People: Yamana Gold Inc (YRI.TO)
12 Dec 2013
Mr. Antenor F. Silva, Jr., is Director of Yamana Gold Inc., since July 2003. Mr. Silva was Yamana’s Chief Operating Officer from July 2003 to May 2007 and President from May 2007 until his retirement in September 2009. Mr. Silva has approximately 45 years of experience in the mining and chemical industries, and has provided technical consultation and training in development, construction, start-up, operation, strategic planning and productivity for various mining and industrial companies. During this time, Mr. Silva has been instrumental in researching and developing metallurgical processes and engineering for mill plants in mining projects in Brazil, South and Central America and implementing metallurgical processes which contributed to the development of mines in Tunisia and Togo, Africa. Mr. Silva has gained experience in senior management at various engineering, mining, and chemical companies. Prior to joining Yamana, Mr. Silva acted as Chief Operating Officer of Santa Elina Mines Corporation. Mr. Silva has also served as a director on the boards of engineering, mining and aluminum extrusion companies. Mr. Silva holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering from the Universidade do Estado de São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Silva is currently the Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of MBAC Fertilizer Corp.
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