Board of Directors, CEO, and Vice-Presidents

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Roque Eduardo Benavides Ganoza

Chairman of the Board

Year of birth: 1954
Gender: Male 

Received his degree in Civil Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) in 1977. Master of Business Administration from the Henley Business School at the University of Reading in the U.K. in 1980. Completed the Management Development Program at the Harvard Business School in 1985 and the Advanced Management Programme at Oxford University in 1997. He is currently Chairman of the Board and Director of some of the Company’s related entities. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Sociedad Minera El Brocal and Banco de Crédito del Perú. He was member of the board of UNACEM from 2010 to 2020. He was previously President of the Peruvian Mining, Oil, and Energy Association (SNMPE) and the Peruvian Confederation of Private Business Institutions (CONFIEP).

Felipe Arturo Ortiz de Zevallos Madueño

Director

Year of birth: 1947
Gender: Male

Member of the Board of Directors since August 2003. He was the Rector of the Universidad del Pacífico from 2014 to 2016. He is the founder of Grupo APOYO, and has been the president of the organization since 1977. He received his degree in Industrial Engineering from the National University of Engineering (UNI), and obtained his MSc in Administration and Systems from the University of Rochester. He graduated from the OPM Program at Harvard Business School in 1996. He was also Peruvian Ambassador to the United States from September 2006 to March 2009.

José Miguel Morales Dasso

Director

Year of birth: 1945
Gender: Male

Attorney at law graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) in 1958. Completed the Sloan Program at the Stanford University School of Business. Chief Counsel to the Company from 1973 to 2012, and elected as a Member of the Board in 2012. He has been a Senior Partner at Estudio Aurelio García Sayán law firm since 2007, and worked for the firm since 1965. Director of related companies, and various other businesses. He was President of the Institute of Mining and Oil Law, the Peruvian Mining, Oil, and Energy Association, and the Peruvian Confederation of Private Business Institutions (CONFIEP). He is currently the President of the Entrepreneurs for Education Association.

William Henry Champion

Independent Director

Year of birth: 1952
Gender: Male

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and Biology from the University of Arizona, in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. He has been a Member of the Board since January 2016. He is also a Director of Gladiator Mining Group LLC, a private mining investment company based in the United States. Over 40 years of executive, management, and operating experience in the mining sector. He worked at Rio Tinto PLC from 2002 to 2014 in different positions; was Managing Director of Rio Tinto Coal Australia, Managing Director of Rio Tinto Diamonds, and President and CEO of Kennecott Utah Copper. He also worked at Phelps Dodge Mining Company from 1984 to 1995, where he held different positions (President of de Phelps Dodge Chile).

Diego Eduardo Martín de la Torre de la Piedra

Independent Director

Year of birth: 1962
Gender: Male

Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Universidad del Pacífico in Lima and an MBA from the London Business School in England. He is a cofounder and Chairman of the Board of La Viga and Quikrete Perú. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, as well as an economics columnist for the newspaper El Comercio. He was previously a professor at the Universidad del Pacífico for twelve years, and a member of the Board of Directors of important companies and institutions such as Endeavor Perú, IPAE, and Perú 2021. Since 2005, he has been the President of the United Nations Global Compact in Peru. In 2013, he received the award “Empresario Integral” given by the Latin American Business Council. Also, in 2015, he was selected among the Top 100 influential leaders by AACSB International. He has been a member of Buenaventura’s Board of Directors since 2017.

Nicole Edel Laure Marie Bernex Weiss de Falen

Independent Director since January 3, 2018, taking office after the resignation of Mr. Igor Gonzáles Galindo, who was a member of the Board of Directors until January 2, 2018.

Year of birth: 1950
Gender: Female

PhD in Geography from the Paul Valéry University of Montpellier (France). Professor of the Department of Humanities of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). Academic Director of the Research Center in Applied Geography (CIGA) of the PUCP. President of the Geographic Society of Lima and President Emeritus of the Peruvian Forum for Water (GWP Peru). Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Peru and national focal point of the Water Program of the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS). Member of the Steering Committee of 2030 WRG. Director of several research projects and programs, such as the "Scientific, legal and financial design of the Scientific Institute of Water - ICA" (CONCYTEC-IRD-PUCP) and the "Water, Climate and Development Program - PACyD" of Global Water Partnership South America. She has more than 160 publications among books and articles.

