Ricardo Labó
Vice Minister of Mines, Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru

Ricardo Labó is a senior executive with more than 18 years of management and advisory experience both at the private and public sectors, having been involved in mining projects and operations in Latin America and Africa. He currently holds the position of vice minister of mines of Peru. He has a solid international academic background in business administration, economics, law and policy. Labó has vast expertise in the creative and innovative design of strategies and solutions to implement and manage government, policy, regulation, permitting, negotiation, engagement, institutional structure, corporate social responsibility, communications and crisis management plans, with a strong balance and focus between the commercial, financial, technical, environmental, social and political aspects.

His frequent travels around the world have given him a solid cultural awareness and easiness to work in different environments and cultures. He has built and led high-performance teams, is an active member of industry associations and institutions, board member, is a regular speaker at several international forums and a public opinion leader. He also lectures at two top Peruvian universities. Labó is fluent in English and Spanish, with basic Portuguese.