Mr. Gavidia joined Orvana as an Advisory Country Manager in February 2016 and was named Vice President, Operations in August 2016. Mr. Gavidia is a mining professional with over 20 years of leadership experience spearheading business initiatives and providing operational support to projects in the United States, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand. Prior to joining Orvana, Mr. Gavidia was an independent consultant to private clients, and his projects included general management and global business development in relation to gold and copper projects in Chile, Argentina and Germany. From 1994 until 2012, Mr. Gavidia worked with Newmont Mining in various positions of increasing responsibility, including as Operational Readiness Senior Project Manager for Newmont's Global Projects group in Peru and as Management Operating System Global Project Manager at Newmont's corporate office in Colorado. Mr. Gavidia holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the National University of Engineering in Lima, Peru and a Master of Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.
The Denver Gold Group, Inc (DGG) connects global capital with global mining. It is organized as a Colorado nonprofit business association and represents seven-eighths of the world's publicly traded precious metal production and known mineral reserves and resources.
As the only independent and conflict-of-interest-free investment platform, Denver Gold Group is dedicated to the exclusive support of precious metal miners. DGG has a 33-year track record through every investment cycle. Underscoring the value and leverage it brings to the mining industry, fees to members have remained unchanged for eight years, and are on average nearly half the cost of other industry conferences.
DGG also supports and promotes various precious metal investment and education initiatives, often in collaboration with other mining and mineral industry business associations.