Mr. Fernando Villarroel holds a degree in Industrial Engineering, has 13 years of experience in the mining industry in Argentina with a focus on Lithium process development. From 2009 to 2013 he worked with Lithium Americas Corp. (Minera Exar S.A.) as Project Manager which included construction management and commissioning of the initial pilot evaporation facilities and laboratory at the Cauchari Olaroz Lithium Project. He has also acted as a consultant to Neo Lithium and International Lithium Inc. He has specialized training in Data Modeling & Analysis for Business and Engineering from M.I.T He currently serves as Vice President and Director of Lithium South Argentina in charge of the Hombre Muerto Norte lithium project.
Lithium South's exploration program is in full swing at its Hombre Muerto Norte lithium project, neighboring giants such as Posco, Livent and Galaxy in the Salar del Hombre Muerto. Based on the results of a TEM geophysical survey, 6 diamond drill holes are planned to be carried out mainly within the Alba Sabrina property (2089 hectares), it is the largest block of the HMN Project and has never been explored with drilling. To date, only the Tramo mining property (383 hectares) has been explored, which contains a resource of 0.57 Mt LCE, 756 mg/L and a low Mg/Li ratio: 2.6:1. Parallel to the brine from the Tramo mine, pilot plant tests are being carried out to obtain lithium carbonate through the conventional method by evaporation and the direct lithium extraction method (DEL).