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Li3's Board of Directors is comprised of leading global thought leaders who have founded, operated and led numerous mining and mining related businesses.

Patrick Cussen

  • Industrial civil engineer with 35 years of mining industry experience, with expertise in minerals and mining, specifically in marketing and sales, project exploration and evaluation and economic assessment
  • Serves as Chairman of the Board of The Center for Copper and Mining Studies, Cesco, the Chilean think-tank on mining
  • President of Celta, a Chilean mining services company to the Latin American mining industry, where they advise global clients including Antofagasta Minerals, Vale, Phelps Dodge and many more
  • Held numerous positions within Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, from 1972-1985
  • Led to becoming Managing Director of Chile Copper Ltd., a London based Codelco subsidiary
  • Served as VP of Sales for Empresa Minera de Mantos Blancos S.A. from 1985 to 1990
  • Former member of the board of the Chilean Copper Commission
  • Holds an MA in economics from the University of Chile

Luis F. Saenz
CEO, Director

  • Over 18 years of mining industry experience
  • Serving as CEO since joining Li3 in October 2009
  • Director on Li3’s Board of Directors since October 19, 2009
  • Formerly worked for Standard Bank’s investment banking unit, Standard Americas, Inc.
  • Joined in New York in 1997, then relocated to Peru in 1998 where he led Standard’s mining and metals organization effort in the Latin American region
  • Returned to New York in 2007 to lead Standard’s mining and metals team in the Americas
  • Previously worked in the base metals trading space for Pechiney World Trade before joining Merrill Lynch where he became Vice President for Commodities in Latin America
  • Also on the Board of Directors of Vancouver-based advanced stage gold and silver exploration and mining company Coronet Metals, which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and international affairs from Franklin and Marshall College in 1991

Patricio Campos

  • Over 40 years of experience in the mining industry, specifically in project exploration, evaluation, technical and economic preparation
  • Joined Li3’s Board of Directors in September 2011
  • Mineral and mining experience includes copper, gold and non-metallic minerals, boron and potassium chloride projects
  • CEO of Algorta Norte SA’s iodine Project in a partnership between ACF of Chile and Toyota of Japan
  • Member of the Comité de Recursos Mineros del IIMCh (Mining Resources Committee of the Institute of Mining Engineers of Chile)
  • Acted as consultant in the evaluation of ore deposit reserves, copper, gold, iodine, potassium sulphate and other projects
  • Previously led and supervised construction of several plants for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile, Inc., (NYSE: SQM), and served as Project Director of Bifox Ltd.
  • Has worked as a consultant for 30 years for companies such as Anglo American and SQM (Salar de Atacama Project), Falcon Mines, and many others
  • Actively participated in due diligence processes and negotiations for assets valued in excess of a billion dollars with multiple projects
  • Former Professor of Mining Economy and for Due Diligence within the Mining Department at the Universidad de Chile and Instituto de Indenieros de Minas de Chile.
  • Received his Civil Mining Engineering degree from Universidad de Chile, and graduated in economic evaluation and project preparation from Bid-Odeplan-Universidad Católica de Chile

David G. Wahl

  • Appointed to the Board of Directors on February 18, 2010.
  • President and CEO of Southampton Associates - Consulting Engineers & Geoscientist, since 2005
  • Served as a member of the Board of Directors of Temex Resources Corp. (TSX.V: TME, Frankfurt:TQ1), a precious metals and minerals company, since 2002
  • Also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Dumont Nickel Inc., (TSX.V: DNI, Frankfurt: DG7), and for Latin American Minerals Inc. (TSX.V: LAT) since  2006
  • Technical advisor to certain financial institutions, government agencies and national legal and accounting firms
  • Graduated and received a degree as an Engineer of Mines in 1968 from the Colorado School of Mines