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Gecamin Conferences


Organizing Committee

Executive Committee

  • Fidel Báez
    International Mining Consultant, Chile
  • Javier Ruiz del Solar
    Co Chair
    Advanced Mining Technology Center, Chile
  • Carlos Barahona
    Executive Director
    General Manager, Gecamin, Chile
  • Juan Carlos Barros
    Technical Coordinator
    Senior Consultant in Mining Projects Management, Chile
  • Valeria Ramos
    Gecamin, Chile

Directing Members

  • Nury Briceño
    Senior Innovation Engineer, Technological Innovation and Process Management, Antofagasta Minerals S.A., Chile
  • Francisco Carrasco
    Strategic Planning Manager, Chuquicamata Underground Project, Codelco, Chile
  • Mario Cedrón
    Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
  • Gideon Chitombo
    Professor and Chair of Minerals Industry Engagement, WH Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre, Australia
  • Mauricio Larraín
    General Manager El Teniente Division, Codelco, Chile
  • Cleve Lightfoot
    Global Practicer Leader Technology, BHP Billiton Base Metals, Chile
  • Marcos Márquez
    Vice President Mine, Cía. Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi, Chile
  • Rodrigo Pascual
    Director of the Mining Engineering Department, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Luis Ramírez
    Technology and Innovation Director, Chuquicamata Division, Codelco, Chile
  • Pedro Sierra
    Corporate Manager, CORFO, Chile
  • Carlos Vega
    General Manager, DGA Min Ltda., Chile

Advisory Committee

  • Herman Aguirre
    Operations Integrated Management Deputy Director, Codelco, Chile
  • Marcelo Arancibia
    Maptek South America Vice President. Chile
  • David Arcos
    Mining Geochemistry Manager, Amphos 21, Spain
  • Greg Baiden
    Chairman and CEO, Penguin Automated Systems Inc.
  • Brian Baird
    Technical Manager - Mine Planning, Strategy & Development, BHP Billiton - Copper
  • Carlos Carmona
    ENAP Director
  • Alfonso Carvajal
    Professor of the Mining Engineering Department and Mining-Metallurgical Processes Training Experimental Center Coordinator, Universidad de La Serena, Chile
  • Andrés Córdova
    Operations Manager, Mina El Soldado, Anglo American, Chile
  • Carlos Espinoza
    Operations Manager, Minera Michilla S.A.
  • Karla Fonfach
    Corporate Deputy Manager of Risk, Compliance and Internal Control, Antofagasta Minerals, Chile
  • Álvaro García
    Chief Executive, Alianza Valor Minero, Chile
  • Pedro González-Carbonell
    Asset Planning Manager, Minera Escondida BHP Billiton, Chile
  • Aveen Hameed
    Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Trevor Hines
    Director, UK Trade and Investment, Chile
  • José Ibaceta
    Planning Superintendent, Cía. Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi
  • Peter Knights
    BMA Chair and Head of Division of Mining, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, The University of Queensland
  • Waldemar Korzeniowski
    Professor of Mining Engineering, Head of Department of Underground Mining, AGH-University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Carmen Letton
    Head - Open Pit Mining, Anglo American, Australia
  • Juan Alberto Montes
    Construction Superintendent, Codelco
  • Julio Morales
    MEIT Manager, Komatsu
  • Hernán Orellana
    Managing Director, Telefónica I + D, Chile
  • Agustín Panes
    Planning Engineer, Management of Mineral Resources and Development, Vice Presidency, Codelco
  • Eduardo Rojas
    Geomechanics Superintendent Codelco, El Teniente Division
  • Felipe Rojas
    Development and Planning Manager, Minera Antucoya, Chile
  • Eduardo Ruiz
    Mining Division Corporate Director, AMPHOS 21, Peru
  • Víctor Sandoval
    Country Manager, ESSS Chile
  • Carlos Soto
    General Manager, Fintech, Finning Sudamérica, Chile
  • Colombo Tassinari
    Head Professor of the Geosciences Institute and Director of the Institute for Energy and Environment, Universidad de Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Carlos Valenzuela
    Innovation Expert, Cámara Chileno Alemana-CAMCHAL, Chile
  • Francisco Vásquez
    Mine Planner in Óxidos Encuentro Project, Antofagasta Minerals, Chile
  • Marco Velásquez
    Technical Manager, M.C. Inversiones Ltda.,Chile

