Full Name
Ernie Ortiz
Job Title
President & CEO
Lithium Royalty Corp
Speaker Bio
Mr. Ortiz is a Director, President, and the Chief Executive Officer of Lithium Royalty Corp. He managed the origination, structuring, and execution of the company’s royalty portfolio which involved cross-border negotiations with parties in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Serbia, Finland, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Ernie has visited many of the world’s lithium deposits, as well as several of the chemical and battery plants that service the EV industry. Lithium Royalty Corp has invested in 33 royalty investments globally and is one of the leading lithium investors. LRC is publicly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: LIRC) and raised CAD$150m via its initial public offering in March 2023.

Prior to LRC, Mr. Ortiz was an Analyst at Tide Point Capital Management, a hedge fund based in Greenwich, Connecticut that specialized in lithium, battery materials and speciality chemicals. At Tide Point Capital, Ernie led investments into lithium companies that included Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile, Albemarle Corporation, Galaxy Resources Limited and others.

Prior to Tide Point Capital, Mr. Ortiz was a senior associate at Credit Suisse based in New York City, where he led research and diligence on lithium. In 2014, Ernie led the Credit Suisse team in publishing one of the seminal lithium primers that helped companies in the space raise capital based on its in-depth analysis of the industry.

Mr. Ortiz sits on the London Metal Exchange Lithium Advisory Committee and serves as a Director on the board Sinova Global Inc. Mr. Ortiz is a CFA charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Ernie Ortiz