Klaus Zeitler has been involved in the mining industry for over 30 years. Dr. Zeitler was a managing director of Metallgesellschaft AG, a German metals conglomerate and in 1986 founded and was a director and CEO of Metall Mining, later Inmet, a TSX listed company with assets of over $4 billion and base metal and gold mines in different parts of the world. After having been a director of Teck and Cominco for many years, Dr. Zeitler joined Teck in 1997 as Senior Vice President and had responsibilities for the exploration and development of mines in Peru, Mexico and the USA. Since his retirement in 2002 from Teck Cominco and in addition to being President, CEO and a director of Amerigo Resources Ltd., Dr. Zeitler is also Chairman and a director of Candente Copper Corp., a TSX listed company, and of Rio Alto Mining Limited, a TSX Venture Exchange listed company. He has been actively involved as a director in various junior base and precious metal companies. Dr. Zeitler is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Prospectors and Developers Association. Dr. Zeitler holds a PhD in economic planning.