Our multidisciplinary team spans the globe convening knowledge and best practices with the support of our corporate partners, to ensure communities impacted by resource operations flourish. Essential to our success are deep collaborative relationships formed with community members. It is here that human potential propers alongside economic sustainability and best-practices in environmental impact.
Lukas Lundin is known for recognizing value and superior global investment opportunities in the natural resource sector. Mr. Lundin currently serves as a Director of a number of publicly traded companies. He has a growing list of accomplishments, including raising hundreds of millions of dollars for exploration projects, and developing huge resource discoveries into production as principal of the Lundin Group of mining and oil and gas companies. Mr. Lundin balances out his abundant energy by participating in extreme sports such as the Paris Dakar motorcycle race, hiking Mount Kilimanjaro and extreme skiing. He combined his love for extreme sports with his global awareness of critical issues to make a positive impact in Africa by riding a motorcycle from Cairo to Cape Town in 2006, creating the Lundin Foundation in the process. As the visionary for Lundin Foundation, Mr. Lundin follows in the adventurous spirit of his father, Adolf Lundin, who was one of the first entrepreneurs to realize the multiple opportunities emerging markets present.
Ms Batruch, a historian and lawyer, is based in Geneva and works in the non-profit and business sectors. Ms. Batruch is President of the Board of the Fondation Vidrodgenia in Geneva and of the Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Foundation in Kyiv, and member of the Advisory Board of the International Philanthropic Society in Stockholm. She is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of World Energy Law and Business and the Oil Gas and Energy Law Intelligence Journal. She helped establish non-profit institutions in Ukraine and was liaison officer and assistant professor at the International Academy of the Environment. As Vice President Corporate Responsibility at Lundin Petroleum, she is responsible for sustainability, environmental and health and safety strategy. She has spoken and lectured on international environmental, social and governance issues at international conferences, business schools and universities.
Ron Hochstein is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lundin Gold Inc. Mr. Hochstein has worked for the Lundin family directly and as a consultant for over twenty years. Mr. Hochstein served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Denison Mines Corp. from 2009 to 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Hochstein served as President and Chief Operating Officer starting in 2006 when International Uranium Corporation (“IUC”) and Denison Mines Inc. (“DMI”) combined to form Denison Mines Corp. Before then, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IUC. Mr. Hochstein joined IUC in October 1999 as Vice-President, Corporate Development prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2000. Prior to joining IUC, Mr. Hochstein was a Project Manager with Simons Mining Group and with Noranda Minerals as a metallurgical engineer. Mr. Hochstein is a Professional Engineer and holds an M.B.A. from the University of British Columbia and a B.Sc. from the University of Alberta.
Mr. Hochstein is a director of Denison Mines Corp. (TSX, NYSE MKT), Lundin Gold Inc. (TSX, Nasdaq Stockholm) and Sprott Resource Holdings Inc. (TSX)
Mr. Conibear is a professional engineer who brings more than 30 years of senior leadership experience from predominantly developing countries. Mr. Conibear is the former President and CEO of Lundin Mining and President and CEO of Tenke Mining Corporation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr. Conibear serves as a Director of several Lundin Group companies and is a founding Board Member of the Lundin Foundation.
Erin JohnstonMANAGING DIRECTOR
Ms. Johnston serves as Managing Director of Lundin Foundation. She draws upon over 15 years experience in the private sector leading capacity building and resource governance projects in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Ms. Johnston previously served as Director of Training Investment responsible for British Columbia’s investment in skills training and leading programs for youth, women and Aboriginal participants. Ms. Johnston has served on the Board of Directors of a number of not-for-profit organizations and is a founding Board Member of an indigenous not-for-profit organization in Latin America. She has a Masters of Arts in International Leadership from Simon Fraser University and an Executive Leadership Certificate from the UBC Sauder School of Business.
Ka-Hay LawVice-President, Impact and Investments
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.
Mark SitterVP, SUSTAINABILITY
Mr. Sitter is Vice-President, Sustainability, leading social and economic development projects and sustainability advisory services, primarily in the Americas. Mark draws on 20 years’ experience in sustainability, government relations, communications and international development in complex settings around the world. He has a track record of developing and implementing strategy and management systems, managing material risks and issues, and fostering key relationships, partnerships and initiatives. Prior to joining the Foundation, he held senior roles with Sherritt International, including heading up external relations at the Ambatovy nickel project in Madagascar. His experience provides him with insight into the intersection of commercial aspirations and societal expectations on both a local and global level. Mr. Sitter speaks English, Spanish and French, and holds a public relations degree from Mount Saint Vincent University.
Simon MauriceTRAINING 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.
Rosamelia AndradePROJECT 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.
Marisol GonzalezProgram Consultant, Chile
Ms. Gonzalez graduated as a Product Design Engineer from the University Federico Santa Maria, Chile. She brings 10 years of experience in community work and social innovation focusing on the design and management of sustainable development projects. Her areas of training and expertise are social economy, local economic development and innovation. She is currently enrolled on a Master’s program in Social Innovation for Inclusion at the University of Viña del Mar, Chile.
Ana Lucia JaramilloPROGRAM 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 KigoPROGRAM 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.
Joanne LiuFINANCE 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.