Stephen Nairne – Managing Director
Mr. Nairne has served as the Lundin Foundation's Managing Director since 2007. He serves on the Advisory Board of several SME funds and companies in Sub-Saharan Africa and is concurrently appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches courses on Country and Project Risk Analysis in Developing Countries and African Political Economy. Prior to joining the Lundin Foundation, Mr. Nairne served as Deputy Director with Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade's Pacific Office and as Senior Political Risk Analyst at Export Development Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and a Master of Arts from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.
erin johnston - chief operating officer
Ms. Johnston provides oversight of the Foundation’s operations as well as expertise related to resource governance and education and skills training. She previously oversaw British Columbia’s investment in skills training, aligning workforce needs with apprenticeship training programs. She also led programs for youth, women and Aboriginal participants. Ms. Johnston has 15 years of program management and capacity building experience on natural resource projects around the world in different sectors. She has a Masters of Arts in International Leadership from Simon Fraser University and an Executive Leadership Certificate from the UBC Sauder School
Ka-Hay Law – chief innovation and strategy officer
Ms. Law leads the Foundation’s corporate partnership activities in Africa and Europe and is responsible for the Foundation's innovation strategy. She joined the Foundation in February 2011 expanding the Foundation’s portfolio of impact investments – including deal sourcing, closing and monitoring investments. In 2013 she relocated to Nairobi to open and lead the Foundation’s regional office. With nearly 10 years of experience working with SMEs and private sector development in Africa, Ms. Law brings deep insight into the inner workings of small businesses and the evolving business models required to serve rural African markets. She also brings two years of experience in corporate social responsibility advisory services and holds a degree in engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Cornelio Delgado – Director for the americas
Mr. Delgado joined the Lundin Foundation in July 2015 and is responsible for designing and implementing strategic initiatives which leverages the opportunities arising from extractive industry operations to benefit locally impacted communities in Latin America. He brings 15 years of experience in economic development, investment attraction, public-private partnerships and value chain development, and has worked with international agencies such as USAID, Carana and the World Bank. As the vice-minister of Production and Competitiveness in Ecuador he led the development of the National Corporation for Investment Attraction. Mr. Delgado has BA in Economics and Sustainable Development, a Diploma in International Economic Relations and a Master's Degree in Public Administration with focus in Mining and Supply Chain Development from Queen's University.
simon maurice - training director, fruta del norte project
Mr. Maurice joined the Foundation to ensure Lundin Gold’s Fruta del Norte project in Ecuador benefits from the strongest possible representation of community members and local workforce. This initiative requires the design and development of training programs for the operation of both underground and surface mobile equipment and fixed plant. He brings more than 20 years of large scale mining experience gained in developing countries and remote locations including Papua New Guinea, Dominican Republic, Argentina, and Zambia during which time he has led corporate mining training programs and established training standards globally. Mr. Maurice holds an Electrical Trade Certificate from New Zealand, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from TAFE Australia, a Bachelors Degree in Organisational Leadership and Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from the University of New England, Australia.
WALTER DEL CASTILLO - director for europe
Mr. Del Castillo is the Lundin Foundation Representative in Europe, leading strategically and overseeing our initiatives and impact investment portfolio in the continent. He has an academic background in Business Management, Finance and Agricultural Science. He has served as Director, Team Leader and Advisor to numerous technical assistance assignments and development cooperation projects financed by SIDA, DANIDA and the European Commission in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Mr. Del Castillo has extensive experience designing, implementing and quality assuring short and long-term rural and private sector development projects. Specifically, those dealing with sustainable natural resource management, technological innovation in agriculture and SME development.
rosamelia andrade - project manager
Ms. Andrade joined the Foundation to organize the second Business Sustainability Summit in 2017 that took place in Lisbon, Portugal. She also manages the training initiatives being implemented in the southern region of Ecuador, provides internal communications support and manages the Foundation’s business sustainability hub to encourage collaboration and knowledge exchange among practitioners based in different regions of the world. Ms. Andrade brings extensive international experience in strategic project management, relationship building, stakeholder engagement, project development, communications and outreach for the not for profit, research and academic sectors. She has managed projects in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Nepal and Sri Lanka, as well as 11 countries in Latin America, including Ecuador, Chile, Mexico and Cuba. She holds a BA in Visual Communications and an MA in International Leadership from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.