Marco Antonio Zaldívar García

Independent Director since February 2, 2020, taking office after the resignation of Germán Suárez, who was a member of the Board of Directors until February 2, 2020.

Year of birth: 1960
Gender: Male

Certified Public Accountant by Universidad de Lima, graduated from the Management Development Program by PAD from Universidad de Piura and MBA by Adolfo Ibáñez School of Management, USA. Independent Director of various companies as Backus & Johnston, Banco Santander and Cementos Pacasmayo. He has been Chairman of the Board of the Lima Stock Exchange and Second Vicepresidente of Confiep, among other assignments.
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CEO, and Vice-Presidents

Víctor Gobitz

Chief Executive Officer

General Manager of Buenaventura since January 2017. He has also been a Director of Sociedad Minera El Brocal since that same year. He was previously the CEO of Compañía Minera Milpo from 2013 to 2016, as well as General Manager and Director of Río Alto Mining (now Tahoe Resources). General Manager and Director of Castrovirreyna Compañía Minera, Operations Manager of Sociedad Minera El Brocal, and Assistant General Manager and Director of Volcan Compañía Minera. He is currently Director of Gerens Escuela de Negocios and professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). He is the President of the Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers (IIMP). With over 25 years of experience in managing mining operations and projects, he is a graduate of the PUCP (1986), with an MBA from the ESAN School of Business (1998) and specialized studies at the Kellogg School of Management (2015) and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (2005).

Leandro García

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Universidad del Pacífico and Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the same university. Master of Business Administrative from the University of Miami in Florida. He completed the Management Development Program at Harvard Business School. He worked at Buenaventura from 1990 to 1997, where he held the position of Treasury Head. He also worked at Sociedad Minera El Brocal as Finance Manager up until 2000. He was General Manager of Boticas BTL until 2005, and General Manager of Boticas Inkafarma until June 2011. He rejoined Buenaventura as Controller General in July 2011. He has been a Director of Química Suiza Retail, the business that manages the Mi Farma pharmacy chain, since January 2016 until January 2018. CEO of Consorcio Energético de Huancavelica and Director of Sociedad Minera El Brocal, Compañía Minera Condesa y Empresa de Generación Huanza.

Juan Carlos Ortiz

Vice President of Operations

Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru in 1992. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering, with a focus on Mineral Engineering Management, from Pennsylvania State University. Prior to assuming his new role at Buenaventura, Mr. Ortiz was the Technical Services Manager at Volcan Compañia Minera, a polymetallic mining company and one of the largest zinc, lead and silver producers in the world, where he was responsible for the departments of Engineering, Projects, Planning and Environmental Matters as well as for Volcan’s Alpamarca and Cerro de Pasco operations. Prior to this post, he was Chief Operations Officer at Compañía Minera Milpo (now part of the Nexa Resources Group), where he was responsible for the Cerro Lindo, Atacocha and El Porvenir operations.

Raúl Benavides

Vice President of Business Development

Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Missouri—Rolla, Master of Mining Administration from Pennsylvania State University, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School (AMP-160). He has served as President of the IIMP, as well as being the Founder and President of the Mining Safety Institute (ISEM). He is currently the President of the vocational mining school CETEMIN. He has worked at Buenaventura since 1980, and is the Director of 11 related companies.

Alejandro Hermoza

Vice President of Sustainability

Mechanical Engineer graduated from the University of Maryland, with a Master’s in Engineering from the same university and a Master’s in Administrative from the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC). He previously worked as Development Manager of the Peruvian Confederation of Private Business Institutions (CONFIEP) and has worked at Buenaventura since 2003, where he has held the position of Community Relations Manager, from 2008 to 2011; and Deputy Manager of Administration and Human Resources, from 2003 to 2008. In 2011, he graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School (AMP).