Directors


Keith Neumeyer

Keith Neumeyer

Chairman

Mr. Neumeyer has worked in the investment community since 1984. He began his career at a number of Canadian national brokerage firms. Mr. Neumeyer moved on to work with several publically traded companies in the resource and high technology sectors. His roles have included senior management positions and directorships responsible in areas of finance, business development, strategic planning and corporate restructuring. Mr. Neumeyer was the original and founding President of First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (T-FM). and he founded First Majestic Silver in 2002, where he’s now President and CEO. Mr. Neumeyer has also listed a number of companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange and as such has extensive experience dealing with the financial, regulatory, legal and accounting issues that are relevant in the investment community.


Chris Osterman, BSc Mining Eng., MSc Geol. Eng., PhD Geology

Chris Osterman, BSc Mining Eng., MSc Geol. Eng., PhD Geology

CEO & Director

Dr. Osterman has thirty years of experience in both metal production and exploration in North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Most recently, Dr. Osterman played an integral role in the discovery and development of the San Jose silver deposit in Oaxaca, Mexico; and the Zuun Mod molybdenum deposit in Mongolia. Dr. Osterman’s area of expertise lies in new project reconnaissance and exploration strategy. Dr. Osterman completed a PhD at the Colorado School of Mines focusing on sediment-hosted copper deposits in Namibia.


Raymond Polman, BSc, CA

Raymond Polman, BSc, CA

Director

Mr. Polman has over 28 years of public accounting and corporate finance experience in the Canadian and US financial markets and has been Chief Financial Officer of First Majestic Silver Corp. since February 2007. Prior to First Majestic, Mr. Polman had been a Chief Financial Officer for six years with a number of publicly traded high technology companies, prior to which he served several years as the Director of Finance for Rescan Environmental, a large privately owned company serving the global mining community. Mr. Polman has a Bachelor of Science (Economics) Degree from the University of Victoria and he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. Mr. Polman also brings eight years of prior public accounting experience with Deloitte, LLP.


David Shaw, PhD Geology

David Shaw, PhD Geology

Director

Since completing his doctorate in 1980, Mr. Shaw has worked both in the technical and financial communities within the resource industry. Seven years were spent with Chevron Resources in Calgary and Vancouver, employed initially as an in-house structural consultant on both metal and hydrocarbon exploration programs and then as a member of a hydrocarbon project financial evaluation team. Upon leaving Chevron, he initiated and developed the Resource Research Group at Charlton Securities Ltd., Calgary before assuming the position of Senior Mining Analyst, Corporate Finance, at Yorkton Securities Inc. in Vancouver. Throughout Mr. Shaw’s career, he has built strong relationships with European financial institutions and the global mining community.


Michel Bouchard

Michel Bouchard

Director

Michel F. Bouchard has been involved in the exploration, development and production aspects of the mining sector for over 30 years. Mr. Bouchard has been a director and senior officer of several public companies in the mining sector. He holds a BSc and MSc in Geology, as well as an MBA. He is credited with the co-discovery of the Bouchard-Hebert Mine in north western Quebec. He has held Senior Executive positions at Aiguebelle Resources Inc., Audrey Resources Inc., Lyon Lake Mines Ltd., SOQUEM, McWatters Mines Inc., Cadiscor Resources Inc., North American Palladium and most recently held the position of President and CEO of Clifton Star Resources Inc.