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Fresnillo creates new executive roles for operations and projects

1st December 2023

By: Creamer Media Reporter

     

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Fresnillo, the world’s biggest primary silver producer and Mexico’s biggest gold producer, has announced the creation of new executive roles for its operations and projects: COO North and COO Central.

Tomás Iturriaga, who has been leading the company's operations over the last three years, will continue in his role as COO of the central operations, comprised of the Fresnillo, Saucito and Juanicipio mines, together with the advanced exploration projects of Orisyvo and Guanajuato.

To oversee the Herradura, Ciénega and San Julián mines, combined with the Tajitos, Rodeo and Capricornio projects, Fresnillo is appointing Daniel Diez as COO of the Northern region with effect from December 1.

Diez brings to the company more than 24 years of sector experience and a broad understanding of the mining industry, acquired through significant corporate, operational and project development roles in Chile, Australia, Pakistan and Brazil.

He joins from Gold Fields, where he led its Chile operations overseeing the development of the Salares Norte project, a high-grade, gold/silver, openpit deposit situated in the High Andes of northern Chile. Previously, he held several senior leadership positions at Yamana Gold.

"Daniel is a fantastic addition to our senior team. He brings with him considerable experience in the mining sector and a proven track record of developing mining assets. Daniel and Tomás will work together to further improve operational performance, while overseeing the development of our extensive pipeline in their respective regions," commented Octavio Alvídrez.

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