All That Glitters

All That Glitters

Asia

Francisco Tomic 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

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