DAVID STEIN, CFA, MSC.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Stein is the Founder of Kuya and President since 2017. Educated with a technical background in Geology and Engineering, Mr. Stein jumped into the capital markets very early in his career, in 2001, as a mining equities analyst for a prominent Canadian broker-dealer. More recently Mr. Stein was President and CEO of Aberdeen International, where he led various private equity and public company investment mandates.
VP Operations and Co-Founder
Mr. Aramayo has more than seventeen years of experience in the mining industry in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. Throughout his career, he has been closely associated with the practices that make for world-class mining operations and projects including challenging operations as Pueblo Viejo, Paracatu, Fruta del Norte and Tasiast. Mr. Aramayo is a Chartered Engineer who holds a Master’s Degree in Science from the University of Manchester (UK) in Decision Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Metallurgy.
VP Corporate Development
Mr. King has over 10 years’ experience in the management of publicly listed and privately held companies in the resource sector. He has been actively engaged in overseeing the day-to-day operations of several companies where he’s held various senior officer positions throughout his career. Mr. King holds a BA in Economics from the University of Calgary.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Sismanian is a chartered professional accountant (CPA, CA) with over 18 years of broad progressive experience in finance, strategy and corporate development. Prior to joining Kuya, she was vice-president of corporate finance and investor relations at Guyana Gold and has held senior financial roles at Hydro One, Kinross, Barrick, Fairmont and PWC.
Dr. Hennigh is an economic geologist with 25 years of exploration experience, mainly gold related. Early in his career, he explored for major mining firms including Homestake Mining Company, Newcrest Mining Ltd and Newmont Mining Corporation. Dr. Hennigh joined the junior mining sector in 2007 and has been involved with a number of Canadian listed resources including Novo Resources where he serves as President and Chairman.
Mr. Peniuk is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and corporate director. Mr. Peniuk has a B.Comm from the University of British Columbia (1982) and received his Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. He spent more than 20 years with KPMG LLP and predecessor firms, the last ten years as an Assurance Partner with a focus on mining companies. Mr. Peniuk also serves as a director and Audit Committee Chair of Lundin Mining Corporation, Capstone Mining Corp. and Argonaut Gold Inc.
Mr. Recalde is the Director of Mining for Common Good. His expertise is with social performance and building stakeholder confidence for the extractive industries. Mr. Recalde is Peruvian/Canadian and has worked extensively in Latin America as a consultant, advisor and corporate director to mining companies such as Barrick Gold, Pan American Silver and Torex Gold. Mr. Recalde is also actively involved as Past President of the Peruvian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Lendon, is a seasoned, internationally-experienced general counsel with over 20 years’ experience in the mining and telecom industries gained after initially practicing with top Bay Street law firms. Ms. Lendon is the founder and Chief General Counsel of Scalable General Counsel, providing general counsel services to growing companies since 2019, and is currently a director of Eastmain Resources Inc. Ms. Lendon was Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Hudbay Minerals from 2008 to 2011.
Mrs. Hodges is the principal of Benchmark Governance, providing corporate compliance, administration and governance support to private and public companies in the resource and technology sectors. Mrs. Hodges has over fifteen years of experience serving on, and for, numerous boards of directors of public listed companies.
Hector Aramayo, MBA
Mr. Aramayo, based in Lima, Peru, is an experienced civil engineer, consultant and project manager with experience in retail and industrial construction in Latin America. He is the Founder of SICG SAC, a construction contractor and management company that over the past 20+ years has built blue chip client base in Latin America.
*Services are provided to Kuya Silver Corp. by way of an external consulting agreement with SICG SAC of Lima, Peru, and subject to change without notice.