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Luis Lucero appointed as the new Secretary of Mining by Javier Milei’s Government


Mar 25, 2024

The Government of Javier Milei has announced the appointment of Luis Lucero as the new Secretary of Mining, according to a statement from the Ministry of Economy. Lucero is a lawyer specializing in the mining industry, natural resources law, project financing, corporate matters, and complex arbitrations and litigation. He will be taking over the position previously held by Flavia Royón, who was dismissed by Milei in February following objections from deputies from Salta regarding the Omnibus Law.

Lucero is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires with a Postgraduate Degree in Business Law from the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa. He has also completed various specialization courses and seminars at institutions such as the University of Dundee, Harvard Law School, Columbia Business School, the University of Cambridge, and University College London (UCL). Prior to his appointment, Lucero worked at the Marval O’Farrell Mairal law firm and other prominent legal firms in the country, as well as Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in the United States.

The Mining Secretariat, led by the newly appointed Lucero, is responsible for proposing, executing, and monitoring the country’s mining policy. The Secretariat works closely with provinces, municipalities, investors, and companies to coordinate international cooperation and maximize Argentina’s geological-mining potential. Last year, Argentina exported $4 billion worth of minerals, with projections to reach $20-25 billion by 2030, particularly with the development of copper projects and the country’s potential to become a major lithium producer.

Lucero has been recognized as an outstanding professional in the mining industry and project financing and has spoken at various national and international institutions. His appointment underscores the government’s focus on maximizing Argentina’s mining potential and promoting sustainable development in the sector.

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