Joseph Hamilton President and Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Hamilton is President of PICKAX International Corp., a private consulting company, and a Managing Director of Primary Capital, an exempt market dealer in Toronto. He also serves as Chairman of Unigold Inc., an exploration company listed on the TSX-V with properties in the Dominican Republic, and is a director of Noront Resources Ltd. which is working towards the development of its Eagle Nest nickel-copper-palladium-platinum project in The Ring-of-Fire in Northern Ontario. Mr. Hamilton has over 27 years of experience in the international mining industry. Mr. Hamilton obtained a Masters of Science (Applied) from Queen's University in 1991 and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto in 1985. Mr. Hamilton is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Professional Geologist. He is currently a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, Canada, a member of the CFA Institute and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Stephanie Malec Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Malec is a Chartered Accountant with more than 11 years of public company finance experience, including several senior financial positions in the exploration and mining industry. Prior to joining Malbex, she was Controller at Starfield Resources Inc., following her tenure as Controller at Dundee Precious Metals Inc. Ms. Malec began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, after graduating with distinction with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto in 1999.
Bruno Caciagli President of Malbex San Juan S.A.
Mr. Caciagli is a registered geologist with over 35 years of experience in construction, mining, and environmental projects in the US, Canada, Europe, and South America, in both the public and private sectors. Most recently he was Camp Manager for the Fruta Del Norte project at Aurelian Ecuador, beginning under Aurelian Resources and then continuing under Kinross following the takeover of Aurelian by Kinross. Mr. Caciagli is fluent in Spanish and has considerable community relations experience. He earned an MBA at the American Graduate School of International Management and holds a BA in Geology from the University of Alaska.
Jorge Giudici Exploration Manager
Mr. Giudici is a professional geologist with over 20 years of experience in different stages of the mineral exploration industry, from grass roots to feasibility projects. Over the last 10 years and prior to joining Malbex, he served as chief geologist and exploration manager for Mount Isa Mines, Exeter, Xstrata Copper (El Pachon Project in San Juan province, Argentina), and Vale. He has experience in definition and development of basic exploration programs and project evaluation, including major drilling programs and multi-disciplinary studies. Mr. Giudici has worked in several countries in South America - Argentina, Perú, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia - and also one year in Australia (Mount Isa District). He graduated as a geologist, with honors, from the San Juan University. He is member of the Society of Economic Geologists (USA) and also the Mendoza Geologist Association in Argentina. Before joining the mining industry in 1992, he spent 4 years in teaching and research work at the San Juan University.