New Appointment of Secretary of Mining Shines Spotlight on Sustainable Growth in Argentina’s Mining Industry

By Eleanor Harrison Mar25,2024
Luis Lucero appointed as the new Secretary of Mining by Javier Milei’s Government

The newly appointed Secretary of Mining, Luis Lucero, has taken over the position previously held by Flavia Royón. Lucero is a lawyer with expertise in mining industry, natural resources law, project financing, corporate matters, and complex arbitrations and litigation. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a Postgraduate Degree in Business Law from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa and has completed specialization courses and seminars at institutions such as Harvard Law School, Columbia Business School, the University of Cambridge, and University College London (UCL).

Prior to his appointment, Lucero worked at various legal firms including Marval O’Farrell Mairal and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. As the head of the Mining Secretariat, he will be responsible for proposing, executing, and monitoring the country’s mining policy. The Secretariat works closely with provinces, municipalities, investors, and companies to coordinate international cooperation and maximize Argentina’s geological-mining potential. In 2020 alone, Argentina exported $4 billion worth of minerals with projections to reach $20-25 billion by 2030. This growth is expected to come from copper projects as well as lithium production.

Lucero’s appointment underscores the government’s focus on promoting sustainable development in the mining sector while maximizing its potential for growth. He is recognized as an outstanding professional in mining industry law and project financing and has spoken at various national and international institutions. With his expertise and passion for sustainable development in the sector

By Eleanor Harrison

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