After this, he joined the CRU Consulting team in Santiago and participated in several projects for mining producers and investment entities in Chile and Latin America, mainly focused on performance improvement, cost analysis and risk assessments.
Later he continued working in a different company in Chile providing consulting to major mining operations and government entities, including risk management, mining project evaluation, real option valuation, stochastic analysis for strategic mine plan selection, mine evaluation tools and technical tender design for the Chile government.
After this he returned to CRU Consulting in 2012, where he has been involved in leading projects about strategic decision making for metal producing companies mainly South America, market studies for various metal commodities, opex benchmark analysis and copper marketing modelling. Rolando leads and manages the delivery of all studies in Santiago related to operational benchmarks and assessments in mining and metallurgy.
Rolando holds a BSc in Industrial Mining Engineering and an MEng in Mineral Economics from the Catholic University of Chile. He is fluent in Spanish and English and has conversational Portuguese.
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