Management team with extensive mining experience.
Ron F. Hochstein, P.Eng
President, CEO & Director
Ron has a wealth of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Hochstein has worked for the Lundin family directly and as a consultant for over twenty years. Prior to becoming President and CEO of Lundin Gold, Mr. Hochstein served as President and CEO of Denison Mines Corp. (TSX, NYSE MKT) for seven years, having joined a predecessor company to Denison in 1999. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hochstein was a Project Manager with Simons Mining Group and worked at Noranda Minerals as a metallurgical engineer. Mr. Hochstein has a B.Sc. in metallurgical engineering and an MBA. Mr. Hochstein became President and Chief Executive Officer in 2014 and was instrumental in the acquisition of Fruta del Norte.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Alessandro 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.
Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary
Sheila 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.
Vice President, Projects
Dave 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. Prior to joining Lundin Gold, 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.
Vice President, Business Sustainability
Nathan has extensive experience within the mining industry in the implementation of sustainable development strategies and the local and national level. He spent several years leading AngloGold Ashanti's sustainability efforts in the Americas, where he developed new sustainability approaches 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 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 sector. Mr. Monash also worked with International Finance Corporation (IFC, part of the World Bank Group) guiding extractive industry clients on the structure and implementation of sustainable development strategies.
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, Ms. Rodriguez held various management positions with Kinross Gold Corporation and Occidental Oil & Gas Corporation. She 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. Her education is in Human Resources Management and holds an MBA, with a major in Human Resources, from Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
Vice President, Finance
During his career, Chester 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. and CFO of NGEx Resources Inc. from 2014 to 2016. Prior to his involvement in the mining industry, Mr. See spent three years in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers 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 Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.