Between 2006 and 2014 he directed the Center for the Study of Copper and Mining (CESCO). Before that, he performed as Director of Studies of the Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco). Mr. Guajardo also worked as an economist for the International Copper Studies Group.
He is also a member of the Copper Price Expert Committee convened annually by the Ministry of Finance to determine the parameters with which the Chilean national budget is built, the PDAC International Affairs Committee, as well as responsible for the organization of the Asia Copper Week, the largest global copper event in Asia and one of the largest in the world since 2012.
Mr. Guajardo holds a PhD in International Economics and Development from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. He excelled as the best graduate in his undergraduate studies of Business and Economics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. He also has a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Diploma of the Advanced International Program of Mining and Environment from the University of Luleä, Sweden.
Juan Carlos Guajardo maintains a permanent presence in national and international media on mining issues.