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Leo JaimeLeo Jaime

Market Development
Minerals, Global



Leo has more than 17 years of experience in the mining and energy industries, initially as a sales and marketing manager before transitioning to his current role with the battery materials market development team. Leo’s responsibilities include building partnerships with key battery materials market participants globally, while providing expert knowledge focused on the commercialization of raw and refined products.

Previously, he spent more than a decade as a pilot in the United States Marine Corps. Leo is a graduate of Pace University in New York City, and currently lives with his family in Naperville, Illinois.

Leo is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Anne-Marie SurianoAnne-Marie Suriano

Principal Advisor
Battery Materials and Critical Minerals



Anne-Marie manages technical marketing for the battery materials business—including lithium. With more than a decade of research and development experience in the metals industry, she is an expert in:

  • Lithium and battery materials
  • Battery recycling
  • Electrochemistry
  • Copper and electrodeposited copper alloys

She has bachelor of science degrees in mathematics and physics from the University of Wyoming as well as PhD in materials science from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Anne-Marie is fluent in English and German.

David PetitjeanDavid Petitjean

Senior Sales Manager, Lithium



With more than two decades in the energy sector, David has been involved in Rio Tinto's lithium and battery materials group since he started here. While on the marketing side, he was responsible for lithium strategy including:

  • Partner identification
  • Customer support and management
  • Commercial lead for key lithium projects

He has also been key in the development of Rio Tinto's marketing strategy in the battery materials sector which includes lithium, nickel, and recycling. He has a master of science degree in chemistry - process engineering from CPE Lyon. He is fluent in both English and French.

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Chicago, IL 60601 USA
+1 773 270 6500



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