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Board and Management

Board of Directors

Mr Mark Sumner

Non-Executive Director

Mark is the founder and managing director of Kiwanda Group LLC, a US-based venture capital business, providing funding and business development to natural resource companies in Latin America. Mark established Bifox through his initial identification and securing all Bahia Inglesa Caldera based mining and adjacent KI exploration tenements. Through Kiwanda Group, Mark has co-founded, funded and sponsored resource company stock market listings on the LSE-AIM, TSX(V) and the ASX.

Mark is also the founder of Kiwanda Copper, which was acquired by Valor Resources (previously Carajas Copper Company) in 2016, as Executive Chairman, Mark lead the acquisition of the Berenguela Polymetallic project from SSR Mining Inc. Mark is a founder and Executive Director of Daura Capital Corp, a Canadian Capital Pool Company listing on the TSX(V) with the objective of acquiring gold assets in Latin America. Prior to founding Kiwanda Group, Mr. Sumner was an investment specialist at Madison Avenue Financial Group, a private wealth boutique based in Portland, OR

Mr Tim Koster

Executive Director

Mr Koster is an investment banking and business development professional with over 30 years of experience.  He has a strong track record of establishing, financing and developing investment and operational businesses.  Mr Koster established Azure Water and Energy Infrastructure Fund focused on Middle East water and energy utility assets.  He also established Convergence Capital, a structured finance and business development investment bank, based in Australia and the Dubai International Finance Centre.  Tim has funded several acquisitions and divestments of mining assets in Australia and China whilst also funding Agribusiness assets. Tim has been involved in Bifox Ltd’s Pre IPO and corporate IPO funding arrangements including development of the phosphate production and agribusiness fertilizer marketing programs.

Senior Management / Consultants

Mr Mauricio Martinez

General Manager

Mr. Martinez is a Mining Engineer with more than 30 years of continuous experience in general management, management of mine operations, technical services management planning and operation of mines including open pit, underground operations small, medium and large. Most recently at Compañia Minera San Geronimo as Manager of Tugal Operaciones & Talcuna (Chile), Responsible for all operations and engineering with an emphasis on the operations of the underground mine to increase production levels and implementing the continuous improvement of all operations. Producing 120,000 tonnes per month of concentrate Cu and Ag with 700 people employed. Prior to that General Manager with Minera Dayton where he established long-term production plans, including large scale mining of gold and copper.

Mr. Martinez holds a Mining Engineer degree from the University of Atacama, Copiapo- Chile, a Master of Engineering Sciences from the University of Chile, and postgraduate courses in analysis of systems and in computer science applied to mining.