VANCOUVER, Sept. 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Josemaria Resources Inc. (TSX and Nasdaq Stockholm - JOSE) (the "Company" or "Josemaria") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ian Gibbs as Chief Financial Officer of Josemaria, replacing Ms. Joyce Ngo, who is taking on the role of Corporate Controller, effective September 3, 2019.
"It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Ian as our new Chief Financial Officer," said Josemaria President and Chief Executive Officer, Wojtek Wodzicki. "With the Josemaria feasibility study underway, and the recent completion of the Company's spinout of its Los Helados project and other exploration assets to NGEx Minerals Ltd., the Company's focus has now shifted to advancement of its 100% owned Josemaria Project. As the Josemaria Project heads towards a development decision, the demands on the Company's finance team will undoubtedly increase, with one of the key aspects to successful development being project financing. Ian brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience having served as a member of the executive management team or as a director of various successful resource companies and will be a cornerstone of at the Company as we strive to unlock further value at Josemaria for our stakeholders.
Joyce's contribution over the last two and a half years, as the Company's CFO, have been instrumental to the Company's successes to-date, and I am confident that her continued contributions in the role of Corporate Controller will carry the Company steadily into this new phase."
Mr. Gibbs is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the University of Calgary where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He has held a variety of prominent positions within the Lundin Group of companies, most recently serving as CFO of Africa Oil Corp., a TSX and Nasdaq Stockholm listed Canadian oil and gas company with assets in Kenya and Ethiopia. Previously, Mr. Gibbs was CFO of Tanganyika Oil where he played a pivotal role in the sale of the company to Sinopec International Petroleum for $2 billion. Prior to Tanganyika Oil, Mr. Gibbs was CFO of Valkyries Petroleum, which was the subject of a $750 million takeover. Mr. Gibbs has also held a directorship position with Lundin Gold Inc. since inception in 2014, and Africa Energy Inc, since 2011.
Josemaria Resources Inc. is a Canadian natural resources company focused on advancing the development of its wholly-owned Josemaria copper-gold project in San Juan Province, Argentina. The Company is a reporting issuer in the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec and its corporate head office is in Vancouver, BC. The Company's shares are listed on the TSX and on Nasdaq Stockholm under the trading symbol "JOSE".
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Josemaria Resources Inc.
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