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Juan Esteban joined CRU in 2006 after six years as Assistant Vice President at Citigroup Chile within the Metals and Mining group, performing risk analysis for the main Chilean mining companies for financial transactions.

Since joining CRU Consulting, Juan Esteban has been involved in developing methodologies to quantify and mitigate risks in mining and mineral processing operations, as well as in market due diligence for Copper, Iron Ore and Fertilizers. Since 2009, Juan Esteban is the Office Manager of CRU Chile.

Juan Esteban holds a BSc in Industrial Civil Engineering from the Catholic University of Chile and is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Impact of covid-19 in the copper market outlook and in the Chilean mining competitiveness

Coronavirus has affected the world dramatically and the copper mining industry has not been immune.  Our copper market experts provided a full overview for Sonami of the...

By Juan Esteban Fuentes, Erik Heimlich & Jaime Sepulveda   
Topics: Copper, Covid-19

Case study

An export strategy for the mining equipment, technology and services sector

Topics: Aluminium Raw Materials, Coal, Copper, Ferroalloys, Lead, Nickel, Noble Alloys and Minor Metals, Precious Metals, Steelmaking Raw Materials, Tin, Uranium, Zinc

Case study

Megatrends shaping up commodities markets

Topics: Copper, Lead, Nickel, Noble Alloys and Minor Metals, Steelmaking Raw Materials, Technology Metals