Jorge A. Ganoza

Jorge A. Ganoza

President, CEO and Director

Jorge A. Ganoza is a geological engineer with over 20 years of experience in mineral exploration, mining and business development throughout Latin America. He is a graduate from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Jorge is a fourth generation miner from a Peruvian family that has owned and operated underground gold, silver and polymetallic mines in Peru and Panama.

Before co-founding Fortuna back in 2004 he was involved in business development at senior levels for several private and public Canadian junior mining companies working in Central and South America. Director of Ferreycorp S.A.A..

Luis D. Ganoza

Luis D. Ganoza

Chief Financial Officer

Luis D. Ganoza has over 16 years of experience in the operation and financial management of mining companies. He has held the position of CFO at Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. since 2006 and previously held the positions of Controller and Treasurer for one of Peru's largest public mining companies.

Luis has a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Peru, and an M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance from The London School of Economics. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Atico Mining Corporation, a TSX.V listed company.

Manuel Ruiz-Conejo

Manuel Ruiz-Conejo

Vice President of Operations

Manuel Ruiz-Conejo is a mining engineer graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Lima, Peru. He has more than 25 years in the mining industry and has worked for the most prolific polymetallic mines and mine contractors in Peru. As an engineer, he participated in the implementation and execution of critical projects. As an executive, Manuel devised and supervised the execution of several multimillion dollar mining projects. In 2005, he became Chief Operating Manager of Minera Atacocha.

Manuel also holds an Executive Management Program from the Universidad de Piura in Peru. Amongst his different areas of expertise, Manuel has vast experience in community relations.

Jose Pacora

Jose Pacora

Vice President of Project Development

Jose Pacora is a mechanical engineer graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Lima, Peru. He has more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry working for both, engineering firms and mining companies developing strong capabilities in engineering, construction and project management. Jose joined Fortuna as Corporate Project Manager in 2012.

Previously, Jose held the position of Project Manager at Pan American Silver for Peru and Bolivia managing plant and mine expansions and improvements. He also held the position of Engineering Manager at Kilborn Peru, subsidiary of Kilborn-SNC Lavalin, where he was in charge of expansion and new mine projects. Additionally, Jose also worked at Kilborn Engineering in Denver, Colorado for the engineering and construction of the Yanacocha mine expansion project in Peru.

David Volkert

David Volkert

Vice President of Exploration

David Volkert is a mine finder with a long, successful career in the mining industry and has held various senior positions, including Exploration Manager and Chief Geologist for Barrick Gold Corporation where he was instrumental in the discovery of the Laguna Norte gold deposit and the acquisition of the Pierina gold deposit in Peru. As Vice President, Exploration for Bear Creek Mining Corp., he spearheaded the discovery of the Corani and Santa Ana silver-lead-zinc deposits in Peru.

A successful mineral exploration geologist with 40 years international experience (USA, West Africa, Peru, Ecuador, Turkey, Mexico, Canada, Serbia and Argentina) in the technical, managerial and business aspects of mineral exploration programs, David holds a B.Sc. Geological Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG), the American Institute of Professional Geologists (Certified Professional Geologist) and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (Professional Geologist).

Eric Chapman

Eric Chapman

Vice President of Technical Services

Eric Chapman is a resource geologist with 15 years’ experience in the mining industry who has provided technical guidance to Fortuna since 2011. Prior to joining the company, he was a Senior Consultant to Snowden Mining Industry Consultants working on a variety of mine and exploration projects in Africa and the Americas. Eric has a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Southampton in the UK, and an M.Sc. in Mining Geology from the Camborne School of Mines. He serves as Fortuna´s Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

Gordon Jang

Gordon Jang

Vice President of Finance and Accounting

Gordon Jang, CPA, CMA, has over 20 years of senior financial management experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining the company, he was Vice-President, Corporate Controller for Augusta Resource Corp and from 1994 to 2009, Corporate Controller for Pan American Silver Corp. and Lundin Mining Corp. Gordon brings to Fortuna a wealth of experience in the areas of tax planning and compliance, financial reporting, Sarbanes Oxley/Internal Controls, implementation of ERP systems and mergers and acquisitions.

Linda Desaulniers

Linda Desaulniers

Legal Counsel

Linda Desaulniers, LLB (Hons), has over 20 years of legal experience in  private practice acting for a broad range of Canadian and foreign public companies, primarily in the mining industry.  Ms. Desaulniers has advised on public offerings, debt and equity financings, mergers and corporate reorganizations, acquisitions and dispositions, securities and stock exchange regulatory matters and public company maintenance and compliance, including corporate governance matters. Ms. Desaulniers is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Law Society of England and Wales.

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