The Chilean citizen Mr. Felipe Viguera, Market Area Head for South America at the Finnish mining giant Outotec, was decorated first class knight of the Order of the Lion of Finland on April 20, 2017 on behalf of the President of the Republic of Finland, S.E. Mr. Sauli Niinistö.
The Order of the Lion of Finland was founded in 1942 and is one of the three highest distinctions that the President of the Republic of Finland can grant in recognition of civil and military merits to nationals and foreigners.
It is worth noting that Mr. Viguera is the first Latin American from the private sector to receive this award.
The Chilean Ambassador to Finland, Mr. Eduardo Gálvez, congratulated Mr. Viguera for his contribution to the strengthening of the Chilean mining sector.