Business Manager, Mexico
Mr. Martinez represents the Company as its Mexican Business Manager. He is responsible for providing in country expertise and guidance covering contract and field negotiations, compliance with State and Federal laws, matters relating to business, due diligence, ownership, title, taxes and property acquisitions. From 1982-1989 he was with Intercor, a wholly owned Exxon affiliate operator of the Cerrejon Project, a US $3 billion, 5,000 employees, 15 million tonne/year coal joint venture project with Carbocol, involved in a wide range of activities including annual budget planning, offshore equipment finance, cash management, contract supervision and mine and port inventory control in the Cerrejon Coal Project. From 1990 to 1995 he worked with Greenstone Resources, Ltd., or affiliates, culminating as General Manager and Director. At Greenstone he negotiated sales contracts of concentrates with smelters and managed export gold concentrates to Sumitomo, Japan and managed the affairs in Colombia. From 1995 to 1998 he was with Eldorado Gold Corporation responsible for the planning of acquisitions, research, field negotiations, etc., in Mexico. He holds a B.Sc. Engineering degree from Universidad del Norte, Colombia and an MBA from the University of Dallas, Irving, Texas.