Christopher van Tienhoven
CEO of Patagonia Gold plc. During his 25 years’ experience in the mining industry Christopher worked for the majority of his career with the Anglo American group in various countries, culminating as Country Manager and President of Anglo Gold Ashanti’s Cerro Vanguardia mine. In 2008 he joined Andean Resources Limited as Country Manager and Vice President for Argentina until 2010 when its main project Cerro Negro was sold to Goldcorp Inc. Before joining Patagonia Gold Christopher has been dedicated to merger and acquisition opportunities in the junior mining sector in Latin America including Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Guatemala. Christopher has a degree in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
COO of Patagonia Gold Plc since July 2011. Matthew has over 16 years of mining experience. Prior to joining Patagonia Gold in 2010 as Development Manager, Matthew was Mineral Resources Manager for Oriel Resources Plc and Orsu Minerals in London from 2006 – 2010. He started his career in Western Australia in underground gold mining before moving to Europe with Sardinia Gold Mining S.P.A.
Cristian Lopez Saubidet
Interim CFO of Patagonia Gold Plc. Mr. Christian Lopez Saubidet has 18 years of experience in Finance and Strategy. He has been involved with Patagonia Gold since 2008, as Vice President of Patagonia Gold S.A. and other subsidiaries. He also serves on the Boards of Central Puerto SA and San Miguel S.A., both listed companies on the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange. Between 2005 and 2008 he was VP Strategy and Analytics in HSBC´s Consumer Lending Division in USA. Between 1998 and 2005 he worked as a Management Consultant for McKinsey & Co. in Buenos Aires, Pittsburgh and Chicago. He holds an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires.