SNC-Lavalin, a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, has announced the appointment of Miguel Tortosa as Vice-President and General Manager, Mining and Metallurgy, Canada.
Based in Toronto, he will report to César Inostroza, CEO, Mining and Metallurgy at SNC-Lavalin.
Along with leading business initiatives for the mining and metallurgy practice across Canada, Tortosa will be responsible for identifying and executing on new growth opportunities for the global mining and metallurgy practice. He will be supporting the mining and metallurgy team in providing leading technical expertise to clients, while collaborating with other practice groups across SNC-Lavalin to leverage the full capabilities of the company’s end-to-end service offering in delivering client mandates, SNC-Lavalin says.
“We’re excited to have Miguel step into this important role for the mining and metallurgy business,” Inostroza said. “His significant global and domestic experience, developed across projects in Canada, South Africa, Australia, Chile and Brazil, and his specialised insight across the mining lifecycle, will be a great asset to our clients. His expertise and energy will enable us to build strong networks across the business, optimise our service delivery, and deploy the best of SNC-Lavalin’s global capabilities locally on projects across Canada.”
He added: “Mr Tortosa will help advance our role in sustainable mining and the indispensable role it plays in critical mineral supply to support the growing market for batteries required to support electric vehicles, along with the increasing electrification of society in support of net zero.”
A Montreal native, Tortosa graduated from Polytechnique Montréal with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining SNC-Lavalin, he worked in the mining practice at global engineering firm Wood.