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Management & Directors

 
Federico C. Zarate Jr.
Chairman


Mr. Zarate, a non-practising Certified Public Accounting in the Philippines, obtained his Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. His distinguished career in the Philippines has encompassed extensive senior financial experience with large and multinational firms, including Jardine Davies, Inc., Dynacraft International, Inc., and, most recently, Philippine Electric Corporation, where he served as Vice President and Treasurer.



 
Mary Anne B. Antazo, BSBA, CPA (Philippines)
Interim Chief Executive Officer


Mary Anne Antazo is a Certified Public Accountant in the Philippines with 29 years of broad post-designation experience. Since June 2015, Ms. Antazo has acted as MRL's treasurer and vice president of finance. Previously Ms. Antazo was the Vice President of administration for the Georgia Academy in Mandaluyong City, Philippines, and was the Vice President of Optimum Development Bank in Mandaluyong City, Philippines. Ms. Antazo holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Philippines School of Business Administration.



 
Clayton Northey, BCom, CPA (Australia)
Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary


Clayton Northey is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA Australia) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. Mr. Northey has been the Chief Financial Officer of Mindoro since July 2012. Clayton joined the Company in 2007 as an Accountant and was promoted to Financial Controller and moved to Melbourne, Australia following the Edmonton office closure in September 2011 before being further promoted to CFO.



 
Edsel Abrasaldo, BSc. Geology
Vice President Operations


Edsel joined Mindoro's Philippine subsidiary, MRL Nickel Phils, Inc., as one of its pioneer employees in 1997. As Vice President for Mindoro's Philippine operating subsidiary, Edsel played a major role in managing exploration and sustainability programs. His negotiating and relationship-building skills played a key role in Mindoro's success in acquiring a large portfolio of promising projects and setting Mindoro in the forefront as a successful socially and environmentally conscious explorer in the Philippines., He did that while achieving a high level of integration and cooperation with local communities which will smooth the way to production. Edsel's appointment as VP Operations of parent corporation Mindoro recognizes the important role he will play in the Company's operations as they come to fruition.



 
Arturo de los Santos, MBA
Director


Mr. de los Santos brings with him more than 15 years of mining experience in the Philippine concrete aggregates industry as the President and General Manager of Angat Rockbase Concrete Aggregates, Inc. from 1996 to 2011. Prior to that, he spent more than 28 years in the Philippine financial and banking sector with Optimum Development Bank and Citibank NA holding a variety of positions, including Executive Vice President and Compliance Officer from 2002 to 2011 at Optimum Development Bank. Mr. de los Santos obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines and his Masters in Business Administration from Ateneo De Manila University.



 
Aaron Principe, CPA, CGA
Director


Mr. Principe is a Certified General Accountant in Alberta with more than 8 years' accounting experience in the oil and gas industry. He is currently a Senior Accountant with Pembina Pipeline Corporation and had previously worked for the Alberta Securities Commission. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary in 2007.



 
Geocel D Olanday, MBA, CPA (Philippines)
Director


Mr. Olanday has an extensive business and financial background in the Philippines. As CEO of Amaris Global, he provides financial and business development advisory services to ventures in the real estate, mining and health care industries, among others. Mr. Olanday also serves as the COO of the Philippines' Habitat for Humanity's Housing Project Development Group and is a part-time member of the faculty of the College of St. Benilde. Mr. Olanday's previous engagements have included Project Consultant for Argosy Partners, Inc., a financial advisory firm active throughout Asia; President of Citibank Securities (a member of the Philippine Stock Exchange); and President and COO of various companies within the M.B. Villar Group of Companies. Mr. Olanday received his MBA and BSBA from the University of the Philippines, he is a Certified Public Accountant (Philippines) and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Philippines).