Management & Directors
KLAUS ZEITLER - DIRECTOR AND CHAIRMAN
Dr. Zeitler received his professional education at Karlsruhe University from 1959 to 1966 and obtained a PHD in economic planning. Dr. Zeitler is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Prospectors and Developers Association. Dr. Zeitler financed, built and managed base metal and gold mines worldwide (Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific) with a total investment value of $4 billion.
Dr. Zeitler was a managing director of Metallgeschaft AG, a German metals conglomerate and in 1986 founded and was a director and CEO of Metall Mining, later Inmet, a Toronto Stock Exchange listed company with assets of over $1 billion and base metal and gold mines in different parts of the world. After having been a director of Teck and Cominco for many years, Dr. Zeitler joined Teck in 1997 as Senior Vice President and had responsibilities for the exploration and development of mines in Peru, Mexico and the USA. Since his retirement in 2002 from Teck Cominco and in addition to being President and a director of Amerigo, Dr. Zeitler has been actively involved as a director in various junior base and precious metal companies.
EDUARDO COVARRUBIAS - DIRECTOR
Mr. Covarrubias holds a degree in chemical and industrial engineering from the Catholic University of Chile, and a Master of Science in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management. Mr. Covarrubias has been overseeing the mining interests of Turnbrook Corporation prior to the recent consolidation of ownership of the Vizcachitas project. Mr. Covarrubias was a banker with the Chase Manhattan Bank for almost a decade, covering the mining sector in Chile. He was based in New York and Santiago and his responsibilities included project financing, structured finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions.
GONZALO DELAVEAU - DIRECTOR
Mr. Delaveau is a lawyer graduated from the Catholic University of Chile. He has been professor of Modern Contracts at the Magister postgraduate program of the Universidad Catolica de Chile and of Regulated Markets at the Magister postgraduate program of Universidad del Desarrollo. He is also member of the International Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Chambers and Partners has distinguished Mr. Delaveau in the areas of Natural Resources, Energy, M&A and Capital Markets.
Mr. Delaveau is a senior partner at Honorato Delaveau & Cia. Prior to that he worked at Aninat Schwencke & Cía. for two years. Before Aninat Shwencke & Cía, he was a partner for 12 years at Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errázuriz. . He has specialized in complex and innovative corporate transactions, finance and trade, both in Chile and abroad, and in the development of projects related to energy, mining, natural resources and public concessions.
FRANCIS O'KELLY - DIRECTOR
Mr. O'Kelly is a graduate of the Royal School of Mines, London. He has worked in metalliferous mining throughout the Americas, having previously being employed by Exxon, Anaconda and Rosario Mining Co. He also has served as an officer of JP Morgan and a partner of Elders Finance and acted in the capacity of a director of Glamis Gold, Alamos Gold, Northgate, Campbell Mines and Rayrock Resources. Mr O'Kelly currently is an independent financial and technical consultant based in Santiago Chile.
FRANCISCO COVARRUBIAS - DIRECTOR
Mr. Covarrubias holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Agro Resources. He also holds and MBA form the University of Melbourne. Mr. Covarrubias works with Acfin, the largest Add descriptionmaster servicer for asset backed securities in Chile and a leading player in the Mexican market. Prior to Acfin, he worked with Australia Trade Commission expanding and promoting Australian business interests in Chile. MR. Covarrubias began his career in the agri-business sector working with the Conosur winery and Chiquita brands.
PAUL MIQUEL - DIRECTOR
Mr. Miquel holds a degree in Mathematics applied to Social Sciences, and a degree in Economics from the Universidad de Chile. He has been working in international investment banking since 1990. He has been Country Head for Chile, Peru and Colombia for Societe Generale, Director for Sudameris (Intesa BCI Group), and Country Head for Venezuela and Chile for BNP Paribas.
During the last 15 years, Mr. Miquel has been working in structuring, negotiating and distributing some of the major transactions in the energy and mining sectors, for multinational and local groups and governments, in South America.
