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Working Team

Executive Team

  • Armando Enrique Valenzuela Jara
    • Founder and Director
    • Metallurgical Engineer (Univ. Atacama-Chile), M. Sc. in Mining Eng. (Laval Univ., Canada), Diploma in International Relations - Asia (Univ. of Santiago, Chile)
    • 15 years working in mining and metallurgy, mainly in process, procurement and mining policies and regulations, with focus in research and market studies
    • He worked at Codelco (2007-8), the Chilean Copper Commission (2000-2006) and between 2010 and 2013 in China for different customers

  • Mario Aravena
    • Studies Director
    • Mines Engineer (University Santiago of Chile)
    • +8 years in market analysis of the mining sector, focused in development of statistic systems using economic and mining data from national and international sources

  • Nicolás Arnaldo Pozo Rodríguez
    • Coordinator of Technological projects
    • Engineer and Master and Administration and Management of Enterprises (Univ. of Chile)
    • +25 years working in strategic, economic and financial studies, as well as, quality management and technological development, specially using CORFO programs


  • Mario Sánchez
    • Metallurgy Engineer (Univ. of Concepción, Chile) and Eng. Dr. in Metallurgy (Grenoble University, France)
    • Expert in pyrometallurgical processes and mining environment

  • Mauricio Rozas
    • Metallurgy Engineer (Univ. of Atacama, Chile)
    • Expert in mineral processing (technical processes, metallurgical testing, etc.)

  • John O’brien
    • Sociologist (France) and Ph.D. in Economic History (USA)
    • Market studies and mining policies