VP Brazil & Chief Geologist


M.Sc (Metalogeny), PhD (Metalogeny & Geochemistry), CREA

Prior to joining Orinoco, Dr de Carvalho spent seven years working with Yamana Gold Inc, a large Canadian gold company, most recently as the Generative Exploration Manager for Brazil. During this time, Dr de Carvalho was instrumental in identifying new opportunities for Yamana Gold and advancing its exploration projects, including the 150,000ozpa Pilar Gold Mine through to feasibility study and mine construction.

Prior to working at Yamana Gold, Dr de Carvalho worked for Anglo Gold as a geologist in the exploration division in the Amazon region and as a contractor for Vale. In addition to Dr de Carvalho's Brazilian exploration experience, he has conducted exploration campaigns and due diligence work throughout South America, working in countries including Honduras, Nicaragua, British Guiana and Argentina.