Strategic Minerals Europe is a leading mining company that develops long-term projects through modern and sustainable mining, with a threefold responsibility in terms of social, environmental and occupational safety. Its business activity focuses on the research, extraction, processing and sale of strategic metals for the new digital and green economies.
Strategic Minerals Europe is currently the largest producer of cassiterite concentrate and tantalite and columbite concentrate in the European Union and has been recognized by the EU as an exemplary company for best practices in the framework the circular economy.
Strategic Minerals Europe‘s corporate objective is to generate value for its shareholders within a framework of respect and compliance with current regulations and social responsibility actions in a broad sense.
Strategic Minerals Europe Corp. is a Canadian company listed on the Toronto’s Neo Exchange (SNTA) since December 2021, as well as on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (26K0) and OTCQB (SNTAF). As a parent company, it acquired Strategic Minerals Spain in 2011 due to the growing demand for certain raw materials and metallic minerals in the world of technology, which are very scarce in conflict-free areas. Because of this, it obtained research and exploitation permits for mining projects in Spain.
The company has been awarded the open pit concession for 30 years, renewable for up to 75 years.
As a socially responsible company, Strategic Minerals Europe develops its business activities around the following corporate values:
Ethics and Good Governance
Customer and shareholder satisfaction
Strategic Minerals Europe will continue to drive integrated solutions to address today’s mining challenges, opting for technology and human resources training to reduce impacts and increase efficiency. It will continue to operate with ethical and transparent practices to remain an active agent in the economic development of the communities in which it operates.
It will continue to focus on innovation to help society overcome challenges and occupational risk systems. It will maintain its ethical standards and business integrity as a competitive advantage and value for its shareholders.
It will remain true to its commitment to maximise the company’s value while fostering a responsible corporate environment and respecting the interests of its stakeholders (shareholders, employees…).
Miguel de la Campa
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Experience: Over 40 years of experience in the development of mining, oil and natural resources projects in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Canada and the United States. Co-founder of Pacific Rubiales and Gran Colombia Gold.
Current positions: President and co-founder of Strategic Minerals Europe S.L; and Vice President and Director of Gran Colombia Gold.
Training: Degree in International Economy and Master’s in Political Economy from Georgetown University.
Jaime Pérez Branger
Experience: Over 30 years of experience in capital and financial markets. He has worked as director and advisor to several international companies and other associations: he chaired the audit committee of PetroMagdalena Energy Corp. and audit committee and compensation member and CEO of Blue Pacific Assets and NextVentures Corp.
Current positions: CEO and co-founder of Strategic Minerals Eu S.L., Director and Chairman of the audit committee of Gran Colombia Gold Corp, Director of Unimin, and in other companies in different sectors such as mining, financial services and tourism.
Qualifications: Master’s in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Francisco García Polonio
Experience: Over 30 years’ experience in the mineral exploration industry, mineral resources, geotechnical and geological exploration, over 25 years managing engineering companies.
Current positions: CEO and co-founder of Strategic Minerals Europe S.L. since January 2011, founder of Salamanca Ingenieros.
Education: PhD in Mining Engineering – Madrid Polytechnic University (UPM), Master’s in Radioactive Waste Storage – Nuclear Safety Council (CSN, Spain), Master’s in Corporate Finance – IE Business School.
Experience: Mr. Becher joined Haywood Securities Inc. in 2016 as Managing Director focused on Special Situations. He has been actively involved in the industrial investment sector since 1993. Mr. Becher spent eight years in the retail sector at RBC Dominion and BMO Nesbitt Burns before moving into commercial banking for six years with Bearbeech Capital and Becher McMahon. From 2008 to 2014, he was President and CEO of Byron Capital Markets Ltd. (“Byron Capital”). (“Byron Capital”), a Toronto-based investment bank with offices in Montreal and Vancouver.
Current positions: President of Becher Family Office.
Qualifications: University of Brock.
Gabriela Kogan, CFA
Experience: Over 10 years of cumulative experience in the financial sector focused on capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and research in various sectors. Former investment banker, most recently at BMO Capital Markets in the Global Metals and Mining team. Former research associate in the special metals field at an independent investment bank.
Current positions: President, The Haume Inc.
Training: Bachelor of Commerce, McGill University, CFA charterholder.
Robert James Metcalfe, LL.B
Experience: As director, businessman and shareholder, Mr. Metcalfe has been engaged in numerous acquisitions, divestitures, corporate reorganizations, financings and corporate improvements, as well as serving on numerous Special Committees across many sectors. Lawyer and Businessman, was a senior partner with the law firm Lang Michener LLP for 20 years. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Armadale Properties and Counsel to all of the Armadale Group of Companies, with significant holdings across numerous industries including finance, construction of office buildings, airport ownership, management and refurbishing, land development, automotive dealerships as well as newspaper publishing, radio and television stations. Mr. Metcalfe was a director of Canada Lands Company Ltd., one of the largest real estate corporations in Canada, and was a director and Chairman of the Board of the CN Tower Ltd., the tallest communications structure in the world. Mr. Metcalfe has served as a director of numerous public and private corporations including Gran Colombia Gold (Lead Director), Medoro Resources (Chairman) and Petro Magdalena (oil and gas).
Current positions: Director of publicly listed companies Blue Star Gold, BetterLife Pharma Ltd. (Chairman), Pasofino Gold, Orvana Minerals Corp. (Chairman) and Strategic Minerals Europe.
Qualifications: He completed the Corporate Directors course and is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario.
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Purchasing’s goals and principles contribute to making all procurement of goods or services in a cost-effective and legal manner, to satisfy both the departments’ needs and the system’s requirements, respecting EU Regulations, as assimilated into Spanish legislation and making them compulsory in order to:
- Guarantee the best value for money through tenders.
- Guarantee that goods and services comply with the requirements.
- Guarantee procurement according to budget and with the appropriate authorisation.
- Guarantee an ethical process, where there are no conflicts of interest or incentive offers.
Whenever possible, while complying with the above criteria, preference is given to local companies.