Management


Mike Mutchler President &CEO

Mr. Mutchler, who is currently a Partner and Advisory Board Member at Whittle Consulting Pty. Ltd., has
over 30 years’ experience as a mining engineer in both open-pit and underground mining operations.
At Whittle, Mike conducts Enterprise Optimisation using its proprietary software for mining projects
worldwide. Prior to Whittle, Mike was COO for Largo Resources where he was responsible for the
construction, commissioning, operations and expansion of the Maracas Vanadium Mine and Mill in
Bahia, Brazil. Mike’s extensive experience also included the position of COO of Rainy River Resources,
Vice President Project

Development for Kinross Gold Corporation, Mine & Infrastructure Manager for Kinross’s Cerro Casale
project in Chile, Project Director for Kinross’s Paracatu Mine in Brazil, and he held managerial positions
at Kinross and ASARCO. Mike holds a BSc (Mining Engineering), South Dakota School of Mines &
Technology; MBA, Webster University, Missouri; Executive Juris Doctorate degree, Concord School of
Law, Kaplan University; and Chartered Directors Certificate, The Directors College, McMaster
University.


Roland Uloth Executive Chairman

Mr. Uloth has over 20 years as a seasoned mining executive, as well as a business professional with over 45 years of combined experience. This includes being President and Director of River Gold Mines; in 2006, upon the completion of the merger between Wesdome and Eagle River mines, Mr. Uloth became Chairman of the combined company. Mr. Uloth became Chairman, and then CEO of the combined company from 2007 – 2010 where he led Wesdome through several of its most profitable years, and reopened the Kiena Mine. In 2013, Mr. Uloth rejoined Wesdome and successfully restructured the Company. He held this position until last year and still remains on the Board.


Hemdat Sawh CFO

Mr. Sawh is a Certified Professional Accountant, and holds an MBA degree in accounting from York University, a BSc degree in geology from Concordia University and a graduate diploma in geology from McGill University. Mr. Sawh has over 16 years of accounting and auditing experience at Grant Thornton LLP, culminating in the position of principal, where he acted as lead supervisor for auditing teams of businesses with a concentration in publicly listed mining companies. Mr. Sawh has over 12 years’ experience serving as Chief Financial Officer of Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd., Scorpio Mining Corporation, Crystallex International Corporation, and Goldbelt Resources Ltd., all TSX listed mining companies with assets in Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and Burkina Faso, respectively.


Luis Carlos F. da Silva General Manager Brazil

  • Exploration geologist with 25 years of experience with gold mineralization in Archean and Proterozoic terrains. Amarillo´s Brasil Country Manager since 2007
  • B.S. in Geology (UFRN/Brazil)
  • M.Sc. in Economic Geology by UFMG/Brazil
  • Post Graduation in “Project Management” (PMI Methodology) by Fundação Getulio Vargas/Brazil
  • Post Graduation Mineral Economy  by B.I. International – Belo Horizonte/MG. 


Frank Baker Project Development Manager

  • Graduate of Sheffield University with Masters in Metallurgy, over thirty years’ experience
  • Taken three mines from Feasibility into production on three continents, South America, Australia and Africa
  • Most recent job was commissioning a 2million tonne per year Gold mine Western Australia
  • Brazilian citizen fluent in Portuguese, he has just joined the company to lead the Mara Rosa Project