Since next October 1: Jorge Cantallopts will assume as new Executive Director of Cesco

The outstanding professional, who has more than 25 years of experience linked to the study and design of policies in the mining industry, will assume this role to replace Alejandra Wood. The latter was appointed a Codelco Board of Directors member at the end of May.

The Center for Copper and Mining Studies (CESCO) is pleased to announce that, after a headhunting process where a qualified group of candidates was evaluated, Jorge Cantallopts, current Director of Studies and Public Policies of the Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco), will assume as the new Executive Director of our corporation as of October 1.

Jorge has more than 25 years of experience, mainly dedicated to studying and formulating policies in the different areas of the country’s mining industry.

For eight years, he has served as Director of Research and Policy Planning at Cochilco, where he has positioned the institution as a national and international benchmark in strategic mining analysis.

Likewise, since October 2019, he has served as president of the standing committee of the International Group for Copper Studies (IGCS). He was previously a managing partner at the strategic consulting firm Mining Benchmark (October 2011 – May 2014); he was the Coordinator of strategies and public policies and Coordinator of markets in the Chilean Copper Commission (2007-2011); he worked as a mining advisor in the Department of Studies at  the Tax Administration (2006-2007), and was a mining industry analyst at the Central Bank of Chile (1997-2005).

From an academic perspective, it should be noted that Jorge has been a professor of Mineral Economics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile since 2020, has also been a professor of Mining Economics at the University of Santiago de Chile (2018-2022), and professor of Analysis of Mining Markets in the Master of Mining Management at the Universidad Católica del Norte (2011-2012; 2020-2022).

We are confident that Jorge, as Executive Director, will continue to strengthen Cesco’s work, positioning it as a protagonist in reflection, studies, generation of ideas, and formulation of public policies, within the framework of a debate open to society about the role of such a strategic sector for our country, in a framework of greater economic, social and environmental demands.