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Emerging Mid Tier Precious Metals Producer
J. Alberto Arias
Mr. Alberto Arias is the founder and President of Arias Resource Capital Management LP. Mr. Arias has over 15 years of experience in the field of international mining finance, and is widely recognized as an industry expert, having been ranked for five consecutive years as the #1 equity research analyst for the metals and mining industry in Latin America by leading polls such as Institutional Investor. Prior to founding Arias Resource Capital, Mr. Arias worked for eight years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., most recently acting as Managing Director and Head of Equity Research for metals and mining in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Arias worked for 4 years at UBS as Executive Director and Analyst covering the Latin American metals and mining sector. Mr. Arias has engineering degrees in mining and metallurgy and an MBA (B.Sc. from the Colorado School of Mines and three Masters degrees from Columbia University), mining industry operational experience, and holds a patent for a gold mineral processing technology. He was raised in a family with a three-generation tradition of founding and managing private mining companies in Peru.
Daniel Tellechea, B.Sc., MBA
President and CEO
Mr. Tellechea received a BSc in accounting in 1968 and a Master's Degree in Business Administration in 1983, both from the Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico). Until recently, Mr. Daniel Tellechea was an independent financial and management consultant. From 2003 to 2005, he was President and CEO of Asarco LLC. Previous to that, from 1994 to 2003, Mr. Tellechea served as the Managing Director of Finance and Administration of Grupo Mexico, Asarco's parent corporation. For the period between 1999 and 2003, he also served as Asarco's Chief Financial Officer and as Vice-President of Finance for Southern Peru Copper Corporation, which was majority owned by Grupo Mexico.
Thomas Robyn, Ph. D.
Senior Vice President, Exploration
Dr. Robyn earned his Ph.D., Geology in 1977 from the University of Oregon with a major in Igneous Petrology/Volcanology. He began his career with Anaconda Minerals Company and by 1982 was appointed Anaconda's regional exploration manager in Norway. He has also held top-level positions with several junior companies, and in recent years has advised investment funds with respect to mineral companies. Dr. Robyn's career has been truly international, having overseen projects in such countries as Australia, Ecuador, Greenland, Norway, Liberia, Equatorial Guinea, Guyana and Suriname, as well as several US states. Dr. Robyn joined the Board of Dia Bras in September 2005. He is also director of Yorbeau Resources Inc.