Mr. Soares was appointed President and CEO of Foran Mining Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors in November, 2010. Previously, Mr. Soares served as the President and CEO of Brett Resources Inc., which was acquired by Osisko Mining Corp. in May, 2010.
Mr. Soares holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) from the University of British Columbia and is a Professional Geoscientist with APEGBC. Mr. Soares began his professional career in 1983 as an exploration and mine geologist in northern Canada. Subsequently, he worked in the field of investor relations and corporate development, and held positions with Sutton Resources Ltd. (acquired by Barrick Gold in 1999), EuroZinc Mining Corp. (now part of Lundin Mining Corporation) and Aurizon Mines Ltd. (which put the Casa Berardi mine into production). Mr. Soares was the Chairman of SnipGold Corp. (acquired by Seabridge Gold in June 2016).