Chief Executive Officer
Kevin was appointed CEO in November 2013, a return to Oracle Mining following retirement in June 2011. He was a leader in Gold Hawk Resources Inc.’s (predecessor company to Oracle Mining) leadership team for five years from July 2006, starting as Chief Operating Officer and in 2007 advancing to CEO. He led the Company’s start-up of the Coricancha Mine and sale of the mine to Nyrstar followed by acquisition of the Oracle Ridge Project in September 2010. Kevin has specialized in turnaround situations and has more than 35 years’ experience at senior management levels in both domestic and international mining operations in Canada, Russia, Peru, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the USA. He was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Glencairn Gold Corporation, during which time he was responsible for two gold mining operations in Latin America. Before joining Glencairn, and up until 2003, he was the Vice President of Operations for Kinross Gold Corporation, where he was responsible for six operating mines world-wide.
Ampere Chan, CA, CFA
Chief Financial Officer
Ampere is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder, and graduate of the University of British Columbia. Ampere has significant experience in financial reporting, corporate finance, and mergers & acquisitions. Ampere articled with KPMG LLP where he led audit engagements for both public and private corporations in the industrial and technology sectors. Ampere also spent time at Clarus Securities Inc. where he worked on equity/debt financings and M&A engagements in the mining and oil & gas sectors. He joined Oracle Mining as Manager, Corporate Finance and Development in February 2013 and was appointed CFO in November 2013.
Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Jason has spent the past decade in Investor Relations, corporate and media relations and Corporate Secretary functions for public Canadian companies with $20M to $15B market capitalization. He has extensive experience with corporate governance issues, BCSC regulatory compliance, SEDAR/SEDI disclosure, corporate treasury and the corporate finance rules of the TSX Venture Exchange. Jason's background includes crisis and issues management at a boutique agency where he worked with senior executives in mining, investment, telecom, food, transportation, media, professional services, REIT and other sectors to respond to challenges and grow their respective businesses, as well as six years spent as a business reporter and editor.
Vice President Technical Services
Kevin is a Professional Geologist and NI 43-101 Qualified Person with extensive experience in due diligence and technical studies of advanced development projects and operating mines. He has 25 years of Mine Geology/Technical Studies management experience, developed with operating and developmental mining companies and with an internationally recognized mining consultancy. He's championed best practices in mine geology and resource estimation at base and precious metal mines worldwide. He holds a B.A. and MSc in geology from the University of Colorado.
Luis is a University of Chihuahua graduate with more than 20 years' experience in the mining industry. Luis joined Oracle Ridge Copper in August 2011 and leads the geological drilling data processing and tabulation, including completion of the three-dimensional model block, data base validation and mapping process leading to completion of a NI 43-101 compliant technical report. Luis' exploration and operational experience includes leading the geology team with Genco Resources at the La Guitarra Mine (increased M & I reserves and resources from 236,700 tons / 451,000 tons to 14,000,000 tons / 13,000,000 tons ; plus, production increased from 110 to 320 tpd). At Gammon Lake Resources (now AuRico Gold) as Chief Geologist he led the team in the successful exploration, development and construction of Ocampo Mine.
Board of Directors
Chairman and Director
Alan has three decades of diverse mining industry experience. His experience includes Senior VP of Operations at P.T. Freeport Indonesia's Grasberg, and as Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer of Apex Silver Mines Corporation, where he was responsible for the engineering, construction and commissioning of the San Cristobal mine in Bolivia. He served as CEO and President of Copper One Inc. and as CEO and President of Frontera Copper Corp. He is the former VP of Technical Services and Project Development and former VP of Operations of Kinross Gold Corporation. Alan holds a BSc in Mining Engineering and an MBA in Finance from the University of Arizona.
Director and Chief Executive Officer
Christophe Bernard, CFA
Christophe Bernard is Co-President of Vincere Resource Group LLC. He started his professional career as an engineer in the energy sector before gaining extensive experience in structured and project finance. Mr. Bernard has spent more than 16 years providing capital for the construction of projects in the infrastructure, power, and mining sectors, most notably at BNP Paribas in New York, where he served in various positions including Co-Head of the Metals & Mining Structured Debt Group for the Americas until late 2011. Mr. Bernard has an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Arts & Métiers ParisTech, obtained an M.B.A. in finance from Cox School of Business, Dallas, TX, and is a CFA Charter holder.
Cong Bin Liu
Mr. Liu is the Chairman and CEO of RichStone Investment Co. Ltd. and founder of the RichStone Group. He holds a Degree in Petroleum Engineering from China Southwest Petroleum College and has worked as an engineer with Drilling Division 1 and the Drilling and Production Research Institute of Changqing Oilfield, CNPC.
Douglas B. Silver
Mr. Silver has more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry, from exploration geologist to business development to raising capital. He holds a Master of Science in Economic Geology from the University of Arizona and founded and built International Royalty Corporation, a diversified mining royalty firm acquired by Royal Gold in 2010. Mr. Silver sits on the College of Engineering's Board of Advisors and is Chairman of the Lowell Institute of Minerals Resources at the University of Arizona. He is currently a Portfolio Manager with Red Kite Management (USA) LP.
Alan has three decades of diverse mining industry experience. His experience includes VP and Senior VP of Surface Mines at P.T. Freeport Indonesia's Grasberg, and as Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer of Apex Silver Mines Corporation, where he was responsible for the engineering, construction and commissioning of the San Cristobal mine in Bolivia. He served as CEO and President of Copper One Inc. and as CEO and President of Frontera Copper Corp. He is the former VP of Technical Services and Project Development and former VP of Operations of Kinross Gold Corporation. Alan holds a BSc in Mining Engineering and an MBA in Finance from the University of Arizona.
Michel is an investor involved in senior financial ventures and was formerly a financial analyst for brokerage firms in Montreal. He holds an MBA from HEC (L'Université de Montréal) with a concentration in finance.
Xuanren (Joe) Wu
Mr. Wu holds a Bachelor‘s degree of Mechanical Engineering from Wuhan University and a Master’s degree of Engineering, Geology from China University of Geoscience. He is in charge of all overseas mining investments made by Rich Stone Investment Co. Ltd. and his focus includes discovering and developing mining opportunities globally. He has played a leading role in structuring all transactions that Rich Stone has participated in since 2009.