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Diego Hernández

Presidente
SONAMI

Diego Hernández has held several positions in mining companies in Chile as well as in Brazil. Currently he is Director at Votorantim Metais Board (Brazil) and President at SONAMI (Chilean Chamber of Mines). From 1985 to 1988, Diego Hernández was Technical Director of Rio Tinto Group, in Brazil, Subsequently, from 1988 to 1996, Mr. Hernández occupied several senior positions within Anglo American PLC Group in Chile, including the post of CEO of Compañía Minera de Mantos Blancos. Between 1996 and 2001, Diego Hernández was CEO of Compañía Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi, a major Chilean copper mining company, owner of the world's fourth largest copper mining operation. From 2001 to 2004, he was Non-Ferrous Executive Director of Vale do Rio Doce (VALE) and, from 2004 to 2010, President of BHP Billiton Base Metals. From 2010 to May 2012, he was appointed Executive President of CODELCO - Chile (the State National Copper Corporation of Chile), which is the world’s largest copper producer. From August 2012 to September 2014 he was Executive President of Antofagasta Minerals and from September 2014 to April 2016 Executive President of Antofagasta plc. a Chilean-based copper mining group with interests in energy and transport. In year 2010, he was honored for his accomplishments by receiving the 2010 Copper Man of the Year award, from the Copper Club - New York. Diego holds a degree in Civil Mining Engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech), in France, validated by both Universidad de Chile and Universidade Federal de MG (Brazil).

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