Team

Our Team

Our team is composed by the following members

Andrés Susaeta Andrés Susaeta Founding Partner, Director, Executive VP

Andrés Susaeta

Founding Partner, Director, Executive VP

Andrés Susaeta
  • Mining engineer (Universidad de Chile) having 30+ years of experience in design and development of mining projects and environmental matters.
  • In addition, Mr. Susaeta has performed mining consultant duties, as a partner of NCL S.A. and IAL Ltda., specializing in underground mine design and also as a environmental consultant of large mining projects.
  • He has also performed independent exploration activities and development of projects, leading a team that executed a successful IPO in the Australia Stock Exchange.
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José Antonio Jimenez José Antonio Jimenez Founding Partner, Chairman

José Antonio Jimenez

Founding Partner, Chairman

José Antonio Jimenez
  • CEO of Activa SpA, LarrainVial’s private equity branch, company which participates in the agribusiness, real estate, energy, forestry, mining, and industrial sectors through a variety of investment vehicles.
  • Currently, he is board member of Activa SpA, Inmobiliaria San Sebastian S.A., Sembrador Capital de Riesgo S.A., SCL Energía Activa S.A., Mater Fund and Minería Activa S.A.
  • Previously, Mr. Jiménez was CFO of Watt’s (food company), CEO of Santa Carolina winery, and worked at Endesa (Power Utility) and Ladeco (airline, now part of LAN). He was also Board Member of LarrainVial’s Asset Management for 11 years.
  • He has a degree in Business Administration from Universidad Catolica de Chile.
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Juan Paulo Bambach Juan Paulo Bambach Founding Partner, Director

Juan Paulo Bambach

Founding Partner, Director

Juan Paulo Bambach
  • Juan Paulo Bambach, partner at Philippi, Yrarrazaval, Pulido & Brunner, with 23 years of experience in Natural Resources and Corporate Law. He started as in-house counsel in important companies such as Compañía Minera Disputada and Sociedad Contractual Minera El Abra. Legal advisor in important mining transactions for national and international Companies of exploration.
  • The prestigious British publication Chambers and Partners named him as one of the leading lawyers in Chile in the mining sector.
  • Post graduate diploma in Taxation Planning of Universidad Catolica de Chile (2002). Post graduate diploma in Mining Law, Universidad de Atacama (1997). Master in Law, University of Wurzburg, Germany (1993).
  • Professor of Mining Law, Universidad de Los Andes. He is member of Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and Bar Association of AIJA. Lecturer in international and local mining seminars.
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Martín Marquardt Martín Marquardt Partner, Director, Exploration VP

Martín Marquardt

Partner, Director, Exploration VP

Martín Marquardt
  • Mr. Marquardt has almost 10 years of experience in mining exploration. He has primarily worked as a geologist in the exploration and discovery of IOCG deposits in the Coastal Cordillera of Chile.
  • He has participated in different stages of development in a mining-exploration project, including the definition of exploration targets, discovery, and geological evaluation of deposits.
  • As a project geologist in Latin American Copper, Mr. Marquardt was actively involved in the discovery of deposits Dominga and Filipina, and then integrated the founding team of Central Andes Resources and Mineria Activa.
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Aníbal Larrain Aníbal Larrain Director

Aníbal Larrain

Director

Aníbal Larrain
  • LarrainVial S.A. board member. Additionally, Mr. Larraín is board member of Watt’s (food company), Viña Santa Carolina winery, Industrias Tricolor S.A., Laive S.A., Industrias Vencedor S.A. (Perú).
  • He has a degree in Business Administration and Master of Philosophy from Universidad de Navarra, Spain.
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Andrés Trivelli Andrés Trivelli Director, Partner at Larrain Vial

Andrés Trivelli

Director, Partner at Larrain Vial

Andrés Trivelli
  • Andres Trivelli, Managing Partner of LarrainVial. Mr. Trivelli joined LarrainVial in 2004. He now leads a team of 17 Institutional Sales professionals that has raised in excess of US$7 bn from Latin American institutional investors. Mr. Trivelli previously worked for 5 years in Collahuasi Mining Company in the Sales team and in the Engineering team.
  • Mr. Trivelli sits on the board of Activa SpA, LarrainVial’s Private Equity group which invests in Mining, Energy, Real Estate, Agriculture and Forestry.
  • Mr. Trivelli holds a Civil Engineering degree from Universidad de Chile with a minor in Mining Engineering, and an MBA from Cornell University.
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Ignacio Del Río Ignacio Del Río Partner, CEO

Ignacio Del Río

Partner, CEO

Ignacio Del Río
  • CEO of Mineria Activa since 2011. Responsible for managing investments for $135mm and raising capital for $95mm. Mr. Del Rio has closed mining transactions for $41mm.
  • Previously Mr. Del Rio was the Investment Manager of Bancard, the $3bn family office of Chile’s President Sebastian Piñera. Earlier in his career, Mr. Del Rio was a M&A executive at J.P.Morgan and an associate at the Boston Consulting Group.
  • Mr. Del Rio holds a MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a MSc in Civil Industrial Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.
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Claudio Campos Claudio Campos Senior Engineer

Claudio Campos

Senior Engineer

Claudio Campos
      • Mining Engineer, from Universidad de Chile, with over 20 years experience in the mining industry, which has developed within the different stages, either in the exploration, project development, planning and operations.
      • Mr. Campos has being part of companies such as Codelco, Antofagasta Minerals and Yamana Gold.

 

      • During the last few years has been focused on the research and development of new business, being responsible, as Project Manager & COO Antofagasta Mineral’s Antucoya, from the conceptual stage to the feasibility and implementation of the project.
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Cristian Munchmeyer Cristian Munchmeyer Senior Geologist

Cristian Munchmeyer

Senior Geologist

Cristian Munchmeyer
  • Geologist, form Universidad de Concepción, with over 11 years of experience in greenfield and brownfield copper exploration, in the search for porphyry, IOCG and stratabound copper deposits.

 

  • Exploration geologist for Codelco, BHP Billiton, Antofagasta Minerals S.A and Minera Peñoles Chile, being an active party of the discoveries of the IOCG deposits: Casualidad, Astillas, Amankay and Virgo.

 

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Bernardita Martínez Bernardita Martínez Administration VP

Bernardita Martínez

Administration VP

Bernardita Martínez
  • Bernardita Martínez is Chief Administrative Officer of Mineria Activa since 2009.
  • Mrs. Martinez has twenty years of professional experience in administration, customer service and sales in recognized companies such as Entel PCS Telecomunicaciones and Unilever Chile.
  • Mrs. Martínez has a Degree in Sales Strategic Management from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.
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Eric Vucina Eric Vucina Private Equity at Larrain Vial

Eric Vucina

Private Equity at Larrain Vial

Eric Vucina
  • Joined LarrainVial in 2003 where he served as a Fixed Income Analyst and subsequently as a Portfolio Manager. After obtaining his MBA from Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, entered LarrainVial’s Investment Banking division in 2008. Since 2010, Mr. Vucina is part of Activa SpA team.
  • Mr. Vucina has 9 years experience in portfolio management, investment and structuring of bonds, valuations, mergers and acquisitions, financial risk management and private equity, among others. In addition, Mr. Vucina participated in the creation of LVA Indices, a subsidiary of LarrainVial.
  • Eric Vucina is Civil Engineer and MSc from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, MBA from the University of Michigan and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
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