Orvana is a gold-copper producer with organic growth opportunities. Orvana owns and operates the El Valle-Boinás/Carlés gold-copper project in Northern Spain and the Don Mario Mine in eastern Bolivia, and is developing the Copperwood copper project in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, United States.
Orvana’s goal is to grow and diversify its portfolio of precious and selected base metals assets. With a growing pipeline of promising mineral assets and an experienced management team, Orvana is poised to become a multi-mine gold and copper producer.
Dr. Williams has been President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011, he previously held the title of Vice President, Corporate Development of the Company from March 2008 to December 2011. He received his Ph.D. in Economic Geology from the University of Arizona after spending eight years in the oil & gas industry with Tenneco Oil Company. Since then he has held various positions in minerals exploration and project development throughout the Americas with Western Mining, Northern Orion, Phelps Dodge and Freeport-McMoRan. Prior to joining Orvana, he was Vice President, Americas for Freeport-McMoRan Exploration Corporation.
Daniella Dimitrov, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Dimitrov has over 18 years of broad capital markets, commercial and operational experience. Ms. Dimitrov has held various consulting roles in the mining industry since 2009, including with Baffinland Iron Mines where she served as a director and the Vice Chair. Ms. Dimitrov’s former positions include Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives of Raymond James Ltd. from 2006 to 2008 and Chief Operating Officer of Dundee Securities from 2005 to 2006. Ms. Dimitrov has served as a director or member of various financial services regulatory organizations and committees including the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments. Ms. Dimitrov is also the Chair and a director of Commonwealth Silver and Gold Mining Inc. and a director of Aldridge Minerals Inc. Ms. Dimitrov has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor and has recently completed an Executive MBA at Kellogg School of Management and Schulich School of Business.
James Jacques, Ironwood, Michigan, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Jacques joined the company in 2011 as Director of Mining & Engineering of the Copperwood Project. He received his BS Mining Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and an MBA and an MS Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He has 25 years of underground mining experience and held various operations management positions with ASARCO, Glencore , and Nyrstar.
Mauricio Peró, Executive Vice President, Empresa Minera Paititi (EMIPA)
Mr. Peró has nearly 30 years of operations experience in the mining industry, including 12 years as Mine Superintendent and Project Manager at the Inti Raymi mine in Bolivia, and most recently as the General Director of Operations for Southern Peru Copper Corporation in Lima, Peru. Mr. Peró holds a Masters of Science in mining engineering as well as an MBA from Columbia University.
Francisco Fimbres, Director General Kinbauri Espana S.L.U.
Mr. Fimbres lead the two Eurotin´s Spain subsidiaries as Operations Manager and VP during the exploration phase to resource level; co-led the process design and construction management for the Aguas Tenidas copper/zinc mine in southern Spain. Mr. Fimbres has also been senior plant manager for several mining operations in both North and Central America, including El Mochito in Honduras, The Cananea Concentrator as the largest copper producer in Mexico, and a polymetallic Montana Tunnels operation in the western USA.