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Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (FVI.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Simon Ridgway

69 2006 Chairman of the Board

Jorge Ganoza Durant

48 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Luis Ganoza Durant

2006 Chief Financial Officer

Gordon Jang

2017 Vice President - Finance and Accounting

Manuel Ruiz-Conejo

2011 Vice President - Operations

Eric Chapman

2017 Vice President - Technical Services

Jose Pacora

2014 Vice President - Project Development

David Volkert

2016 Vice President of Exploration

David Farrell

49 2017 Lead Independent Director

Mario Szotlender

56 2008 Director

Kylie Dickson

38 2017 Independent Director

David Laing

62 2016 Independent Director

Alfredo Sillau Valdez

51 2016 Independent Director

Carlos Baca

Investor Relations Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Simon Ridgway

Mr. Simon T. Ridgway is Chairman of the Board of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. He is a co-founder of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc., a prospector, a mining financier and a Casey Research Explorer's League inductee. Grass roots exploration is his first love and he has had a successful career as an explorationist since starting out as a prospector in the Yukon Territory in the late 1970s. Simon and the exploration teams under his guidance have discovered gold deposits in Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua. On the financial side, companies operating under the Gold Group banner have raised over CAD$450 million for exploration and development projects since 2003.

Jorge Ganoza Durant

Mr. Jorge A. Ganoza Durant is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. He is a geological engineer with over 20 years of experience in mineral exploration, mining and business development throughout Latin America. He is a graduate from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He is a fourth generation miner from a Peruvian family that has owned and operated underground gold, silver and polymetallic mines in Peru and Panama. Before co-founding Fortuna back in 2004 Jorge was involved in business development at senior levels for several private and public Canadian junior mining companies working in Central and South America.

Luis Ganoza Durant

Mr. Luis Dario Ganoza Durant is Chief Financial Officer of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. He has over 16 years of experience in the operation and financial management of mining companies. He has held the position of CFO at Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. since 2006 and previously held the positions of Controller and Treasurer for one of Peru's largest public mining companies. Luis has a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Peru, and an M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance from The London School of Economics. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Atico Mining Corporation, a TSX.V listed company.

Gordon Jang

Mr. Gordon Jang CPA, CMA, is Vice President - Finance and Accounting of the Company. He has over 20 years of senior financial management experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining the company, he was Vice-President, Corporate Controller for Augusta Resource Corp and from 1994 to 2009, Corporate Controller for Pan American Silver Corp. and Lundin Mining Corp. Gordon brings to Fortuna a wealth of experience in the areas of tax planning and compliance, financial reporting, Sarbanes Oxley/Internal Controls, implementation of ERP systems and mergers and acquisitions.

Manuel Ruiz-Conejo

Mr. Manuel Ruiz-Conejo is Vice President - Operations of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. He is a mining engineer graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Lima, Peru. He has more than 25 years in the mining industry and has worked for the most prolific polymetallic mines and mine contractors in Peru. As an engineer, he participated in the implementation and execution of critical projects. As an executive, Manuel devised and supervised the execution of several multimillion dollar mining projects. In 2005, he became Chief Operating Manager of Minera Atacocha. Manuel also holds an Executive Management Program from the Universidad de Piura in Peru. Amongst his different areas of expertise, Manuel has vast experience in community relations.

Eric Chapman

Mr. Eric Chapman is Vice President - Technical Services of the Company. Mr. Chapman is a resource geologist with 15 years’ experience in the mining industry who has provided technical guidance to Fortuna since 2011. Prior to joining the company, he was a Senior Consultant to Snowden Mining Industry Consultants working on a variety of mine and exploration projects in Africa and the Americas. Eric has a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Southampton in the UK, and an M.Sc. in Mining Geology from the Camborne School of Mines. He serves as Fortuna´s Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

Jose Pacora

Mr. Jose Pacora is Vice President - Project Development of the company. He is a mechanical engineer graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Lima, Peru. He has more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry working for both, engineering firms and mining companies developing strong capabilities in engineering, construction and project management. Jose joined Fortuna as Corporate Project Manager in 2012. Previously, Jose held the position of Project Manager at Pan American Silver for Peru and Bolivia managing plant and mine expansions and improvements. He also held the position of Engineering Manager at Kilborn Peru, subsidiary of Kilborn-SNC Lavalin, where he was in charge of expansion and new mine projects. Additionally, Jose also worked at Kilborn Engineering in Denver, Colorado for the engineering and construction of the Yanacocha mine expansion project in Peru.

