Directors and Management

  • Alberto Salas

    Chairman Mr. Salas holds a degree in mining engineering from Universidad de Chile. He is a member of the boards of Cía. Minera Valle Central, CAP, ENAP, ENAEX S.A. and Amerigo Resources Ltd. He is also the president of the Universidad de Chile Mining Engineering Foundation, the Chilean Pacific Foundation, the Interamerican Mining Society and the Latin American Mining Organization. He is currently the chairman of INACAP and on the board of ABAC. More information
  • Patricio Contesse F.

    Vice-Chairman Member of Health, Safety and Environment Committee. Mr. Contesse holds a degree in law from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is also Vice-Chairman of the following Boards of Directors: Sociedad de Inversiones Pampa Calichera S.A., Potasios de Chile S.A., Sociedad de Inversiones Oro Blanco S.A. and Norte Grande S.A. He is also a member of the Board of Nitratos de Chile S.A. Previously, he served as board member of SQM from April 2013 until April 2015. Prior to that, from 2008 until 2011, he was an associate at Barros & Errázuriz Abogados. More information
  • Gonzalo Guerrero Y.

    Director Member of Health, Safety and Environment Committee. Mr. Guerrero Yamamoto holds a degree in law from Universidad de Chile as well as a Master’s in Business Law from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. He was Chief Counsel and alternate Director for Integramédica S.A. for seven years, and also served on the boards of Sociedad de Inversiones Oro Blanco S.A., Vantrust Capital Corredores de Bolsa and Asfaltos Chilenos S.A. He is currently the executive director of Guerrero y Asociados and sits on the boards of Sanasalud S.A., SMA Clínica Internacional S.A. (Perú) and Club Deportivo Palestino SADP. More information
  • Arnfinn Prugger

    Director Member of Health, Safety and Environment Committee. Mr. Prugger is Vice President, Technical Services of PotashCorp. He has been with the company for over 25 years and has a wide range of senior–level experience in mining and applied geophysics. More information
  • Hernán Büchi B.

    Director Member of Corporate Governance Committee and Health, Safety and Environment Committee. Mr. Büchi holds a degree in civil engineering from Universidad de Chile. He previously served on SQM's board for several years until April 2016. He is currently on the boards of Quiñenco S.A. and S.A.C.I. Falabella, among other companies. He also chairs the board of Universidad del Desarrollo. More information
  • Laurence Golborne R

    Director Mr. Laurence Golborne, Industrial Civil Engineer from the Universidad Católica de Chile, is a member of the Boards of Ripley Corp. S.A. and Aventura S.A. (Perú), a Board Adviser at Sociedad Inversiones Arrigoni S.A. and Metalúrgica Arrigoni S.A., and a President of Tavamay S.A. (Paraguay). Previously, Mr. Golborne was Chilean Minister of State during 2010-2012, CEO of Cencosud S.A., Corporate Director of Finance at Gener S.A., among other roles in various companies. More information