Our Team

“It is very gratifying to see members of the communities we support feel part of the solution. To feel empowered by entrepreneurship, achieving results and finding their passion.”
– Ana Lucia, Program Manager – Ecuador

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.

Paul Conibear

Chair

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.

Christine Batruch

Board

Ms. Batruch, a historian and lawyer, is based in Geneva and works in the non-profit and business sectors. After acting as Vice President Corporate Responsibility at Lundin Energy, responsible for the company’s sustainability strategy, she is currently a Director of Josemaria Resources. Ms. Batruch is also President of the Board of the Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Foundation in Kyiv.

Ron Hochstein

Board

The current President and Chief Executive Officer of Lundin Gold Inc., Mr. Hochstein, has worked for the Lundin family directly and as a consultant for more than 20 years and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Denison Mines Corporation from 2009 to 2015. Mr. Hochstein is Director of Lundin Gold Inc., Denison Mines Corp., and Josemaria Resources Inc.

Adam Lundin

Board

Mr. Adam Lundin has many years of experience in capital markets and public company management across the natural resources sector. His background includes oil & gas and mining technology, investment advisory, international finance and executive management. He began his career working for several Lundin Group mining companies in various countries before moving into finance where he specialized in institutional equity sales, ultimately becoming co-head of the London office for an international securities firm. In addition to serving as President, CEO and a Director of Josemaria Resources Inc., Mr. Lundin is the Chairman of Filo Mining Corp. and a Director of NGEx Minerals Ltd. and Lundin Energy AB.

Jack Lundin

Board

Mr. Jack Lundin is the President and CEO of Bluestone Resources. He was recently involved in the successful execution of Lundin Gold’s Fruta del Norte (FDN) Gold Mine in Southern Ecuador, where he served as the Project Superintendent, gaining experience in mine project development. He brings with him a recognized legacy and years of natural resource technical and economic expertise. Mr. Lundin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Chapman University and a Master of Engineering degree in Mineral Resource Engineering from the University of Arizona. Mr. Lundin currently sits on the board of directors of Lundin Mining, The University of Arizona’s Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources and is an advisor to Josemaria Resources.

 

William Lundin

BOARD

Mr. William Lundin is currently the Chief Operating Officer of International Petroleum Corp. Prior to serving as an executive manager with IPC, William worked in various field operations and production engineering positions within the upstream oil and gas sector in the Canadian Prairies. He holds a degree in Mineral Resource Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Canada. Mr. Lundin is currently a Director of ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. and is the Chairman of Africa Energy Corp.

Erin Johnston

BOARD & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Ms. Johnston serves as Managing Director of the Lundin Foundation. She draws upon over 15 years experience working in the private sector advising companies on Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) issues to reduce non-technical risks of resource development projects in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Ms. Johnston previously oversaw 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.

Rashida McLean

Corporate Counsel

Ms. McLean serves as Corporate Counsel of the Foundation. She is responsible for the Foundation’s legal and corporate governance matters and regulatory compliance. She brings over a decade of experience in the renewable energy, mining, banking, and oil and gas sectors. Ms. McLean has a broad range of experience with corporate transactions and corporate governance. She also currently serves as the Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary of The Lundin Global Initiatives Foundation, and Africa Oil Corp. Ms. McLean holds a B.A.(Hons) from the University of Toronto and a law degree from the University of Victoria. She is a member of both the British Columbia and Ontario Bars.

Oksana Kielbasinski

Director ESG Strategy

Oksana leads the development of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategies at the Lundin Foundation. As an ESG and Sustainability specialist, Oksana brings nearly 15 years of solutions, lessons, ideas, and relationships from over 100 client engagements spanning all corners of the extractives sector. As a core founding member of Integrated Sustainability, one of the fastest-growing advisory and engineering companies in Canada, Ms. Kielbasinski was instrumental in the organization’s strategic development and growth initiatives for close to a decade.  Ms. Kielbasinski is the recipient of numerous awards for her contribution to driving sustainable performance within the energy sector, including the Emerging Leaders Clean50 and Young Women In Energy Awards.

Catherine Tegelberg

Director, Community Economic Development

Catherine (Kiki) Tegelberg leads the community economic development programing for the Lundin Foundation. Catherine has worked in site and corporate roles in the mining industry for over a decade, developing social performance policy and practice in projects and operations in North and South America and Africa. She has expertise in community investment, local procurement, stakeholder and Indigenous engagement and cultural heritage management. In addition, she has worked in rural economic development in Latin America. Catherine was named one of Goldcorp’s Future Leaders in the inaugural cohort. 

