Team
Ramón Barúa Costa CEO & Director
Rodrigo Ceballos Argo General Manager & President
Barry Murphy COO
Francois Motte Sauter CFO
Sebastián Rojas Tallarida Sustainability Manager

Management TeamRamón Barúa: 10+ years serving as CFO of Hochschild Mining. Previously CEO of Fosfatos del Pacífico S.A., General Manager of Hochschild’s Mexican operations and Deputy CEO and CFO of Cementos Pacasmayo. Ramón is an economics graduate of Universidad de Lima and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.Rodrigo Ceballos: 20 years of experience in molybdenum, rhenium and rare earths markets, in companies such as Molibdenos y Metales S.A (Molymet) and Mathiesen Corporation. Was a member of the Minor Metals and Molybdenum Committees of the London Metals Exchange. Rodrigo holds an Industrial Engineering degree and a Major in Mining from the Universidad Católica de Chile and an MBA from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.Francois Motte: 10+ years of experience in various financial positions such as corporate finance, financial planning, management and control, business development and investor relations at Hochschild Mining. Francois graduated from Universidad de Lima with a Bachelor in Business Administration and holds a MSc in Innovation Management and Business Development from Aarhus University in Denmark.Barry Murphy: 30+ years of experience in the mining sector. Prior senior positions with Torex Gold Resources, Inc., Yamana Gold Inc. and Anglo American and has led technical services and project development teams in Chile, Perú, Argentina, México, and South Africa. Barry graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of South Africa.Sebastián Rojas: +10 years of experience in the mining sector, working on a wide range of sustainability matters, including environmental, safety and social areas. Prior to joining Aclara, Mr. Rojas worked at Anglo-American and Arcadis Chile. Sebastián holds a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Universidad Andres Bello in Chile and an MBA from the Universidad de Chile.
International Network of ExpertsA network of world-class researchers and consultants, both in Chile and abroad, collaborate closely with the Aclara team.Some of these institutions are:

  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • Universidad de Concepción, Chile
  • Ansto, Australia
  • Universidad de Chile
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Ausenco, Australia
  • Other international associations