March 1, 2005
Chile's national copper company, Codelco, closed a strong 2004, with revenues of $3.3 billion, and was optimistic about its performance in 2005. One of the forces behind the company's success in a globalized economy has been its CFO, Francisco Tomic. A black-belt in karate with a sense of humor he has a singing "Billy Bass" plaque in his Santiago office Tomic spoke with LatinFinance from the copper-colored high-rise where Codelco is headquartered. Some excerpts:
LF: It looks like 2004 was an outstanding year for Codelco.
Francisco Tomic: It's been an extraordinary year. We make up
Copper company Codelco posted a banner year in 2004, largely on exports to Asia. CFO Francisco Tomic shares his optimism over what's ahead in 2005.