Ms. Loreto Silva-Independent Director Barrick Gold Corporation

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: GOLD) (TSX: ABX) today announced that it has appointed Loreto Silva to the Company’s Board of Directors as an independent director. Ms. Silva was appointed to the Board effective August 9, 2019. She serves as a partner at the Chilean law firm Bofill Escobar Silva Abogados and is the current chairwoman of the board of ENAP, Chile’s national petroleum company.

An accomplished legal professional, she started her career as a lawyer for the Chilean Chamber of Construction where she helped develop the country’s sanitary and public works concession systems. She specialized in public works concession contracts, competition, water resource management as well as the development of electric, sanitary and infrastructure projects.
In 2010, she was appointed Vice Minister of Public Works and became Minister of the department at the end of the 2012. As Minister, she promoted and led complex infrastructural works such as the bridge over the Chacao Channel and the Américo Vespucio Oriente highway. She also led the development of the National Water Resource Strategy and is currently director of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (“CAM”), director at the Infrastructure Policy Council (“CPI”) and member of Women Corporate Directors

She is the current chairperson of the board of ENAP, the country’s national petroleum company. She is also a partner at the Chilean law firm of Bofill Escobar Silva Abogados.

Loreto started her career as a lawyer for the Chilean Chamber of Construction where she helped develop the country’s sanitary and public works concession systems. She specialized in public works concession contracts, competition, water resource management as well as the development of electric, sanitary and infrastructure projects.

Executive chairman John Thornton said her appointment will broaden the skills of the Board and add fresh perspective. “We are pleased to welcome Loreto to the Barrick Board, which will benefit from her significant knowledge of large-scale infrastructural projects and wide-ranging experience in legal and government affairs.”


Areas of Expertise
• M&A Execution
• Risk Management
• Government and Regulatory Affairs & Community Relations
• Talent Development and Allocation & Partnership Culture

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