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Management & Directors

Walter Lienhard
Interim CEO

Mr. Walter Lienhard was appointed CEO, on an interim basis, to replace Mr. Hans Rasmussen on February 20, 2014. Mr. Lienhard received a B. Sc. Degree in geology from the University of Arizona and has over 25 years of international exploration experience working with a major mining company and junior exploration companies. Mr. Lienhard joined the Company in 2007 as Vice-President of Exploration and New Business Development. He is fluent in Spanish and has managed the Company's exploration projects in Bolivia and Colombia.

Carl B. Hansen
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Hansen is currently the President and CEO of Atacama Pacific Gold Corporation with exploration activities in Chile. Prior to that, from December 2003 to January 2009, Hansen was Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Andina Minerals Inc., a public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (ADM). A Geologist with over 20 years of international experience in the exploration and mining industry, his career has encompassed various exploration, operational and head office positions with both junior exploration and senior mining companies including INCO, TVX Gold, and Kinross. He is also a director of Solfotara Mining Corporation and a number of private resource and technology companies. Mr. Hansen graduated with a B.Sc. (Hon) from Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario.

Bill Jung
Chief Financial Officer and Director

Mr. Jung became the Chief Financial Officer of Colombia Crest Gold Corp. (formerly Eaglecrest Explorations Ltd.) in October 2003 and has over 25 years experience in the areas of finance and business with a major international chartered accounting firm and several TSX Venture Exchange companies.  Mr. Jung graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia‘s faculty of commerce.

Hans J. Rasmussen

Mr. Rasmussen has over 28 years of professional experience in the mining industry as a geophysicist / geologist. He previously served as President and CEO of Colombia Crest Gold Corp.  from 2007 - 2013 and is currently a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Rasmussen has held senior positions with mining exploration companies in North and South America and worked as a consultant with clients that included Teck Cominco Ltd., Quadra Mining Ltd. and Mansfield Minerals Inc. His experience includes conducting and managing all geological and geophysical aspects of exploration, commercial transactions and investor relations. His prior employment included four years with Newmont Exploration Ltd., 12 years with the Kennecott Exploration / Rio Tinto group, including three years as Country Manager of Argentina and Bolivia. Most recently, Mr. Rasmussen was Chief Geophysicist with White Knight Resources. He graduated with a Master of Science from the University of Utah, and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in geology and physics from Southern Oregon State College.

Jeff Palmer

Mr. Palmer began his career at Peat Marwick, Mitchell & Company in the late 1970's. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.Sc. in Accounting and is a certified public accountant in the state of California. Mr. Palmer has 30 years of extensive experience in finance; specializing in cash management and investment planning, and tax planning. Palmer provides controllership to business clients and business management services to high net worth persons including actors, directors and producers in the entertainment business. He has been a committed investor in Colombia Crest Gold Corp. (formerly Eaglecrest Explorations Ltd.) for seven years.