Management

Serafino Iacono, Executive Chairman

Mr. Iacono has over thirty years of experience in capital markets and public companies and has raised more than four billion dollars for numerous natural resource projects internationally. He is currently a director and chairman of Western Atlas Resources Inc. and is a former Co-Chairman and an Executive Director of Pacific Exploration and Production Corporation and a former director of Petromagdalena Energy Corp. Mr. Iacono was also a co-founder of Bolivar Gold Corp and Pacific Stratus Energy, among others, and is involved in numerous resource and business ventures in Latin America, Canada and United States.

Lombardo Paredes Arenas, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Paredes assumed the role of CEO effective February 1, 2014 and brings to his position over 20 years of corporate leadership and operations management experience in the resource sector in Latin America. Before becoming an independent consultant on energy and environmental project development, Mr. Paredes held several roles with within Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). He was responsible for regional planning of investments and social development for Eastern Venezuela, and was Managing Director and a Board Member of Maraven S.A. (an affiliate of PDVSA), with responsibility for the construction and commissioning of the Cardon Refinery Conversion Project in Venezuela, a US$2.6 billion project and was General Manager of its Production Operations Division, with 5,000 employees and oil production of 800 KBbls per day. Mr. Paredes holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Economic Analysis and Financial Economics.

Mike Davies; CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Davies is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Ontario) with over 20 years of extensive international and public company experience in financial management, strategic planning and external reporting in resource and other sectors, including management positions with PetroMagdalena Energy Corp., Coalcorp Mining Inc., Medoro Resources Inc., LAC Minerals Ltd. and Pamour/Giant Yellowknife Mines. Mr. Davies also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

Alessandro Cecchi; M.Sc. , Vice President, Exploration

Mr. Cecchi is an exploration geologist with over eighteen years of experience, with a focus on gold exploration and development in South America. Prior to joining Gran Colombia, Mr. Cecchi was Corporate Technical Manager at Medoro Resources, and also held senior geologist positions at Hecla Mining, Dotly Financial and Gold Mines of Sardinia. Mr. Cecchi served as exploration geologist at Bolivar Goldfields. Mr. Cecchi has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and a Master of Science degree from University of Tierra in Pisa, Italy.

Jose Ignacio Noguera; LLB, MBA, Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Mr. Noguera Gomez has been Vice President, Corporate Affairs for Gran Colombia Gold since June 2012. His career in the Mining and Energy sector began in 1993 when he worked with ExxonMobil, responsible for managing the company’s public and government affairs strategy, becoming an effective liaison with the legal, judiciary and congressional branches of government. Mr. Noguera Gomez is an Attorney with a Masters in Insurance Law, a certified stock trader and also holds an M.B.A from INALDE. He is responsible for managing the Company’s Sustainability, Public Affairs, External & Government Affairs strategy.

Christopher Haldane, Vice President, Investor Relations

Mr. Haldane joined the Company as Vice President, Investor Relations in June 2020. Previously, he served as Manager, Investor Relations at Marathon Gold Corp. from January 2013 to March 2020. Mr. Haldane has over twelve years’ experience in investor relations and corporate communications for publicly traded mining companies and began his career at one of Canada’s longest established investor relations firms where he was responsible for the management and execution of investor relations programs for several Canadian junior mining and oil and gas companies.

Amanda Fullerton; LLB, Vice President, Legal & Secretary

Ms. Fullerton, has been the Vice President, Legal of Gran Colombia Gold since March 2019. She has over 12 years of experience in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate/commercial law focused primarily in the resource sector, gained through her previous positions at Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP and Macleod Dixon LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright LLP). She holds an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Medical Science degree in Physiology from Western University.