McEwen Mining Inc
Formerly - Minera Andes Inc
Executive Chairman, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert McEwen , Executive Chairman, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer Rob has been associated with the mining industry for 29 years. His career began in the investment industry, and then in 1990 he stepped into the mining sector. Rob is the founder of Goldcorp Inc., where he took the company from a market capitalization of $50 million to over $10 billion.Rob is currently the Chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Minera Andes, US Gold and of Lexam Explorations, exploring for gold, silver, copper, and oil & gas in Canada, USA, Mexico and Argentina. Some of Rob's awards: 2000: Business Week elects Goldcorp as one of 50 most innovative companies on the web worldwide; 2002: Ernst & Young's Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year Award---Energy; 2003: Northern Miners' Mining Man of the Year; 2004: Outstanding Achievement Award "Philanthropy" by the Canada Museum Association; 2005: Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from York University; 2006: Most Innovative CEO by Canadian Business Magazine; 2007: Order of Canada
James K. Duff , Chief Operating Officer
Jim Duff is a professional geologist with over 35 years of mining experience in the U.S., Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand. Most recently he worked at Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation for 18 years as President of South American operations, where he was responsible for underground gold and silver mining operations in Chile and Argentina, and the development of the 8,000 tonnes-per-day San Bartolomé mine in Bolivia. Fluent in Spanish, Mr. Duff holds a bachelor's degree in geology from the University of Nevada, and a master's degree from the University of Idaho. In addition, he has completed graduate studies in international management at Whitworth College and the Harvard School of Business in their Program for Management Development.
Perry Y. Ing , Chief Financial Officer
Perry Ing holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Accountant in Canada, Certified Public Accountant in the US and Chartered Financial Analyst. He brings extensive financial management and reporting experience in the mining sector having previously served as Corporate Controller for Goldcorp Inc., and as a consultant to Barrick Gold Corp. Mr. Ing also spent six years at the mining practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where his responsibilities included managing the audits of large international mining companies, as well as a variety of junior mining companies.
Carlos E. Liggesmeyer , Country Manager - Finance & Administration (Argentina)
Carlos Liggesmeyer is a certified public accountant and received his MBA degree from the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has over 25 of years of experience in multinational companies in supervisory roles in the General Management, Administration and Controlling fields. Born in Argentina, but having worked internationally in the mining sector in countries including Argentina, Canada, Chile, Brazil and Germany he is fluent in German, Spanish and English.
Nils F. Engelstad , Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Secretary
Nils Engelstad became an officer of Minera Andes in 2009, prior to which he was in private practice with a national Canadian law firm. Mr. Engelstad holds degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of Windsor and is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Andrew Elinesky , Controller
Mr. Elinesky is a member of the Certified General Accountants of Ontario and is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom. He has over ten years of experience in corporate finance for both public and private companies. Prior to being the Controller for Minera Andes, he was the Accounting Manager for US Gold Corporation.
Allen V. Ambrose , Director
Mr. Ambrose has nearly three decades of experience in the mining industry, including work with large companies as well as junior exploration companies. He has been a director of Minera Andes since November 1995. Mr. Ambrose has extensive experience in all phases of exploration, project evaluation and project management, and has worked as a geologic consultant in the U.S., Venezuela, and Argentina. As a consultant, he was a co-discoverer of a Venezuelan auriferous massive sulfide deposit acquired by Gold Reserve Corporation, and known generally as the Brisas deposit. He formerly was employed as exploration manager for N.A. Degerstrom Inc., a U.S. contract mining company, and has worked as a geologist for Cyprus Minerals, Kidd Creek Mines, Molycorp, Boise Cascade and Dennison Mines. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Geology from Eastern Washington University.
Victor Lazarovici , Director
Mr Lazarovici was managing director and senior base metals analyst for BMO Capital Markets in New York for ten years. He has more than 20 years experience as a highly ranked global metals and mining analyst, including five years at Smith Barney in New York, and prior broad experience in the corporate and investment management sectors. While at BMO and Smith Barney, Mr. Lazarovici consistently achieved top analyst rankings among U.S and Canadian institutional investors.
Dr. Don Quick , Director
Dr. Quick served as a Goldcorp director from 2000 to 2006, and previously was a director for CSA Management, which he helped successfully merge with Goldcorp in 2000. As a director of Goldcorp, he was involved with three successful mining industry mergers including Goldcorp's $2.6 billion merger with Wheaton River Gold; the combined Goldcorp/Barrick Gold Corp. acquisition of placer Dome Inc.; and the $8.6 billion acquisition of Glamis Gold Inc. by Goldcorp. The latter two transactions were the largest gold mining deals in Canadian history.
Allan J. Marter , Director
Mr. Marter is a mining finance professional with more than 30 years of experience in the sector. He has extensive experience helping exploration companies and small to emerging mid-tier producing companies with their overall corporate strategies and financial planning. He served as a senior executive with Golden Star Resources Ltd., where he arranged more than $200 million in financings and has directed and assisted with the equity and debt financings of many other mining companies.
Richard W. Brissenden , Director
Mr. Brissenden is a chartered accountant with more than 25 years of experience in the mining and exploration sector. He serves as a director for several mining companies, including Canuc Resources Corporation, Excellon Resources Inc., Corona Gold Corporation, Lexam Explorations and Valdez Gold. He formerly served as a board member of Metco Resources and Hudbay Minerals Inc., among others.
Michael l. Stein , Director
Mr. Stein has been chairman and chief executive officer of the real estate investment and development company, MPI Group Inc since 1994. He has also held the position of chairman and chief executive officer of the real estate investment and development company, MICC Properties Inc. since 1987. He is currently the chairman of the Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAP REIT). A former member of the board of Goldcorp Inc., Mr. Stein is a graduate engineer and holds an MBA in Finance and International business from Columbia university in New York.