Lithium Americas Appoints Omar Salas as CFO
Lithium Americas, a global lithium operation, has appointed Omar Salas as chief financial officer (CFO) of Lithium Americas, succeeding Ian Fodie, who has left the company. Salas is a financial executive with extensive international experience in the mining industry including leading and advising corporations through successful international expansion, restructuring and capital market transactions.
Salas has extensive experience in South America, a solid regulatory background and expertise in mergers and acquisitions, project development and financing. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish. His past management and finance experience includes eight years with Placer Dome, one of the world’s largest and most successful mining companies. Salas received his MBA from McGill University and is a certified management accountant (CMA).