Victor Gobitz, the new president of the National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy (SNMPE), pointed out that companies in his sector have reaffirmed their commitment to continue investing and creating jobs in Peru, despite the current social and political situation. country
“We have to work together to rebuild institutionalisation, trust and accelerate public and private investment to close the social gap that we have been drawn to for decades,” he stressed.
He said that despite the recent brutal actions against the energy mining sector; “The mining, hydrocarbon and energy companies associated with SNMPE reaffirm their commitment to continue working and investing in the development of Peru and the well-being of all Peruvians.”
Likewise, he emphasized that Peru has to take advantage of its strengths, valuing all its natural resources to have a better economic situation that allows it to fight poverty and achieve full regional development.
Finally, he expressed that the management of the consortium will focus on ensuring the stability and competitiveness of Peru’s mining-energy sector, noting that there are many challenges ahead.
“How to make new projects and investments in mining viable, address the crisis facing the hydrocarbon industry and guarantee a stable, predictable, enabling, agile and fast regulatory framework that will facilitate the development of the power sector,” he asked. encourage.”
President of SNMPE term 2023-2024
Victor Gobitz Colchado was appointed President of the National Mining, Oil and Energy Society (SNMPE) for the term 2023-2024 by the association’s new Board of Directors, elected by the Assembly of Associates.
Gobitz Colchado, currently the president and general manager of the Antamina mining company, inherited the position from his predecessor, Raul Jacob Ruisánchez, according to tradition.
Likewise, the following were elected union vice presidents and presidents of regional committees: Domingo Drago Salcedo (mining sector), Juan Miguel Cayo Mata (electricity sector), María Julia Aybar Solis (hydrocarbon sector) and Javier Castro Rendón (suppliers sector).
Victor Gobitz is a mining engineer from the Colchado Ponticia Universidad Católica del Peru (PUCP) and holds an MBA from the ESAN School of Business Administration.
He also has specialized studies at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
He is currently the President and General Manager (CEO) of Compañía Minera Antamina and has previously served as CEO of the mining companies Buenaventura and Milpo. Throughout his professional career, he also held management positions at Retamas Gold Mining Company, Volcan Compañía Minera, Sociedad Minera El Brocal and Rio Alto Mining.
He presided over the Institute of Mining Engineers of Peru (IIMP) in the periods 2016 – 2018 and 2020 – 2022.
In October 2021, the Association of Alumni and Graduates of Pontificia Universidad Católica named him a Distinguished Alumnus. In November 2021, the ESAN Graduates’ Association (AGESAN) selected him as Magistrate of the Year; And in September 2022, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) honored him with the “SME Outstanding Achievement Award”.
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