Management

Ivan Bebek

Executive Chairman


Mr. Bebek is Executive Chairman and Director to the Company. Mr. Bebek has over 20 years of experience in financing, foreign negotiations and acquisitions in the mineral exploration industry. His understanding of the capital markets and ability to position, structure and finance companies that he has been associated with has been instrumental in their successes. Mr. Bebek was formerly the President, CEO and co-founder of Cayden Resources, which was sold to Agnico Eagle Mines for $205 million in November 2014, and a co-founder of Keegan Resources (now Galliano Gold). Mr. Bebek is a cofounder, Co-Chairman and Director of Torq Resources (formerly, Stratton Resources).

Shawn Wallace

President & Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Wallace is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director to the Company. Mr. Wallace has been involved in all aspects of the mining industry, from mineral exploration and project management, to financing, mergers & acquisitions and corporate development. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Wallace has been instrumental in building numerous high-quality mineral exploration, development and production companies, including co-founding Cayden Resources, which was acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines for $205 million. Mr. Wallace is also a co-founder and Director of Asanko Gold (now Galliano Gold) and a co-founder, Co-Chairman and Director of Torq Resources.

Michael Henrichsen

Chief Operating Officer


Mr. Henrichsen is a structural geologist who is leading the Auryn technical team. Previously, Mr. Henrichsen was the global structural geologist at Newmont, where his contributions significantly increased the reserves and resources base in the Ahafo district Ghana. Mr. Henrichsen has also worked extensively at other major gold camps in South America, the Carlin Trend, Guinea and Canada.

David Smithson

Vice President of Exploration

Mr. Smithson (M.Sc.) is an ore deposit geologist responsible for global exploration and discovery at Auryn. Previously, Mr. Smithson worked as a global gold specialist for Newmont where he contributed to gold-ounce reserve expansions at the Ahafo, Yanacocha and Carlin districts, amongst others. More recently, Mr. Smithson led the technical success at the Barqueño gold-copper project in Jalisco, Mexico, which culminated in its purchase by Agnico Eagle Mines, for $205M. Mr. Smithson holds a Master of Science degree from the University of British Columbia and has nineteen years of experience.

Christian Rios

Vice President of Operations in South America

Mr. Rios is a professional geologist (P.Geo.) responsible for leading the operations of Auryn’s exploration activities in South America. Previously, he was the Vice President of Exploration at Bear Creek Mining where he was directly involved in the discovery of the world-class Santa Ana and Corani silver-lead-zinc deposits in Peru and was on the team that delivered the feasibility study on the Corani deposit. Mr. Rios has a Masters in Economic Geology and over twenty years of experience in exploration, mining development and operations, specializing in Peru.

Elizabeth Senez

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Senez is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having obtained her undergraduate degree at Oxford University, in addition to a Diploma in Treasury Management from the Association of Corporate Treasurers. She comes to Auryn with over 15 years of experience in accounting, finance and corporate treasury in Canada, Panama and the UK. Most recently, Ms. Senez was in the role of acting group treasurer for First Quantum Minerals Ltd., having moved through a range of progressively more senior roles in the UK and Panama during her eight years with the company. Prior to that, she was employed by Deloitte LLP, in both their London and Vancouver offices, where she worked with a range of Canadian and US listed mining companies.

Tracy George

Corporate Secretary

Ms. George has ten years of experience providing administrative, governance, regulatory compliance, AGM management and financing transaction support to numerous public companies, in the position of Group Corporate Secretary of Universal Mineral Services Ltd., a private company providing services to Auryn, Torq and other publicly listed entities.

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