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Management & Directors

Robert Abenante  |  President, CEO & Director

Mr. Abenante is a seasoned executive with extensive private and public company experience. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) who also holds a Masters in Professional Accounting. After his tenures with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte, Robert founded and/or held several senior executive roles in companies across various industries, ranging from green energy and mining to technology and life sciences. Robert has lectured at Simon Fraser University (SFU) teaching Advanced Management Accounting and Executive MBA Accounting courses. He also taught Entrepreneurship and Venture Finance where he both developed the curriculum and taught the courses. For his service in academics, Robert has been accredited as a student mentor by SFU. Robert also founded the Eco Foundation which focusses on investing in and assisting green energy and green tech companies through the start-up phase of their development.

Daniel Buffone  |  President of Argentina Operations, Director

Mr. Buffone is a geologist with 30 years mineral exploration experience in Argentina, and is a successful independent Argentinean cattle rancher as well. His background includes dealings in oil properties, acquisitions of hydrological rights and training in agricultural engineering.

Amish Patel  |  Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Patel is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 10 years of public and private company experience and holds a Bachelor of Commercial degree from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Patel began his career with PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP, before joining Avcorp Industries Inc. (AVP.TO) fulfilling the roles of VP Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. 

Rodrigo Peralta  |  Director

Mr. Peralta is an independent Senior Resource Geologist. He is registered as a Fellow and Chartered Professional at the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) since 2010. Mr. Peralta has worked for over 15 years in the mining industry as a mineral deposit explorer and developer with a global reach, particularly in South America and is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, and Joint Ore Reserve Committee. Mr. Peralta graduated from the University of San Juan.

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