Daniel Meilán

Secretary of Mining of Argentina

Mining Secretary Daniel Meilán has been a consultant on mining policy and economic geology for several years. Over his career he has advised a range of Argentine provincial administrations, the Federal Council of Investments (CFI), ECLAC, OAS, IDB, UNDP and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD).

He has also advised organizations in China, Vietnam, Congo, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the governments of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala and Germany, and worked on the negotiations for the Argentine-Chilean Mining Integration and Complementation Treaty

In the early 2000s, Meilán worked closely with several multilateral development organizations. He worked as International Auditor for the Mining, Minerals & Sustainable Development Project, sponsored by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and developed by the International Institute for Environment and Development, and was later National Director of the UNDP’s “Mining Sector Development Technical Assistance Project”, funded by the IBRD.

He was also National Director of the UNIDO Project “Auditing of Regulations Applicable to the Mining and Manufacturing Industries in Argentina”; National Director of the UNDP Project “Economics and Training in the Argentine Mining Industry for Regional Economy Development”; and Executive Secretary of the National Mining Technology Institute.

He was Deputy Secretary of Mining of Argentina from 1994-1999.

Meilán has a degree in Geology and an MSc in Mine Engineering.