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
Corporate Development & 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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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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José Manuel Farfan Chavéz
Community Relations Manager
Mr. Farfan is a Mining Engineer, graduating in 1988 from the University of Potosí, with specialization in total quality control from...
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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 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
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
Member of the Audit 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
Member of the Audit 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
Member of Audit 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.
FRASER BUCHAN
Director
Fraser Buchan has been involved in the mining industry since 2006, when he joined the institutional sales desk at GMP Securities in Toronto and then GMP Europe in London. Mr. Buchan has served as an executive of Newcastle Gold, Elgin Mining and Touchstone Gold and has served as a director of several publicly traded resource companies. Most recently, Mr. Buchan co-founded Tradewind Markets in partnership with IEX Group and Sprott Inc. Backed by leading companies in the precious metals industry, Tradewind provides institutions with a suite of digital solutions in trading, supply chain management, settlement and custody of precious metals. Mr. Buchan holds a degree in Economics from McGill University.
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.
CAREERS
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CAREERS
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