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(Kitco News) - Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD) appointed Aoife McGrath and Leandro Sastre in the newly created positions of vice president exploration for Africa and Middle East, and Latin America and Asia Pacific respectively.

The gold miner made the announcement today.

CEO Mark Bristow said he looks forward to the two adding to the company's mineral inventory.

“Exploration has always been an integral part of Barrick’s strategy of creating value and we look forward to the contribution Aoife and Leandro will make towards adding to our global mineral inventory,” Bristow said.

McGrath has worked with and led exploration teams in Africa, North and South America and Europe. She was named as one of the ‘Global 100 Inspirational Women in Mining’.

Sastre was previously mine operations and technical manager at the Veladero gold mine. He was closely involved with Exeter’s discovery and delineation of the Caspiche orebody in Chile, now part of Barrick’s Norte Abierto project, and the Cerro Moro orebody in Argentina, which is now an operating mine.

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