Philip D. Somervell
Born in the UK and resident in Chile since 1993, graduated in Modern Languages at University of Oxford, with a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from University of London, and an MBA at Universidad Diego Portales. Since early days in his career, specialized in risk assessment for business decisions and consulting services for Control Risks Group in London, and Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. Took up the role of Country Manager for Dun & Bradstreet Chile, Brink’s Chile and later Brink’s Argentina, DHL Express Chile, Axis Logística Chile for McDonald’s and Business Development Manager for Correos Chile. Held the role of Director at AmCham Chile and Director and President of Corporación Sociedad Activa (United Way chapter in Chile). Since 2014 is Director of Consulting for RCML, leading services of risk assessment, mitigation programs and crisis simulations for major corporations and senior management.
Andrés Van Wersch
Industrial Civil Engineer with a major in Mechanics from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Currently is director-partner of A & A Asesores Ambientales Ltda., director of Lácteos Quillayes, FISA S.A. and Sociedad Dos Alamos. Held the positions of General Manager at Vida Tres S.A., Executive Director of Cecinas Winter S. A. and Conservera Pentzke, and previously held executive roles at Ilustre Municipalidad de Providencia. Broad experience in finance, operational , planning and strategy management, and contract negotiation. Senior Consultant at RCML since 2014.
Experience in Management positions and Executive Management in industrial and service companies. Executive Director of Cecinas Winter; Manager of Administration and Finance of Soprole, Director of C. Dos Álamos, General Manager of Isapre Vida Tres.
Gonzalo Díaz de Valdés Olavarrieta, Ph.D.
Over 20 years’ experience specialized in technology and technological risk areas in the financial sector and payment systems. Leader of work teams in Chile and Latin America devoted to implementing business continuity strategies for companies such as Cargill Inc., BankBoston N.A. and Transbank. Holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering Systems at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain; MBA at Loyola University Maryland USA and a degree in Information Systems and Management Control at Universidad de Chile’s Economics and Business Faculty. Invited speaker at the UN-sponsored 5 th UNISDR Regional Platform for Reduction of Disaster Risk in the Americas, Montreal 2017.
Broad experience in consulting and advisory for technological industries, retail and financial services, through executive roles in Chilean and international firms, including Systems Manager in Sales and Channels are for IBM Chile and IBM Latin America, and CEO of Storagetek Latin America. Recruited by Dell Corporation in 2006 to lead professional services in in the Southern Cone of South America. In 2011 formed his own firm C + C UNO Consultores, delivering IT, integration and value-added services.
Lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with a Diploma in Environmental Law from Universidad del Desarrollo.
Founding partner of A&A Asesores Ambientales Ltda.
Partner at Ugarte & Cia Abogados.
Specialized in corporate advisory in mining, environmental natural resources and renewable energy legal matters; negotiation and definition of service contracts for engineering and industrial companies. Labor negotiations and arbitration.
Chemical Civil Engineer and MBA from Universidad de Chile with broad experience in management control, operations and project y extractive metallurgy in copper. 25 years’ experience at Mina El Teniente, took part in numerous Codelco projects with Chilean and foreign supply contractors. Key knowledge of business process planning at strategic, operational and tactical levels, Balanced Scorecard implementation, operational risk management, costing and budgeting, investment projects, HR and knowledge management. Experienced in change management with deployment of OHSAS and ISO standards, as well as implementation of TQM in productive processes for quality, occupational safety, security and environment. Certified auditor IRCA in ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001. Specialized in process quality, alignment and operation risk.
Business Administration graduate from Universidad de Chile, Master in Economics, Duke University, USA. full-time Professor and Director of the Marketing Diploma at Escuela de Administración of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Formerly Director of the MBA Program and of Centro de Desarrollo para Ejecutivos. Specialized in Strategic marketing, distribution channels and product/brand marketing strategy. Served as consultant for Polpaico, 3M, Precisión Hispana, Indura, Laboratorio Labach (Ballerina), Iansa, Chilemat, Movistar, Ceresita, Acetogen, Viña Bouchon, Carnes Ñuble, BASF y Bayer Cropscience among others. Lecturer and visiting lecturer at Université de Saint Gallen, Switzerland; ESAN in Lima Peru, at la Université de Pau- France and at Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Argentina. Company director for Campos Chilenos, MTS, Metalmecánico Jemo, and Fleischmann. Participated in technical analysis for lawsuits before the Free Competition Tribunal of Chile and other M&A operations such as Soprole-Nestlé, La Polar, Inverlink, Lever detergents, Metro de Santiago, Isapres collusion, Danone-Soprole, Walmart-Parque Arauco, Seguros París-Consorcio Nacional de Seguros. Previously occupied executive roles in Grupo CB, Inmobiliaria Curauma, D&S (now Walmart) and Citibank.
First Class Honors at University of Cambridge (PhD. & MPhil.), Universidad de Chile (Magister), Academia Diplomática, and graduate from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Specialist in the identification, digitalization and assimilation in mathematical models (re-analysis) of all types of geo-scientific observations (data) that can, once processed, be used in the design of decision systems to prevent and handle in real time problems or situations such as: Contextualization in dynamic environmental models of any type of industrial project (including mining); prevention of the impacts caused by natural disasters, especially those caused by extreme weather events, medium and long-term prognosis of the effects of environmental change on populations, human health, economic activities and ecosystems; Identification of opportunities for the use of renewable energies. Has worked in contact with entities linked to the so-called International ACRE Initiative (especially with NOAA and the Hadley Center in the United Kingdom).
Bilingual managerial executive in the area of Information Technology and Communications, MBA. Specialized in ICT areas in leading telecommunications and financial services companies such as Entel, Banco de Chile, Banco de Chile USA, Telefonica Manquehue and Redbanc. ITIL v3 Foundations, OSA, PPO and RCV – COBIT 5 and 4.1 Foundations. Rapporteur in courses of the Professional Education Unit of the Escuela de Ingeniería at Pontificia Universidad Católica. Certified Information Systems Security Professional CISSP.
Certified Public Accountant Auditor, Bachelor of Management Control, MBA and Diploma in f Senior Management at Universidad Austral de Chile. She is also a Diploma and Master in Financial Management from the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez , currently studying the Diploma in Project Evaluation and Management at the same University. Over 15 years’ experience in the banking sector such as Scotiabank and Citibank NA. and companies such as Xerox Services and Delisur. Founding partner of the MarlysBaier SpA Consultancy, which specializes in giving advice and financial consulting, with international clients and others located in the South of Chile.
MBA from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Police Investigation Engineer and Public Safety Administrator from Academia de Ciencias Policiales. After 20 years as Officer of Carabineros de Chile, joined the Banco Central de Chile to form and lead the area of Prevention, Research and Counterfeit Control. Later recruited to Regional Security Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Santiago as Department of State Diplomatic Security Investigator. Certified as a Private Security Advisor O.S.10. Experience spans security, criminal and forensic investigation, and includes one year as an expert in the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1997-1998, an internship at Fundación Paz Ciudadana (2004), and various specialization courses at the United Nations, Deutsche Bundesbank, Optical Document Security, among others.