7 Sep, 2018, 09:40 - 10:00

Víctor Rodríguez, Principal Consultant, CRU Group

Curriculum Vitae
Victor is a Principal Consultant at the CRU Santiago office from where he leads business development in Latin America. Victor has managed various major consulting assignments for clients in the region and elsewhere. He speaks regularly at industry conferences and events, focusing on various market-related themes. Before joining CRU, Victor worked as Global Marketing Director at Interpipe, an integrated Ukrainian steel manufacturer, providing regular advice to the company’s Management Board about commercial strategy and market conditions in the steel industry. He started his professional career at Tenaris, a global oilfield services company, where he worked for more than nine years engaging in a wide range of marketing and commercial roles in South America and the Middle East. Victor holds an MBA at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and a degree in Business Administration from Universidad Catolica Argentina. He speaks fluent English and Spanish, and has conversational Portuguese.


The global economy has entered a "greening" stage, driven by policies to curb greenhouse gases and local air pollution. More than 1.5 million electric vehicles were sold globally in 2017, equivalent to a year-on-year growth of more than 100% over the 731 thousand sold in 2015. The global investment in renewable energy amounted to US$ 280 billion in 2015, six times more than the total in 2004. This transition towards a greener economy and its infrastructure requirements has significant impacts on the demand of various commodities, such as lithium, copper, nickel, cobalt, lead, zinc and thermal coal. The presentation will show our view regarding this revolution in transportation, the implications for the lithium industry (including a scenario analysis) and the impact for Argentina.