23:07 | 03.01.2018
Nicole Bernex Joins Buenaventura’s Board of Directors
Compañia de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. (“Buenaventura” or “the
Company”) (NYSE: BVN; Lima Stock Exchange: BUE.LM), Peru’s largest
publicly-traded precious metals mining company, today announced that Dr.
Nicole Bernex has been elected to Buenaventura’s board of directors
effective immediately. Mr. Igor Gonzales is retiring due to personal
reasons after four years of service.
Mr. Roque Benavides, Chairman of Buenaventura´s Board of Directors
commented, “We are honored to have Nicole join Buenaventura´s board of
directors. Her vast experience in environmental affairs, human
sustainable development and water management will be extremely valuable
as we continue to expand our footprint organically with a focus on
sustainable mining practices.” He continued, “Nicole will join
Buenaventura’s board as an independent member, in line with our
Company’s goal to consistently provide shareholders with the highest
level of corporate governance.”
Dr. Bernex is Head Professor of the Department of Humanities and
Academic Head of the Center of Research in Applied Geography (CIGA) at
the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, and is a member of the
Water, Weather and Development program of the Global Water Partnership
(GWP). She is also consultant to international entities such as the
World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program and the UNDP’s Human
Development Index (HDI) Program. Dr. Bernex has been President of the
Geographical Society of Lima, Peru (SGL) since 2016 and President
Emeritus of the GWP Peru since 2009.
Dr. Bernex holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the Paul Valéry
University in Montpellier, France. She also holds a Master’s degree in
Geography from the Paul Valéry University and a Doctorate in Geography
from the Paul Valéry University.
Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. is Peru’s largest, publicly traded
precious metals Company and a major holder of mining rights in Peru. The
Company is engaged in the mining, processing, development and
exploration of gold and silver and other metals via wholly owned mines,
as well as through its participation in joint exploration projects.
Buenaventura currently operates several mines in Peru (Orcopampa*,
Uchucchacua*, Mallay*, Julcani*, Tambomayo*, El Brocal, La Zanja and
Coimolache) and is developing the San Gabriel Project.
The Company owns 43.65% of Minera Yanacocha S.R.L (a partnership with
Newmont Mining Corporation), an important precious metal producer and
19.58% of Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde, an important Peruvian copper
For a printed version of the Company’s 2016 Form 20-F, please contact
the persons indicated above, or download a PDF format file from the
Company’s web site.
(*) Operations wholly owned by Buenaventura
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