Gabriel is an engineer by training and an interdisciplinary by design. He is married with Adna Zas Friz and they have 4 boys. Gabriel´s work concerns sustainability in the extractive industry, focus in the social and environmental areas. He has been worked in different Latin America mining and oil & gas operations with management roles, as Freeport McMoran, Newmont, SSR Mining, BPZ Energy and MMG. He has experience too in the consultancy services as Peru Mining Director of ERM. During his work in the extractive industry he had the opportunity to manage extents sustainable development projects with the local communities and governments. He has been involved in the design of strategies for socio-environmental performance, stakeholder engagement process, external affairs management, the assessment of environmental and social impacts, the management of risk, the dialogue and negotiation for conflict resolution, land acquisition and resettlement and human rights with indigenous groups.
In his spare time, Gabriel enjoys to go camp in the forest, hunt and hiking in the mountains. He used to be a rugby player of the Peruvian national league, in the flanker position. Now he just plays it for fun and he will look to get involved with the UBC Thunderbirds.