Gonzalo De Olazaval
Co-Head of Metals and Minerals Trading
Gonzalo De Olazaval was appointed Co-Head of Trafigura’s Metals and Minerals business in December 2021 to jointly oversee the division’s trading activities.
Gonzalo joined Trafigura in 2007 and has held various positions within the company starting with trading concentrates in Lima followed by three years working in Mexico. Gonzalo then assumed the role of Global Head of Lead Concentrates located in Geneva, also adding Zinc Concentrates trading to his responsibilities. Following this, he led the integration of the Zinc and Lead Concentrates, Refined Products and Derivatives trading activities which he managed up to his appointment as Co-Head of the Metals and Minerals Trading division.
Alongside these responsibilities Gonzalo has played a key role in the restructuring and consolidation of multi-metals business Nyrstar into the Trafigura Group and is a member of its Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Trafigura, Gonzalo worked for six years in Peru in commercial positions for Southern Copper Corporation and Compania Minera Milpo, as well as for a domestic non-ferrous trading company.
Gonzalo is a Peruvian national and graduated with a business degree from Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru.