Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee

Global Spotlight focuses on employees from the Mitsubishi Companies who are excelling in their respective fields around the world. In each issue we will get to know different employees, who will tell us about their hometowns, businesses, culture, and pastimes.

Our office is located in Santiago, Chile. Mitsubishi Materials Corporation has invested in two copper mines in Chile and we have been looking after that business. I joined this office three years ago as assistant to the General Manager.
     As I had not been involved in this industry before, there were many things to learn. However, through my job, I have been taking advantage of the marvelous opportunities to learn not only about business in the mining industry but also about Japanese culture.
     Also, by meeting many Japanese people, I have learnt what they are like, something I had not been able to do before. Though my job keeps me quite busy, I am very happy to work at this office and also very proud of my job.

I sometimes get the opportunity to visit a copper mine located close to Salamanca (in the central northern part of Chile), which MMC has invested in, in order to assist the General Manager or look after guests from Japan. I remember clearly that I was very impressed with the scale of that copper mine when I visited it the first time. It was eye-opening and insightful for me to share and understand the process and the backbone of what keeps MMCfs business running. It was also a good opportunity to meet not only miners at the site but also other workers who contribute in their best way, as I am doing here.

In my time off, I love going to the Los Lagos Region in the central south of Chile and visiting Puerto Varas and Frutillar, which are top touristic spots located a thousand kilometers south of the Chilean capital city, Santiago. Both towns are on the shore of the famous Lake Llanquihue where visitors can relax, so that it is perfect for those who like to get away from the urban environment where it is always so crowded and busy.

     The landscape there is very picturesque with lots of volcanos, forests and rivers surrounding the lake. There are many things to do aside from sightseeing, such as visiting the casino in Puerto Varas or Del Lago Theater in Frutillar, which is a world-class concert hall. As for the cuisine, there are many good restaurants, which are very important for food enthusiasts like myself, where I can enjoy going out for lunch and dinner with my family.
     If you have the opportunity to come to Chile, please do not hesitate to contact us as it would be our pleasure to help you plan your trip.

My name is Aaron Yzaguirre and I am a Principal at MUFG Capital Analytics. Founded in 1999 and based in downtown Dallas, Texas, MUFG Capital Analytics has become an industry leader in providing private equity fund administration services for general partners and portfolio administration services for limited partners throughout the United States. I started my career with MUFG Capital Analytics in 2006 as a Fund Accountant, and for the past ten years, I have experienced firsthand the remarkable growth and development of our company and client relationships. Since 2006 our employee head count has tripled to include over 150 professionals coming from very diverse backgrounds and cultures. Itfs impossible to list out everything MUFG Capital Analytics has gone through over the past 10 years, but the few achievements that stand out to me personally are the implementation of a new accounting system in 2009 which directly led to our acquisition of the largest pension fund in the United States as a client in 2013. Both these events and extremely talented professionals have helped set up MUFG Capital Analytics to continue being a leader in the private equity industry.

Outside the office my life revolves around my family which consists of my wife of almost 15 years and three beautiful children ranging in ages from 1 to 13 years. On any given day I get the pleasure of experiencing a moody teenager, a lively child, and an infantfs tantrum in no particular order and on many occasions multiple times a day. Luckily my parents, sister, and brother live within 10 minutes of me so whenever we need a break we have easy access to a babysitter. When I start getting into my extended family, Ifve been fortunate enough to live within a 50-mile radius of well over 100 close family members for my entire life. There is definitely no shortage of birthday parties, graduations and other family gatherings, and we typically canft go more than a month without some sort of family gathering. In fact, just recently we celebrated my middle childfs 8th birthday by hosting over 70 family members, for a gsmall gathering,h at our house. It was all fun and games until everyone left and we had to clean up the mess.

As you can imagine, most of my interests also revolve around my family. From taking family vacations to amusement parks such as Disneyworld and Universal Studios in Florida and California to visiting local zoos and museums and attending sporting events and concerts or going to the movies, most of my interests are driven by my kidsf interests. Oftentimes though I just feel like a big kid hanging out with them and may actually get more enjoyment from the outings then my kids.
     One hobby that is all my own though is my passion for home building and improvement. I can spend hours, and actually have, walking through the aisles of a Home Depot home improvement store looking at tools and new home products. Outside my family and professional career, the accomplishment Ifm most proud of is building my current house. In 2008 I took it upon myself to build my house beginning with the first step of determining the design and acquiring the building permits to getting the sign-off on the final inspection. During the process I learned how to do many skills like setting floor tile and hardwood floors that have come in handy as Ifve started to apply improvements to my house. And not only do I enjoy doing these activities but I save a lot of money on home improvement. Itfs a win-win for me!