Management Committee

Benjamin Guenther

Interim CEO

Benjamin Guenther was appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer on August 14, 2108. Mr. Guenther was appointed to the Board of Jaguar Mining in November 2017 and was also the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Board. He is a mining engineer with a wide range of management and executive experience and over 40 years in the mining industry. Mr. Guenther held Senior Management Positions with AngloGold Ashanti in his past career including a long association with mining in Brazil. Mr. Guenther graduated from the Colorado School of Mines. The Company plans to start a search for the permanent position of the CEO.

Hashim Ahmed

Chief Financial Officer

Hashim joined Jaguar Mining in August 2014 as Vice President, Controller and was later appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer in February 2016. Hashim has over 19 years of experience, with the past 10 years focused in the mining industry, and expertise in financial management, strategy, corporate turnaround, and capital markets. He obtained his CA designation with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP and later worked with Ernst & Young LLP in their mining advisory practice. Prior to Jaguar, Hashim worked with Barrick Gold for over 7 years, where he held progressively senior positions in finance functions in Canada, and with site finance teams in Chile. At Jaguar, he oversees financial and non-financial aspects of the business, including economic strategy and business planning, treasury and tax management, human resources, supply chain and systems. Hashim is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) USA and the Financial Executives International (FEI) Canada, where he is also actively involved as a volunteer.

Kevin Weston

VP of Operations

Kevin is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada with over 35 years of operations, contracting and consulting experience. He has held positions in Senior Management with operations throughout the world including Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Canada and Mexico. He has both underground and open pit experience along with extensive gold processing knowledge.

Kevin is regarded as an analytical, results oriented manager having turned around various difficult operations while maintaining excellent safety and environmental compliance at all times. He has recent Project Management experience in Canada and Mexico on projects from permitting through construction.

Jonathan Victor Hill

Exploration & Mine Geology***

Jon was appointed Advisor to the JMMC, in July 2017 and has over 30 years’ experience of global exploration, mining operational and project development experience including, Africa, Australia and the Americas. Jon spent most of his formative years as a geologist with AngloGoldAshanti, where he recently held the title of Exploration Manager, Colombia Greenfields. During his tenure at AngloGoldAshanti he was directly involved in the discovery of several world class projects within both Greenfields and Brownfield areas. His broad range of experience includes, exploration and development of projects including due diligence, corporate development, mine geology and management of interrelated departments including coordination and liaison with mine planning and reporting of mineral resources and reserves. Jon is a Director of Royal Road Minerals Limited, a TSX-V listed company. Jon holds a BSc (Hons) Economic Geology 1988 (University of Cape Town), and a BAppSc. Applied Geology 1985 (Queensland University of Technology). He has been a member of AUSIMM since 1986.

***Expert Advisor to the JMMC

Jean-Marc Lopez

Exploration & Mine Geology***

Jean-Marc joined the company in August 2014 and initially commenced as Director of Mine Geology. Jean-Marc was appointed as Vice President, Geology and Exploration in May, 2016. Jean-Marc is a Professional Geologic Engineer with over 29 years of experience in Mining Geology and Exploration. Jean-Marc has played major roles in the exploration, development and the production of precious metals deposits and mines all over North and South America (Canada, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana and Brazil). While serving Cambior Inc. and AngloGoldAshanti, he has strongly contributed to successfully bring several world-class gold deposits from the greenfield exploration stage to development. Jean-Marc received a Bachelor degree in Geologic Engineering from the Ouro Preto School of Mines and an MBA in Project Management from the Getulio Vargas Foundation. Jean-Marc is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He is fluent in French, Portuguese, English and Spanish.

***Expert Advisor to the JMMC