Luquman Shaheen, P.Eng., M.B.A
President, CEO, Director
Mr. Shaheen has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration. He has over 22 years of experience in the international mining sector with over 17 years dedicated to the development of mineral projects in Peru and Latin America. Mr. Shaheen resided in Peru from 1996 until 2001, is fluent in Spanish and English, very knowledgeable of the Peruvian mining sector and the social, environmental and business issues of this important mineral producing nation.
Shannon Ross, CPA, CA
CFO & Corporate Secretary
Ms. Ross has over 25 years of accounting and financial management experience in the mining industry. She began her career in public practice, moving to the mining industry initially in internal audit for Cominco Ltd., before moving to the exploration industry. She has served as CFO and Corporate Secretary for several companies including Northern Orion Resources, Canaco Resources Ltd. and Tigray Resources Ltd., among others. Ms. Ross holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta.
Vice President Exploration
Mr. Vela has 22 years of experience in copper porphyries, precious metals, exploration/mining and pre-feasibility studies. Prior to Panoro he worked as Vice President and Exploration Manager for companies such as Trafigura Beheer Group, Andean Gold Ltd, Minera Penoles, Andean American Mining, Minera Aurifera Retamas among others and exercised the consultancy in others. He is familiarized with the geology and mining projects in México, Chile, Bolivia and Perú. Mr Vela is a P.Geo. with studies of magister plan in economic geology in the University of Chile. He is also a Qualify Person associated to the Comisión Minera of Chile.
Vice President, Operations & Peru General Manager
Mr. Barsimantov holds a B.Sc. in Economics. He is a management professional with over 14 years of experience in the Peruvian banking, fishing and mining sectors. Mr. Barsimantov joined Panoro in May 2010 and has been General Manager of Panoro’s subsidiary in Peru since January 2011.
Christian G. Pilon
Executive Director Peru, Director
Resident in Lima, Peru, Mr. Pilon has over 30 years of experience in applied geophysics in mining, civil engineering, environmental and water resource projects. He is currently president of Geoline S.A., a Peruvian company dedicated to the sales and rental of engineering instrumentation and to specialized geophysical surveys and consulting.