SQM Corporate Governance

The Board of Directors of Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. must exercise its business judgment to act on what it reasonably believes to be in the best interest of the Company and its shareholders. In assuming that obligation, the Board must be entitled to rely on the honesty and integrity of the Company’s senior executives and its outside advisors and auditors. Directors will also be entitled to have the Company purchase reasonable Directors’ and officers’ liability insurance on their behalf for the benefit of indemnifications to the fullest extent possible and according to the applicable law.

The Board is elected by the shareholders, but it is expected that Board members will possess the following qualifications: integrity, time available to perform the responsibilities necessary, the ability to critically and strategically assess challenges and opportunities presented to the Company, and a willingness to understand and commit to the highest standards of ethics. All of our active board members are non-executive independent directors under the NYSE requirements.

Organizational Chart

Board of Directors

Board Committees

  • Directors Committee
  • Corporate Governance Committee
  • Safety, Health and Environment Committee

Internal Audit

Risk & Compliance Officer

Chief Executive Officer | Ricardo Ramos

  • General Counsel

    Gonzalo Aguirre

  • Chief Financial Officer

    Gerardo Illanes

  • Public Affairs Manager

    Ignacia Lopez

  • VP People and Performance

    Natalia Pizarro

  • Risk and Compliance Officer

    Francisco Sanchez

  • VP of Lithium and Iodine Business

    Pablo Altimiras

  • VP Operations Nitrates - Iodine

    Jose Miguel Berguño

  • VP of Nitrates and Potassium Business

    Frank Biot

  • VP Operations Potassium - Lithium

    Carlos Díaz

  • VP Mining Operations

    Rodrigo Vera