Mr Carlos Saravia Frias
Director and Legal Advisor
Dr Carlos Saravia Frías is Galan’s Argentinian based lawyer who graduated from the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (Argentina) in 1992. In 1997 he obtained the Rio Tinto // Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) scholarship and obtained his Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M.) at the Center for Energy, Mineral Law and Policy from the University of Dundee (Scotland) in 1998.
Throughout his extensive career in mining, Dr. Saravia Frias has written several articles for national and foreign publications, and participated in numerous seminars and workshops both in Argentina, Australia, Scotland and the United States.
Between 1999 and 2002 he was director of the Assistance Program for the Argentine Mining Sector, PASMA – World Bank, General Coordinator of the Mining Area of the Nation, Undersecretary of Energy and Mining of the Nation and representative before the Executive Committee for the Application of the Mining Treaty with Chile.
He has more than 20 years of experience in advising the mining sector. He participated as a lawyer in several mining and hydrocarbon transactions in the country, was vice president of GEMERA (Group of Mining Exploration Companies), he is a member of CAEM (Chamber of Mining Entrepreneurs). He is currently a member of the board of several mining companies of Canadian, Australian and Chinese origin and speaks Spanish and English.