Fernando Rodriguez Alvarez

General Manager - South America

Phone: +56 2 2573 8527
Mobile: +56 9 4057 7779

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Fernando Rodriguez Alvarez is a successful business strategy and export market development professional with over 18 years’ experience working in international markets, with a particular focus on the Latin American region.
Fernando has a degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in International Trade from Monash University. He has extensive experience in the Resources and Energy sector and has provided strategic advice and investment attraction solutions to governments in Australia and Latin America, including; Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador.

Prior to joining Swann, Fernando was VP Strategy and Engagement at Magellan Australia where he led the implementation of a regional export strategy, based on risk and potential, for this advanced technology services provider to the Resource and Energy sector throughout Latin America.

Fernando has worked on the ground throughout South America on the advancement of Energy projects located in proximity to Mining activity along the Andean Region.  He is an influential negotiator with a record of facilitating new business, including; Public Private Partnerships, Purchase Power Agreements and Joint Venture agreements.  Fernando has acted in technical and management capacities on projects with Siemens AG, Barrick Gold Corporation, AES Gener and Andean Power Inc.  He has also worked with BHP Billiton on energy supply contracts for the Escondida mine in Chile.

Fernando is bi-lingual (English & Spanish) and has the experience in achieving effective buy-in from international stakeholders.  He demonstrates the highest level of leadership and strategic skills, gained in large-scale international organisations, combined with a strong understanding of the commercial issues and imperatives facing businesses and organisations operating in the Latin American markets.