Company: Nevada Silver, Inc.
Location: Albuquerque, NM, United States
Distinguished for more than four decades in the exploration and mining services industry, Raymond Irwin has traveled all over the world and has been involved in four major mine discoveries. Proficient in investigating and surveying land for mineral deposits, his responsibilities as a geologic consultant for Nevada Silver, Inc. involve reviewing property submittals, evaluating potential advanced stage gold, silver and base metals. In addition, he directs projects and crews, maintains budgets, and plans and supervises exploration programs. His work has taken him all over the world, including, Brazil, Bolivia, Ghana, Canada and Mexico. His exploration specialties and mineralization expertise are in tertiary-Jurassic sandstone-hosted uranium, porphyry and supergene copper, pyrometasoatic Cu and Au, epithermal and mesothermal structurally controlled (vein) Cu, Au and Ag, “Burgin mine type” complex structurally controlled mesothermal Pb, Zn, Ag and Au, “Carlin type” sediment hosted Au and Ag, Archean and Proterozoic greenstone belt hosted gold and mafic intrusive hosted Cu-Ni-Co-PGE. Read the rest of this entry »
Title: Former Chief Executive Officer
Company: Mota-Engil Africa
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Gilberto Rodrigues has more than 23 years of experience in civil engineering. During this career, he has grown the business on the continent of Africa for Mota-Engil from $300 million to $1.5 billion Euros. As the former CEO of Mota-Engil, Mr. Rodrigues was responsible for being in charge of the African market. In this position, he paid close attention to how markets performed and on how to handle the commercial side of the business. He has overseen finances and top operations while setting policies. At the present, Mr. Rodrigues is pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors in Africa.
Mr. Rodrigues attributes his success to his hard work and natural ability. He is a firm believer in setting goals and relying on his team for support. To prepare for a career in his line of work, he earned a master’s degree in civil engineering at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto in Portugal. This degree has served him well and has helped him serve his various roles within the industry, including all of his positions with Mota-Engil. Mr. Rodrigues started out as an onsite engineer after graduating and worked up to site manager and project manager. In 2001, he was to Africa, where he became a country manager, then a regional director and finally the CEO of the continent. Read the rest of this entry »