Directors and Management
Mike has worked in the mining industry for over 25 years and has extensive international experience. Most recently he worked as chief operating officer and vice president technical services for Canadian-based Orvana Minerals Corporation. Prior to that, he provided consulting services to a number of mining companies in Europe and South America. Previous appointments include manager technical services and operations for TVX Gold Inc., mining technical consultant at ACA Howe International Ltd and similar roles at Rio Tinto plc and Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Ltd. He has, during his career, acquired extensive experience in narrow vein underground mining operations.
Originally qualified in mining geology, Mike is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council of UK and a “Qualified Person” in accordance with the Canadian National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Mineral Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
Clive is a Chartered Accountant and has been involved in mining and other natural resources companies since 1987, overseeing financial and legal issues for exploration and development projects in Africa, Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Having worked with Price Waterhouse in both the UK and Australia, he joined Cluff Resources plc in 1987, where he was finance director prior to joining the privately owned Quest Petroleum Group in a similar position in 1993. Following the successful sale of this group he became involved with Eurasia Mining plc and Northern Petroleum plc, both of which were admitted to trading on AIM in 1996. Between 1999 and 2005 he worked as a divisional finance director within the Interpublic Group, one of the world’s largest marketing services companies, prior to joining Serabi in 2005.
Clive has an Honours degree in Accounting and Finance and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
Nicolas is Managing Director of Private Equity and attorney-in-fact at Megeve Investments, a non-discretionary portfolio of Fratelli Investments. Formerly, he held the position of VP and Portfolio Manager at Megeve Investments, and research analyst at Consorcio Life Insurance in Chile. He has more than 14 years of experience investing in Latin America and serves as Director for several companies including two private mining companies in Chile, Haldeman Mining Company and Minera Las Cenizas,, and Colgener, a power company in Colombia.
Nicolas has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and also received a Master degree in Financial Economics from Universidad Católica de Chile.
Sean spend 10 years, in the early part of his career, working in investment banking and merchant banking , primarily focused on the basic industry (mining) sector and subsequently has held senior executive and board positions with various mining companies. Mr Harvey was President and CEO of Orvana Minerals Corp. from 2006 to 2006. Previously, he was President and CEO of TVX Gold at the time of its sale to Kinross Gold in 2003 and, subsequent to that, was President and CEO of Atlantico Gold. a private company involved in the development of the Amapari Project in Brazil, that was sold to Wheaton River Minerals Ltd (presently Goldcorp Inc.). Mr Harvey also currently sits on the board of directors of several other mining companies
Sean has an Honours B.A. in economics and geography and an M.A. in economics, both from Carleton University. He also has an L.L.B from the University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Mark co-founded Greenstone Resources in 2013 after a 16 year career in the mining sector. Prior to establishing Greenstone, Mr Sawyer was GM and Co-Head Group Business Development at Xstrata plc where he was responsible for originating, evaluating and negotiating new business development opportunities for Xstrata. Prior to Xstrata Mr Sawyer held senior roles at Cutfield Freeman & Co (a boutique corporate advisory firm in the mining industry) and at Rio Tinto plc.
Mark qualified as a lawyer and has a law degree from the University of Southampton.
Eduardo is a mining engineer with 25 years experience in the mining industry, having worked extensively in the Americas and Europe. Currently he works as an independent consultant for various mining companies and mining funds mainly in south America, and is a partner of the privately owned mining company HMC Gold SCM, with development projects in Chile. Prior to that he worked as VP business development and special projects for Orvana Minerals Corp. Previous appointments include senior positions with European Goldfields Ltd. and TVX Gold Inc. Prior to that he was a partner of the South American based mining consultancy firm NCL Ingeniería y Construcción Ltd.
Eduardo has a Mining Engineer degree from Universidad de Chile, and is a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council of UK and a “Qualified Person” in accordance with the Canadian National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Mineral Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
Luis is a resource industry professional with over 37 years of international experience. He is both a licensed lawyer and geologist with over 27 years of business and mining experience, specifically in Brazil. He is currently the Managing Partner at FFA Legal Ltda, a legal firm he founded with its main office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and which is focused solely on natural resources companies. Mr Azevedo is also an Executive Director of Harvest Minerals Limited and Jangada Mines plc, GK Resources, Five Start Diamonds, and previously worked for Western Mining Corporation, Barrick Gold Corporation and Harsco Corporation. Mr Azevedo was formerly an executive director of Avanco Resources Ltd and is now Chairman of the Brazil advisory board to Oz Minerals Ltd and a non-executive director of ValOre and Talon Metals Corporation.
Mr Azevedo received a geology degree from UERJ – Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro in 1986, a law degree from Faculdade Integradas Cândido Mendes in 1992, and a post graduate degree from PUC-Rio, Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro in 1995.
Mr. Alegria has more than 20 years of experience in the mining industry and has acted as exploration manager in a number of mining companies, most recently as Deputy Manager at Antofagasta Minerals.
Mr. Alegria graduated with a degree in geology from the Universidad de Chile.
Chief Operating Officer
Roney has worked in a variety of mining operations both open-pit and underground and, as well as gold, also has experience with other ore types including nickel, iron ore and limestone having worked with companies such as Anglo American, Vale, Votorantim (including a two year period as a mine manager in Ontario, Canada) and most recently with Compania Siderugia Nacional in the position of Corporate and Operations Manager.
Mr Almeida has degrees in Geology and Mine Engineering from the School of Mines of the Federal University of Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais, Brazil and an MBA from the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Sao Paulo.
General Manager, Brazil
Ulisses who was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Serabi Mineracao S.A. in Brazil took over the role of General Manager in April 2009. He has overall responsibility for the day-to-day affairs of the company. Prior to joining Serabi, he spent five years working with the international accounting firm Arthur Andersen and a further ten years working with Samarco Mineraçao, Companhia de Fomento Mineral and Rio Capim Caulim S/A as controller and finance director.
Ulisses is a graduate in Economics and Business Administration from the University of PUC Minas Gerais and holds an MBA from Fundacao Dom Cabral.