Martín Pérez de Solay

Allkem, Ltd.

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

After 12 years in the investment banking business, including the successful restructuring of Citi’s portfolio in Argentina which was impacted by the “2001 Corralito crisis”, Mr. Pérez de Solay decided to endeavor new horizons to further develop his engineering knowledge and general management skills. His 15 years tenure in the oil & gas industry include the startup of Geopark Holdings Ltd. and as CFO and Corporate Development Head successfully led the public listing in 2006, developed key strategic alliances and started-up a profitable gas operation in southern Chile. In September 2011, he became President & CEO of Petróleos Sudamericanos Energy S.A. The mandate from Grupo IF, a Spanish-owned group, was to create a South American E&P company, leveraging on existing assets and acquiring new assets. The company evolved into a profitable operating platform in Argentina, Ecuador and Colombia, producing 10,000 boed, with reserves in excess of 20MMboe. In January 2019, he was appointed MD & CEO of Orocobre Ltd., a mineral resource company based in Brisbane, Australia. After a merger completed in 2021, he became MD & CEO of Allkem, Ltd. a leading lithium chemicals company with operations in Argentina, Australia, Canada and Japan. Allkem is the fifth largest lithium company listed in the ASX100 with a great portfolio of assets, ranging from hard rock to brine operations, and an aggressive growth strategy.

Sessions With Martín Pérez de Solay

Wednesday, 9 March