Rafael Figari

Earth and Environment Director Peru

Rafael is Earth and Environment Director - Peru with varied expertise in the mining, infrastructure, and oil industries
Lima, Peru
Spanish, English and German

Our priority as consultants is to provide knowledge and expertise that generates value for our clients in a sustainable and innovative way, and to develop long term relationships based on trust with all stakeholders.

Rafael is Earth and Environment Director - Peru with more than 17 years of experience in civil engineering developing large-scale projects for the mining, infrastructure, and petroleum industries. His experience includes structural & infrastructure engineering, cost engineering, risk assessment, project management, business management & strategy and leadership.

Based in Peru, his key responsibilities include leading and supervising multidisciplinary teams and overseeing business results of our Earth & Environment operation in Peru, including environmental, geotechnical & tailings, water resources and construction support consulting services. His work experience includes some of the most pertinent mining projects in Peru, such as San Rafael, Cerro Corona, Zafranal, Magistral, and Antapaccay, amongst others.

One of the recent key project’s Rafael worked on is the Zafranal copper project, located in the Arequipa region in Peru. Between 2018 & 2023, Rafael led part of the teams involved in the development of the project’s Feasibility Study, including process & ancillary infrastructure & the tailings management facility. Later, Rafael led the teams involved in charge of developing the project’s environmental impact assessment study, integrating in this process, a wide range of Ausenco’s multidisciplinary capabilities.

As a leader, Rafael understands the importance of motivating his team and creating an environment that inspires innovation and quality solutions that add value for clients.

Rafael has a degree in civil engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

Country experience:

  • Peru