Chairman, CEO & Founder
Mr. Benedetti is a Bellhaven cofounder and has been actively involved with the Company since 2005. Currently is one of Bellhaven’s largest individual shareholders. Mr. Benedetti is a leading authority on the mining industry of Panama. In the 1990's he was a director of several Canadian-listed companies including Adrian Resources, Arlo Resources and Cabo Exploration. He has been involved in mineral exploration projects in Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Slovakia. Mr. Benedetti lives in Panama City, Panama.
Maria Milagros Paredes
Director, President COO
Ms. Paredes is both finance professional and a geological engineer. Before entering the high-tech industry (Hewlett Packard and Intel), Ms. Paredes worked for BHP where she was responsible for the geological modeling at the Antamina Project, Peru (one of the largest copper-zinc ore bodies in the world). She led the geological modeling department of BHP-Tintaya, responsible for the Tintaya copper-(gold, silver) mine and adjacent properties in Peru.
Director & Founder
Mr. Burgos is an alumnus of Texas Tech University and the Colorado School of Mines. He has served as the Director General of the Panamanian Government's Mineral Resources Department, President of the Mining Policy Commission of Panama (where he was involved in the approval of amendments to the mining code of Panama), and in numerous other capacities for many internationally recognized mining companies and organizations including the Central America Commission for Environment and Development, and received a special award at the First Geology and Mining Conference of Panama. He was Country Manager for Rio Tinto Plc for a period of 8 years during exploration and feasibility studies of the Cerro Colorado copper project in Panama. Mr. Burgos is currently the Executive Director of the National Counsel of the Private Enterprise and President of the Board of Directors of the Cleaner Production Center of Panama.
Patrick M. Abraham
Director & Co-Founder
Mr. Abraham is the CEO of PanAmerica Capital Group, Inc., a Panama-based brokerage and investment bank serving a worldwide clientele. Formed in 1998, PanAmerica has led or participated in financings of over 200 junior resource development and exploration companies through negotiated equity and debt financings exceeding US$250 million. In 2004, Patrick co-founded Bellhaven Copper & Gold, Inc. with Mr. Benedetti and Mr. Burgos to maximize investment returns in the burgeoning precious metals exploration sectors in Panama and Colombia. A decorated veteran of the U.S. Navy who served during Desert Storm/Desert Shield, Mr. Abraham now lives with his wife and children outside Seattle, Washington, USA.
Mr. Driver, Chartered Accountant, is a partner with Davidson & Company, Chartered Accountants. Mr. Driver was a partner with Driver Anderson, Chartered Accounts, from 1982 until the firm merged with Davidson & Company in March 2002. Mr. Driver has been a director and officer of numerous public companies over the past ten years.
Mr. Wasylyshyn is an Independent Director of Bellhaven and has been involved in the mining and exploration industry in North and South America, as well as Europe for over 30 years. As a geologist he has been involved in all aspects of underground and open pit mining and mining exploration - from grass-roots exploration discoveries through to the successful re-start and operation of the Bjorkdal gold mine in Sweden. Most recently he served as the President and COO of Gold-Ore Resources.