Javier Castile – Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Javier has been integrally involved in the mining industry in Chile for over thirty years now. Firstly working from within that country’s Ministry of the Interior where he rose to hold high level positions involved in overseeing mining operations in Chile, before joining the state run mining enterprise Codelco where he was responsible for overseeing its considerable investments in Chile’s Third region. Javier retired from Codelco in 2006 with the intention of forming a copper mining exploration services company, a vision that grew into CasCan Mining
Pedro Cantilena – Deputy Chairman
A geologist by profession, Pedro spent nearly twenty years working on behalf of Codelco, where he served under CasCan Mining’s CEO Javier Castile, conducting a range of project survey explorations that have formed the basis of the state run mining company’s current structure. Pedro founded our company with Javier Castile in 2008.
Blanca Vargas – Chief Financial Officer
Blanca studied accounting at the Universidad de Chile before holding a number of positions of responsibility in the Chilean finance ministry over ten years before entering the private sector in 2004. She worked for the mining and mineral exploration company Barrick, as part of that company’s South American operations. Blanca was approached by CasCan Mining in 2011 to become our CFO, a position that sees her in charge of managing our investment and partnership arrangements.
David Maxwell – Managing Director
Houston native David earned his Bachelor’s in Computer Science before commencing work with Anglo-American Minerals, after which he once again returned to study the University of Texas( Austin) gaining an MBA. David joined the CasCan Mining team in 2011 as Deputy Managing Director.
Nicolas Silva – Operations Officer
Nicolas has been serving as CasCan Mining’s Operations officer since late 2010, prior to that he was working as an on-site manager at our Collahuasi open pit operation one of the of the most remote and demanding explorations in our portfolio. Nicolas is the holder of Degrees in Geology and Environmental management and his passion for both these subjects has seen him travel across the continent seeking out un-spoilt areas.