Mr. Porcile is a Mining Engineer for the University of Chile and holds a Masters of Science in Mineral Engineering from Columbia University, New York and has over 50 years of experience in the mining business.
Mr. Porcile has been responsible for the development, implementation, commissioning and operation of several new mining projects as well as managing various world-class mining operations.
During the period 2010-2014, he was Director of the Codelco Board and lately has been consultant for mining companies with developments of copper, iron and gold projects. Mr. Porcile was President of Compañía Doña Inés de Collahuasi in the period 2007-2009; he was also President of the Falconbridge Copper Business Unit for five years. During his presidency Falconbridge was developing projects that included El Morro, Pachón and the expansion of Collahuasi.
Prior to these responsibilities he was Vice President Project Development for BHP Billiton’s Base Metals Division and before that President of Compañía Minera Cerro Colorado of Rio Algom. Mr. Porcile joined Rio Algom as Vice-President of Operations of Cerro Colorado in 1991 and later was promoted to Rio Algom Vice President of Engineering and Development, participating in the development of the Antamina and Spence projects.
From 1989 to 1991, he was Operations Manager of Soquimich, responsible for the operations to produce nitrate and iodine in Chile’s Region of Antofagasta.