Florencio Castro

President Minerals and Metals, South America

Florencio is President of Minerals and Metals South America with over 30 years of experience in project delivery, consulting, operations and business development in the energy and mining sectors.
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Lima, Peru
English & Spanish

Cultivating and attracting the best talent to our team is key to fostering a culture of innovation aligned to Ausenco´s values. This is how we achieve exceptional outcomes to our client's challenges.

Florencio is President of Minerals and Metals, South America, responsible for leading Ausenco´s South America offices, ensuring the delivery of innovative and value-added solutions to our clients. As a leader, Florencio excels at motivating his teams by creating an environment, where pushing limits, seeking innovative solutions, and continual improvement, is encouraged. With a strong global and business vision, and extensive professional experience, Florencio excels at providing a differentiated service offering to meet each clients' needs.

Florencio recognizes the importance of incorporating social and sustainability considerations into project solutions from an early stage to ensure that projects meet today's environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements. He is familiar with the standards that apply to the mining industry throughout the project lifecycle, from design to construction, operation and closure.

Florencio was previously Vice President Peru for Ausenco. Prior to joining Ausenco, Florencio was Country Manager at Worley, Peru, where he was responsible for the success of numerous mining projects. Before this, he held the position of business development Director for South America at Jacobs, where he focused on strategic wins for the Mining & Metals group. Florencio began his technical career in the energy sector in the UK, connecting large-scale renewable energy, both onshore and offshore, to power grids. He has over 20 years of experience in the power sector expanding over 25 countries.

Florencio holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid and a Ph.D. in Energy from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), United Kingdom.