Co-Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
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 $205M in November 2014, and a Co-Founder of Keegan Resources (now Galiano Gold). Mr. Bebek is also Chair and Director of Tier One Silver.
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 Coppernico Metals with over 18 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.
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development
Mr. Rios is a professional geologist (P.Geo.) responsible for leading the operations of Coppernico Metals’ 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.
Vice President of Exploration
Mr. Kingsley is an exploration geologist with over 18 years of precious and base metal exploration experience at multiple operations in the Americas (Peru, Canada, Alaska). He has held senior exploration roles at Whitehorse Gold Corp. and Trevali Mining Corp. and has a proven track record of discovery and project development. He holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences from the University of Idaho and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Geology/Earth Science from the University of the Pacific.
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 Coppernico Metals, Tier One Silver, Torq Resources and other publicly listed entities.