Executive Office

Dra Ariana Carrazana

Doctor in Earth Sciences and Senior Geologist with over 16 years of experience. International consultant for private companies and governmental entities in mining, energy, environment, and technologies. Holds a strong expertise in Digital Transformation certified by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology....

She has a remarkable background in open-pit operations and geological exploration of orogenic Gold deposits, Cu-Au-Mo porphyry systems, LS and IS epithermal veins, SEDEX, VMS, and IOCG deposits. She is an Auditor and expert trainer in QA/QC. Specialized in Geochemistry, Vulcanology, and Petrology from the doctoral program at the University of Barcelona (UB), Spain. Holds a Master's degree in Geological Materials, Processes, and Resources from UB, and a diploma in Geometallurgy from Peru. She is a Geologist from the National University of Córdoba, Argentina. She is lecturer in the postgraduate program in Mining Geology at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and an adjunct professor in the Diploma in Circular Economy at the Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile.

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Non Executive Board

Jaime Guzmán
Non-Executive Director

Industrial Civil Engineer and Technical Mining Engineer with over 35 years of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, he has held positions as General Manager, Operations Manager, Mining Manager, and Deputy Director in numerous leading international companies in large-scale mining....

His multidisciplinary experience includes roles in various functions of mining operations, large-scale plants, leadership in collective and community negotiation tables, direct responsibility in budget-forecast and capex management, and development of operations in remote sites. His business strategy focuses on the three fundamental vectors: financial, environmental, and social. Currently, he serves as a project advisor and expert analyst in Due Diligence.

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Mario Rossi
Non-Executive Director

Mining Engineer with a Master's degree in Geostatistics. General Director of GeoSystems International, Inc. He has over 35 years of experience in mining and environmental geostatistics, mineral resource and reserve estimation, audits and reviews, and conditional simulation studies....

Mr. Rossi has worked on more than 100 different mining projects at various stages of development and operations worldwide, including some of the world's largest base and precious metal deposits. He has also worked on multielement deposits (Au, Ag, Cu, Fe, Pb, Zn, etc.), laterite-type deposits, sedimentary deposits (uranium, coal), hematite and magnetite deposits, and industrial minerals such as limestone, nitrate, iodine, lithium, and graphite. Mr. Rossi is a Fulbright Specialist (member of the roster, 2018-2022) under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State and co-author of the book "Mineral Resource Estimation," Rossi, M. and Deutsch, C., ed. Springer, published in January 2014. He is a Registered Member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Inc. (SME), Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), Member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum (CIMM), Member of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG), and Member of the Argentine College of Mining Engineers (CADIM).

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Antonio Galdeano
Non-Executive Director

Mining Engineer with over 37 years of experience. He has held positions as General Manager, Production Manager, Mining Unit Manager, and Operations Superintendent in numerous leading international companies in underground and open-pit mining....

He excels in management and team leadership roles related to mining production, fleet management, concentrator plants, and concentrate transportation infrastructure via roads and maritime routes. He has developed community, union, and institutional relationship strategies with different states in Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain exploration, construction, and mining permits. Currently, he serves as an advisor for production processes and an expert analyst in Operational Excellence.

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Martín Pierola
Non-Executive Director

Civil Mining Engineer, Master in Administration and Business (MBA), and diploma in Mining Operations Management with over 22 years of experience in the mining industry in various leadership roles, both in base metals producing companies and global suppliers....

He has held positions as Production Superintendent, Senior Consultant, Director of Operational Excellence, Underground Mining Manager, and Commercial Director. His professional career includes leading large-scale copper extraction mining operations, implementing automation projects for loading and transportation equipment in underground and open-pit operations, managing portfolios of operational improvement projects with mine-plant-smelter scope, developing and implementing agreements for the introduction of disruptive mining technologies, and leading merger and acquisition processes. Currently, he serves as Commercial Director for Finning South America.

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María Rocha
Non-Executive Director

Mining Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, specialized in Mining and Explosives. CEO at Rocha Blast Engineers, with 15 years of experience in drilling and blasting. She worked on technical-technological solutions for metallic mining in Chile until 2013, and in 2014, she founded Rocha Blast Engineers....

In this company, she develops consultancy and innovative solutions for the global mining industry. Among others, she has worked for major mining companies such as BHP and Sierra Gorda in Chile, TorexGold and Peña Colorada in Mexico, Nordgold in Burkina, and Cobre Las Cruces and Atalaya-Riotinto in Spain. With over twenty publications and global projects, most of her work is focused on fragmentation, slope stability, digitalization of the design process, blasting control, and blasting quality control QA/QC. She has been a member of the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) since 2009.

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Javier Gacitua-Carafi
Technology and Mining Lead

Industrial Civil Engineer with a diploma in Mining from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He has over 5 years of experience in the mining and technology industries. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Engineering Management from Politecnico di Milano, Italy....

