Founding CEO for Ouro Brasil Ltd. and Oro Argentina Limited. During Mr. Handford's tenure, these companies acquired gold, diamond and industrial mineral exploration properties in Brazil and Argentina, and local exploration teams were assembled and field programs implemented.
He raised over $5 million in financing, negotiated joint venture agreements, and took Ouro Brasil (OOB) public on the VSE. OOB merged with another company as an exit event. 1996 - 1998.
Ron Handford at the Chigua bentonite property,
San Juan, Argentina
Investment Officer - Oil, Gas and Mining Department. Mr. Handford was responsible for business development and project financing for mining projects in Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Ghana, Sierra Leone; and maintaining relationships with international development, commercial and investment banks for co-financing and syndication of development project financings. 1993 - 1996.
Blast at the Yanacocha gold mine, Peru,
which was financed by IFC