgera Mine and a mine geologist at Hecla Mining's La Camorra mine. Joaquin has extensive international experience in South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. Joaquin holds a MSc from Queens University, and a BSc in Geology from University of Seville (Spain). Mr. Merino is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.
Carlos spent 6 years working for BP Mineração (British Petroleum), 17 years for VALE, 4 years for Xstrata Nickel (former Falconbridge) as its Country Manager, 5 years working as the Country Manager for Belo Sun Mining and since 2015 has worked as Business Development Manager for Forbes & Manhattan Brazil.
Carlos has unrivalled experience in Brazil’s metals & mining sector including 23 years of experience in base metals, gold and PGE exploration throughout Brazil. He has participated and managed several exploration programs, from regional grassroots stages to feasibility studies. With 10 years of experience in mine geology, including underground and open pit, having managed the geology departments in both cases.
Carlos holds a BSc in Geology from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ and a graduate degree in System Analysis from the Instituto Brasileiro de Pesquisa em Informática (IBPI).
Greg Duras has over 10 years of corporate and project finance experience in the resource sector. Some of his previous positions include, Vice President of Finance and Administration at S.C. Rosia Montana Gold Corporation S.A. (RMGC), a mineral exploration and mining development company based in Romania and a number of senior finance roles, including Controller of TSX-listed Gabriel Resources Ltd. and High River Gold Mines Ltd. He is a Certified General Accountant and a Certified Professional Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Administration from Lakehead University.
Mr. Damian Lopez is a corporate securities lawyer who works as a legal consultant to various Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange listed companies. He previously worked as a securities and merger & acquisitions lawyer at a large Toronto corporate legal firm, where he worked on a variety of corporate and commercial transactions. Mr. Lopez obtained a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall and he received a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Economics from Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto. Mr. Lopez is also a director of the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association.