Former Oaxaca Director of Mining appointed Head of Inomin MexicoBy María José Goytia | Thu, 01/20/2022 - 16:10
Inomin Mines have appointed Gustavo Allende Igarashi as their new Head of Corporate Development in Mexico. Allende will oversee the company’s operations in the country. Before his appointment, he served as Director of Industry and Mining for the state of Oaxaca.
Gustavo Allende is a metallurgist and industrial engineering with 35 years’ experience in mining management both in the private and public sector. He was previously Superintendent at Gold Resource’s El Aguila polymetallic project in Oaxaca where he was a key member who developed the project into a successful mining operation. From 2017 to 2021 Allende served as Director of Industry and Mining for the state of Oaxaca, where he headed the investment programs and developed activities and government affairs for the state´s mining industry. In his new role, Allende will lead project acquisition opportunities in Mexico for Inomin. He will also be deeply involved with community relations.
In a press release, President & CEO of Inomin, John Gomez, said “I am delighted to have Gustavo join our team; this is a strong endorsement of our projects, people, and growth plans in Mexico. Given his leading positions in Mexico’s mining industry, Gustavo will increase our opportunities in the country and be a tremendous asset for Inomin.”
Inomin focuses on the acquisition and exploration of minerals, specifically gold, silver, and nickel. The Canadian company holds the La Gitana and Peña Blanca gold-silver properties in Mexico, that acquired from Gunpoint Exploration Ltd. in 2020. Both mines are located in the state of Oaxaca.
The Oaxaca Gold-Silver Belt is a relevant regional structure with high potential for mining exploration and exploitation, though it remains mostly unexplored. Currently, there are 16 mining projects in Oaxaca located in a polymetallic zone south of the state´s capital. The appointment of Gustavo Allende forecasts potential for further exploration and mining production in the state through private investment.