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Mining Ventures in Colombia | Episode 7

By Mohamed Zaki

✅ The Mining Experience is a live podcast that invites professionals from the mining industry to discuss new technologies, address challenges, and share work experiences. Having one of the largest coal reserves in Latin America, Colombia hosts also a significant amount of nickel and gold. With direct investments from foreign countries, Colombia’s mining industry is expected to rise by 15%, giving it to the potential to attract larger investments.  

This episode has the honor to invite a very special guests:  

➡️ Juan David Gómez is Senior Trade Officer for Mining, Oil and Gas, and Responsible Business Conduct at the Canadian Embassy in Colombia, and his main job is to provide strategic support to Canadian companies and investors interested in doing business in Colombia. Previous to his role as Trade Commissioner, Juan worked as Government Affairs Coordinator for Colombia, Central America and the Latin Caribbean at Shell. Juan Has been working with Global Affairs Canada since September 2017. 

➡️ Professor Oscar Jaime Restrepo Baena; professor in the Department of Materials and Minerals of the School of Mines at Universidad Nacional de Colombia and member of the Minerals Institute – CIMEX, where he participates in research projects and head of research in the area of Extractive Metallurgy.  

Professor Oscar obtained the degree of Mining and Metallurgy Engineer in the School of Mines at Universidad Nacional de Colombia and completed the MSc. in Environmental Impact Assessment and the Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials at the Universidad de Oviedo, Spain. He completed a post-doctoral stay in the R & D laboratory of the Nubiola Company in Barcelona, Spain, where he also served as director of Research and Development.  

In addition to being the author of numerous scientific and academic articles in the area of extractive metallurgy, sustainability in mining and ceramic materials, Professor Oscar Jaime is also the director of research projects developed with national and international funding and President of the Society of Mining Professors 2019-2021.  


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