VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- SALAZAR RESOURCES LIMITED (SRL) (Frankfurt:CCG) (the "Company") - Mr. Fredy Salazar, President and CEO, is pleased to announce the appointment of Messrs. Jorge Roca Arteta and Thomas Kelly to the Board, effective immediately.
Mr. Jorge Roca Arteta has a Bachelor of Arts degree (1986) from Brown University and is Alumnae from the Harvard Business School through its OPM Program (2002). Mr. Roca has worked at the Executive and Board levels, in his family businesses in Ecuador, where he is a third generation family member: on one side of the family in the construction business - Menatlas and forestry business - Edimca, Acosa, Endesa, Botrosa; and with another side of the family (Grupo Consenso) in the appliance business (manufacturing - Indurama, wholesaling and retailing - Marcimex) and in shrimp farming - Austromar. Also Mr. Roca is an entrepreneur and investor currently in the electronic business - Tarpuq, iCenter; in real estate development - Inmobilia, Arrecife, and in mining - SRL. In his pro bono main activities, currently Mr. Roca is Chairman of the Cuenca Chamber of Industry, Chairman of the German School of Cuenca and local Board Member of INCAE business school. He is fluent in Spanish, German and English.
Mr. Thomas Kelly has bachelor and masters degrees in mining engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a registered member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration. Mr. Kelly brings over 35 years of experience in mine production, minerals industry consulting and corporate management. He has extensive international experience working on producing mines as part of feasibility teams and managing development projects from small underground to large open pit operations. Mr. Kelly has held senior positions with Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., AMEC Americas, Inca Pacific Resources Inc. and other recognized industry-leading companies. He is a recognized expert in project management and development and is fluent in Spanish.
About Salazar Resources Limited
Salazar Resources Ltd. is a publicly-listed (SRL)(frankfurt:CCG) mineral resource company engaged in the exploration and development of new highly-prospective areas in Ecuador. Led by a senior Ecuadorian management team and most notably by its namesake Fredy Salazar, this team has been instrumental in other major discoveries throughout Ecuador. Being based in Ecuador, thus having thorough knowledge of local human and environmental issues, gives the company a strategic advantage, enabling it to complete exploration at a rapid pace. With an excellent property portfolio (3 projects- 42,900 hectares), good geopolitical positioning and a number of strategic corporate and financial partnerships, Salazar has positioned itself to be a strategic player in Ecuador and throughout South America.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF SALAZAR RESOURCES LIMITED
Fredy Salazar, President & CEO
Salazar Resources Limited
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