Canadian exploration and development company Filo Mining, which owns the Filo del Sol copper/gold project in Chile, has appointed Ron Hochstein to its board of directors, replacing Phil Brumit, who has resigned.
"Ron has played a key role within the Lundin group of companies for many years, and we welcome his skills and experience to the Filo board of directors,” commented chairperson Adam Lundin.
Hochstein is currently the president and CEO of Lundin Gold, which owns and operates the high-grade, multimillion-ounce, Fruta del Norte (FDN) gold mine in south-east Ecuador.
Under Hochstein's leadership, Lundin Gold acquired FDN in late 2014, completed a feasibility study, signed several agreements with the Ecuadorian government, financed, and then constructed the mine and infrastructure on time and on budget – achieving first gold production in November 2019.
Prior to his position at Lundin Gold, he served as executive chairman (2015), and president and CEO of Denison Mines from 2009 to 2015.