ANTHONY AMBERG – PRESIDENT AND CEO
Mr. Amberg is a geologist who is a graduate of the Royal School of Mines, London, has an MSc. from University College London and is also a Chartered Geologist with the Geological Society of London. He has close to 30 years of diverse experience having worked in Asia, Africa and South America for both multinational and junior companies. He began his career in 1986 working with Anglo American in South Africa before moving on to an exploration position with Severin-Southern Sphere. In 1990 Mr. Amberg moved to Chile where he first worked with Bema Gold on the Refugio project before taking up a position with Rio Tinto. At Rio Tinto he was involved in exploration programs in the Atacama and Magallanes Regions and managed the Barreal Seco (now part of Las Cenizas) exploration program. In 1996 he joined Kazakhstan Minerals Corporation in Kazakhstan setting up and managing offices for the drilling and resource estimation for JORC compliant feasibility studies on three large projects that are now operating mines. He became General Director for two joint ventures in KazMinCo where he managed all technical and local issues. In 2001 he returned to Chile where he started a geological consulting firm specialising in project evaluation and NI 43-101 technical reports. Mr. Amberg's clients included Rio Tinto, Barrick, Codelco, Anglo American, Pan Pacific Copper and various junior mining companies. He joined Los Andes Copper in 2012 as Chief Geologist.
Mr. Amberg is a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.
GONZALO SALDIAS – GEOLOGIST CONSULTANT
Mr. Saldias is geologist who is a graduate of Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile. He has over 35 years of experience working within Chile and internationally; mainly on copper porphyry, epithermal gold silver and iron-oxide copper gold systems. For the last seven years, he worked for Antofagasta Minerals evaluating copper porphyry projects within Chile, assessing their geological and economical potential. Prior to that he had worked for ten years with Placer Dome Latin America, generating and evaluating exploration projects within the region. Prior to Placer Dome, he worked for Codelco as head of exploration geology for the El Salvador Division, developing the prospective areas near to the mine. He also worked for Northern Resources, Homestake, Utah, Anaconda and as an independent consultant.
JUAN BENABARRE – HEAD OF HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Benabarre is a mechanical engineer who graduated from the University of Chile and also holds an MBA from the Adolfo Ibañez University. He has almost 40 years of experience in engineering, development, construction and operation of power generation and transmission projects in Chile and other countries in Latin America. Mr. Benabarre worked for over 35 years at the Endesa Group, one of the largest power generation, transmission and distribution conglomerates in Latin America. During his initial 20 years at Endesa, he was involved in the development, construction and commissioning of power generation projects with an aggregate capacity of over 1,100 MW of installed capacity. Subsequently he became General Manager and then Chairman of the Board of Ingendesa, Endesa's engineering and development subsidiary. During the last 8 years at Endesa, Mr. Benabarre was Head of Operations and Maintenance for all of Endesa's assets in Latin America (approx. 15,000 MW), and the Regional Head for Engineering and Development for Endesa in Latin America.
AURORA DAVIDSON – CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Ms. Davidson holds a Certified General Accountant designation from the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia and a BSc in Business Administration from Alliant International University in San Diego, California. Ms. Davidson has over 20 years of experience in financial and general business management having assisted private and public companies in the roles of Chief Financial Officer, Vice-president, Finance and Corporate Controller within the mineral exploration and high technology sectors.
PEDRO LOCH – CONTROLLER
Mr. Loch is a Certified Accountant from the Chilean Association of Accountants. He has over 20 years of experience with multinational companies. Before joining Los Andes Copper in 2011, Mr. Loch worked as Regional Financial Officer for the Chilean subsidiary of Mincom International from 1997 to 2010, with responsibilities for the offices in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico. From 1987 to 1997, he worked at Raychem, as Controller for Chile and Peru and prior to Raychem, he was Controller for 7 years at the Chilean subsidiary of Transammonia Inc. (New York).