Lundin Gold Inc. is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies, a group of internationally recognized, publicly-traded resource-based companies founded by Adolf H. Lundin and now headed by sons Lukas H. Lundin and Ian H. Lundin. In business for over four decades, the Lundins are leaders in identifying superior global investment opportunities in the natural resource sector.
Lukas H. Lundin Chairman and Director
Lukas Lundin is known for recognizing value and superior global investment opportunities in the natural resource sector. His uninhibited pursuit of highly prospective properties around the world has resulted in numerous large-scale developments and resource discoveries, including Bajo de l'Alumbrera, one of the world's largest copper/gold projects and the multi-million ounce Veladero gold discovery. Mr. Lundin has also led several companies through highly profitable business acquisitions and mergers such as Lundin Mining's $3.3 billion merger with EuroZinc Mining, the $2 billion sale of Tanganyika Oil Company Ltd. and most recently the $9.2 billion sale of Red Back Mining Inc. Mr. Lundin is a graduate of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He currently sits on the Board of a number of publicly traded companies.
Ron F. Hochstein President, CEO & Director
Ron Hochstein, P.Eng., has a wealth of experience in the mining industry. He was previously with Simons Mining Group, an internationally recognized engineering company where he was involved in the financial analysis of a number of major projects. He is much traveled, having worked in the mining industry in consulting, operations and management in the U.S., Canada, South America and Africa. He has also spent time in the oil and gas industry, working early in his career for Brenda Oil and Gas and North Canadian Oils. Mr. Hochstein has a B.Sc. in metallurgical engineering and an MBA. Mr. Hochstein is also a Director of Denison Mines Corp and until January 2016 President and Chief Executive Officer of Uranium Participation Corporation.
Alessandro Bitelli Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Bitelli brings over 30 years of experience in the resource industry and in public accounting to Lundin Gold, having worked both in North America and Europe. A member of the senior management team at the Lundin Group of Companies until January 2016, most recently he was Chief Financial Officer of Orca Gold Inc. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Red Back Mining Inc., a gold mining company with two African operations that traded on the TSX until its $9.2 billion takeover in 2010.
Nathan Monash Vice President, Business Sustainability
Nathan Monash has worked extensively with International Finance Corporation (IFC, part of the World Bank Group) guiding extractive industry clients on the structure and implementation of sustainable development strategies. He spent several years leading AngloGold Ashanti's sustainability efforts in the Americas, where he developed sustainability strategy and governance structures and advised operations on community relations, local government relations, human rights and communications. In addition, Mr. Monash worked with Rio Tinto Alcan where he integrated sustainable development principles across Rio Tinto Alcan's entire business development practice. As well, Mr. Monash spent several years with the World Economic Forum where he worked closely with leaders from business, academia, and government to identify and address key economic, social, and environmental issues facing the mining & metals industry and significantly advanced the industry's understanding of The Equator Principles, anti-corruption strategies, and emerging mining policy in key jurisdictions.
Nicholas Teasdale Vice President, Exploration
Nicholas Teasdale, B.Sc. Geol, M.Sc.A., MAusIMM CP(Geo), has over 28 years of experience in the mining industry with a particular expertise in gold mining, exploration and project development. He has worked extensively throughout South America and Canada on world-class gold projects including Lagunas Norte, Pierina, Pascua Lama, Veladero and Bousquet No. 2. As a senior geologist at Barrick Gold Corporation he was responsible for the management, planning and design of exploration programs, he was a key member of the discovery team for the 10+ million ounce Lagunas Norte deposit in Peru, a major new discovery in 2002 which at peak production produced over 1Moz/yr for 4 years.
Chester See Vice President, Finance
During his career, Chester See has held positions of increasing responsibility in a number of publicly traded companies, including three years at Western Coal Corp., where he served as Manager, Financial Reporting & Treasury at the time of its $3.3 billion acquisition by Walter Energy Ltd. in 2011. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. See served as Financial Controller for Lucara Diamond Corp. Prior to his involvement in the mining industry, Mr. See spent three years in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") working with a diverse client base both in Canada and internationally. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. In addition to Lundin Gold Inc, Mr. See serves as CFO for NGEx Resources Inc.
Iliana Rodriguez Vice President, Human Resources
Iliana has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources working in multi-cultural environments and diverse industries in South America, United States, Middle East and Africa. She previously held the position Human Resources Director for Lundin Gold and has been a key member of the management team involved in the start-up of operations in Ecuador. Prior to joining Lundin Gold, Iliana held various management positions with Kinross Gold Corporation and Occidental Oil & Gas Corporation. Iliana has recognized experience in developing and implementing human resources systems and strategies focused on business development, management of organizations with diverse cultural backgrounds, nationalization of the workforce through articulated training and succession plans. Iliana's education is in Human Resources Management and holds an MBA, with a major in Human Resources, from Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
Sheila Colman Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary
Sheila Colman joined Lundin Gold as Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary in February 2015 and is responsible for overseeing Lundin Gold's legal affairs. Ms. Colman formerly served as Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Denison Mines Corp., another Lundin Group company, a position which she held since 2004. Ms. Colman has 20 years of business focused legal experience, regularly advising on range of areas from corporate and commercial transactions, financings and strategic relationships to board activities, compliance and corporate governance. Ms. Colman graduated from Queen's University with a B.A.(H) in 1990 and then received her LL.B. from Queen's University in 1993. She is a member of both the British Columbia and Ontario Bars.
David Dicaire Vice President, Projects
Mr. Dicaire has over 35 years of experience in the mining, engineering and construction industry on a variety of global projects leading both the Owners and EPCM teams. Most recently, Mr. Dicaire was employed by Freeport-McMoRan Inc. as the Project Director for the highly successful US$4.6 billion Cerro Verde Expansion Project in Peru. Prior to moving to Freeport, Mr. Dicaire was the General Manager, Project Development for South America for Xstrata Copper (now Glencore plc) based in Santiago, Chile. Mr. Dicaire's experience covers all facets of project management for all types of mining projects ranging from running EPC/EPCM projects down to pre-feasibility studies.