Welcome To The Orvana Minerals HUB On AGORACOM
Operations: Copper-gold-silver-mine in Bolivia, Gold/copper mine/Mill in Spain and its developing copper project in Michigan
President and Chief Executive Officer
Carlos Mirabal of Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Mr. Mirabal has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company since October 2006. Prior to joining Orvana, Mr. Mirabal was Vice President of Operations of Sinchi Wayra S.A., (formerly Compania Minera del Sur S.A. (“Comsur”)), a Bolivian mining company. Comsur provided various services to a subsidiary of Orvana from January 2002 to September 2005, during which time Mr. Mirabal was Vice President of Operations of Comsur and also Chief Operating Officer of Orvana.
C. Kent Jespersen
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Jespersen has director experience on many boards of directors in the energy and technology sectors. He is currently Chairman of CCR Technologies Ltd. and serves on the boards of Alta Corporation, Axia NetMedia Corporation and Matrikon Inc. He is also past Chairman of North American Oil Sands Corporation, Geac Inc., C.D. Howe Institute and Institute of the Americas. He has been Chairman of the Board of the Company since December 2007.
J. Christopher Mitchell
J. Christopher Mitchell, P. Eng. of Vancouver, British Columbia
Mr. Mitchell is Chief Financial Officer of Geobiotics LLC, based in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Mitchell was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from September 1996 to September 2000. He has been a Director of the Company since January 2004.
Peter Bradshaw of Vancouver, British Columbia
Dr. Bradshaw has been Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Point Minerals Corp. since June 1996. Prior to starting First Point Minerals, Dr. Bradshaw was Vice President of Orvana Minerals from August 1986 to August 1995 and Exploration Manager for Australasia for Placer Dome from 1979 to 1986. He has been a Director of the Company since May 2006.
Robert Mitchell of Toronto, Ontario
Mr. Mitchell is a retired partner from Ernst & Young LLP, rejoined as a Director of the Company in April 2007 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Mitchell was a Director of the Company from December 2003 to June 2006. He is also a director and member of the audit committee of another public company.
Enrique Herrera Soria
Enrique Herrera Soria of Lima, Peru
Mr. Herrera is General Manager of Aluz C&O Peru, a company aiming to develop small hydroelectric plants in South America. Mr. Herrera has been a member of the boards of directors of various Latin American companies in the banking, insurance and energy sectors during the last ten years. He has been a Director of the Company and a member of the Corporate Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee since April 2007.
Robert Logan of Arizona, USA
Mr. Logan runs a private investment company and sits on both public and private company boards. Previously, Mr. Logan spent 20 years in investment banking based in New York, Toronto and London. His banking experience focused on funding and risk managing significant growth initiatives for many natural resource companies and projects. Mr. Logan is a member of the National Assoc. of Corporate Directors and holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He has been a Director of the Company since December 2007.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Malcolm King of Toronto, Ontario
Mr. King has been Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since February 2006, and was a Director of the Company from May 2006 to December 2007. Mr King was Vice President and Controller of the Company from June 2005 to February 2006. Prior to joining Orvana, Mr. King was Chief Financial Officer and a Director of IQ-Ludorum plc, and Vice President, Finance and Vice President & Corporate Comptroller of the Telemedia group.
Vice President, Corporate Development
Bill Williams of Phoenix, Arizona
Dr. Williams has been Vice President, Corporate Development of the Company since March 2008. He received his Ph.D. in Economic Geology from the University of Arizona after spending 8 years in the oil & gas industry with Tenneco Oil Company. Since then he has held various positions in minerals exploration and project development throughout the Americas with Western Mining, Northern Orion, Phelps Dodge and Freeport-McMoRan. Prior to joining Orvana, he was Vice President, Americas for Freeport-McMoRan Exploration Corporation.