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Armando Ortega

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Armando Ortega, Country Manager, Mexico & Managing Director Minera San Xavier

Attorney at Law (Mexico) with post-graduate studies on international trade (ITAM). He worked for the federal Ministry of Economy for more than 18 years on international trade negotiations, serving as its representative in Geneva (WTO) and Belgium (European Union, EU). Negotiator on trade rules areas for NAFTA and FTA with the EU. VP & General Counsel for the Mexican mining, transportation and infrastructure company Grupo Mexico and its leading subsidiary, Southern Copper Corporation for almost 10 years.

Since 2010, he has been the Country Manager and Managing Director of New Gold’s subsidiary, Minera San Xavier (CSP). He is currently the Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Mexico, Board member of the Mexican Mining Chamber and the Mexican newspaper El Economista.