Our Team

MAURO BARROS

 

Partner and CEO

+15 years of experience in mining, management and M&A. Coordinated a number of acquisitions of mining assets and capital raises for Forbes and Manhattan in Brazil. Country Manager of Belo Sun Mining Corp from 2014 to 2017. Also worked for Vale, Arcelor Mittal and Azevedo Sette in mining projects acquisitions. Experience in M&A, project management, mining properties auditing and acquisitions and exits, institutional relations and regulatory affairs. BBA and LLB (Estacio and UFMG), Post-graduation in Economics and Law from FGV, MBA from University of Toronto.

CARLOS H C COSTA

 

Partner and VP Business Development

+37 years work experience, including in base metals, gold and PGE exploration throughout Brazil. Brazil´s Country Manager of several subsidiaries of Forbes & Manhattan Group (+$80M annual budget, +200,000m drilled) and Xstrata, former Falconbridge ($50M budget). Also worked for Vale and British Petroleum. Has participated and managed several exploration programs, from regional grassroots to bankable feasibility studies stages. Several years of work experience in mine geology, including underground and open pit operations. P.Geo (APGO). BS Geology from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

RICARDO LOPES

 

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

 

Principal Resource Geologist 

+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.

EDUARDO CARDOSO

 

Chief Financial Officer - 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

 

Financial Analyst 

+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.

Rua Rio Grande do Norte, 1435, 9o andar

Savassi, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

30130-131