Serafino Iacono 1,2
Chairman, Director

Serafino Iacono, Director, has over 30 years of experience in the financing and development of oil, mining and other resource projects in Latin America, the United States and Europe and has raised more than $5 billion for numerous natural resource projects. Mr. Iacono has been co-founding partner and board member of several companies including Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (now Frontera Energy Corporation) where he also served as Executive Co-Chairman of the Board from 2008 to 2016, Medoro Resources Ltd., Gran Colombia Gold Corp., Bolivar Gold Corp., CGX Energy Inc. and PetroMagdalena Energy Corp. Mr. Iacono currently serves as a director and Executive Co-Chairman of Colombia’s largest gold producer, Gran Colombia Gold, and as a director of US Oil Sands Inc.

Fabio Capponi
Chief Executive Officer, Director

Fabio Capponi, President, CEO and Director has over 14 years of experience and a successful track-record in creating, structuring and selling natural resources companies worth over $5 billion working in Europe and both North and Latin America. Mr. Capponi is the founder of Western Atlas Resources, and was Co-Founder of CB Gold Inc. where he also served as President and CEO from 2009 to 2015 (CB Gold was acquired in December 2015). Prior to that Mr. Capponi was with Endeavour Financial and has covered the Director and Management positions with private companies. Mr. Capponi holds a master’s degree in economics and business administration from the LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, Italy.

José Francisco Arata 1,2

Jose Francisco Arata, Director, has over 30 years of experience in exploration, developing and production of mineral and hydrocarbons projects having started his career with Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the Venezuelan-state owned oil and natural gas company. Mr. Arata has been co-founding partner and board member of several companies listed in the Toronto Stock Exchange, dedicated to mineral and hydrocarbon exploration and production in different Latin America countries. Among those companies was Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (now Frontera Energy Corporation), where he was President and Executive Director since its formation in 2003 until July 2015, Gran Colombia Gold Corp., Medoro Resources Ltd., and Bolivar Gold Corp. Mr. Arata has a Degree in Geology from the University of Turin, Italy and a Degree in Geological Engineering from the Central University of Venezuela. Mr. Arata is member of the following professional associations: Colegio de Ingenieros de Venezuela, Asociación Colombiana de Geólogos, Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Sociedad Venezolana de Geólogos, and Asociación Venezolana de Geofísicos.

Michael Galego Dacosta 1

Michael Galego Dacosta, Director, is a lawyer with more than 10 years of M&A and corporate finance experience and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Stronach Group’s Agricultural Division and has been a Director at International Cannabis Corporation (TSXV – ICC) and Apolo Acquisition Corp. (TSXV – ACA) since November 2016 and May, 2017 respectively. Mr. Galego is also on the board of directors of Trillium Gift of Life Network and the Canadian Liver Foundation. Mr. Galego is a graduate of York University with Hons. B.A., and the University of Windsor with LL.B.

1. Member of the Audit Committee
2. Member of the Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee