People: Yamana Gold Inc (YRI.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Marrone

54 2007 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Ludovico Costa

2009 President, Chief Operating Officer

Charles Main

2009 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance

Darcy Marud

2014 Executive Vice President - Enterprise Strategy

Sofia Tsakos

2010 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Richard Campbell

2011 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Greg McKnight

2007 Senior Vice President - Business Development

Daniel Racine

2014 Senior Vice President - Canadian Operations and Mine Planning & Development

William Wulftange

2014 Senior Vice President - Exploration

Jason LeBlanc

2010 Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Ricardo Solovera

2012 Vice President - Operations, Chile and Mexico

Betty Soares

2010 Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller

Lisa Doddridge

2010 Vice President - Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Evandro Cintra

2014 Vice President - Operational Planning and Support

Gerardo Fernandez

2012 Vice President, Country Manager, Chile and Mexico

Ana Martins

Vice President - Safety, Health, Environment and Communities Relations

Trevor Mulroney

2013 Vice President - Operations, Argentina

Nelson Munhoz

2014 Vice President - Operations, Co-Country Manager, Brazil

Patrick Portmann

2010 Vice President - Corporate Development

David Radu

2012 Vice President - Information Technology

Hernan Vera

2008 Vice President, Country Manager, Argentina

Arao Portugal

2014 Vice President - Administration, Co-Country Manager, Brazil

Patrick Mars

73 2009 Lead Independent Director

John Begeman

59 2007 Independent Director

Alexander Davidson

62 2009 Independent Director

Richard Graff

67 2007 Independent Director

Nigel Lees

70 2005 Independent Director

Carl Renzoni

75 2007 Independent Director

Dino Titaro

62 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Marrone

Mr. Peter J. Marrone is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Marrone founded Yamana in July 2003, and serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Marrone has more than 28 years of leadership experience in mining, business and capital markets. Mr. Marrone has been on the boards of a number of public companies and has advised companies with a strong South American presence. Prior to Yamana, Mr. Marrone was the head of investment banking at a major Canadian investment bank and before that, practised law in Toronto with a strong focus on corporate law, securities law and international transactions. Mr. Marrone currently sits on the Board of Governors of York University.

Ludovico Costa

Mr. Ludovico Costa is President and Chief Operating Officer of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Costa has many years of management experience in the mining industry and is currently President and Chief Operating Officer of Yamana. Prior to assuming these positions, he was Senior Vice President, Operations of Yamana since October 2007. He was previously Vice President, Operations from May 2007, and was Director of Operations from March 2006. Prior to this, Mr. Costa was in the strategic planning division of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, a public mining company listed on the NYSE, the São Paulo Stock Exchange and on the Madrid Stock Exchange, from November 2003 to March 2006. From November 2000 until November 2003, Mr. Costa was Safety Advisor at Rio Tinto plc, a public mining company listed on the LSE and the NYSE. Mr. Costa completed an international secondment of three years to England, as well completing courses at Harvard Business School in the United States and McGill University in Canada.

Charles Main

Mr. Charles B. Main is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President - Finance of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Main joined Yamana as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in August 2003, with over 25 years of experience in the finance and mining industries. Prior to joining Yamana, Mr. Main held the principal positions of Director of Corporate Development of Newmont Capital Corporation, Vice President of Normandy Mining Limited and Chief Financial Officer and a director of Banff Resources Ltd. from March 2000 until July 2003, and was Vice President, Finance with TVX Gold Inc. from 1999 to 2000, which company was acquired by Kinross Gold Corporation in 2003. Mr. Main is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Ontario and Canadian Institutes of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Main holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.

Darcy Marud

Mr. Darcy E. Marud is Executive Vice President, Enterprise Strategy of Yamana Gold Inc. He joined Yamana as Senior Vice President, Exploration in October 2007 and was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President, Enterprise Strategy in January 2014. Prior to that, he held the position of Vice-President of Exploration for Meridian from 2004 and the position of exploration manager for South America from 1997. Mr. Marud has a combined 27 years of experience as a gold exploration geologist in the Americas with companies such as Homestake Mineral Development Company, FMC Gold and Meridian.

Sofia Tsakos

Ms. Sofia Tsakos is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Yamana Gold Inc. Ms. Tsakos joined Yamana as Vice President, Corporate Counsel in December 2007, was appointed Corporate Secretary in November 2009 and Senior Vice President, General Counsel in June 2010. Prior to joining Yamana, Ms. Tsakos was a partner practicing securities law at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. From 2001 to 2006, Ms. Tsakos was an associate at Goodman and Carr LLP. Ms. Tsakos holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto in Economics and Political Science, a Masters in Business Administration with a focus in Finance from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Law also from the University of Windsor.

Richard Campbell

Mr. Richard C. Campbell is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Yamana Gold Inc., since May 2011. Prior to joining Yamana, Mr. Campbell enjoyed progressively senior roles during his 21 years at TD Bank Financial Group. During his tenure at TD, Mr. Campbell worked in executive roles in the business as well as Human Resources, encompassing retail, wealth management, and wholesale/corporate banking. From April 1998 to February 2002, Richard completed international secondments in Hong Kong and London, UK with TD Waterhouse. In his role as SVP Human Resources, TD Canada Trust, Richard led a multi-functional team of HR professionals to develop, implement and execute all aspects of HR services supporting a 36,000 employee workforce across Canada. More recently, Richard’s experience as SVP Human Resources with the Ontario Lottery Group has provided him with practical executive experience in the public service sector. Mr. Campbell holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Economics, and an MA in Economic Geography from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Greg McKnight

Mr. Greg McKnight is Senior Vice President - Business Development of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. McKnight joined Yamana as Vice President, Business Development in February 2004. Mr. McKnight has approximately 23 years of mining focussed investment banking and corporate experience. Prior to joining Yamana, Mr. McKnight was a director in the investment banking division of Canaccord Capital Corporation (“Canaccord”), a position he held since December 2001. Prior to his tenure at Canaccord, he held various mining related positions including senior roles within other Canadian investment banks and being the President of a publicly traded Canadian junior mining company. During the year prior to joining Yamana, Mr. McKnight was instrumental in his capacity as an investment banker in structuring the reverse takeover transaction and raising the equity for Yamana that enabled the Company to re-capitalize and re-position itself as a gold production company. Mr. McKnight holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Daniel Racine

Mr. Daniel Racine is Senior Vice President - Canadian Operations and Mine Planning & Development of the Company. Mr. Racine most recently held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer for Brigus Gold Corporation ("Brigus"). Prior to that role, Mr. Racine was Senior Vice President Mining at Agnico Eagle Mines Limited ("Agnico") where he oversaw Agnico's global mining operations. Mr. Racine joined Agnico in 1988 as a junior mining engineer and over his tenure progressively took on more responsibility including positions as Mine Manager at Laronde, Vice President Operations and Senior Vice President Operations. Mr. Racine has over 25 years of experience in the Canadian mining industry with extensive experience in Quebec. Mr. Racine holds a Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering from Laval University, and is a member of L'Ordre de Ingenieurs du Quebec (OIQ) and Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).

William Wulftange

Mr. William Wulftange is Senior Vice President, Exploration of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Wulftange first joined Yamana through the acquisition of Meridian and has spent over 30 years with Yamana and its predecessor companies. Following a one year appointment as Vice President, Exploration at Andean Resources Limited, Mr. Wulftange rejoined Yamana in January 2011 as Director, Exploration and Business Development. Mr. Wulftange was appointed Vice President, Resources & Reserves and Technical Compliance in July 2013 and assumed the position of Senior Vice President, Exploration in January 2014. Mr. Wulftange has held a number of positions with Yamana and its predecessor companies including Director, Technical Compliance, Chief Geologist and various business development positions. Mr. Wulftange has over 20 years of combined experience in exploration technical compliance and business development with mining companies in the Americas. Mr. Wulftange has a Bachelor of Geology from the University of Colorado and is a founding Registered Member of the Society of Mining Engineers and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.

Jason LeBlanc

Mr. Jason LeBlanc is Vice President - Finance and Treasurer of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. LeBlanc has over 13 years research-based and financial experience in the mining industry and is currently Vice President, Finance and Treasurer of Yamana. He has been with Yamana since January 2006. Previously, he was a mining analyst covering the base metal and bulk commodities industries with Dominion Bond Rating Service. Mr. LeBlanc has a Master of Finance Degree from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor and also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Ricardo Solovera

Mr. Ricardo Solovera is Vice President - Operations, Chile and Mexico of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Solovera has over 30 years of mining experience. He has worked in general management, operational management, as a mine superintendent and project director. He spent over 20 years with Antofagasta Minerals before joining Yamana in 2007 as a mining and engineer manager, and later assuming the role of General Manager of El Peñón in 2008. In 2011, Mr. Solovera was named Vice President and General Manager of Kinross Gold’s Fruta Del Norte project, before returning to the Company in 2012 in his current role. Mr. Solovera is a mining engineer, holds a Masters of Business Administration from Universidad Católica del Norte and a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Antofagasta.

Betty Soares

Ms. Betty Soares is Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of Yamana Gold Inc. In this position, Ms. Soares is responsible for all aspects of accounting operations including financial planning/budgeting and analysis and the enforcement of the Company’s accounting policies and procedures. Ms. Soares has been with the Company since January 2004. Prior to joining Yamana, she worked in audit, financial reporting and tax at BDO Dunwoody and Collins Barrow LLP (formerly DMCT LLP). Ms. Soares is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Ontario and Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds an Honours Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Lisa Doddridge

Ms. Lisa Doddridge is Vice President - Investor Relations and Corporate Communications of Yamana Gold Inc. Ms. Doddridge has been with the Company since November 2010. Prior to assuming the role of Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Ms. Doddridge held various senior investor relations positions within the precious metals industry. Ms Doddridge holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph.

Evandro Cintra

Mr. Evandro Cintra, Ph.D., is Vice President, Operational Planning and Support of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Cintra has over 30 years of exploration and project development experience in the gold mining industry and is currently Vice President, Operational Planning and Support of Yamana. Prior to assuming this position in January 2014, he was Senior Vice President, Technical Services since October 2007 and before that, Exploration Director and Vice President, Exploration of Yamana from 2003 to October of 2007. From 1986 to 2003 he worked for Mineração Santa Elina and Echo Bay Mines in exploration, operation and ore reserves management. Mr. Cintra holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Geology and a title of Professional Geoscientist in accordance with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.

Gerardo Fernandez

Mr. Gerardo Fernandez is Vice President, Country Manager, Chile and Mexico of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Fernandez has been with the Company since 2000, having worked in several positions in mine operations, mine planning and project development. Most recently, Mr. Fernandez played a pivotal role in Mercedes into production as its Project Manager/General Manager. Mr. Fernandez holds a Masters of Business Administration from Morrison University in Reno, Nevada and degrees in Civil Mining Engineering and Engineering from the University of Chile.

Ana Martins

Ms. Ana Lucia Martins is Vice President - Safety, Health, Environment and Communities Relations of Yamana Gold Inc. Ms. Martins has 19 years of environmental management experience in the gold mining industry and is currently Vice President, Safety, Health, Environment and Communities Relation of Yamana. Prior to assuming this position, she was SHEC Director of Yamana from 2006 to July of 2007 and Environmental Manager of Yamana from to 2003 to 2005. From 1994 to 2003 worked for Mineração Santa Elina and Echo Bay Mines in environmental management, licensing, environmental impact studies, due diligences, reclamation projects, feasibility studies and acid rock drainage tests. Ms. Martins completed an Agricultural Engineering degree in Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, with experience in environment. During her professional life gained experience visiting mines in Brazil, Canada, USA, Argentina, Chile and Honduras.

Trevor Mulroney

Mr. Trevor Mulroney is Vice President, Operations, Argentina of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Mulroney has over 28 years of operational and corporate experience across a wide range of commodities and jurisdictions in the mining industry. Before joining Yamana, Mr. Mulroney was President and Chief Executive Officer at Extorre and from October 2011 until April 2012, Mr. Mulroney was Extorre’s Chief Operating Officer. In 2009 and 2010, Mr. Mulroney was a consulting engineer with Mirabela Nickel Ltd. working on the development of the Santa Rosa underground and open pit nickel project in Brazil. In 2007 and 2008, Mr. Mulroney was General Manager Development for Perilya Ltd.’s lead, zinc and copper projects. Mr. Mulroney holds a Higher National Diploma in Mining Engineering from Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa and has completed the Management Development Programme at the University of South Africa, School of Business Leadership, in Pretoria, South Africa.

Nelson Munhoz

Mr. Nelson Munhoz is Vice President, Co-Country Manager, Brazil - Operations of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Munhoz joined Yamana in February 2008 as Vice President, Operations, Brazil, with over 30 years experience in the mining industry. He assumed the position of Vice President, Co-Country Manager, Brazil – Operations in January 2014. Mr. Munhoz previously worked with Rio Tinto Brasil since 1987 where he assumed several positions. He was Project Manager for Corumbá Iron Mine Expansion from January 2005 to January 2008. He worked as Metallurgical Manager and subsequently as General Manager for Serra da Fortaleza Nickel Mine from 1996 to 2004. He also had the position of Metallurgical Manager in Rio Paracatu Mineração from 1987 to 1996. Mr. Munhoz holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineer from São Paulo University and a Master of Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

Patrick Portmann

Mr. Patrick Portmann is Vice President - Corporate Development of Yamana Gold Inc., since November 2010. Prior to that, his role at Yamana was as Director, Business Development. He has been with the Company since its acquisition of Meridian. During his tenure at Meridian he occupied several managerial roles in both finance and business development for Meridian’s operations in Chile and in the United States. Mr. Portmann has over 20 years of experience in finance and manufacturing, including the last 6 in the mining industry, and holds a Masters of International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

David Radu

Mr. David Radu is Vice President - Information Technology of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Radu has over 30 years of experience in information technology and 18 years in the mining industry. Mr. Radu joined Yamana from Meridian in 2007 as Director of Information Technology and shortly thereafter was promoted to Chief Information Officer of the Company. In January 2012, Mr. Radu became Vice President, Information Technology of Yamana. Mr. Radu holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic University in Pomona, California.

Hernan Vera

Mr. Hernan Vera is Vice President, Country Manager, Argentina of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Vera has more than 27 years of experience in the mining industry, having experience working in Argentina, the United States and in the African Region. He joined Yamana in October of 2007 and is currently Vice President, Country Manager, Argentina. His experiences include holding the position of Director and General Manager of Barrick Veladero Gold Company. He has also worked as Mining Project Corporate Manager in Anglogold Ashanti East and West Africa Region and previously as the Cerro Vanguardia gold mine (AngloGold Ashanti) General Manager. Mr. Vera has completed a Masters of Business Administration at the Catholic University of Buenos Aires.

Arao Portugal

Mr. Arao Portugal is Vice President, Co-Country Manager, Brazil-Administration of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Portugal has many years of management experience in the mining industry and is currently Vice President, Co-Country Manager, Brazil-Administration. Prior to assuming this position in January 2014, he was Vice President Country Manager, Brazil since October 2007 and held various other positions since 2003. Prior to Yamana, Mr. Portugal spent over 25 years working for Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale), where he gained invaluable experience as a Head of Maintenance Department, a Raw Material and Logistic Division Manager, Administrator, Senior Analyst, Institutional Manager and a Supply Chain General Manager. He joined Mineração Fazenda Brasileiro and Yamana Desenvolvimento Mineral S.A., subsidiaries of Yamana, in August of 2003 as General Manager and Director prior to assuming his current position. Mr. Portugal completed a Business Administration degree and Post Graduate studies in International Business in Vitória, Espirito Santo, Brazil and a Master Certification in MBA Supply Chain Management in São Paulo, Brazil.

Patrick Mars

Mr. Patrick J. Mars is Lead Independent Director of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Mars is a company director specializing in mine finance and analysis. He was a director of Yamana Resources Inc., a predecessor to Yamana, beginning in August 2001. He benefits from over 30 years of experience in the investment industry and has had extensive involvement in mining research, financing and advisory work. For the majority of his career he was with Alfred Bunting & Co/Bunting Warburg, a Canadian investment dealer and stockbroker where he was President and CEO from 1981 to 1994. During this time he served three-year terms both as a Governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and Director of the Investment Dealers Association. From 1999 to 2001 he was Chairman and a Director of First Marathon Securities (UK)/NBC Financial (UK) Limited. Presently, Mr. Mars is a director of Aura Minerals Inc. (Chairman), Carpathian Gold Inc. and Sage Gold Inc. (Chairman) as well as being President of P.J. Mars Investments Limited, a private company. He is also a director of the Renascent Foundation, a charitable organization.

John Begeman

Mr. John A. Begeman is Independent Director of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Begeman is a Professional Mining Engineer with over 35 years of mining experience. He currently sits on the board of directors of Premier Gold Mines Limited and acts as the Lead Director. He previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Avion Gold Corporation, as the Chief Operating Officer of Zinifex Canada Inc. and as Vice President, Western Operations of Goldcorp Inc. In his capacity for Goldcorp, he was responsible for its surface gold operations in South Dakota and the Industrial Minerals Division in Saskatchewan. Prior to his employment at Goldcorp, Mr. Begeman held various engineering and management positions with Morrison Knudsen Company in the contract mining operations group throughout the Western United States. Mr. Begeman holds a B.S. in Mining Engineering, an M.S. in Engineering Management and an MBA.

Alexander Davidson

Mr. Alexander John Davidson is Independent Director of Yamana Gold Inc., since August 2009. Mr. Davidson was Barrick Gold Corporation's Executive Vice President, Exploration and Corporate Development with responsibility for international exploration programs and corporate development activities. Mr. Davidson joined Barrick in October 1993 as Vice President, Exploration with responsibility for the company’s expanding exploration program. He initiated Barrick’s expansion out of North America and into Latin America and beyond. Prior to joining Barrick, Mr. Davidson was Vice President, Exploration for Metall Mining Corporation. Mr. Davidson has over 25 years of experience in designing, implementing and managing gold and base metal exploration and acquisition programs throughout the world. In April 2005, Mr. Davidson was presented the 2005 A.O. Dufresne Award by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum to recognize exceptional achievement and distinguished contributions to mining exploration in Canada. In 2003, Mr. Davidson was named the Prospector of the Year by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in recognition for his team’s discovery of the Lagunas Norte Project in the Alto Chicama District, Peru. He received his B.Sc. and his M.Sc. in Economic Geology from McGill University.

Richard Graff

Mr. Richard P. Graff is Independent Director of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Graff is a retired partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he served as the audit leader in the United States for the mining industry. Since his retirement, Mr. Graff has been a consultant to the mining industry and was a member of a Financial Accounting Standards Board task force for establishing accounting and financial reporting guidance in the mining industry. He represents a consortium of international mining companies and has provided recommendations to the International Accounting Standards Board on mining industry issues and to regulators on industry disclosure requirements of securities legislation. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Boston College and his post-graduate degree in Accounting from Northeastern University. He serves as Chairman of the board, chairman of the audit committee and a member of the compensation and corporate governance and nominating committee of Alacer Gold Corp. He also serves as chairman of the audit committee and a member of the corporate governance committee of Dynamic Materials Corporation.

Nigel Lees

Mr. Nigel Lees is Independent Director of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Lees has over 25 years of experience in the investment banking industry. He has served as a member of the Listings Committee of the Toronto Stock Exchange as well as on the audit committees of boards of several publicly listed companies. He is the founder and director of TVX Gold Inc., which merged with Kinross Gold Corporation in 2003. He is currently the President of C.N. Lees Investments Limited, a private investment and consulting company, and President and Chief Executive Officer of SAGE Gold Inc., a public precious metals exploration and development company.

Carl Renzoni

Mr. Carl L. Renzoni is Independent Director of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Renzoni retired from BMO Nesbitt Burns in 2001, where he was employed since 1969 and most recently served as a Managing Director. He brings over 30 years of experience in the securities business specializing in the mining industry. Mr. Renzoni holds an Honors B.Sc. (Geology) degree from Queen’s University. Mr. Renzoni is currently a director of Copper Mountain Mining Corp. and he previously served on the boards of International Molybdenum Ltd., Peru Copper Inc. and Meridian Gold Inc. Mr. Renzoni also served on the Audit Committee of Meridian Gold Inc.

Dino Titaro

Mr. Dino Titaro is Independent Director of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Titaro was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Carpathian Gold Inc. from 2003 to January 2014, a public mineral exploration company listed on the TSX, and is currently a director. From 1986 to 2003, Mr. Titaro was President and Chief Executive Officer of A.C.A. Howe International Limited, a geological and mining consulting firm. From 1980 to 1986, Mr.Titaro was employed by Getty Mines Limited, in various supervisory roles as a geologist, working on base and precious metal projects as well as uranium, principally in resource definition stages. Mr. Titaro holds a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Western Ontario. He is also a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is a registered P.Geo in Ontario and Saskatchewan. Mr. Titaro currently sits on the board of directors of Mincor Inc., a private mineral resource company, and has been a director and officer of several public traded companies in the mining, industrial and health care technology fields.
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