Michael Morris

Director Climate Change Services

Michael leads the development of climate strategies and solutions at the Lundin Foundation. Michael brings over 13 years of climate and ESG strategy experience in mining, energy, and many other industries. Previous to joining the Lundin Foundation, Michael was the British Columbia Market Leader of EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services team, where he helped his clients better understand, articulate, and perform on their climate commitments and priorities. Michael has a passion for helping businesses become agents of positive social and environmental change and has worked with extractive companies across the globe to help them build long-term value for society.

Tamara Aravena

Senior Manager, Program Design and Impact

Ms. Aravena joined the office of the Lundin Foundation as the Chile Program Manager and currently supports the Foundation’s team as a Senior Manager of Program Design and Impact. She brings over a decade of experience in a wide range of social and economic project development in the mining industry. Among her areas of support are the delivery of impact management advisory services to the Foundation’s corporate partners and support the design and implementation of strategic initiatives in the areas of economic diversification, local procurement, and social & environmental innovation. Tamara holds two master’s degrees, an MSc in Economics and Public Policy and an MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development at University College London and works as a part-time lecturer at Adolfo Ibañez University in Chile.

Sebastian Perez

Senior Manager, Sustainability and Reporting

Mr. Perez serves as Senior Manager, Sustainability and Reporting coordinating and reinforcing development projects, investments and sustainability advisory services in the region. He brings over a decade of experience in corporate sustainability strategies, systems and reporting, community development programs, impact finance and Human Rights. He has experience across Latin America, working with multiple sectors such as oil & gas, mining, energy, retail, banking, policy and multi-lateral organizations.  His experience includes interventions in complex social and environmental contexts, in direct engagement with vulnerable populations, ethnic groups and conflict-affected communities. Mr. Perez holds Ecuadorian and Colombian citizenship.

Diana Castillo

Manager, Sustainability and Reporting

Ms. Castillo brings over thirteen years of experience designing, implementing, and reporting corporate ESG strategies in the energy sector. Her experience includes work on decarbonization and climate change strategies, social investment programs, sustainable supply chain initiatives, human rights, diversity, ESG capacity building, and stakeholder engagement. She was a Board Member of the Canacol Foundation Entretejiendo and currently serves as a member of the General Assembly of Profamilia, a non-profit organization that promotes respect for sexual and reproductive rights in Colombia.

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.

Marcos De La Iglesia

Program Manager, Argentina

Mr. De la Iglesia leads community projects in Argentina and supports implementing programs for developing local suppliers and entrepreneurs and local capacities for employment. He has more than twenty years of experience in the mining industry, having worked for four mine start-ups in Argentina and developed his expertise in local communities through work in Human Resources and Community Relations. In addition, he is a Sociologist and holds an MBA from Francisco de Vitoria University in Madrid and a Master’s in Negotiation from Belgrano University in Buenos Aires.

Sarah Tesla

Communications & Storytelling

Sarah is a communications professional with over 15 years of experience in storytelling and brand strategy. With a background in journalism and a Masters of International Studies from Simon Fraser University, she brings a humanistic approach to communications. Sarah seeks to support organizations and brands with the tools to have thoughtful, inclusive and meaningful voices.

Roberto Dieguez Coronado

Manager, Supplier Development, Guatemala

Mr. Dieguez is the Lundin Foundation’s representative in Guatemala and is responsible for community development programming and relationship management in the country. He has more than a dozen years of experience in developing, implementing and auditing environmental and social management systems and programs, and has expertise in conflict resolution. He has overseen projects in the areas of public health, education, and nutrition, as well as small-business development and job training, to promote a better quality of life – and better livelihoods – in communities near mining and palm oil projects. He is a strategic thinker with a lot of experience in bringing out the best in his colleagues and collaborators, to help companies and communities achieve their goals. Mr. Dieguez holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Social Responsibility.

Juliana Marquez

Sustainability Advisor

As a Sustainability Advisor, Juliana Marquez Mancini brings over a decade of experience in corporate sustainability strategies and communications. She has held key roles in the extractive and media industries, leveraging experience developing multi-sector partnerships with international organizations and community investment programs. Juliana holds a Master of Science in International Development Studies from Utrecht University with field studies in Rwanda, a BA in Government and International Relations and complementary certifications in Business and Human Rights. Juliana is a Colombian and Italian citizen.