The highly experienced technical and financial team, has overseen 60+ mine builds and over US$200bn of mining sector transactions, and works in a close and collaborative manner with management teams to deliver optimal results
The Appian Team
Head of Base Metals
Ignacio is Appian’s Head of Base Metals. He oversees Appian’s operations and growth strategy across all base metals, with responsibility for acquisitions, development and operations.
Before joining Appian he was the CEO of Hochschild Mining PLC, a leading London-listed silver and gold mining business operating in the Americas. A Peruvian national, he has significant experience managing operations in Latin America, with particularly strong leadership expertise and an extensive knowledge of financial and operational management.
He joined Hochschild in 1992 and, prior to his appointment as CEO in April 2010, served as COO and General Manager of its Peruvian operations. Between 1998 and 2003 he was CFO and Board member of Cementos Pacasmayo, an affiliate of Hochschild. Between 2003 and 2007 he worked for Zemex Corporation, a subsidiary of Cementos Pacasmayo, based in Atlanta, Georgia, serving first as CFO and Vice President of Business Development and then President.
Ignacio is a Board member of Hochschild Mining, Scotiabank Peru and Colegio Roosevelt. He holds a BSc in Business and a BSc in Accounting from Universidad del Pacifico in Peru and an MBA from Stanford University.