Eco Oro Minerals Corp. (TSX:EOM) announced yesterday that Mark Moseley-Williams has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of the company, retaining the title of president. Moseley-Williams previously served as Eco Oro’s president and chief operating officer.
Eco Oro Minerals Corp. is a publicly-traded precious metals exploration and development company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with a portfolio of projects in Colombia. Eco Oro has been focused on its multi-million ounce Angostura gold and silver deposit, located in northeastern Colombia, near Bucaramanga.
Anna Stylianides will continue in her role as Executive Co-Chairman. “We all recognize the substantial contribution Anna has made to Eco Oro since 2011. On behalf of the Board, I wish to extend our genuine appreciation for her dedicated service and look forward to her continued participation as Executive Co-Chairman” commented Juan Esteban Orduz, Co-Chairman of Eco Oro.
“We congratulate Mark on his promotion”, said Anna Stylianides, Executive Co-Chairman of Eco Oro. “Mark’s international underground mining experience and familiarity with the Angostura project provides the company with a unique set of skills to continue creating value for shareholders and driving the critical technical timelines of the Angostura Project. The company continues its efforts of tight cost control and looks forward to Mark continuing to lead the technical outcomes that he has championed over the last few months.”
The company also announced the resignation of Jean Sebastien Blanchette from the company’s Board of Directors. Anna Stylianides commented, “On behalf of the Board of Directors of Eco Oro we wish to thank Mr. Blanchette for his tremendous contribution and tireless commitment to the company since joining the Board of Directors in 2011 and wish him well in all his future endeavors.”
Moseley-Williams holds a BSc. Mining Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom and has over 20 years of experience in mine construction, expansion projects and operations in North, Central and South America. His most recent position was President & COO in Medellín for Continental Gold. Moseley-Williams was responsible for leading Continental from a purely exploration company through to an advanced development stage company. Prior to that, he was Operations Manager for Agnico-Eagle’s Pinos Altos Mine located in Chihuahua, Mexico, where he was responsible for all underground and open pit operations as well as the mine’s engineering and planning requirements. In his previous roles with Fortuna Silver, Coeur d’Alene Mines, Kinross and Eldorado he acquired expertise in a variety of fields including project development, corporate development, corporate social responsibility and environmental permitting. Raised in Colombia, he is bilingual in Spanish and English, and a citizen of Colombia and the United Kingdom.
As of press time, Eco-Oro had not responded to Finance Colombia’s requests for additional information.