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Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (SQM_pb.SN)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alberto Salas Munoz

2018 Chairman, Independent Director

Patricio Contesse Fica

2018 Vice Chairman of the Board

Ricardo Ramos Rodriguez

1994 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services

Andres Yaksic

2015 Risk Management and Compliance Officer

Gerardo Illanes

2016 Vice President - Finance

Jose Miguel Berguno

2016 Vice President of Human Resources and Performance

Pablo Altimiras

2016 Vice President of Development and Planning

Juan Carlos Barrera Pacheco

2007 Vice President Potassium and Lithium Operations

Frank Biot

2016 Vice President of Sales of Potassium and Nitrate

Carlos Cesar Diaz Ortiz

2012 Vice President of Iodine and Nitrates Operations

Daniel Guillermo Jimenez Schuster

2016 Vice President of Sales of Lithium, Iodine and Industrial Chemicals

Gonzalo Aguirre

2016 General Counsel

Raul Puerto

2016 Internal Audit Manager

Hernan Alberto Buchi Buc

2017 Director

Gonzalo Guerrero Yamamoto

2016 Director

Arnfinn Prugger

2015 Director

Laurence Golborne Riveros

2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Alberto Salas Munoz

Patricio Contesse Fica

Mr. Patricio Contesse Fica serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. since April 27, 2018. He is also Member of the Board of Directors of Sociedad de Inversiones Pampa Calichera SA and Norte Grande SA. He was Associate at Barros & Errazuriz Abogados, and CEO of Potasios de Chile SA and Nitratos de Chile SA. He is Lawyer graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.

Ricardo Ramos Rodriguez

Mr. Ricardo Ramos Rodriguez serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA effective from Janyary 1, 2019. He has served as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services until January 1, 2019. at Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA. He is an Industrial Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. He joined SQM in 1989 as an advisor in the Finance area. In 1991, he moved to the Sales Department, where he was in charge of the coordination between operations and sales. In 1993, he returned to the Finance Department and became deputy CFO. Mr. Ramos Rodriguez is also a Member of the Board of Soquimich Comercial.

Andres Yaksic

Mr. Andres Yaksic is Risk Management and Compliance Officer at Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA since October 2015. He is a Civil Engineer with a Master of Engineering degree and a MBA degree from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. He joined SQM in 2008 as a strategic marketing engineer before being promoted to a strategic marketing manager the following year. In 2012 and 2013 he was the Development Manager for New Lithium Projects and beginning in November 2013 worked as the Finance Manager for the Commercial Offices.

Gerardo Illanes

Mr. Gerardo Illanes is Vice President - Finance at Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA. He is an Industrial Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, and holds a MBA degree from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in the US. He joined SQM in 2006 and since then he has served in several positions in the Finance Vice-presidency both, in headquarters in Chile and in subsidiaries abroad. Mr. Illanes is also a member of the Board of Soquimich Comercial.

Jose Miguel Berguno

Mr. Jose Miguel Berguno is Vice President of Human Resources and Performance at Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA. He is an Industrial Civil Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile where he also earned an MBA. In 1998 he joined SQM as Planning Engineer. In 2001 he assumed the position Supply Chain Manager, and in 2006 he became the Human Resources Manager. Between 2010 and 2011 he was the National Director of Sence under the Minister of Labor and in 2012 he was the HR Manager for Vitamina Work Life. In 2013, he resumed his work as Supply Chain Manager at SQM.

Pablo Altimiras

Mr. Pablo Altimiras serves as Vice President of Development and Planning at Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA since 2016. In 2007 he joined SQM as a Chief of Logistics Projects and in 2009 he was promoted to Regulatory Affairs Director. In 2010 he assumed the position of Business Development vice manager and after two years took the position of Development and Planning manager. He is an Industrial Civil Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile where he also earned a MBA degree.

