President and CEO

Juan Ignacio Díaz

Juan Igancio Díaz (1)
Based in North America

Juan Ignacio Díaz is the President and CEO of the International Copper Association, stepping into the role in 2024. With more than 18 years of experience leading complex businesses within major corporations, he has directed sustainable technology implementation across the energy, mining and transportation sectors. 

Juan Ignacio’s professional journey in the United States and Latin America shapes his global perspective. His leadership roles span from his most recent position as the Senior Vice President and Compliance Officer for Siemens USA and Latin America to serving as the CEO of Siemens in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean; CEO of Siemens Chile; and General Counsel for Siemens South America. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for Plasma Water Solutions, Inc. 

A multilingual executive fluent in Spanish and English, Juan Ignacio holds an MBA from Adolfo Ibanez University, an LL.M from Duke University School of Law and a LL.B/JD from Finis Terrae University School of Law. Juan Ignacio possesses a passion for life-long learning, completing executive education programs at INSEAD and Harvard University. 

Throughout his career, Juan Ignacio has been recognized for his strategic vision and ability to drive innovation. He continues to lead with a forward-thinking approach, dedicated to advancing the collective voice of ICA’s members and copper’s role in developing a more sustainable world. 

“Copper is the foundation of the modern world and a critical driver of the future. Working together with our members, ICA is committed to building a sustainable tomorrow for communities across the globe.”  

ICA has a committed team of global advocates, scientists and market experts who advise policymakers and the value chain on key issues for the copper industry.