General Manager

Douglas Aitken, PhD

Doug is a Civil and Environmental Engineer with a Ph.D from The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. His areas of specialisation include sustainable bioenergy…

Administration and Finance Manager

Rodrigo Rivas

Rodrigo is a Business Administrator from Universidad Andres Bello, Chile with complementary courses on corporate finance and financial analysis from The European…

Project Engineer

Ana Maria Rojo, MPhil

Ana María is a Chemical Engineer from Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile with a Master’s in Mineral Processing from The University of Queensland, Australia…

Project Coordinator

Antonio Rivero, MBA

Antonio is a Psychologist from Universidad de Chile with an MBA from Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, Australia. He has over 13 years of…


Bárbara Alcayaga

Barbara is an Art Historian from The University of New Mexico, USA. She has Post-Graduate Diplomas in Human Capital Management from Universidad Adolfo

Adjunct Researcher

Camilo Rodriguez, MSc

Camilo is an Engineer in Biochemistry, Microbial Genetics and Food Sciences from the Institut Nacional des Sciencies Appliquées (INSA Toulouse) in Francia and has a…

Project Administrator

Claudia Maturana, MBA

Claudia has a Bachelor’s in Business Management and an MBA in International Business, both from Universidad Gabriela Mistral, Chile. She is passionate about…

Human Resources Analyst

Daisy Negrete

Daisy has a Business Administration degree from Manpower Chile, with studies as a General Accountatn at Liceo Comercial Rigoberto…

Accounting Analyst

Daniel Álvarez

Daniel is a General Technical Accountant from DuocUC, with a focus on tax regulations. He has knowledge and experience in the management of operational and administrative…

Project Engineer

Daniela Gamboa

Daniela has a Bachelor’s in Forestry Sciences from Universidad de Chile. She has over 10 years of experience in consulting services focused on environmental …

Research Leader

David Rubinos, PhD

David is Pharmacist with a Ph.D from Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, with posgraduate specialisation in the programme on quality of solis and water of the Institute…

Research Fellow

Felipe Saavedra, PhD

Felipe is a Biologist from Universidad de Concepción, has a Master’s in Environmental Management in Natural Resource Management from the School of Earth and…

Project Coordinator

Francisca Rivero

Francisca is a Social Worker from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and a Master’s in Applied Sciences in Habitat and Development from Leuven Catholic University

Junior Research Engineer

Giovana Garcia

Giovana is a Civil Mining Engineer from Universidad de Concepción, degree obtained with maximum distinction. She also has a Graduate Diploma in Responsible…

Geospatial Analyst

Homero Márquez

Homero is an engineer in renewable natural resources and agronomy, both from Universidad de Chile, specialised in geomatics particularly in geographic information systems…

Research Geologist

Javier Quevedo

Javier is a Geologist from Universidad Mayor, Chile. He has experience in the iron industry as he did his internship at CAP Minería and his thesis project on the geometallurgy…

Junior Research Engineer

José Ojeda, MSc (c)

José is a Mining Engineer from Universidad de Chile, focused on mineral processing, energy efficiency and optimisation through process modelling and simulation…

Project Engineer

Laura Collao, MSc

Laura is a Forestry Engineer from Universidad de Chile and Master in Environmental Management and Administration candidate from…

Project Engineer

Levi Campos, MSc

Levi is a Civil Metallurgical Engineer and has Master’s in Industrial Engineering, both from Universidad de Concepción. He has focused on the study of the main concerns and solutions…

Project Engineer

María Paz Valenzuela

María Paz is an agronomist with a Master’s in Soil and Water Management from Universidad de Chile, specialised in soil evaluation with agricultural and environmental aims. She has over…

Administrative Accountant

Mónica González

Mónica is a Public Accountant from Universidad Panamericana del Puerto, Venezuela. She did her theoretical-practical training as a business administrator at Fundamental

Social Researcher

Nigel Wight, PhD (c)

Nigel is an Economist from Queensland University of Technology, with a Master’s in Social Development from The University of Melbourne, both in Australia. Additionally…

Soil and Water Specialist

Pablo Bustos

Pablo is an agronomist with a Master’s in Soil and Water Management from Universidad de Chile, specialised in soil evaluation with agricultural and environmental aims, as well as the…

Office Coordinator

Paula San Miguel

Paula is a Publicist from IPEVE, now Universidad Diego Portales and a Journalist from Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile. She has over 20 years of experience in advertising…

General Enquiries

+56 2 2307 9710


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