On Tuesday, Collective Mining announced that Mr. Ashwath Mehra was appointed as a non-executive director for the company, effective immediately.
Mr. Mehra has had 35 years of global experience in the minerals industry, and received his BSc (Econ) in Economics and Philosophy from the London School of Economics. He is also an economist by training and CEO of the ASTOR Group, “a private investment and advisory business, working in the fields of mining, technology, biotech and real estate.”
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to welcome Ashwath to the Collective team,” stated Ari Sussman, Executive Chairman of the company. “Ashwath is a proven executive with robust skills that will complement our board and we look forward to his guidance in discovering the next major mineral deposit in Colombia.”
A True Mining Industry Expert
He is a director of several private and public companies in both executive and non-executive roles, and devotes significant time to non-profit activities in the fields of education and healthcare. He also founded his own company called GT Gold and was executive chairman up until recently as he just sold the company to Newmont Corporation generating a significant return to GT Gold shareholders.
“I am delighted to join the Collective mining team. The prospectivity of the Cauca gold belt combined with the proven success of the team working in Caldas, a mining-friendly region, makes this an extremely interesting proposition. I look forward to this endeavor and helping the Company generate outstanding returns for all stakeholders,” said Mr. Mehra.
He will be nominated for election at the Company’s next annual general meeting.
The Executive Branch Continues to Strengthen
The Company also recently appointed Ana Milena Vásquez as Executive Vice-President at the beginning of August earlier this year. Ms. Vásquez has an extensive and impressive background and experience in Colombian mining, community and government affairs.
She has held positions such as Senior Vice-President of External Affairs and Sustainability at Continental Gold leading the environmental, sustainability, communications and international standards programs, along with Country Manager of Red Eagle Exploration, President of Minera Vetas in Colombia, and co-founder and Vice-President of Business Development at CB Gold Inc.. and more.
Ms. Vásquez is also co-founder of Women in Mining Colombia and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Global Inspirational Women In Mining by WIM UK in 2020.