Antofagasta's Chief Executive Officer, Marcelo Awad, has resigned his position with immediate effect.
The mining firm said that until a successor is appointed, Chairman Jean-Paul Luksic will assume the CEO responsibilities on an interim basis.
Luksic released a statement saying the group "will continue to pursue our current strategy of growth, supported by our strong financial position and low-cost and profitable operations" and added that it believes that its preliminary results will be in line with market expectations.
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Awad, who took up the role of CEO in 2004, has not given a reason for his departure.
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