Felipe Capdeville-Perez obtained a bachelor's degree in Engineering Sciences in 2004 and a Mining Engineer degree in 2007 from the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. He has seven years' experience in rock mechanics and mining geomechanics. Following graduation, he worked on several underground and open pit projects in Chile, including Codelco's Andina and Chuquicamata Divisions and BHP Billiton's Cerro Colorado mine, and provided photogrammetry training for several mines in Chile. He moved to Vancouver, Canada in 2007 to join Golder Associates Ltd., where he carried out geotechnical field programs and geotechnical slope design studies for several projects located in Canada and the USA, including the Highland Valley Copper, Endako, Gibraltar, Mc Clean Lake and Red Dog mines, and the Carmacks Copper Project. In 2009, he joined Piteau Associates becoming involved in a wide variety of mining projects, including Teck's Highland Valley Copper mine in Canada, Barrick's Goldstrike mine in Nevada and Pascua Lama project in Chile, Ecuacorriente's Mirador project in Ecuador, the Collahuasi mine in Chile, and Southern Copper's Toquepala mine in Peru.