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ATLANTIC COPPER

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Senior Management Committee

Javier Targhetta

Javier Targhetta. President

Javier Targhetta graduated as a Mining Engineer – MSc at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and later awarded a BA degree by IESE (University of Navarra). After complementing his studies with practical work in Germany and England, he began his professional career in the field of metallurgical R&D, joining the AIPSA project, sponsored by the Explosivos Rio Tinto and the Tharsis Sulphur & Copper Groups.

In 1973 he joined the engineering consultancy firm Sereland where he stayed for eight years holding various senior positions, the last one as VP Industrial Division. After four years with the coal trading and shipping/stevedoring company Ruiz de Velasco, in 1985 was appointed Chairman & CEO of Elcano, at the time the leading Spanish shipping company. Between 1988 and 1990 he simultaneously ran the containerized shipping company Trasatlantica – Spanish Line, also as Chairman & CEO. In 1990, he was appointed CEO of Atlantic Copper. In 1993 Freeport‐McMoRan (Phoenix, USA) acquired 100% of Atlantic Copper and Javier Targhetta was confirmed in the position which he holds today. As from July 2005 he also holds the responsibility of Freeport‐McMoRan worldwide copper concentrate sales as Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales.

Among other responsibilities, Javier Targhetta currently is Vice President Commissioner of PT Smelting (Indonesia), Vice Chairman of Fortia, one of Spain’s largest electric power distributors and also is Professor Ad Honorem at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Between 2004 and 2014 he was Associate Professor at this same University. Until June 2008, Javier was Chairman of the Spanish Large Energy Consumers Association – AEGE and from 2007 through November
2011 was Chairman of Eurometaux (European Association of Non‐Ferrous Metals Producers).

Between 2008 and 2010 he was Chairman of the European Copper Institute – ECI. Javier has previously served at the Board of Directors of a number of companies such as Unión Asturiana Estibadora, The Britannia Steamship Protection & Indemnity Club Ltd, Fertiberia, Duro‐Felguera, Compañía General de Carbones and Glencore’s Asturiana de Zinc among others. He was recently appointed Chairman of Primigea, the Confederation of Spanish Mineral Resources
Industries.

Javier Targhetta is fluent in written and spoken English, German, French and Italian, in addition to Spanish, his mother tongue. He is married and has two daughters.


Carlos Ortiz. Senior Vice President, Metallurgy

He graduated from Seville University in 1983 with a B.S. degree in Chemistry and qualified as a Scientific Applications Programmer at the Seville University Calculation Centre in 1984. He received a Master’s degree in Production, Technology and Operations from the Catholic Institute of Business Administration and Management (ICADE) in 1994, and an MBA from the San Telmo International Institute in 2002. He has also completed the Focused Programs, obtaining an IESE Executive Education Certificate from the IESE Business School (Navarre University).

He began his professional career as an Applications Programmer for NIXDORF in 1984. Following a training period at LUBRIZOL Spain, he joined Atlantic Copper in 1986 in the Planning and Study Department, and pursued his professional career in numerous operations-related divisions, specializing in the refinery area. In 2004, he was appointed Production Manager and, in 2019, Senior Vice President of Metallurgy.

He is Chairman of the Association of Chemical, Basic and Energy Industries (AIQBE) and Vice-Chairman of the Huelva Employers’ Federation (FOE). 


José Jiménez Carracedo.

José Jiménez. Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales

He graduated from CEU San Pablo University (affiliated to the Complutense University of Madrid) in 1985 with a B.S. degree in Economics and Business Sciences and received a Master’s degree in Commercial Management and Marketing from the Business Institute of Madrid in 1990.

He started out at Atlantic Copper in 1987 as Manager of Sales and Hedging. In 1996, he was appointed Manager of the International Marketing Division and, in 2004, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. In 2005, he also assumed the responsibilities of Marketing Director of PT Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI) (a Freeport-McMoRan affiliate); in 2007, he was appointed Senior Director of Marketing & Sales of Freeport-McMoRan and, in 2013, Vice-President of Marketing & Sales of Freeport-McMoRan Sales Company Inc.


Conchita García Carvajal.

Conchita García. Senior Vice President, Sulphuric Acid Business

She graduated from the Autonomous University of Madrid in 1990 with a B.S. degree in Economics and Business Sciences. In 2002, she also completed a Program for Management Development (PMD) and, in 2013, she graduated in Senior Management Program (SMP) both at the IESE Business School (Navarre University). In 2019, she qualified in Good Corporate Governance for Directors at the Institute of Directors and Administrators.

