Prior to co-founding Kura, Francisco worked at Minera Escondida strategic development group, involved in major Cu-Au feasibility mining projects and geometallurgy. He also supported other BHP Billiton operations in Chile, working in hypogene ore processing R&D. His other interests include natural resource governance and sustainable development. Francisco holds Chemical Engineer degree from the Universidad de Concepcion, Chile, and a M.Sc. Industry, Trade & Development from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
Thomas Eggers | Head of Economic Geology
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Prior to joining Kura, Thomas supervised over 25 exploration projects in Northern-Central Chile, Papua New Guinea and Mongolia with Anglo American. His expertise in hydrothermal and Cu (Mo – Au) porphyry related systems allowed him to advice on exploration strategies in South America, Africa and Oceania. Thomas holds Honours Degree in Geology from Universidad de Concepción, Chile and an MBA Global Management from Macquarie University (Australia) & Universidad de Chile (Chile).
Álvaro Florez | Head of Legal
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Prior to joining Kura, Alvaro was the In-House Counsel for Freeport-McMoRan Inc. and Lundin Mining Corp. mining operations in Chile, to later join as an associate at the Energy, Mining and Natural Resources Group of Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero DU & Uría Law Firm. He had also collaborated with the Projects, Energy and Natural Resources Group of King & Wood Mallesons, Australia. Alvaro holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Universidad de los Andes, Chile, and LL.M. from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Laura Brangwin | Global Public Relations Manager
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Laura is the London point of contact for Kura Minerals and heads up the PR & Marketing services. Prior to joining Kura, Laura lived in over ten countries across the Americas and Africa covering the local mining and energy sectors with Global Business Report (GBR); and also has managed the marketing strategies for TSX listed mining companies. Laura graduated from the University of Manchester with a First-Class BA Honours in Spanish and Distinction in Portuguese.
Erich Schnake | Senior Legal Advisor
Prior to joining Kura, Erich followed a career in the natural resources sector as Associate at Nuñez, Muñoz & Cia; and Quinzio & Cia law firms; and Legal Advisor at Triponis consulting firm. In the public sector, he was an Advisor for the General Secretariat of the Presidency; and during 2016-2018 was appointed Vice Minister for the Chilean Mining Ministry. Erich holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Universidad de Chile, Chile and Master of Environmental Law from the University of Sydney, Australia.
Vicente García | Project Geologist
Vicente is an adventurer field geologist that has also been in the forefront of GIS integration and analytics since he joined Kura in 2018. Vicente is advancing his thesis, focusing in cobalt mineralization and deposits, at the Geology Department of the University of Concepcion, Chile.
Julio Crovetto | People & Talent Manager
Prior to joining Kura, Julio lead organization development and human resources processes at BHP Billiton and Alto Impacto Consulting, and was HR Subdirector at Inacap in Chile. His main interest is to improve work engagement and performance among employees in a healthy organizational culture. Julio holds an Organizational Psychology degree from Universidad Católica de Chile, and is a M.Sc. Psychology candidate at Utrecht University in The Netherlands.
Javiera Molina | South America Communications
Prior to joining Kura, Javiera worked for 5 years at Televisión Nacional de Chile as a content journalist and reporter. After that, she made a turn towards advising in the strategic area in Clínica Las Condes, one of the most important hospitals in Chile. Now she leads the Marketing team of EasyWays Retail company. Javiera is a Journalist of the Universidad de Concepción, Diploma in Strategic Management of Digital Marketing from The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and a Diploma in Social Networks and Communication from The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.
Kura ~ Rock in Mapudungun language
Mapudungun (from mapu 'earth, land' and dungun 'speak, speech') is a language isolate spoken in south-central Chile and west central Argentina by the Mapuche people (from mapu 'earth' and che 'people')