Partner and CEO
+15 years of experience in M&A, company building and general management in the mining sector. Led several transactions and capital raises as Brazilian executive of a natural resources focused Canadian merchant bank. Was the Country Manager of Belo Sun Mining Corp (+7Moz Au project) from 2014 to 2017. Also worked at Vale, Arcelor Mittal and Azevedo Sette. Bachelor in Business Administration and Law (admitted at Brazilian Bar). MBA from University of Toronto (Rotman School of Management).
Partner and VP Exploration
+29 years of experience in regional and detailed exploration projects. Recently as Site Manager for F&M (added 5Moz Au in the Volta Grande Deposits and Salobro Deposit Zn/Pb reassessment), Technical Manager for International Nickel Ventures in Brazil and Country Manager for Blackstone Ventures in Sweden. Prior to that as Chief Project Geologist for Falconbridge/Xstrata (Araguaia Ni laterite discovery) in Brazil. Also, part of the Unamgen team that review and tested low grade Aurizona Gold Project which is currently in production. BS Geology from Brasília University and MBA Fundação Getúlio Vargas.
THIAGO BASTOS BONÁS
Partner and Mineral Resource Director
+19 years of work experience in mineral exploration and resource evaluation for phosphate, base metals, gold and Iron ore. Resource Geologist for Aguia Resources in Brazil and Troilus Gold in Canada. Also work for subsidiaries of Forbes & Manhattan Group, SRK Consulting and Gemcom Software evaluating diverse ore deposits and implemented multiple QAQC programs under CIM (NI 43-101) and JORC standards throughout South America and Europe. Experience as a mine geologist working for BUNGE Fertilizer and experience in mineral resource audit. Bachelor degree in Geology from São Paulo University (USP) and master’s degree in Mineral Resources (Apply Geostatistics) from the same institution. Member of the CBRR - Brazilian Commission for Resources and Reserves.
Partner and CFO
+15 years of experience in mining, focused on accounting, finance and economics. FP&A at several mining companies, cost controller of a +USD220M project at Mineração Morro do Ipê (Trafigura and Mubadala Fund JV). Also worked for Vale, Anglo American, SNC Lavalin and other mining companies. Experience in business valuation for M&A and funding purposes, business and operational feasibility studies, CAPEX estimation and accounting performance reports. Bachelor degree in Business Administration UFMG and Post-graduated in Management with major in Finance at FDC - Fundação Don Cabral.
BRUNA A MARTINS CRUZ
+11 years of work experience in finance, accounting, treasury, administrative, and tax operations. Worked with FP&A for BRZ Imports and Broderie. Also worked for Oi Telecon controlling operational costs. Graduated in Business Administration at UNA, post-graduated in Controllership and Finance at IBMEC, graduating in Accounting at UNA.
+11 years of experience in regional and detailed exploration projects for base metals, precious metals and fertilizers in very different geological environments. Participated in the development of two world-class mineral deposits (Belo Sun and Potássio do Brasil) and other relevant mineral projects (Águia Fertilizantes, Emerita do Brasil and ValOre Metals). BS Geology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais.
JULIO CESAR SANTOS
Data Intelligence Associate
+17 years of experience in geological data acquisition and management, QAQC, GIS, data room management, and information technology. Has worked at CMOC, Itafós and Xstrata. For over 9 years, coordinated the area of geoprocessing and the geological database of Forbes and Manhattan Group in Brazil. Julio Cesar is a Geology and Mining Technician by the Technical School of Rio Grande do Norte (CEFET/RN) and is now graduating in Data Science at Uniasselvi.