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.

Ka-Hay Law

Vice-President, Impact and Investments

Ms. Law serves as the Vice President of Impact and Investments at the Lundin Foundation. She is responsible for impact measurement and management for the Foundation’s initiatives, enhancing impact management capacity within corporate partners, and overseeing the Foundation’s impact investment portfolio. She joined the Foundation in 2011, helping to build the Foundation’s impact investment portfolio across Africa. She brings deep insight into the needs of small businesses, drawing from over 15 years of experience providing management support and innovative financing to small businesses, social enterprises and private sector development programs.

Mark Sitter

Vice-President, 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.

Jenny Carenco

REGIONAL ADVISOR, SCANDINAVIA

Jenny serves as the Foundation’s Regional Advisor Scandinavia and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. She is responsible for deal sourcing, investment management, program oversight and impact monitoring of the Foundation’s portfolio of investments and programs in Norway and Sweden. Jenny brings 5 years of impact investing experience and a unique perspective of an experienced entrepreneur, having built and sold a successful business herself. Jenny is a respected regional leader in impact investing and sits as the General Secretary of the Swedish National Advisory Board for Impact investment. She holds an MBA from HEC where she was also a visiting professor in Entrepreneurship.

Sebastian Perez

Regional Manager, Latin America

Mr. Perez serves as Regional Manager, Latin America, 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.

Roberto Dieguez Coronado

PROGRAM MANAGER, GUATEMALA

Mr. Dieguez is the Lundin Foundation’s representative in Guatemala and 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.

Alejandra Mengarelli

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Ms. Mengarelli supports the development of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and sustainability frameworks and strategies at the Lundin Foundation. She brings over 10 years of experience leading and managing strategic projects and programs for promoting sustainability, social and economic development, social innovation and entrepreneurship, capacity building for non-profits, strategic and charitable partnerships, and key stakeholder engagement. She has experience in Colombia, working with multiple sectors such as mining, strategic consulting and not-for-profit. Her experience includes the design and implementation of sustainability strategies and promoting compliance with international standards. Ms. Mengarelli speaks English, Spanish and French, and holds a Master of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in the City of New York and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Externado University, Colombia.

Tamara Aravena

Sustainability Senior Advisor

Ms. Aravena joined the office of the Lundin Foundation as the Chile Program Manager and currently supports the Foundation’s team as a Sustainability Senior Advisor. 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.

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.

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.