Argentina-focussed Galan Lithium has appointed highly credentialed lithium specialist Daniel Jiménez Schuster to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director.


A civil industrial engineer, Mr Schuster recently worked for global lithium industry leader Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) for 28 years.


His last position at SQM was as Vice President of Sales of Lithium, Iodine and Industrial Chemicals where he formulated the commercial strategy and marketing of SQM’s industrial products and was responsible for over US$900 ($1320) million worth of estimated sales in 2018.


Mr Schuster joined SQM in 1991 holding several senior positions in the finance and sales areas at SQM??s headquarters in Chile and in the U.S. He also held regional commercial responsibilities for Europe, Africa and Asia based in Belgium.


Since leaving SQM in late 2018, he has been a sort after consultant to the lithium industry focusing on market intelligence, forecasting and lithium business strategy. 


Commenting on the appointment, Galan Lithium Chairman Nathan McMahon said people with Mr Schuster’s experience, particularly in the South American lithium industry, were not easy to find.


“That Daniel has agreed to join the Galan board is further testament to the calibre of our projects and the quality of work we have achieved to date,” he said.


“Daniel’s experience will assist us greatly at this important time in the development of the Candelas project with the imminent announcement of the mineral resource estimate, the Pre-Feasibility Study slated for commencement during the fourth quarter 2019 and as we potentially transition from explorer to developer.”