LLB, BGeol, PgD
Mr. Luis Azevedo, is a resource industry professional with over 30 years of international experience. With degrees in both Law and Geology, Mr. Azevedo is the current Managing Partner at FFA Legal Ltd., a legal firm - located in the City of Rio de Janeiro - founded by him focused solely on assisting natural resources companies.
Former Executive Director in companies such as Talon Ferrous, Harvest Minerals, Jangada Mines, Avanco Resources and Five Star, Mr. Azevedo began his career working for the Western Mining Corporation, Barrick Gold Corporation and Harsco Corporation.
Currently on his second mandate as the CEO of ABPM - Brazilian Mining Prospectors Association, Mr. Azevedo has been nominated as the “National Explorer of the Year” in 2017, and was also pointed out by the Global Mining Observer as one of the three most prestigious miners in Brazil in the year of 2019.
Mr Azevedo received a geology degree from UERJ – Prestige University Of The State of Rio De Janeiro in 1986, a law degree from Cândido Mendes Law School in 1992, and a post graduate degree from PUC-Rio, Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro in 1995. Fluent in English and Spanish, he maintains residence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.