Bear Creek Mining appoints CFO

20th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold and silver miner Bear Creek Mining Corporation has appointed Fernando Ragone CFO, with effect from December 18.

Ragone, a mining finance executive with 28 years of experience, has held senior executive positions at numerous large companies in Canada, Peru, Mexico, the US, Argentina, Australia and Europe.

He most recently held the position of CFO at Baffinland Iron Mines, before which he served in senior roles at First Majestic Silver, leading the Finance and Business Improvement teams. Prior to that, he spent 14 years at Glencore working in several countries and roles culminating in his position as CFO for Glencore North American Zinc.

"I am pleased to welcome Fernando Ragone to the company. Fernando is an accomplished and experienced financial expert who will be an integral member of our senior management team as we work to establish our Mercedes gold mine as a consistent free cash flow-generating operation and as we coordinate project financing that will allow for construction of the Corani mine in Peru - one of the largest fully permitted silver projects in the world.

"We sincerely thank Paul Tweddle, the company's outgoing CFO, for his service, dedication and contributions to the company since March 2018," Bear Creek president and CEO Eric Caba comments.