OUR PEOPLE

OUR PEOPLE

LEADERSHIP TEAM
ALBERTO MORALES
Founder, Executive Chairman & Director
Alberto Morales is founder of Andean Precious Metals Corp, and has over 30 years of experience specialized in corporate finance, mergers...
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SIMON GRIFFITHS
President & Chief Executive Officer
Simon Griffiths has extensive global experience in the resources industry, both public and private companies in developed and emerging economies. He...
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JEFF CHAN
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Chan is an experienced financial executive in the mining and healthcare industries, having held senior leadership roles in several Canadian...
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FRASER BUCHAN
Investor Relations
Fraser Buchan has been involved in the mining industry since 2006, when he joined the institutional sales desk at GMP Securities...
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BEN MCCORMICK
VP Treasury and Corporate Development
Ben has worked in senior roles for multinational corporations in the mining and resources sector for over twenty years. Most...
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BOLIVIA MANAGEMENT TEAM
Humberto Rada Gómez
President of Manquiri (since July 2008)
Mr. Rada Gomez has a degree in Business Administration, Economics and Public Accounting from the Catholic University of Chile. He is...
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Dante Rodríguez Montes
Chief Operation Officer of Bolivian Operations
Mr. Rodriguez graduated from the Geology School at the University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico (1985). He has been in the...
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Miguel Ángel Torres Herrera
General Manager of Manquiri
Mr. Torres graduated from the Faculty of Earth Sciences at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico in 2004. Roles include ...
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Fernando Cortez R.
Financial Controller
Mr. Cortez graduated Public Accountant with a Master Degree in Finance from the Catholic University of Bolivia, MBA from Military Engineering...
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Milhencka Paola Fischer Díaz
Environmental Manager
Ms. Fischer graduated as Industrial Engineer from the Engineering National Faculty of Oruro, Bolivia in 2002. She has experience in environmental...
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ALBERTO MORALES
Founder, Executive Chairman & Director
Member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee
Alberto Morales is founder of Andean Precious Metals Corp, and has over 30 years of experience specialized in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings. He has also participated individually in other private equity and venture capital projects as co-developer, investor and/or advisor in telecommunications, aviation, tourism, financial services and asset management, mining and alternative energy. He has participated in the planning, formation, development and consolidating stages of various start-up business ventures. He holds a Bachelors degree in Law from the University of Monterrey (1984) and a Masters degree in Compared Law from the New York University School of Law (1987), and was admitted to practice law in Mexico in 1985 and in the State of New York in 1989.
SIMON GRIFFITHS
Director
President & Chief Executive Officer
Member of the Health, Safety, Environment, Social and Sustainability Committee
Simon Griffiths has extensive global experience in the resources industry, both public and private companies in developed and emerging economies. He is a Chartered Mining Engineer and Qualified Person (QP) having held senior technical and operational leadership roles. At TSX/ASX listed OceanaGold he was Director of Operations at Haile Gold mine after leading the technical due diligence for the $480million acquisition. At Newcrest Mining (ASX), TWSP Ltd and Solid Energy (NZX) Simon has managed multiple technical studies for major resource projects in Australia, West Africa, Mozambique, Philippines, Indonesia, New Zealand and USA. Mr. Griffiths has an undergraduate B.Eng degree and Masters in Mining Engineering from Camborne School of Mines and a Masters in Mineral Economics from Curtin Business School, Western Australia. He has championed environmental engineering in mine design, ore reserve governance protocols and re-engineered major mining operations delivering significant valuation uplift.
BOB BUCHAN
Independent Director
Chairman of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Health, Safety, Environment, Social and Sustainability Committee
Bob Buchan is the founder, former CEO and Chairman of Kinross Gold, the 5th largest gold producer in the world. Mr. Buchan has served as a director of numerous public companies, including as the chairman of Polyus Gold, the 4th largest gold producer in the world. Mr. Buchan has been an advocate for the mining industry in Canada and around the world, and has promoted education and innovation, mostly notably through the establishment and funding of the Robert M. Buchan School of Mining at Queen’s University.
