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Kerix Jad is headquartered in Lima, Peru.

We have representatives in New York, Mexico and Panama, and we work with strategic partners in other countries as well.


Our expert leading team represents many years of experience and a wide range of knowledge in the mining industry and other business sectors we are involved in.


Our Team

Alfredo Hurtado Chihuantito

Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mr. Hurtado is a visionary leader with over 20 years of experience in the mining industry. He has grown Kerix Jad from a small regional mining company into a major mining consortium. A native of Cusco, Peru, Mr. Hurtado graduated from the National University of San Antonio Abad.

Andres Aquino

Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO)

Mr. Aquino has significantly expanded Kerix Jad’s global footprint and has secured strategic partnerships with his strong network of contacts in the mining, energy, finance and investment communities. Based in New York City, Mr. Aquino is a native of the Dominican Republic, and earned his BA and MA from Boston College.

David Liang

Senior Risk Manager (SRM),

Board of Directors

Mr. Liang has a strong analytical mind and a proven ability to communicate complex  operational, financial, and regulatory risk management concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences. He is responsible for developing and implementing the Kerix Jad's global risk management framework and leads the company's enterprise risk assessment and mitigation efforts. A native of Canada, he graduated from the University of Toronto.

Roberto Piña Pérez

Mexico Representative

Mr. Piña represents Kerix Jad in its cement mining project in Mexico. He holds a degree in Veterinarian Medicine and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is the Business Director of H2 Construcciones, where he serves as technical director for the company’s cement projects in partnership with Asian Projects de México and Complant in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. 

Americo S. Villafuerte

Mining Advisor

Mr. Villafuerte is a mine engineer with more than thirty years of experience in the mining industry, managing world class mining projects across North and South America and Europe. He is a graduate of  San Antonio University of Cusco, Peru. He is also certified in Open Pit Mining Engineering, from Queen's University, Ontario, Canada, and holds a Global MBA from Thunderbird University, Phoenix, Arizona USA. He has extensive experience in mineral trading and exploration, mining operations, mine construction, mine commisioning, re-engineering and public relations in the Mining industry.

Marco Antonio Montalvo

Member, Board of Directors

Mr. Montalvo is an electrical engineer and a graduate of San Antonio Abad University of Cusco. He has extensive experience in the mining field and is General Manager of Montalvo Ingenieros SAC, in charge of developing mining works and projects.

Alfonso E. Beraun Calisto

Legal Advisor

Mr. Beraun is a lawyer with a strong background in mining law and investment project management. He graduated from Alas Peruanas University with a degree in law and specialized in Mining Investment Project Management at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. He also holds a specialization in Mining and Environmental Law from Alas Peruanas University.

Cesar Alfredo Malpartida García

Legal Advisor

Mr. Malpartida is a lawyer for Kerix Jad with a specialization in civil business law and international law in foreign trade. He is a graduate of Antenor Orrego University and the Foreign Trade Center of the Chamber of Commerce of the Piemonte Region in Italy, two of the most prestigious institutions in their respective fields.

Percy Edilberto Silva García

Member, Board of Directors

Mr. Silva is an economist and a graduate of San Antonio Abad University of Cusco. He holds a postgraduate degree in Finance from the Catholic University of Peru. He also pursued specialization studies in Administration, Public Investment Projects, Regional Development Planning, Formulation and Evaluation of Agroindustrial Projects at San Antonio Abad University of Cusco.

Mirlet Carpio Hermoza

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 

Ms. Carpio Hermoza’s strong communications skills play a key role in Kerix Jad’s interactions with clients, collaborators, and local communities. She has experience in water and mining projects. Ms. Carpio Hermoza studied at the National University of San Antonio Abad in Cusco.

Gustavo Velez

Geologist Qualified Person

Geologist Engineer CIP UNI, MBA ESAN, MSc(c) Geology UNMSM, Competent person under JORC Code MAusIMM (CP) ,Post graduate Diploma in M&A from ESAN, Post graduate Diploma in Geoestatistics from ALBERTA, with international experience (USA, Mexico, Argentina, Peru), 25 years of professional development, during this time I have been able to work in all phases of mining industry, such as exploration, development of mining projects , mine operation, mine planning, as well as implementation of information systems in real-time, and reduction costs . Experience in copper, base metals, gold and industrial mineral mines. Strong knowledge of financial statements.

Jose Carlos Miras

Panama Representative

Graduate in Business Administration and originally from Lorca-Spain. Tireless entrepreneur, he has dedicated more than 30 years to developing and improving new projects in the real estate, technological and financial sectors. Always in search of excellence in processes and the application of technology, he has highlighted the development of innovative real estate projects in Spain and Panama. That experience has led him in recent years to dedicate himself to the world of startup consulting, finance and technology. Advising new ventures and companies in their processes implementation, growth and opening of new markets.

Bruce Youb

Senior Advisor, Board of Directors

Mr. Youb retired as an Independent Insurance Broker and Insurance Agency owner in Canada with 29 years of experience focused on international risks and financial products. By providing surety and insurance for mining companies in Canada, he gained a solid understanding of the industry.
In recent years, Mr. Youb acted specifically as a sales and marketing consultant supporting companies meet sales objectives across international borders, and designing, building and implementing international sales and marketing strategies. Additionally, using his finance background with international surety and documentary credits, he assists companies and clients with placing their digital assets internationally to create capital for their projects. Mr Youb has used his experience as an expert architect of distributed ledger and blockchain technology to draft and be granted the US Patent no: 11,188,977.

Josh Van Zak

Technology & Research Manager

Josh Van Zak is a passionate innovator who cares most about improving people's lives through the best technologies and strategies our species can come up with. Mr. Van Zak was a PhD (c) in bioengineering and artificial intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Cambridge. Further solidifying his credentials, he also earned a Master of Science degree from the renowned MIT Media Lab. Actively in search of excellence in processes and the application of technology, he designs and engineers xenobiotic materials that can sense and respond to the world around them. His specific research foci are artificially intelligent materials, molecular computation, immunogenic architecture, economic drivers of peace, and community-driven development.. Advising new ventures and companies in their processes implementation, growth and opening of new markets. 

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