Juan Carlos Barrera Pacheco

Mr. Juan Carlos Barrera Pacheco is Vice President Potassium and Lithium Operations of the Company. He is an Industrial Civil Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Tulane University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Universidad de Chile. He joined the Company in 1991 as an advisor in the Business Development area. In 1995, he became Business Development Manager of SQM Nitratos S.A.; in 2000 became Manager of Corporate Supply Chain Management; and in 2006, he became General Manager of Soquimich Comercial S.A.

Frank Biot

Mr. Frank Biot is Vice President of Sales of Potassium and Nitrate Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA. He holds a Masters degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He also holds a MBA degree from the Catholic University of Leuven. In 1984, he joined Nitrate Corporation of Chile Ltd. established in London. In 1991 he was promoted to President of SQM Europe, SQM’s regional headquarters for Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. In 2000 he assumed the position of Commercial Vice President Specialty Plant Nutrition.

Carlos Cesar Diaz Ortiz

Mr. Carlos Cesar Diaz Ortiz is Vice President of Iodine and Nitrates Operations at Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA. He is an Industrial Civil Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile where he also earned an MBA. In 1996 he joined SQM as Planning Engineer in the Sales Division where he was promoted to Planning Manager in 1998. In 2002 he assumed the position of Deputy Financial Manager of the Commercial Offices and after four years took up the position of Logistics Manager.

Daniel Guillermo Jimenez Schuster

Mr. Daniel Jimenez Schuster is Vice President of Sales of Lithium, Iodine and Industrial Chemicals at Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University. He joined the Company in 1991 holding several positions in the finance and sales areas at SQM´s headquarters and foreign subsidiaries in the U.S. and Belgium, in which countries he was based for 8 years. In 2002 he became VP of Sales and Marketing for Iodine, Lithium and Industrial Chemicals, and in May 2007, he became Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Services.

Gonzalo Aguirre

Mr. Gonzalo Aguirre serves as General Counsel at Chemical and Mining Company of Chile Inc. since September 2016. He joined the Company in April 2016. Prior to this, he worked at SunEdison as Head of Legal for Latin America and at AES Gener, where he served as a counsel on corporate and project matters. Prior to his in-house practice, he worked for Carey, Paul Hastings LLP (as an international legal consultant) and Vial and Palma, where his practice focused on corporate and financial matters. He is admitted to practice in Chile and in Washington, D.C., as a special legal consultant. He studied Law at the Universidad Catolica de Chile and earned a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Raul Puerto

Mr. Raul Puerto is Internal Audit Manager at Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA. He has 18 years of experience in auditing, risk management, internal control, and compliance, having worked in several multinational companies in Chile and Latin America. He has a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Chile and Tulane University and is an industrial engineer with a degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Colombia.

Hernan Alberto Buchi Buc

Mr. Hernan Alberto Buchi Buc serves as Director of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. Prior to this, he held the same position at the Company until 2016. He served as Vice Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors from January 2000 till April 2002. He also serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Quinenco SA, FICAP SA, P y S SA, Alto Palermo SA and SACI Falabella. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Universidad de Chile and a Masters degree in Economics from Columbia University.

Gonzalo Guerrero Yamamoto

Mr. Gonzalo Guerrero Yamamoto is Director of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. He was corporate lawyer and substitute board member at Integramedica S.A for seven years and was Director of Inversiones Oro Blanco S.A and VNT S.A. (Vantrust Capital Asset Management) until April 2016. He is currently an executive board member of Guerrero and Associates, and a Board member of Asfaltos Chilenos S.A., Sanasalud S.A. y SMA Clinica Internacional S.A. (Peru). He holds degree in law from the Universidad de Chile with a Masters of Business Law from the Universidad Adolfo Ibanez.

Arnfinn Prugger

Mr. Arnfinn Prugger is Director at Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. He is Vice President, Technical Services for PCS Potash, has been with the company for over 25 years and has a wide range of senior–level experience in mining and geophysics.

Laurence Golborne Riveros