Meet The Board

Jürgen Leibbrandt


Jürgen has 50 years experience in the global Copper Industry, where he was instrumental in forming the International Copper Association (ICA) in New York and the International Molybdenum Association in London. Both associations took relevant actions to make those industries more sustainable. In ICA he co-created and chaired the Technology initiative for new copper applications in energy efficiency, health care using copper’s antimicrobial properties and sustainable aquaculture. In 2012, he was named Copper Man of the Year for his lifetime achievement in favor of the industry. In Codelco, he formed InCuba to develop new ventures based on new copper applications. One of those ventures was EcoSea, which won the Avonni Price of best industrial innovation in 2011. He brought small scale copper alloy mesh technology for fish cages from Japan to Chile, where EcoSea transformed and developed it as world class, ready for export to serve the world’s fish farming industry in a sustainable way. He also has board member experience in several medium size companies.

Víctor Aguilera

Board Member

Víctor is an investment professional with 20+ years experience in global technology commercialization, corporate venturing and venture capital investments across different industries. He designed and is the main responsible of Aurus’s third VC-Fund focused on industrial technologies, which is currently the largest VC-Fund in Chile, having institutional LPs such as Codelco (Chile’s largest corporation), Mitsui & Co. (one of Japan’s largest business conglomerates) and multilateral banks such MIF-IDB and CAF, besides some of the most important family offices in Chile.

Gabriela Timerman

Board Member

Gabriela has 10+ years of experience in the offshore, energy and infrastructure sectors, having worked at Petrobras, Golar Power and Excelerate Energy developing and implementing integrated energy ventures. She has a background in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, with emphasis in hydrodynamics; she has also established over the past years extensive contact with key global players in the maritime, gas and energy sector as well as the academia and research institutes. She is also involved in a range of initiatives around sustainability and ecology of the oceans.

Víctor Pérez


Independent Observer

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