Mexico Mining Forum 2019 Preliminary Speakers
Francisco Quiroga has more than 18 years of experience in relation to the mining industry. He has a background in directive positions in several major mining-metallurgical companies, such as Grupo Villacero and ArcelorMittal. His history with the Ministry of Economy dates back to 1997 when he served as Trade Remedies Director in Safeguards and Antidumping until 2002. Quiroga studied a BA in Economics at UANL, has an MA in Economics from Yale University and MS in Operations Research from the University of Auckland.
Cindy Collins moved from Canada to Mexico in 2015 as a technology-focused business development professional in the mineral exploration and mining industry. In the years leading up to her career in the industry, she studied civil engineering technology, information technology and business and has been an adopter, user, implementer, recommender and representative for various technologies, from data management to field instrumentation. She recently launched her company and podcast, Mining Technology Partners.
Héctor Quezada is Director in Mexico of Victaulic, responsible for the Fire Protection, Mining, HVAC, Industrial, and Water and Sanitation markets. He is an engineer who graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana, and went on to gather more than 20 years of experience in the HVAC industry. As Director in Mexico for Victaulic, he works together with other organizations to implement systems that eliminate waste and create leaner processes.
With 22 years of experience in the mining industry, Laura Díaz is an expert in mining regulations and practices. Over the course of her career, she has been published in various mining journals including Mining Law. Jurisdictional Comparisons and Mining Leaders, The International Forum for Mining Executives. She has spoken at various international conferences regarding her experience in representing her clients against the implications of the Mining Law and on strategies for better administration of mining concessions. She has a Bachelor’s degree in law from Universidad Feminina de México. She went on to study at Universidad Iberoamericana, during which time she completed studies at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C. and Universidad Deusto in Spain.
Robert Peterman is responsible for domestic and international business development activities, including supporting the Beijing office and building presence in the UK and Israel. Under his leadership, the global business development group covers new listings and investor development activities for TSX and TSXV. The two exchanges are home to over 3,100 public issuers. During 2017 CA$54.5 billion was raised by companies on TSX and TSXV making it one of the largest exchanges in the world for raising equity capital. Prior to working at TMX, Peterman worked in the area of corporate strategy for a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management. He has also been a council member of the Ivey Entrepreneurship Council and a Director of the Necessary Angel Theatre Company.
Alfredo Phillips is Corporate Affairs Director for Canadian Mining Company Torex Gold, owner of the project Limón-Guajes, a US$1 billion best practice mine in the Guerrero Gold Belt. Phillips was appointed Chairman of the Guerrero Mining Cluster in October of 2016 and has led the sector in lobbying for stronger government involvement in supporting the industry and providing a stable environment. He has held positions in international companies such as Corporate Affairs Director for Goldcorp Mexico in 2013 and Head of Government Affairs, Corporate Communication Strategy for Siemens Mesoamerica. Phillips has also held numerous positions in the Mexican Government, including serving as Head of the Investment Promotion Office at the Ministry of Energy, where he was responsible for the opening of the natural gas sector and private power provision for private companies.
Antoine Caté is a structural geology consultant at SRK Toronto. He has seven years of both academia and industry field experience in North and South America, Europe and Australia working on gold and base metal deposits, from greenfield to brownfield exploration. He is also an expert in the applications of data science and machine learning in geosciences, including for prospectivity analysis. Caté is author or co-author in several peer-reviewed publications and numerous presentations in economic geology, and in applications of machine-learning in geosciences. His current work at SRK includes structural field investigations, 3D modelling, the development of innovative tools applied to structural geology and mineral exploration.