In the last 3 years, he has been leading fleet monitoring system implementation projects in Latin America.

Javier has demonstrated his expertise in various software development teams with significant roles, from Management Control Manager, Project Manager, Product Owner to Product Manager. He has experience in designing B2B products and services and in evaluating technological projects. He has extensive knowledge in agile methodologies, project management, software development logic, and data visualization systems.

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Vicente Piñana
Full Stack Developer

Computer engineer graduated from the Technological University of Chile, with knowledge in various programming languages ​​such as PHP, C# and others. He has experience in different Frameworks such as Angular and React, as well as in various database engines and a solid track record in the IT support area. In addition, he has a diploma in Video Game Development completed at the Vancouver Film School Institute in Canada. ....

His training and experience place him in agile work environments, collaborating with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. It focuses on the development of software, video games and web environments. Master digital design from the perspective of UX/UI methodologies. Vicente seeks innovation and the exchange of knowledge.

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Fabián Lazo
Engineering Lead

Civil Mining Engineer with over 10 years of experience in the field of underground ventilation Engineering. He is an expert in ventilation modeling and an instructor for Ventsim software. He has been involved in multiple ventilation Engineering projects from conceptual stages to pre-feasibility and commissioning....

His multidisciplinary experience includes roles in various functions of mining operations, large-scale plants, leadership in collective and community negotiations, direct responsibility in construction and management of budget-forecast and capex, and the development of remote site operations. His business strategy focuses on the three fundamental vectors: financial, environmental, and social. Currently, he works as a project advisor and expert analyst in Due Diligence.

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Felipe Fernández
Ventilation Senior

Mining Civil Engineer with over 12 years of experience in the field of underground ventilation Engineering. He has knowledge of planning, sizing, and implementing ventilation systems for medium and large-scale mining operations....

He has worked on various conceptual, profile, and detailed Engineering projects in South America, Canada, and mainly Chile. His portfolio includes ventilation studies for systems with over 1000 HP installed and fire studies. Felipe has extensive field experience and is a trainer in the use of Ventsim software and the Ventfire module.

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Leopoldo Serpa
Geology Specialist

Geologist with over 5 years of experience in the mining industry, working in advanced exploration, underground coal mining, and geological consulting. He is an expert in 3D geological modeling and provides training to universities and private consultants....

He is an advanced user of Leapfrog software and has knowledge of SQL and R languages. He has extensive experience in modeling SEDEX deposits, coal seams, volcaniclastic sequences, and tailings dike. He is a Specialist in Mining Geology from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), and he continues his education with a Master's degree in Data Exploration with a technological focus on data science. Additionally, he is a university lecturer in geology, mining, and non-renewable resources in academic institutions in Argentina.

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Dr Sergi Esteve
Senior Data Scientist Geoscience

Earth Sciences Doctor with over 10 years of experience in programming languages, Linux system, statistical language R, and Python with certificates from the University of Michigan. He holds a Master's degree in Mineral Resources, a Master's degree in Teacher Training, and a degree in Geology from the University of Barcelona....

He has extensive experience in geochemical and petrological modeling using GCDkit/R, Thermocalc, and Theriak. He is passionate about electronics and has numerous personal developments. He is a Professor at the Faculty of Education and in various subjects of Petrology and Geochemistry in the Department of Mineralogy, Petrology, and Applied Geology at the University of Barcelona in Spain. He is also a visiting professor in the Department of Mining at the Faculty of Physical Mathematical and Natural Sciences of the National University of San Luis, Argentina. His research profile covers basic and applied sciences, and he collaborates with private companies on algorithm and application development for calculating and predicting petrophysical properties using machine learning on digital reservoir images.

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Joaquina Vicente
Junior Geologist

Geologist currently focused on managing databases for Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) programs in the mining industry. In recent years, she has achieved an advanced level in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialized in remote sensing and geological mapping....

She also has experience in the field of seismotectonics and structural geology through seismic data processing, applied to the geometric description, spatial orientation, and analysis of the movement of fragile structures in particular tectonic environments. She has a research profile that motivates her to publish in international scientific journals.

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Alejandra Díaz
Environmental Senior

Biotechnologist with over 5 years of international experience in the mining and energy sectors. She is an expert in environmental risk assessment, and her research profile has led her to develop projects in Spain, Chile, Peru, and Canada. Throughout her professional career, she has worked on Engineering and environmental consulting projects as an environmental leader....

She has extensive experience in executing civil works in the geotechnical field, playing various roles from management to project manager. She is responsible for project management and business development. She holds a Master's degree in Water and Coastal Management from the University of Cádiz (Spain) and in Environmental Management from the University of Bologna (Italy). In recent years, she has specialized in remediation of contaminated soils with numerous applications in Peru.

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