– CANADA, Vancouver – Orosur Mining Inc. (TSX/AIM: OMI), a South America-focused gold producer, developer and explorer is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jorge Aceituno as Chief Operating Officer and a Non-Independent Director of the Board and the confirmation of Ms. Alejandra Lopez as Chief Financial Officer, with immediate effect.
Jorge has over 30 years’ experience working as a geologist and senior manager for South American mining companies, including time spent as General Manager of Operations for Orosur between and with Barrick Gold from 2008 to December 2012, ultimately as General Manager of Operations for Barrick’s Pascua-Lama project, and before that at Barrick’s Zaldívar mine. Prior to that, Jorge had served in various roles including General Manager of Compañía Minera Maricunga, Superintendent of Mines at Compañía Minera Zaldívar, production geologist for Codelco at the Chuquicamata mine, and as an exploration geologist for Renison Goldfields in Australia. Pursuant to schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules, within the past five years, Jorge is a former Director of Starmine Ltda. He also has an MBA from Universidad Católica del Norte.
Alejandra has been with the Company since 2008, having previously held the role of senior auditor at Ernst & Young (2005-2008). Alejandra holds an MBA from the Universidad de la República in Uruguay and has a strong skill set and knowledge of the Company’s operations, systems and controls as well as a proven track record in finance, accounting, treasury and reporting. Alejandra has grown through the ranks over the years, recently acting as Controller of the Company and since April 2016, has acted as Interim CFO.
Ignacio Salazar, CEO of Orosur, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jorge Aceituno to the Board and as COO and to confirm Alejandra Lopez’s appointment as CFO. Both are hard working, proven senior executives with strong track records of performance in the Company. Jorge’s experience in the South American gold mining sector is second to none and we are pleased to have him back in the team. Since stepping into the Interim CFO role in April 2016, Alejandra has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the team and it’s a pleasure to see a long-standing team member grow into a well deserved executive role.
“We have made these decisions to further strengthen our management team in order to keep step with Orosur’s new stage of growth as the Company enters an exciting period when projects are set to develop in Uruguay and Colombia.”
About Orosur Mining Inc.
Orosur Mining Inc. is a fully integrated gold producer, developer and exploration company focused on identifying and advancing gold projects in South America. The Company operates the only producing gold mine in Uruguay (San Gregorio), and has assembled an exploration portfolio of high quality assets in Uruguay, Chile and Colombia. The Company is quoted in Canada (TSX:OMI) and London (AIM:OMI).
For more information : http://www.orosur.ca
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