Diego Leiva | Senior Consultant
Diego is an operational excellence expert with over 10 years’ experience successfully implementing operational transformation within the basic material industry, with a focus on lean application within the mining sector.
Diego stands out for his skills and knowledge in preparation and evaluation of budgets in open pit and underground mining projects, strategic analysis, analysis of productivity and costs, and implementation of operational excellence methodologies.
Diego holds a Master in Energy Development which enables him to manage properly across various functions within a company.
Diego is experienced in working with multicultural teams. He has lived in Auckland, is a native speaker of Spanish and is also fluent in English.
Project management methodologies
- Continuous improvement
- Intercultural intelligence
- Change management and transformation
Codelco (Chile) – Senior Productivity Engineer / Change Agent
In this role, Diego joined the corporate change agent team, with the objective of implementing a lean management system, transforming processes, and improving the corporate culture through devloping human capability within the organization.
Codelco (Chile) – Senior Management Control Engineer
Diego’s main responsibilities in this role were implementation of an administrative strategy within the framework of the structural productivity project and costs, providing advice on outsourcing of services and supporting the development of line leaders to achieve improved productivity results through application of lean principles and preparation and application of quality management indicators (KPIs).
Antofagasta Minerals (Chile) – Management Control Engineer
The responsibilities of this role allowed Diego to apply his knowledge about lean manufacturing tools across the indirect functions of the company, helping these areas and its teams to be more efficient in cost management and budget preparation.