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Business Summary
Logo Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM), is a producer of potassium nitrate and iodine. The Company produces specialty plant nutrients, iodine derivatives, lithium and its derivatives, potassium chloride, potassium sulfate and certain industrial chemicals. Its segments include specialty plant nutrients, industrial chemicals, iodine and derivatives, lithium and derivatives, potassium, and other products and services. Specialty plant nutrients are fertilizers that enable farmers to improve yields and the quality of certain crops. Industrial chemicals have a range of applications in chemical processes, such as the manufacturing of glass and industrial nitrates. Iodine and its derivatives are used in the X-ray contrast media and biocides industries, among others. Lithium and its derivatives are used in batteries, greases and frits for production of ceramics. Potassium chloride is a commodity fertilizer that is produced and sold by the Company across the world.

Number of employees : 5 507 people.
Sales per Business
Specialty Plant Nutrients723.9237.2%701.6938.6% -3.07%
Lithium and Derivatives505.7126%383.3721.1% -24.19%
Iodine and Derivatives371.0219.1%334.6618.4% -9.8%
Potassium212.1510.9%209.2911.5% -1.35%
Industrial Chemicals94.884.9%160.618.8% +69.28%
Other Products and Services35.981.9%27.571.5% -23.36%
USD in Million
Sales per region
Asia and Others724.8337.3%695.7638.3% -4.01%
North America451.2723.2%427.5723.5% -5.25%
Europe393.7620.3%380.1320.9% -3.46%
Latin America and Caribbean161.938.3%159.998.8% -1.2%
Chile211.8610.9%153.758.5% -27.43%
USD in Million
Name Title Age Since
Ricardo Ramos Rodríguez Chief Executive Officer - 2019
Gerardo Andrés Illanes González Chief Financial Officer - 2019
José Francisco Sánchez Figueroa Risk Management & Compliance Officer 66 2019
Ashley Ozols Independent Director - -
Kelly O'brien Head-Investor Relations - 2011
Frank Biot Commercial VP-Specialty Plant Nutrition - 2000
Pablo Andres Altimiras Senior Vice President-Sales, Lithium & Iodine - 2018
Jose Miguel Berguño C. Vice President-Nitrates Operations - 2019
Rodrigo Vera Head-Planning - 2002
Pablo Hernandez Mac-Donald Vice President-Finance 34 2013
Members of the board
Name Title Age Since
Alberto Salas Muñoz Chairman - 2018
Hernán Alberto Büchi Buc Director 72 2017
Gonzalo Guerrero Yamamoto Director - 2017
Patricio Contesse Fica Vice Chairman - 2018
Laurence Golborne Riveros Director - 2018
Francisco Ugarte Larraín Director - 2019
Georges Antoine de Bourguignon Arndt Director 59 2019
Ashley Ozols Independent Director - -
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Company contact information
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA
El Trovador 4285
6th Floor
Las Condes
Santiago, Santiago (Metropolitana) 7550079

Phone : +56.2.2425.2000
Web : http://www.sqm.com
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