Felipe has +15 years of experience working in Australia, Switzerland and Brazil having technical and management roles developing mineral projects, connecting R&D / project generation towards final products/process, supporting strategic decisions, adding value for company`s project portfolio.
He is originally from Brazil and studied Chemical Engineering having BSc. and MSc degrees. Started and developed his career at Vale S/A at Department of Exploration and Mineral Projects. Project generation and management, with focus on hydrometallurgical and pyrometallurgical processing, across Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Indonesia and Nordic Countries for nickel, cobalt, copper, rare earths, and Platinum Group Metals.
His principal project results and achievements were obtained working together a multi-cultural / international team in a cross-matrix structure using as basis: open dialogs, transparency, gender and cultural equity, smart goals, mentoring, continuous learning, ownership of challenges and results guiding people to high performance and their career development.
In 2020, he was invited by Swatch Group to join Belenos Clean Power division in Switzerland where he is contributing to manage the R&D project portfolio and supporting the technical director on the strategy execution. Currently he lives in Basel Stadt with his wife.
Felipe's field of expertise is hydrometallurgical and pyrometallurgical processing of metals, connecting R&D towards operational Business units, project generation towards final products/process leading the identification of relevant technology gaps, decarbonization, responsible sourcing, productivity, safety, new processing routes development and circular economy. Focus on improvement of internal processes (safety, standards, and quality), production, OPEx reduction, water recycle and sustainable practices.
Felipe is passionate for understand and learn about diverse cultures which he loves to try local gastronomy, arts, history, and local costumes/dialects/way of living. He also loves sports, especially soccer (of course) and F1. New winter sports are getting his attention, like ski, ice hockey, and believe me, curling.
Felipe joined the PMI Switzerland chapter to increase his network, to learn people's different point of view and to share some good memories / moments / situations / experiences lived in the projects that he was part of.
You can learn more about Felipe by visiting his LinkedIn profile.