Luquman Shaheen, P.Eng., M.B.A
President, CEO, Director
Mr. Luquman Shaheen is a professional engineer with an MBA and 30 years experience in the mining sector. He has worked to develop mining and mineral projects throughout North America, South America and Europe. Mr. Shaheen has led Panoro Minerals since 2008 and has been a shareholder since 1996. Under his leadership Panoro Minerals has completed over $700 million in financings including precious metals streaming, joint ventures, asset sales, royalties and public and private offerings of equity. Mr. Shaheen has led the growth of Panoro's resouce base from 70 million tonnes to 1.1 billion tonnes and the completion of economic studies identifying over $1.3 billion in valuation at Panoro's two advanced stage copper projects. Mr. Shaheen has been successful in building strategic partnerships with important industry groups such as Wheaton Precious Metals, Hudbay MInerals, JOGMEC. He has built an important shareholder base of investors from the UK, Switzerland, Canada, the US and Peru.
Shannon Ross, CPA, CA
CFO & Corporate Secretary
Ms. Ross has over 25 years of accounting and financial management experience in the mining industry. She began her career in public practice, moving to the mining industry, initially in internal audit for Cominco Ltd., before moving to the exploration industry. She has worked for groups of mining companies including Hunter Dickinson and the Lang Mining Group and served as CFO and Corporate Secretary for several companies including Northern Orion Resources, Quartz Mountain Gold Corp., Canaco Resources Ltd. and Tigray Resources Ltd., among others. Her experience has included advanced and early stage projects in several Latin American countries, Canada, the United States and in Africa. Ms. Ross holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta.
Luis Vela, P.Geo.
Vice President Exploration
Mr. Vela has 22 years of experience in copper porphyries, precious metals, exploration/mining and pre-feasibility studies. Prior to Panoro he worked as Vice President and Exploration Manager for companies such as Trafigura Beheer Group, Andean Gold Ltd, Minera Penoles, Andean American Mining, Minera Aurifera Retamas among others and exercised the consultancy in others. He is familiarized with the geology and mining projects in México, Chile, Bolivia and Perú. Mr Vela is a P.Geo. with studies of magister plan in economic geology in the University of Chile. He is also a Qualify Person associated to the Comisión Minera of Chile.
Yves Barsimantov, B.Sc.Econ., M.Banking
Vice President, Operations & Peru General Manager
Mr. Barsimantov holds a B.Sc. in Economics. He is a management professional with over 14 years of experience in the Peruvian banking, fishing and mining sectors. Mr. Barsimantov joined Panoro in May 2010 and has been General Manager of Panoro's subsidiary in Peru since January 2011.
Christian G. Pilon
Executive Director Peru, Director
Resident in Lima, Peru, Mr. Pilon has over 30 years of experience in applied geophysics in mining, civil engineering, environmental and water resource projects. He is currently president of Geoline S.A., a Peruvian company dedicated to the sales and rental of engineering instrumentation and to specialized geophysical surveys and consulting.