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.

Michael Malana, CPA, CMA

CFO & Corporate Secretary

With over 20 years of international experience in financial management, financial reporting and general corporate governance, Mr. Malana has held senior financial executive positions across several industries including natural resources, biotechnology and manufacturing.  Mr. Malana holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University in Montreal and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Certified Management Accountant).

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.

Guillermo Torres, E.Met., M.B.A.

Vice President Project Development

Mr. Torres has over 22 years of experience in the mining industry in Peru and Argentina with an in-depth knowledge of the mining business from pit to refinery. Guillermo has over 12 years experience in managing engineering projects, including technical and financial assessments of projects with capital requirements in excess of $US 1.8 billion. He has completed projects for publicly listed and privately owned mining companies as well as for multinational consulting engineering firms with operations in Peru.  Mr. Torres is a metallurgical engineer with over 10 years of experience in metallurgical plant operations, process design, research and optimization. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo in 2000, a Masters in Business Administration from Universidad ESAN in 2004 and studies in geological engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. 

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.

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