Ms. Woodside-Shaw is the chair of the Board and is one of Canada’s leading corporate and securities lawyers. Ms. Woodside-Shaw is a managing partner with the Canadian law firm Gowling WLG. and has 25 years experience advising Canadian and foreign companies involved in the mining sector on a wide range of matters including public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. She has her B.A. and LL.B from Queen’s University, is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors/Rotman School of Business Directors’ Education Program and has been awarded the designation “ICD.D” (certified director).
Mr. Canton is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant and experienced businessman with deep expertise in finance and marketing. He was active for more than 30 years in business consulting in the field of management, finance and auditing for numerous Swiss and international companies. He was instrumental in negotiating the merger between the Company (then named South American Silver Corp.) and High Desert Gold Corp. that resulted in the Company acquiring the Gold Springs project. Together with management, he negotiated the settlement agreement with the Bolivian government to obtain prompt payment of the company’s international arbitration award against Bolivia for the 2012 expropriation of the Malku Khota project. Most recently, he was instrumental in structuring the Company’s non-equity financing structure with a view to raising up to US$20 million to fund drilling programs at the Gold Springs project.
Mr. Daspersgruber is the President of Kevel Consulting SA, a Swiss corporation which exercises control or direction over 10% of the the Company’s common shares. Mr. Daspersgruber is a Swiss financial consultant, primarily advising and managing international investment funds. He has over 30 years of experience in stock markets, derivatives, financial engineering and arbitrage
Mr. Dario is a financial consultant with more than 30 years of experience in corporate finance and asset management. He is a member of management and board of directors in various companies in the financial and investment sector. He formerly worked in executive positions with UBS AG and Bankinvest AG, Zurich. He is currently a board member of Banca Credinvest S.A., Lugano. Victor Dario holds a master’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Mr. Arnoux acts today as an independent consultant and Director of investment companies and Hedge Funds. He has over 35 years of experience in various positions in the financial and derivatives markets. Mr. Arnoux was a member of senior management at Credit Suisse (GE), he developed with Credit Suisse Financial Products, the Private Bank’s OTC derivative and structured products, before running the advisory and research department. After that he was, for the Private Banking, head of the Department for sophisticated Investors & High Net Worth Individuals. Co-founder and Partner of The Family Office, Geneva, he also acted as an Advisor and Director of various hedge funds and Multi Strategy Fund of funds. Mr. Arnoux was a Board member of the Opus Family Funds of Hedge Funds managed by Schroders NewFinance Capital LLP. In parallel, he acted as Asset Manager for a multi-strategy Funds of Funds.