Corporate

Ivan Bebek

Co-Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Ivan Bebek

Mr. Bebek has over 20 years of experience in financing, foreign negotiations and acquisitions in the mineral exploration industry. His understanding of the capital markets and ability to position, structure and finance companies that he has been associated with has been instrumental in their successes. Mr. Bebek was formerly the President, CEO and Co-Founder of Cayden Resources, which was sold to Agnico Eagle Mines for $205M in November 2014, and a Co-Founder of Keegan Resources (now Galiano Gold). Mr. Bebek is a Co-Founder and Director of Torq Resources (formerly, Stratton Resources), Co-Chair and Director of Tier One Silver and Chair and Director of Fury Gold Mines.


Shawn Wallace

Co-Founder, Chair & Director

Shawn Wallace

Mr. Wallace has been involved in all aspects of the mining industry, from mineral exploration and project management, to financing, mergers & acquisitions and corporate development. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Wallace has been instrumental in building numerous high-quality mineral exploration, development and production companies, including co-founding Cayden Resources, which was acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines for $205M. Mr. Wallace is also a Co-Founder and Director of Asanko Gold (now Galiano Gold), a Co-Founder, Executive Chairman and Director of Torq Resources and Co-Founder, Co-Chair and Director of Tier One Silver.


Michael Henrichsen

Chief Geologist

Michael Henrichsen

Mr. Henrichsen is a structural geologist (P.Geo.) and leads the Sombrero Resources technical team. Previously, Mr. Henrichsen was the global structural geologist at Newmont, where his contributions significantly increased the reserves and resources base in the Ahafo district in Ghana. Mr. Henrichsen has also worked extensively at other major gold camps in South America, the Carlin Trend, Guinea and Canada.


Dave Smithson

Vice President of Exploration

Dave Smithson

Mr. Smithson (M.Sc.) is an ore deposit geologist responsible for global exploration and discovery at Sombrero Resources. Previously, Mr. Smithson worked as a global gold specialist for Newmont where he contributed to gold-ounce reserve expansions at the Ahafo, Yanacocha and Carlin districts, amongst others. More recently, Mr. Smithson led the technical success at the Barqueño gold-copper project in Jalisco, Mexico, which culminated in its purchase by Agnico Eagle Mines, for $205M. Mr. Smithson holds a Master of Science degree from the University of British Columbia and has nineteen years of experience.


Christian Rios

Vice President of Operations, South America

Christian Rios

Mr. Rios is a professional geologist (P.Geo.) responsible for leading the operations of Sombrero Resources’ exploration activities in South America. Previously, he was the Vice President of Exploration at Bear Creek Mining where he was directly involved in the discovery of the world-class Santa Ana and Corani silver-lead-zinc deposits in Peru and was on the team that delivered the feasibility study on the Corani deposit. Mr. Rios has a Masters in Economic Geology and over twenty years of experience in exploration, mining development and operations, specializing in Peru.


Elizabeth Senez

Chief Financial Officer (Interim)

Elizabeth Senez

Ms. Senez is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having obtained her undergraduate degree at Oxford University, in addition to a Diploma in Treasury Management from the Association of Corporate Treasurers. She comes to Sombrero Resources with over 18 years of experience in accounting, finance and corporate treasury in Canada, Panama and the UK. Most recently, Ms. Senez was in the role of acting group treasurer for First Quantum Minerals Ltd., having moved through a range of progressively more senior roles in the UK and Panama during her eight years with the company. Prior to that, she was employed by Deloitte LLP, in both their London and Vancouver offices, where she worked with a range of Canadian and US listed mining companies.


Tracy George

Corporate Secretary

Tracy George

Ms. George has ten years of experience providing administrative, governance, regulatory compliance, AGM management and financing transaction support to numerous public companies, in the position of Group Corporate Secretary of Universal Mineral Services Ltd., a private company providing services to Sombrero Resources, Tier One Silver, Torq Resources and other publicly listed entities.


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