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"Mr. Castro is the Chief Executive Officer of Pala Investments AG, the exclusive advisor to Pala Investments Holdings Ltd., a multi-strategy investment company dedicated to investing in, and creating value across, the mining sector in both developed and emerging markets. Pala seeks to assist companies in which it has long-term shareholdings by providing strategic advice and innovative financing solutions. Prior to founding Pala in July 2006, Mr. Castro was Senior Vice President of Investments and Corporate Affairs for Mechel OAO, a NYSE-listed company and one of Russia's largest mining and metals companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Castro currently serves on the Boards of Alacer Gold Corp, Capstone Mining Corp, Nevada Copper Corp, Churchill Mining PLC , Gemcom Software International Inc and Elemental Minerals Limited."
- Chair, Sierra Rutile