Technical Committee

  • Hugo Adrian
    Development and Planning Manager, Yamana Gold Inc., Canada
  • Moisés Álvarez
    Engineer Specialized in Strategic Planning, Metálica Consultores Ltda, Chile
  • Ricardo Arias
    Engineering Manager, DGA Min Ltda., Chile
  • Mohammad Asad
    Head of Discipline, Department of Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering, Western Australian School of Mines, Curtin University, Australia
  • Hooman Askari-Nasab
    PhD, PEng,Associate Professor of Mining Engineering, School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Kwame Awuah-Offei
    Associate Professor, Mining & Nuclear Engineering Department, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
  • Atac Bascetin
    Prof. Dr.,Head of the Mining Engineering Department,Faculty of Engineering, Istanbul University, Turkey
  • Jörg Benndorf
    Assistant Professor, Department of Geoscience and Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Edgar Berho
    Performance Enhancement Lead, Hatch, Chile
  • Douglas Chapman
    Mine Operations Manager, KAZ Minerals Aktogay Mine, Kazakhstan
  • Snehamoy Chatterjee
    Assistant Professor, Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, Michigan Technological University, USA
  • George Danko
    Professor, Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
  • Nuray Demirel
    Associate Professor, Mining Engineer Department, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Alejandro Ehrenfeld
    Researcher, AMTC, Chile
  • Kostas Fytas
    Professor, Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Laval University, Canada
  • Michel Gamache
    Full Professor, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • Gustavo Guiñez
    Mining Innovation Director, Bi2, Chile
  • Ronald Guzmán
    Mining School Director, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
  • Asieh Hekmat
    Associated Researcher, AMTC, Chile
  • Juan Pablo Hurtado
    Associate professor, Mining Engineer Department, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
  • Enrique Jélvez
    Researcher, AMTC, Chile
  • Andrés Kaiser
    Business Development Manager, Telefónica I+D, Chile
  • Celal Karpuz
    Head of Department, Department of Mining Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Vladislav Kecojevic
    Professor, Department of Mining Engineering, West Virginia University, USA
  • Dr. Brett King
    CEO, COMET Strategy Pty Ltd., Australia
  • Felipe Kremer
    Mine Planning Superintendent, Minera Escondida, Chile
  • Mustafa Kumral
    Associate Professor, Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University, Canada
  • Orlando Leiva
    Mining Consultant, Comet Strategy, Australia
  • Jorge Loredo
    Academic, Exploration and Mining Affairs Department, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
  • Ian Lowndes
    Associate Professor and Reader in Environmental Engineering, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Manuel Mansilla
    Mining Director, Ore Resources Management, Codelco, Chile
  • Kikuo Matsui
    Professor Emeritus, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Rafael Mena
    Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineer, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
  • Cristóbal Mimiça
    Mine Management Superintendent, Los Bronces, Anglo American Sur, Chile
  • Helmut Mischo
    Chair for Underground Mining Methods, Institute of Mining and Special Civil Engineering, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • Nelson Morales
    Mine Planning Delphos Laboratory Director, Universidad de Chile
  • Hernani Mota de Lima
    Professor, Mines School, Universidad Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil
  • Marcelo Navarrete
    Operations Superintendent, División Gabriela Mistral, Codelco, Chile
  • Morteza Osanloo
    Full Professor, University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran
  • Harry Parker
    Technical Director, AMEC - Foster Wheeler, USA
  • Enrique Rubio
    Chairman, Redco Mining Consultants, Chile
  • Milene Sabino
    Associate Professor, School of Mines, Universidad Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil
  • Alejandro Saéz
    Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineer, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
  • Daniel Saramak
    Associate Professor, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Javad Sattarvand
    Assistant Professor, Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
  • Mostafa Sharifzadeh
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering, Westerns Australian School of Mines, Australia
  • Dwayne Tannant
    Professor, School of Engineering, UBC Okanagan Campus, The University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Waldo Valderrama
    CASIM Alternate Director, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
  • José Antonio Valdivieso
    Research Professor, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
  • José Valenzuela
    Superintendent Geotech & Hydrology, Ahafo Mine, Newmont, Ghana
  • Sebastián Valerio
    Mining Industry Specialist, Telefónica I+D, Chile
  • Paul Vallejos
    Researcher, AMTC, Chile
  • Shianny Vásquez
    Hydrogeologist, INGEMMET, Peru
  • Álvaro Videla
    Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Eleonora Widzyk-Capehart
    Research Associate, AMTC, Chile
  • Juan Yianatos
    CASIM Alternate Director and Director of the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
  • Juan Yuz
    Director, Advanced Center for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (AC3E), Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile