Leadership Team

Ignacio Di Bártolo

Introduction

In the day-to-day hustle it can be easy to forget that at the heart and soul of consulting is coaching and mentoring. In fact, without spending significant time showing clients how to operate efficiently without us, high achievement cannot be sustained. Director, Ignacio Di Bartolo, prospers on this sentiment. He has held teaching posts at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA), has published several articles, and has also co-authored a book on public speaking - a must-have skill in today’s business world.

Along with his teaching and writing experience, Ignacio has over two decades of consulting experience. He was with McKinsey & Company for five years and Accenture for 10 before joining Partners in Performance. Financial services, consumer goods, mining and mineral processing are four areas where Ignacio has made a difference for businesses. He has a strong ability to define operational strategy and leverage IT to improve business performance.

Ignacio is keen on sharing one of his biggest passions, his pecan nut orchard, with his family. It’s important to him to spend quality time with them at a place he holds near and dear to him.

Career snapshot

  • Delivered US$120m-per-year improvement, comprising improved performance and reduced costs across two open-pit copper mines in Chile.
  • Identified US$300m opportunity and defined a corresponding action plan to address issues in operations, maintenance and railways operations at a Chilean copper company.
  • Improved production by 10% by accelerating development and mining at a greenfield underground nickel mine in Canada.
  • Introduced new wiring and business improvement at a nickel mine and smelter in the Dominican Republic. This generated pipeline and launching implementation that will increase earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) by 35%.
  • Identified AU$530m operational performance improvement at an Australian rail operator. Major drivers of the benefit included better scheduling and management, improving asset utilisation and availability, redefining maintenance planning and execution.
  • Highlighted opportunities to increase net present value (NPV) by over US$550m at a gold mine in Chile.
  • Identified and validated an opportunity to improve NPV, by 85%, at a Latin American iron-ore producer.
  • Achieved category savings of between US$12m and US$25m, as part of a strategic sourcing engagement for a multinational copper company in South America.
  • Identified an opportunity to reduce capital expenditure (Capex) by AU$350m (16%) at an Australian coal port during the design stage. Benefit to be realised through a change in scope, exploring alternative sourcing and materials, building alternatives andcritical path reduction.
  • Highlighted an opportunity to improve material-moving capacity by 25% as part of a diagnostic for an iron-ore mine in the Ukraine.

Education

MBA from the McKinsey Knowledge Center and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires.