Key Management

MS HOLLY LANGER – BSc (Geology), P.Geo
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Ms. Langer is a geologist with over 25 years’ experience in the mining industry including long-term assignments in Africa and South America.  Prior to joining five words, Ms Langer was Senior Vice President, Technical Services at Goldcorp where she oversaw all aspects of geology, geostatistics, mine planning and design, metallurgy, tailings, hydrology, rock mechanics, geotechnical engineering and underground development and was responsible for the activities and strategy related to technical excellence, energy and innovation.  Before joining Goldcorp, Ms. Langer was Director, Technical Services for Kinross Gold Corporation in Brazil for four years.  She is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.  Ms Langer holds a Bachelor degree in Geology and a graduate certificate in Geostatistics.  She is a board member of CEEC International Ltd and Mineral Deposit Research Unit at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and an active member of Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST).

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Corlis is a finance executive with over 20 years' experience in corporate finance, project finance, project development and debt structuring. He has extensive experience in both the resource and banking sectors in Europe, South America and North America. Before joining five words he was the CFO at the Georadar Group and was responsible for project financing, treasury, risk management, investor relations, and managerial accounting. Prior to this he was the CFO at Verde Potash and the Brazilian CFO of Kinross Gold Corporation. Mr Corlis speaks several languages fluently, in addition to English and his native Portuguese. He completed his MBA in Corporate Finance at Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management, graduating with distinction, and a Bachelor of Economics from the University Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte.