The firm’s partners have over 70 years of combined experience in the mining industry in Latin America. Furthermore, their different disciplines and backgrounds, offer a unique outlook in mining professional services.

Nivaldo Rojas, President

Mr. Rojas founded the company in 1998. He has a degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Atacama, Chile. Previously, Mr. Rojas worked for BHP Minerals (now BHP Billiton) as Country Manager. He had a key role in the discovery of ore deposits such as the Escondida Mine in Chile, Agua Rica, Taca Taca and Diablillos in Argentina. In 1995 Mr. Rojas received the “Excellency in Exploration Award” from BHP, and in 2007 the award to the professional career from Panorama Minero.

He is a member of the AusIMM, the Chilean Institute of Mining Engineers,  and a founding member of GEMERA.

Paola Rojas, VP Corporate Development

Ms. Rojas has experience in providing end-to-end services to foreign mining companies, from project generation to settlement in the country, to management and public relations. She graduated in Architecture at the National University of Tucuman. Later she ventured into Marketing and Business, including an MBA from Catholic University of Cordoba, as well as a Mining Management Diploma from Austral University, Argentina. She holds a Master of Commerce with specialization in Finance from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining Rojas in 2000, she worked in commercial and residential design. She has been an active member of GEMERA, as well as a director for local subsidiaries of Canadian and Australian mining companies.

Javier Rojas, VP Project Development

Mr. Rojas has experience in Design and Technology, applied to improving the delivery of professional services. He graduated in Graphic Design at Champagnat University, Mendoza, Argentina, and holds postgraduate degrees in Multimedia and Corporate Image, and a MSC in Project Management from the Swiss Business School. Recently he completed the Postgraduate Program of Mining Management at the Austral University, Buenos Aires.Prior to joining Rojas in 2000, he worked in several web design start-ups.

Nelson Rojas, Operations Manager

Mr. Rojas has experience in logistics coordination and environmental studies for exploration and prospecting. He was part of the founding group of Rojas, in 1998. He holds a degree in Business Management from ADEN, Mendoza, and also has studies in Geology at the National University of Salta, Argentina.

Previously, he worked for BHP Minerals at tenement management, GIS and safety.

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