SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that Maria de Lourdes Bahia, General Manager of SNC-Lavalin Brazil has been awarded the mineral sector’s 2018 Personality of the Year by Brazil Mineral magazine. Brazil Mineral, the leading publication for the mining and metallurgy sector in Brazil, recognizes professionals who demonstrate outstanding contributions to the sector’s advancement. The award ceremony will take place during the Brazil Mineral Forum on November 27 in São Paulo city.
For the first time in its history, the Mining Sector Personality of the Year award will be given to two women, marking the increasing diversity within the profession as stated by Brazil Mineral magazine on their website announcing the two recipients: Maria de Lourdes Bahia and Lúcia Travassos Costa.
Ms. Bahia was nominated in the “Technology and Mining Engineering” category, which highlights SNC-Lavalin’s development and use of digital technologies in delivering services. “This is a reflection of our team’s achievement in delivering quality work in engineering, always looking for innovative solutions,” Ms. Bahia said.
Maria de Lourdes Bahia has extensive experience in the mining sector, including hands-on project experience in her early career. She joined SNC-Lavalin in 2007, and has been the General Manager for the Brazilian office since 2015, leading a team of more than 400 professionals.