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NRI Opens Colombian Office

2011-03-18 16:38
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Natural Resources International, LLC Advances Global Strategies

RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Natural Resources International, LLC (NRI), announced today that it has advanced its strategy towards developing a greater presence in South America by opening its first office in Bogotá, Colombia. NRI South America’s Colombian office will be run by the management team of Pablo Gonzalez and Juan Valdivia who will be developing business opportunities in Colombia and throughout South America.

“South America is an untapped resource. The commercial environment is very pro-business and supportive of natural resources investments,” said NRI Chairman and CEO Gary Rogliano. “Specifically, Colombia’s geographic position creates excellent opportunities for seaborne trade to Europe, Asia and the Americas.”

NRI South America’s management team includes Pablo Gonzalez and Juan Valdivia. Mr. Gonzalez, NRI South America’s Chief Executive Officer, has more than 20 years experience in the international coal business having worked for Mitsui de Colombia and Colcarbon Company before becoming an independent mining and trade consultant. Mr. Valdivia, NRI South America’s Executive Vice President, has extensive experience in logistics and international trading. He was most recently Vice President of International Trade for HPO Holding, a company located in Lima, Peru. Their local relationships and extensive mining knowledge will help NRI develop ventures in Colombia and throughout South America.

NRI’s strategic focus is on acquisitions and investments in bulk mining related assets worldwide. The company is specifically focused on the following:

  • Developing and operating mining properties with a primary focus on coal, iron ore and other bulk minerals
  • Developing and operating mining infrastructure assets including rail, port and transportation assets
  • Acquiring mining technology services businesses, specifically those directed toward operating mines more safely and in an environmentally friendly manner

NRI is actively pursuing investment opportunities throughout the world including South America, Africa and Australia that have strong export opportunities with international seaborne trade. Always a safety and environmental advocate, NRI is making a concerted effort to become a leader in the support and pursuit of mining safety through the use of technology and communications advances.

NRI’s primary investor is Barclays Natural Resource Investments (BNRI).

About Natural Resources International, LLC

Natural Resources International, LLC (NRI) is a Richmond, Va. (USA) based company focusing on acquisitions and investments in mining and mineral assets worldwide. The management team was the former executive management team of INR Energy, LLC. The company also has a South American division located in Colombia. Please visit www.nriLLC.com for more information.

About Barclays Natural Resource Investments

BNRI finds and partners with best-in-class operational management teams with specific expertise and significant experience and track-record within the global natural resources sector, primarily in upstream oil & gas, upstream mining, and power, including renewables. Please visit www.bnri.com for more information.

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