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Management Team


Matt Badylak was appointed to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer on 14 June 2021. Prior to this, Matt was EVP and Chief Operating Officer at Galiano where he took the lead in building the Company’s senior executive technical team. Matt is a mining professional with 20 years of extensive experience in senior management and operational planning covering Australia, Mongolia, China, Canada, Turkey and Ghana.

Prior to joining Galiano in 2020, Matt held the position of General Manager Kisladag with Eldorado Gold, a mid-tier gold producer with operations in Turkey, Canada, China and Greece. During his time with Eldorado he also held senior management roles including; Managing Director -China Operations, General Manager Tanjianshan and Director of Operational Support. Throughout his career, Matt has built strong, result orientated teams and executed on multiple cost saving and operational efficiency programs which have yielded significant shareholder returns. Earlier in his career he held several technical roles across Australia and Asia.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Extractive Metallurgy and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Murdoch University in Perth and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Fausto Di Trapani, EVP & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Di Trapani, a Chartered Accountant, joined Galiano in 2012 as Executive: Finance and has played a major role in the transformation of the Company’s Finance function from late stage exploration through project development and production to the multi-jurisdictional fully integrated function it is today. This has included the deployment of a group wide ERP system to improve forecasting and budgetary controls, securing the Red Kite project finance facility and leading the Company’s procurement processes to bring the Asanko Gold Mine into production on time and under budget. During his 20+ year career, Fausto has held a number of senior financial management roles at significant listed resource companies including Mantra Resources, Norilsk Nickel International and BHP Billiton. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Accounting Sciences degree.

Todd Romaine, EVP Sustainability

Mr. Romaine has over 20 years experience in the environmental, social and community aspects of the resource extractive sectors as well as public and aboriginal governments. Most recently he worked as the Chief Sustainability Officer for Danakali Limited, an Australian junior potash mining company that is developing a 200-year Sulphate of Potash deposit in Eritrea. Prior to this role, Todd was the Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Government Relations at Nevsun Resources Ltd, a Canadian mid-tier mining company and played a central role developing leading edge CSR initiatives to establish social license and responsible operations in challenging jurisdictions. Previously, he worked in senior management roles at Enbridge Pipelines Inc., Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and the Government of Nunavut. Todd holds designations with the Canadian Institute of Planners, International Right of Way Association and has a Master’s of International Relations, a Master’s of Leadership, a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Planning, and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies.

Markus Felderer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Mr. Felderer has over 25 years of experience in finance roles. Most recently he was Vice President, Corporate Development at Alio Gold. Prior to that he was Managing Director, Investment Banking, at Canaccord Genuity, where he led an M&A and equity business focused solely on the mining sector. Previously, he led HSBC's Metals & Mining Advisory/M&A business in the Americas. During his time in investment banking, he provided a broad range of clients globally with financial and strategic analyses and advice regarding growth and financing strategies. Prior to investment banking, Mr. Felderer worked at Teck Cominco Ltd. in business development where he conducted evaluations of mining projects and companies. Markus holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has an MBA and a Bachelor of Applied Science, Mining and Mineral Process Engineering.

Matt Freeman, Senior Vice President Finance
Mr. Freeman has more than 20 years of financial experience, of which the last 10 years has been in the mining industry. Most recently, as CFO, he guided Energold Drilling through a successful corporate restructuring, and prior to that held senior financial positions at SSR Mining, where he played a key financial role in its growth to becoming a mid-tier gold producer; leading initiatives on financial reporting, risk management, treasury management, as well as M&A activities. Matt began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) and holds an BA honours degree from the University of Oxford.
Alberto Chang, Vice President Mining

Mr. Chang is a mining engineer with over 35 years of hands-on experience in the mining industry through management, design, and development in both open pit and underground mining. Alberto excels in business planning, mine production optimization, mining engineering, and process improvement of mine operations. He has been working as a Mining Consultant for the past several years and before that, he worked in various management and technical positions within Goldcorp Inc., NovaGold Resources Inc., Newmont-Buenaventura JV and Placer Dome Inc., in Canada, Mexico, USA, Peru and Chile. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering from Queen’s University.

Eric Chen, Vice President Mineral Resources

Mr. Chen has over 30 years of experience in mineral resource estimation and modeling, geostatistics and mine geology. His experience includes mineral exploration, project development and operation. Previously Eric spent 11 years with Goldcorp (later Newmont Goldcorp) as Manager of Mineral Resources, Manager of Exploration Modeling, Superintendent of Mine Geology, Superintendent of Long Range Planning and Modeling of Penasquito Mine, and five years with Eldorado Gold as resource and business development geologist. Eric is highly regarded in industry for his professional integrity, technical expertise, broad cross-functional experience, and strong analytical skills. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology, and is a Professional Geoscientist registered at Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia.

Greg Collins, Vice President Exploration
Mr. Collins is a professional geologist with over 25 years of experience in the mining/exploration industry. He has held senior roles with companies such as North Limited, Anglogold Ashanti and Eldorado Gold. Greg has extensive experience in the Asia exploration scene, having worked in Indonesia/China/Mongolia/Russia region since 2004. Prior to this he worked in the industry throughout Australia, exploring for a wide range of base and precious metal deposits. He has a proven ability to identify and add high quality projects to a company’s portfolio. He was responsible for directing Anglogold Ashanti’s entry into the world class Tropicana project in Western Australia, leading to the discovery of the +8Moz Havana/Tropicana deposit. More recently he managed exploration at the world class 1.66Bt Malmyzh Copper-Gold deposit in the Russian Far East, through advanced exploration, due diligence and final sale.
Peter Lekich, Vice President Investor Relations

Mr. Lekich has more than ten years of experience in a variety of finance roles. Most recently he was Manager of Investor Relations for Eldorado Gold, a mid-cap gold producer with operations in Turkey, Canada and Greece. In this role he led the investor relations function for the company and developed strategies to engage the investment community. Prior to this Peter worked in a variety of project finance, asset management and investor relations roles at Alterra Power, a developer and operator of renewable power projects. Peter has a B.A.SC in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the Sauder School of Business.