She began her professional career at Deloitte in 1990, in the Audit Department. In 1997, she joined Atlantic Copper as Chief Accountant. In 2003, she was appointed Director of Studies and Institutional Relations. Since 2008, she is Senior Vice President of Sulphuric Acid Business.


Macarena Gutiérrez Martínez.

Macarena Gutiérrez. Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

She graduated from Villanueva University (affiliated to the Complutense University of Madrid) in 1992 with a B.S. degree in Economics and Business Sciences. In 2001, she completed a Program for Management Development (PMD) and, in 2016, the ‘Women on Boards’ course, both at the IESE Business School (Navarre University).

She began her professional career at Deloitte in 1993 in the Audit Department. In 1997, she joined Atlantic Copper as Financial Control Manager. In 2001, she was appointed Director of Planning and Control, and, in 2005, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Since October 2008, she has also incorporated into her responsibilities Corporate Communication and, in 2010, management of the company’s IT systems.


Helio Mariscal Álvaro.

Heliodoro Mariscal. Senior Vice President, Internal Auditing and CSR

He graduated from the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 1974 with a B.Eng degree in Mining Engineering and received a Master’s Degree in Business Management Techniques in 1988 (Spanish Consultants, Caixa Galicia).

He began his professional career at Fraser Telos Management, as an Organization and Project Engineer. In 1984, he joined Atlantic Copper as Director of Operations for CAVISA, a group affiliate. In 1986, he took over the general management of the affiliate until 1993, when he was appointed Deputy Manager of the Huelva Expansion Project (HEP). He was subsequently made responsible for the Internal Audit Department and, in 2004, was appointed Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Internal Auditing. He is currently Senior Vice President of Internal Auditing and Corporate Social Responsibility.

In 2018, he was appointed Chairman of the Atlantic Copper Foundation.


Natalia Pérez Hormaeche.

Natalia Pérez. Attorney. Director of Legal Affairs. Compliance Officer and DPO

She graduated from Granada University in 1993 with a B.A. degree in Law, and completed a Master’s Degree in Legal Counseling at the Business Institute of Madrid (1994-1995). Among others, she has completed a course on the Criminal Liability of Legal Persons and Entities and Legal Compliance at the Business Institute (Law School Executive Education, 2011), a course on the New European Data Protection Regulations: Impact and Adaptation (CUNEF, 2017), as well as a Compliance Officer Program (Navarre University-Deloitte Legal, 2018).

Her professional career began at the Canalejas Law Firm in 1993, followed by positions in the legal departments of Alcampo, S.A. (1995-1996) and of Meta4 Spain, S.A. (1996-2004). She joined Atlantic Copper in 2004 as Coordinator of Legal Affairs and Vice-Secretary of the Board of Directors until 2007, when she was appointed Director of Legal Affairs and Non-Board Member Secretary of the Board of Directors. She was also appointed Compliance Officer in 2012 and the company’s Data Protection Officer in 2018.


Carlos Rich

Carlos Rich. Strategy Officer and Director International Division

Carlos graduated from the Royal School of Mines (RSM), Imperial College, London, in 1981, with a Bsc degree in Mine Engineering. In 2014, he graduated in Senior Management Program (SME) at the IESE Business School (Navarre University).

He began his professional career as a Mining Engineer at the Rössing Uranium mine in Namibia. In 1984, he joined Atlantic Copper in the mining division, assuming the management and supervision of its mining operations in 1993. In 1996, he joined the Metallurgy Division, leading diverse Continuous Improvement projects. In 2005, he was appointed Director of the International Division and Director Concentrate Marketing & Sales of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. In 2007, he also took charge of the Atlantic Copper Strategy Office.

Since 2018, he serves as treasurer to the executive board of the EU funded KIC EIT Raw Materials.


Sol Villar

Sol Villar. Senior Vice President. Organization & Human Resources

She graduated from Seville University in 2001 with a B.S. degree in Chemistry, and rounded off her education with a Master’s Degree in Talent Management (ESADE, 2010) and a Program for Management Development (PMD) at the IESE Business School (Navarre University) in 2014.

In May 2002, she began her professional career at Atlantic Copper in the Technology and New Projects Department of the company as a Process Metallurgist. In 2004, she joined the Human Resources Department where she has developed several responsibilities for training, personnel development, talent and compensation. In July 2018, she was appointed Senior Vice President of Organization and Human Resources.