Richard Seville, Orocobre CEO

Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, Orocobre has established itself as a globally recognized, low-cost producer of battery-grade lithium carbonate. The company has built the first large-scale brine-based lithium project in more than two decades in Argentina.

Located at its flagship Salar de Olaroz location, the company is seeing rapid growth and increased interest in the sector as the demand for lithium batters around the world soars. With a stated commitment to sustainability, Orocobre is also expanding through a new build-out of an industrial chemicals and minerals operation in northern Argentina.

As a new government in Argentina works to lure back international investments and re-enter the international markets, Orocobre chief executive Richard Seville sees ongoing opportunities in the country. He spoke exclusively to Emerging Market Views while in New York recently.