Armando Torres was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Oyu Tolgoi in May 2017. Since 2016, Armando has been a member of the Oyu Tolgoi Board and served as a Rio Tinto Managing Director – Oyu Tolgoi between September 2016 and May 2017. Armando started his career in 1990 as a process engineer and was subsequently promoted to management positions at Alcoa in Latin America, Europe, and Western Australia. In 2011, he moved to Rio Tinto, as Chief Operations Officer - Bauxite Alumina, responsible for the Global operations, Australia and Canada. In March 2016, he was appointed as head of operations and Transformation Leader of the Alumina Segment in Rio Tinto Aluminium. He completed his Master Degree in Process Development and Optimization in 2000.