carlos Droppelmann - sustainability manager, chile
Mr. Droppelmann joined the Foundation´s Chile office to oversee the initiatives in the area of influence surrounding the Candelaria mine in the province of Copiapó. He has over 18 years of experience advising and contributing to the shared value creation processes, in the fields of sustainable development, community relations and environmental management, mainly in the extractive and productive industries. Mr. Droppelmann graduated as a Forestry Engineer, has a Diploma in Environmental Advisory and also holds a Diploma in Advanced Business Management from ESE Business School, Chile.
TAMARA ARAVENA - PROGRAM MANAGER, CHILE
Tamara is a Business Engineer with more than 7 years of professional experience in project management at the public and private sector in Chile. Her main areas of expertise relate to environmental and social challenges at the mining industry as well the spread of renewable energy solutions in isolated regions. Tamara holds two masters degree, the first one in Economics and Public Policy and the second in Environment and Sustainable Development at University College London. She recently has completed the Executive Women in Leadership Program at Columbia Business School.
ana lucia jaramillo - program manager, ecuador
Ms. Jaramillo joined the office of the Lundin Foundation in Ecuador to lead a strategy supporting local suppliers and producers of the Fruta del Norte project. She has extensive experience in business administration, project management, corporate relations and relationship management between organizations and stakeholders such as communities, government entities and suppliers. She has been in charge of value chain and business sector development and participated in the management of capacity building and training initiatives. She is a successful moderator and coordinator of round tables, dialogues and community negotiation processes. Ms. Jaramillo has a BA in Business Administration, with emphasis in project management.
eva kigo - program manager, kenya and ethiopia
Ms. Kigo joined the Foundation’s Nairobi office to support the implementation of strategic initiatives including project management,
evaluation of investment opportunities and impact monitoring. She has a strong background in business consulting, financial analysis and managing initiatives with a range of stakeholders. Ms. Kigo holds a Masters of Science in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Virginia Tech.
babatshi gasha - program manager, botswana
Mr. Gasha joined the Foundation as Senior Manager based in Botswana to oversee the foundation’s community empowerment initiatives and projects in the area of influence surrounding Karowe Mine in Boteti Region. He has over 16 years of experience in the built environment profession with exceptional skills and experience in planning, implementing and coordinating an extremely diverse range of projects. Babatshi has worked for several local authorities under the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in Botswana as a Town Planner. He is an accomplished certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Project Management training specialist, with a diverse clientele from the mining, construction, corporate and government institutions. He holds a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of South Australia.
Joanne Liu – Finance and Accounting director
Ms. Liu joined the Lundin Foundation since January 2014 and provides strategic leadership in accounting and finance management. She has over 10 years of experience in various for-profit and non-profit organizations. Her expertise lies within providing comprehensive accounting functions and financial reporting, monitoring operational efficiencies and implementing controls and procedures.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of British Columbia (UBC), and a Diploma of Technology in Financial Management from British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). She obtained her Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation in 2013.
Audrey yuen - senior accountant
Ms. Yuen joined the Foundation to take on bookkeeping and accounting functions. She has over ten years of experience in finance, logistics and property management. Ms. Yuen is experienced in IFR reporting and has expertise in risk management. She has completed the Certified General Accountant program and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Thompson River University.
peter mwangi - financial administrator, nairobi
Peter joined Lundin Foundation's Nairobi office in January 2017. Prior, he worked in the Tourism Industry as an administrator / accountant in various tour firms and most recently as an entrepreneur, running a tour, safaris & taxi company. He started his career as an Audit Assistant in an Audit Firm, Mugo & Company CPAs, before moving to the Tourism Industry where he’s worked for KRAY Tours & Safaris and Airports & Beyond Tours in the Finance Department as the chief accountant, and later, he started his own transport company, Digits Tours & Travel. Peter is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a certificate in Kenya Certified Public Accountants.