PETER GUNDY
Independent Director
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Chairman of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Peter Gundy is the founder of Neo Material Technologies Inc (“NEM”), serving as CEO and chairman from 1992 to 2008. Mr. Gundy created one of Canada’s most successful small/medium enterprises operated by Canadians in China and South East Asia. With manufacturing plants in China and Thailand, NEM became #1 in the world in powerful high-tech magnetic materials for the world’s electronic industries (NEM’s proprietary material was used in every hard drive manufactured). NEM became # 1 globally in the production of advanced rare earths also used in the global electronics industries and automotive sector. In 2012, NEM was sold to Molycorp for $1.1 billion. Mr. Gundy has served as a director with numerous publicly traded companies, including Banro Corp., True Gold Mining Inc., and Clifton Star Resources Corp.
GRANT ANGWIN
Independent Director
Chairman of Health, Safety, Environment, Social and Sustainability Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee
Grant Angwin has nearly 40 years’ experience in precious metals. He was, until recently, the President of Asahi Refining NA – the world’s largest gold and silver refiners with 3 manufacturing operations in North America. Prior to the sale of the business in 2015, he worked for Johnson Matthey, both in the UK and USA, where he held various senior management roles. His experience includes being the former Chair of the London Bullion Market Association, past Member of the Shanghai Gold Exchange International Advisory Board and a Board Member of the Silver Institute. He currently sits on the ICE Benchmark Precious Metals Oversight Committee for the LBMA Gold and Silver prices. He studied Chemistry and Business and Finance at the University of Hertfordshire as well as the Executive Management Programme at Queens School of Business, Ontario.
FELIPE CANALES
Independent Director
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Mr. Felipe Canales has 40 years of experience in the corporate finance and strategy areas, with over 25 years in top executive positions at major public companies. He has personally led and successfully executed large and complex corporate finance transactions, multi-jurisdictional debt restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures, and capital raisings. He is currently Co-CEO at Rose Hill, a Nasdaq SPAC focused on Latin America, among other international advising positions. Mr. Canales was CFO of Axtel, a major Mexican telecom company, from 2009 to 2017. Prior to Axtel he was CFO of Sigma Alimentos, the food division of Alfa, a global Mexican conglomerate with operations in Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia, where he held other positions during his 30-year career at that company. Mr. Canales has an MBA degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey.
RAMIRO VILLARREAL
Independent Director
Member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee
He graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL) where he obtained his Law Degree with Honorary mention. He also earned a Master's Degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin and enrolled as an Honor Student. Before joining CEMEX, he was Deputy General Director of Regional Banking, responsible for all aspects (Credit, Legal, etc.) related to the Bank’s operation in its 121 local branches from 1985 to 1987.
He joined CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., in 1987 and served as General Legal Director until June 2014, when he was promoted to Legal Executive Vice President in 2017. Mr. Villarreal also held the position as a consultant to the Chairman of the Board of Directors and to the CEO of CEMEX, until December 31th, 2017. Furthermore, he served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of CEMEX, from 1995 to 2017. And figured as Secretary of the Board of Directors of CEMEX Mexico until February 2017.
Mr. Villarreal has been a member of the Board of Directors of CEMEX, S.A.B. of C.V. since 2017. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of several Companies, such as Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A. de C.V., Vinte Viviendas Integrales, S.A.B. of C.V., Banco Bancrea, S.A. Institución de Banca Múltiple y Arendal, S. de R.L. de C.V., until February 2012; Mr. Villarreal held the position of Secretary of the Board of Directors of Enseñanza e Investigación Superior, A.C., a company that manages the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM).
DIVERSITY
People and Diversity
Andean recognises that an inclusive workplace is a hallmark of the future-ready organization. Our people are our most valuable resource and essential to our success. Establishing the Andean culture will allow us to do more and be aligned which will enhance our business outcomes.
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