Board of Directors
Jorge Ganoza D. Geological Engineer Chairman of the Board
Jorge Ganoza D. is a co-founder of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. where he holds the position of President, CEO and Director. He is a geological engineer, graduated from the New Mexico Institute of Mining in 1994. Jorge is a fourth generation miner from a Peruvian family that has owned and operated underground gold, silver, and base metal mines. Jorge has over 17 years experience in exploration, mining and business development throughout Latin America. Over the last five years, Jorge has raised in excess of US$150 million in capital markets to finance successful exploration projects in the region and the construction of mines in Peru and Mexico.
Jorge Ganoza A. B.Sc. Engineering President and Director
Jorge Ganoza has 40 years experience in the Latin American mining industry holding senior leading roles in the founding and development of private and public mining companies. For the past six years he has held the position of VP of Operation in Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. Jorge has a B.Sc. in Engineering from the Universidad Nacional La Molina and also completed advanced finance studies at the Escuela Superior de Administration, ESAN, in Peru. Jorge is a third generation miner from a Peruvian family that has owned and operated underground gold, silver and base metal mines in Peru and Panama.
Luis D. Ganoza B.Sc. Engineering, MBA, M.Sc. Director
Luis D. Ganoza has held the position of Chief Financial Officer in Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. since 2006 and has over 12 years experience in the financial management of public mining companies. He has participated in debt and equity financings for mining projects in Peru and Mexico for over C$120 million. Luis has a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Peru, an MBA from ESAN, a Tier 1 Latin American Business School, and an M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance from The London School of Economics.
Mario Szotlender Director
Mario Szotlender holds a degree in international relations and is fluent in several languages. He has successfully directed Latin American affairs for numerous private and public exploration and mining companies over the past 20 years, specializing in developing new business opportunities and establishing relations within the investment community. Mario was President of Mena Resources Inc. until it was purchased by Rusoro Mining Ltd., of which he was also President. In addition to being a Director and co-founder of Fortuna Silver Mines, he is also a Director of Radius Gold Inc. and Endeavour Silver Corp.
Michael Winn Director
Michael Winn is the President and sole shareholder of Seabord Services Corp., a Canadian company that provides management, administrative, regulatory and tax services to private/public companies operating worldwide. He is also President of Terrasearch Inc., a private consulting company that provides analysis on mining/energy companies. Michael has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1983 and the mining industry since 1992 and is a Director and Officer of several public companies in the resource sector that operate in Canada, United States, Latin America, Europe and Africa. He has completed graduate course work in accounting and finance and received a B.S. in Geology from the University of Southern California.
David L. Miles B.Sc. Geology Director
David Miles is a Chartered Accountant with a B.Sc. in Geology who has over 20 years experience in a large multinational corporate environment, primarily with Cominco Ltd. While with Cominco, he held various positions in corporate finance and was most recently Exploration Controller, responsible for the financial reporting of the corporation's eight international exploration subsidiaries as well as reporting for Canadian based exploration. From 2002 to 2004, David was the corporate controller for Quest Capital Corp. (formerly Viceroy Resource Corporation). From 2004 to the present, he has been and currently still is the CFO of a number of TSX Venture Exchange listed junior exploration companies. David is currently the CFO of Esperanza Resources Corp., Inca Pacific Resources Corp., Lara Exploration Ltd., Nevgold Resource Corp. and Colombian Mines Corporation. He was formerly the CFO of Eurasian Minerals Inc., Sanu Resources Ltd., Prospector Consolidated Resources Inc., Standard Uranium Inc. and Alexco Resource Corp.