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We have a recognized team of industry-leading professionals with a wealth of experience in exploration, project development, mining operations and corporate finance.

Management Team

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Richard Contreras

Country Manager, Peru

Mr. Contreras joined Pan American Silver in 2013 as Operations Manager, and was named Country Manager, Peru in 2018, having overseen significant improvements in safety and production at our Huaron and Morococha mines. Mr. Contreras has more than 30 years of experience in management of operations, planning and projects. Previously, he held executive positions at Glencore Peru S.A.C, including the roles of Operations Manager and General Manager at the Yauliyacu mine. He was also the Director of the Mine Safety Institute (ISEM) in Peru. He holds a degree in Mining Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria (Peru) and has completed graduate programs in mining management and finance. He has also completed specialized studies in mine health and safety with the U.S. Department of Labor, and project management studies with the Colorado School of Mines and the SME.