Francisco joined CRU Consulting in 2019 and has worked on a variety of market and strategy projects across commodity types, including base metals and battery metals; and is engaging new business development with mining and financial institutions across the Americas. Since 2010 and throughout his career his focus has been the copper mining sector. He started his career at BHP, where he was responsible for geometallurgy and project development at Escondida mine site and involved in mineral processing R&D across different copper assets. He also co-founded and led an advisory firm focusing on acquisition strategies, deal structuring and project financing across a wide spectrum of exploration and mining companies, and financial institutions.
Francisco holds a Chemical Engineer degree from University of Concepción, Chile and a M.Sc. Industry, Trade & Development from University of Manchester, UK.