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 Yamamoto

    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
  • 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 Riveros

    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
  • Francisco Ugarte Larraín

    Director Mr. Ugarte is a lawyer from the Universidad Católica de Chile and LL.M. from the Faculty of Law of the University of Chicago. He is a partner at Carey, the largest law firm in Chile. Mr. Ugarte has vast experience working with international and Chilean financial companies and institutions in mergers and acquisitions, financing, capital and debt offerings and other corporate matters, having advised companies such as IFM Investors, CPPIB, Barrick Gold, J.P. Morgan Chase, Scotiabank, Mitsubishi Corporation, Danone and Banco de Crédito e Inversiones. Mr. Ugarte holds and has held management positions in several local companies, such as Bci Corredor de Bolsa, Votorantim Andina and Compañía Industrial El Volcán. More information
  • Georges De Bourguignon Arndt

    Director Mr. De Bourguignon is an economist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where he was a professor, and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School; co-founder and current President of Asset Chile S.A. and of Asset General Fund Administrator S.A. In the last 10 years, he has been a board member of several public and private Chilean companies with extensive international operations such as LATAM Airlines and Embotelladora Andina, where he is currently a Board member. As Vice President of La Polar, nominated by the Chilean pension funds in 2011, he headed the financial restructuring and renovation of the company. After leading the acquisition of Chilean producer Sal Lobos by the German Group K + S, he served as a member of its board of directors until 2018. Prior to co-founding Asset, he was an executive at Citibank S.A. in Chile. More information
  • Robert J. Zatta

    Director Mr. Zatta earned a degree in Business Administration from Merrimack College and received his MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has held executive positions at the former General Foods Corporation and at Campbell Soup Company. Mr. Zatta worked at Rockwood Holdings, Inc since 2015, mostly as the Director of Finance, and for a short period as Interim Director. Since January 2016, Mr. Zatta has been a member of the Board of Directors of Innophos Holdings, Inc. and since March 2017 until its recent acquisition, Mr. Zatta was the director of Nexeo Solutions, Inc. Between December 2015 and September 2017, Mr. Zatta was a Member of the Board of Trustees at Merrimack College where he was also President of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. Since 2017, Mr. Zatta has been President of the Board of Trustees of Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University. More information