Roque Benavides Ganoza
Council Member, Peru
Chairman, President and CEO of Minas Buenaventura
Member Since: 2011
Chairman and CEO of Compañía de Minas Buenaventura, a Peruvian mining company founded in 1953 and listed in the Lima Stock Exchange and in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BVN). Mr. Benavides was Chief Financial Officer of the company from 1985 till 2001, when he was appointed President & CEO and in March 2011 he was appointed Chairman & CEO. He serves as Board Member of Banco de Credito del Peru; Cementos Lima and Sociedad Minera El Brocal; three Peruvian publicly traded companies; and Hudbay Minerals, a Canadian public company.
He also has served as a Board Member of the Sociedad de Minería y Petróleo del Perú (Mining and Petroleum Society of Peru) since 1988, serving as Chairman of the Board from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Benavides served as Chairman of the Board of the Confederación Nacional de Instituciones Empresariales Privadas (CONFIEP – Confederation of Peruvian Industries) from 1999 to March 2001. In 2001, Mr. Benavides was appointed to the Board of the World Gold Council and in 2008 was appointed President of the Silver Institute.
Mr. Benavides received a B.S. in Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru) in Lima, Peru in 1977 and an M.B.A. from Henley Management College (U.K.) in 1980; completed the Program for Management Development at The Harvard Business School in 1985; and the Advanced Management Program at Templeton College of Oxford University in 1997.
He led the Business Council for International Negotiations (CENI) in support of the Peruvian Government for the Free Trade Agreement between United States and Peru since 2003.
Mr. Benavides has been decorated in Perú as Amauta by the Ministry of Education and by the Ministry of Labour with the “Orden del Trabajo”.He has also been decorated by the Governments of Ecuador and Brazil for his contribution to the integration of businesses between Peru and Ecuador after the Peace Treaty was signed between the two countries in 1998. He also has been decorated by the Government of Italy.