David Volkert

Mr. David F. Volkert is Vice President of Exploration of the Company. He is a mine finder with a long, successful career in the mining industry and has held various senior positions, including Exploration Manager and Chief Geologist for Barrick Gold Corporation where he was instrumental in the discovery of the Laguna Norte gold deposit and the acquisition of the Pierina gold deposit in Peru. As Vice President, Exploration for Bear Creek Mining Corp., he spearheaded the discovery of the Corani and Santa Ana silver-lead-zinc deposits in Peru. A successful mineral exploration geologist with 40 years international experience (USA, West Africa, Peru, Ecuador, Turkey, Mexico, Canada, Serbia and Argentina) in the technical, managerial and business aspects of mineral exploration programs, David holds a B.Sc. Geological Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG), the American Institute of Professional Geologists (Certified Professional Geologist) and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (Professional Geologist).

David Farrell

Mr. David P. Farrell is an Lead Independent Director of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. Farrell is President of Davisa Consulting, a private consulting firm working with global mining companies. He has over twenty years of corporate and mining experience, and has negotiated, structured and closed more than $25 billion worth of M&A and structured financing transactions for natural resource companies. Prior to founding Davisa, he was Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Endeavour Financial, working in Vancouver and London. Prior to Endeavour Financial, David was a lawyer at Stikeman Elliott, working in Vancouver, Budapest and London. Mr. Farrell graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.Comm. (Honours, Finance) and an LL.B. He is currently a candidate for the ICD.D designation through the directors education program run by UofT Rotman School of Management and the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Mario Szotlender

Mr. Mario D. Szotlender is Director of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. He holds a degree in international relations and is fluent in several languages. He has successfully directed Latin American affairs for numerous private and public companies over the past 20 years, specializing in developing new business opportunities and establishing relations within the investment community. He has been involved in various mineral exploration and development joint ventures (precious metals and diamonds) in Central and South America, including heading several mineral operations in Venezuela, such as Las Cristinas in the 1980s. He was President of Mena Resources Inc. until it was purchased by Rusoro Mining Ltd., of which he was also President.

Kylie Dickson

Ms. Kylie Dickson is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Dickson is an executive with over 14 years of experience in the mining industry. She has worked with companies at various stages of the mining lifecycle including exploration, mine development and operations, as well as playing a key role in multiple financings and M&A transactions. Kylie is currently the Vice President, Business Development of Trek Mining Inc. She was the Chief Financial Officer of JDL Gold Corp. when JDL acquired Luna Gold Corp. to create Trek Mining in March 2017. Previously, Kylie was a founding shareholder and Chief Financial Officer of Anthem United Inc. and was the Chief Financial Officer of Esperanza Resources which was acquired by Alamos Gold in 2013. She also served as the Corporate Controller of Minefinders Corporation from 2007 to 2012 prior to its acquisition by Pan American Silver. Kylie began her career with KPMG LLP's mining practice and is a Canadian CPA, CA with a BBA in Accounting from Simon Fraser University.

David Laing

Mr. David C. Laing is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Laing is a mining engineer with over 35 years of experience in the industry. He is the COO of Equinox Gold Corp. and was the COO of Luna Gold from August 2016 until it merged with JDL Gold in March 2017 to form Trek Mining. Before joining Luna Gold, David was the COO of True Gold, which developed the Karma gold mine in Burkina Faso and was acquired by Endeavour Mining in April 2016. Prior to joining True Gold, David was COO and EVP of Quintana Resources Capital, a base metals streaming company. David was also one of the original executives of Endeavour Mining, a gold producer in West Africa. Prior to these recent roles, David held senior positions in mining investment banking at Standard Bank in New York, technical consulting at MRDI in California, the Refugio project at Bema Gold Corp., and various roles at Billiton with operations in Peru, South Africa, and northern Chile.

Alfredo Sillau Valdez

Mr. Alfredo Sillau Valdez is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sillau is a Harvard graduate and is Managing Partner, CEO and Director of Faro Capital, an investment management firm that manages private equity and real estate funds. Previously, Alfredo headed the business development in Peru for Compass Group, a regional investment management firm, until late 2011. As CEO of Compass, Alfredo actively took part in the structuring, promoting and management of investment funds with approximately $500 million in assets under management.

Carlos Baca

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