|Joanne C. Freeze, P.Geo.|
Position: CEO, Director & Chair
Joanne (Joey) C. Freeze is CEO and co-founder of Candente Copper Corp. Since entering the mineral exploration business in 1979, Ms. Freeze has managed exploration programs and evaluated projects for both junior and major international mining companies such as Queenstake Resources Ltd., Arequipa Resources Ltd., Mountain Province Mining Inc., Placer Dome Inc., Dia Met Minerals Corp., Hughes/ Lang Group and Utah Mines Ltd. (BHP).
Ms. Freeze lived and worked in Peru from 1994 to 1997 where she carried out both project generation work and property evaluations for Canadian and Peruvian companies. As a result of her experience in Peru, a partnership was formed with Peruvian geologist Ing. Fredy Huanqui (co-discoverer of the Pierina gold mine) and a new mineral exploration company was born. Candente Resource Corp. was established in 1997, which operated privately until going public on May 15, 2000. Since then Candente Resource Corp. has spun-out various assets to form two other companies, Candente Gold Corp. and Cobriza Metals Inc.. All three companies are listed on the TSX and the Candente companies are co-listed on the Lima stock exchange. Ms. Freeze is CEO of all three companies and President of Candente Gold Corp.
Ms. Freeze obtained a B.A. in Geography from the University of Western Ontario in 1978 and a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia in 1981. She is a Fellow Member of the Geological Association of Canada and is registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada.
In 2011, Ms. Freeze was appointed as a Member of the Board of the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University - http://www.mcgill.ca/isid/
|Sean I. Waller, P. Eng.|
Position: President and Director
Mr. Waller is a registered Professional Engineer with 30 years of International experience in mining project management, evaluation, design and operation, with a specific focus on large scale copper projects and gold projects. Prior to joining Candente he was with AMEC Americas Limited Mining Division ("AMEC") in Vancouver where he held the positions of Vice President of Global Business Development and Senior Project Manager. While at AMEC Mr. Waller managed the feasibility study for Nevsun's Bisha gold/copper mine in Eritrea and the front end engineering for Inmet's Cobre de Panama project in Panama.
Prior to AMEC, Mr. Waller worked with SNC-Lavalin's Mining Division in management and senior technical roles. Mr. Waller also previously worked for Freeport-McMoran at its Grasberg copper operation in Indonesia. Mr. Waller is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum ("CIM") where he is currently President. Mr. Waller previously served on the CIM National Executive Council as Vice-President of District 6 (British Columbia and Yukon).
Mr. Waller has a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and a Masters Degree in Mineral Process Engineering from The Montana School of Mines in Montana.
|Michael Thicke, M.Sc., P.Geo.|
Position: VP Exploration and Director
Mr. Thicke has 30 years of global exploration experience for a variety of commodities and expertise exploring for porphyry copper systems. He has extensive experience in porphyry exploration throughout South America with Rio Algom (now BHP Billiton) and he was a member of the team that discovered the large scale Spence porphyry copper deposit. Mr Thicke and his fellow team members were awarded the prestigious Prospector of the Year Award by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in 1998. The Spence deposit commenced production in 2006.
More recently, Mr. Thicke was a senior member of BHP Billiton's Global Porphyry Exploration group, leading teams for the exploration and evaluation of porphyry copper deposits.
|Faisel Hussein, MBA|
Position: Executive VP and Acting CFO
Mr. Hussein has over fifteen years of finance and operations experience. Since 2010, he has been a Principal at Public Infrastructure Partners LLC (PIP), an operating platform and principal investor in the mining and energy sectors with offices in Toronto, New York, Houston, and Charlotte. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Hussein was an investment banker with RBC Capital Markets where he co-founded the Los Angeles investment banking office, expanded the firm's global footprint, and executed cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions. Prior to 2006, Mr. Hussein advised international governments regarding privatizations, large-scale utility operations restructurings, and bi-lateral donor agency investments. Mr. Hussein began his career as an investment banker in the NYC offices of Salomon Brothers.
Mr. Hussein serves as a Trustee for the Emory University Service Award and has been a guest lecturer at Tshinghua University in Beijing. He received his MBA with Stern Alumni Scholar distinction from NYU and BBA from Emory University with Dean's List Honors.
|Cameron Dong, C.A.|
Mr. G. Cameron Dong is a Chartered Accountant and partner in the Vancouver based accounting firm DeVisser Gray LLP. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree with honours in 1998 from the University of British Columbia and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001. Mr. Dong has extensive experience working with publically listed entities, particularly in the resource sector. He has had numerous clients with operations in both North and South America, providing them with professional services in corporate accounting, audit, tax and finance.
Position: Manager, Investor Relations