Born in 1960. A graduate of Charles University, Czech Republic majoring in Geochemistry, Basic Geology and Geology of Fallow Land. Mr.Benes was employed by Barrick Gold Corporation in 1996 as a Regional Exploration Manager.
Then he took a position of General Director in Barrick Gold Russia and Barrick Gold Kirghizstan. In 2006 he became a President of Altynor Gold Corporation. Two years later he was employed by Northland Resources S.A with operations in Scandinavia. In 2011 he was appointed General Director of Altynor Mining Ltd. Mr.Benes joined Kazzinc in 2013 as Vice-President, Exploration. He currently holds the office of Executive Director, Exploration. Mirek Benes has a PhD in Geology from the University of Toronto (Canada).