José De Castro
Chief Operating Officer
Jose de Castro is an Executive with deep experience in international mining operation, project, start up, operation and commercial management. Specializing in process engineering, mining, resources management operations. Held important operations and executive positions in mining organizations in Argentina and Chile. Experienced in project development and start-up. Leadership, creativity and the capacity to design specific solutions, with Neuro Management skills, Consulting and Business Administration degree.
He occupied positions as President and Executive Director of Sales de Jujuy S.A., and in parallel Country Manager of Orocobre for their Lithium Production Project, President and General Manager of Casposo Mine a Gold Producer and the end of 90’s he was part of the team that started up FMC’s (current Livent) production facilities and becoming in the Lithium Carbonate Plant Superintendent.
Jose has developed a patented process for Lithium Carbonate Battery Grade production currently in usage by Orocobre-Toyota Tsusho. He is Director of Mining Postgraduate Program at Universidad Austral and has written books about Mining communication and Social Responsibility.
He is a Chemical Engineer, MBA.