Mr. Steven Allen Zadka, a visionary entrepreneur and investor. Mr. Zadka started his career over 15 years ago with a simple task in mind of utilizing financial strength to realize commercial potential of an asset where value is understood. With his vision he has come to the forefront of the natural resources and mining industries in his current executive role at Cerro de Pasco. Over the years Mr. Zadka has orchestrated strategy for dozens of projects around the globe in energy and resource development. Mr. Zadka also has extensive experience in Investment banking, capital markets, M&A, and corporate finance. Mr. Zadka currently holds the title of Managing director at Sunrise Securities LLC / Trump Securities LLC, a New York City based Investment Bank. Prior to that Mr. Zadka was an investment banker at Adar Capital Advisors, Associate at Casimir Capital LP, and senior consultant at Mine Management. Mr. Zadka has spent a significant amount of time in South America. Mr. Zadka holds a B.S. from Baruch College in New York City.
Chief Executive Officer, Director
Mr. Guy Goulet, is the President, the Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Corporation since April 6, 2017.
Mr. Goulet graduated from Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal in 1986 in geological engineering. He has been active in the mining sector for more than 30 years. From 1995 to 2000 he has been a member of the Board and CEO of five publicly traded Canadian mining companies. He has been co-credited for the restart of the Wrightbar gold mine in Val d'Or, Québec in 1996. In parallel, he has conducted in collaboration with Hydro-Québec (LTD division) and Group STAS the only project leading to the production of lithium metal from high purity lithium carbonate. From 2000 to 2008, he served as co-founder, president and chairman of H2O Innovation Inc., a water treatment company that manufactures and installs integrated systems for various markets. He joined Maya Gold & Silver Inc. as President and CEO from November 2008 to June 2017 and was co-credited for the restart of the Zgounder silver mine in Morocco. During his career, Mr. Goulet capital raised over $150 million through the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”).
Manuel Lizandro Rodriguez Mariategui Canny
Mr. Manuel Lizandro Rodriguez Mariategui Canny, is a Peruvian entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in the mining sector. He leads the board of directors of Austria Duvaz, a company with over 100 years of mining history. He is also CEO of Minera Valor, Executive Director of the Peruvian Aquaculture Company and President of the Investment and Risk Committee of Inversiones Don Lizandro. Manuel has succeeded in taking these companies to the forefront of technology, increasing its value through high productivity, as well as social and environmental responsibility.
Neil T. Ringdahl
President & Director
Mr. Neil Ringdahl serves as the President of CDPR. Mr. Ringdahl is a South African mining engineer with 25 years of executive and operational experience in Latin America, Africa and Europe. Mr. Ringdahl has held executive management positions in companies including Volcan Compañía Minera (2007/2009), Anglo Platinum, Golden Star Resources, Korea Zinc Orvana, and is the COO of Ascendant Resources. Mr. Ringdahl holds a bachelor's degree with Honors in mining engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
David Shaw, Ph.D
Mr. Shaw has almost four decades of experience in the technical and financial sectors of the mining and oil and gas resource industries. He has specialized in the investigation of the structural controls of mineral deposits, in the financial side he has focused on financial and risk analysis of resource project investment. After graduating from Carleton University, Ottawa, with a Ph.D. in Structural Geology, he was employed by Chevron Resources Canada as an in-house structural consultant in both the mining and hydrocarbon divisions. He founded the Resource Research Department at Charlton Securities Ltd before assuming the position as Senior Analyst at Yorkton Securities. Since the mid 1990’s he has worked as an independent consultant and actual serves on the Boards of three other publicly listed resource companies. Mr. Shaw is a member of the Governance Committee and assisted the whistle-blowing reporting.
John G. Booth, LLM
John G. Booth has 30 years of international experience in finance, law, ESG and corporate governance of natural resource investments. He holds a Bachelor of Science in biology and environmental science, Canadian and US law degrees, and a Masters in international finance, tax and environmental law. He has worked as a lawyer, investment banker, broker, strategy consultant and fund manager with firms including Merrill Lynch International, ICAP, CEDEF and ABN AMRO, CIBC, World Bank, Climate Change Capital and Conservation Finance International. Most recently he served as chairman and CEO of Midpoint, an international payments business which he co-founded and listed via RTO on the TSXV. Currently he serves as chairman of Laramide Resources (ASX/TSX) and European Electic Metals (TSXV), and is non-executive director and head of the audit committee of Cub Energy (TSXV) and Genius Properties (CSE) and is a guest lecturer on ESG at Kings College, University of London. He leads the Audit and Governance Committees.
Mr. Hodgson is an investor with over 30 years´ experience in the Central London residential property market as a developer where he dealt with sensitive environmental and social issues. Mr. Hodgson pioneered the “Swale Project”, a major scheme in Kent with partners Bovis, Medway Port Authority, Bowater and UK Paper. Mr. Hodgson is a corporate investor via Small Private Equity Companies, based in Mayfair, London. Mr. Hodgson is responsible of the whistle-blowing reporting and he is a member of the Audit and Governance Committees.
Keith Philip Brill
Mr. Keith Philip Brill, has been a management consultant with Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), the world’s leading research and advisory company, since 2016. At Gartner, Inc., he advises commercial and public sector organizations on business and IT transformation programs involving technology modernization, strategic sourcing, organizational design and change, people/talent management and IT financial management. Prior to joining Gartner, Inc., Mr. Brill was a principal consultant for PA Consulting Group, Inc., a leading UK-based global consulting firm. There he worked with multinational Fortune 500 companies leading financial and operational aspects of IT outsourcing and operational efficiency projects across the health care, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors. Mr. Brill received an International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina in May 2005. He graduated from the South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina in May 2003 with a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, major in Economics and Finance, minor in Spanish.