Conference Chair
Alan M. Clegg Pr.Eng.
Non-Executive Chairman, Co-Founder & Director
Shumba Energy

Mr. Clegg, is a Mining, Natural Resources & Energy Industry Professional with over 35 years’ experience gained from working mining & minerals projects, process & metallurgical industries and related supply industries in more than 160 countries on all the continents. He is a registered Professional Mining Engineer (Pr.Eng), a registered Professional Construction Project Manager (Pr.CPM), a registered Project Management Professional (PMP), and carries professional Fellowship status with South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (FSAIMM) and the Institute of Quarrying (FIOQ) as well a professional memberships of all the major Mining Institutes globally and is a recognized mining technical assessment, reporting and mining project valuation expert with key experience in stock exchange listings and the requirements for successful capital raising. He has advised a number of governments on Mining Policy, Legislation & Regulation since 1990, as well as being the architect & executor of practical plans for unlocking the potential value of their resources base.

Keynote Speakers
Hon. Eric Mothibi Molale
Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security

Hon. Eric Mothibi Molale is an expert in development economics and has extensive knowledge in socio - economic development issues. His Public Service career spans three decades, and includes policy analysis, and development planning at district and central government. He was appointed Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration in 2014 and focussed on reforming the Public Service, so as to improve efficiency and effectiveness and providing guidance on Strategic Management to all Accounting Officers across all Ministries and Departments. In April 2018, was appointed Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security. He has served as Chair of Debswana, the largest producer of diamonds by value in the world and a flagship diamond company co-owned by De Beers and Botswana Government. He was also a member of the Board of the Commonwealth Association of Public Administration and Management.
Hussien Hassan
Ag. Director for Trade & Industry
African Union Commission (AUC)

Mr. Hussein is an international development professional with an in-depth background in Trade and Industry Policy development, analysis and regional integration, with over 28 years of experienced in number of positions working at both national and international level. He has a good track record in the International Development field, providing policy advisory services to African Governments and institutions on issues relating to industry, mining development, regional integration, private sector development and trade promotion. He is also experienced on productive capacity building, value chain analysis and development, investment promotion and profiling, industrial SMEs development and multilateral trading system such as the WTO. Mr. Hussein has an M.P.P, in Trade and Industry Policy, Korean Development Institute of Public Policy and Management, Seoul, Korea, 2005 and a B.Sc. Trade Major, Ein Shams University, Cairo, Egypt,1987.
Boubacar Bocoum
Lead Mining Specialist
World Bank Group (WBG)

Boubacar holds a Master degree in Mining Engineering and Economics, and an MBA. He has twenty-five years of experience in the public and private mining sectors. He has been leading World Bank operational activities on mineral policies, governance, transparency, institutional capacity strengthening, and on facilitating dialogue and interaction between governments, the private sector and civil society. He also led several analytical works ranging from mining community development, to ancillary infrastructure development, mining tax administration, skills development, etc.Prior to joining the World Bank he worked in the private sector on all the cycles of mining operations, mining projects finance and participated to the listing of a company on the London Stock Exchange.
Mr. Charles Siwawa
Botswana Chamber of Mines

Charles Siwawa is currently employed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Botswana Chamber of Mines based in Gaborone, a position he has occupied since 2010. He holds a Masters Degree in Industrial and Administrative Sciences from City University London, UK over a Mining Engineering Degree from the University of Leeds, UK. Mr. Siwawa has extensive background in the mining industry in Botswana. Prior to joining the Botswana Chamber of Mines, he was employed by Debswana Diamond Company in various capacities from 1982 until 2009.
Prof. Frederick Cawood
Director, Wits Mining Institute
University of the Witwatersrand

Fred is Director of the Wits Mining Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand and a former Head of the School of Mining Engineering at the University. He has qualifications in Mine Surveying, Mining Engineering and Law. Fred has published internationally on mineral economics, mine surveying and mining law and policy matters and serves on several Editorial Boards. He is a co-author of two World Bank books – one on Mining Royalties and the other on Transfer Pricing in African Mining. Fred established the Digital Mining Laboratory at Wits University, which hosts a research group working on 21st century mining technologies, skills and practices. In addition to the Digital Mine, the Wits Mining Institute is host to the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry and the Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems at Wits. Current research projects within the Institute include Responsible mining practices, Mine modernization and Digital technology development for the underground mining environment with a focus on real-time detection of abnormalities, risk detection and management from a control room in an integrated, visual manner.
Dr. Gavin Andersson
Andersson Afrika (Pty) Ltd.

Gavin Andersson has had a great variety of work experiences in organisational development, strengthening civil society organisations, and leadership spanning more than 20 years. He started working life as a diamond prospector for De Beers and quantity surveyor’s clerk while studying for a BSc, before becoming involved in re-starting the black South African trade union movement. He was banned by the Apartheid Government in 1976. He possesses a variety of personal skills which feed into his passion for training and capacitation, including, being a guitar teacher, experience finding his own income streams through growing vegetables and learning carpentry. He has extensive experience in and involvement in enterprise creation and civic initiatives. He was founder and co-ordinator of CORDE, which worked with community enterprises in Botswana. He later led a management consultancy, working across southern Africa and in the Caribbean. He has worked in the field of Business Social Responsibility and led the Social Impact Assessments on BP operations in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique and was peer assessor for the Tanzanian SIA exercise.
Mzila Mthenjane

Mzila is a Wits University mining engineer graduate with combined experience in mining and investment banking of more than 20 years. This includes seven years in deep-level gold mining at AngloGold Ashanti and Gold Fields Limited in senior mine management and corporate development roles, respectively; and six years in investment banking at Rand Merchant Bank and Deutsche Bank. He joined Exxaro Resources Limited on 01 May 2013 in the role of Executive Head: Strategy and Corporate Affairs reporting to the CEO; his role has evolved over the years to focus on stakeholder management for Exxaro responsible for integrated reporting, engagement and communication with government, community, media and investor relations. His has board experience which includes non-executive director of Merafe Resources, a listed ferrochrome producing company and the Board of Fraser Alexander (Pty) Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RBH and mining services company. He is currently a member of several Advisory Boards, including the Student Support Programme (SSP), Wits School of Mines and the Minerals Advisory Board of the UCT’s Chemical Engineering Department.

Zenzi Awases
Women in Mining Association of Namibia

James Campbell (Panel Chair)
Managing Director
Botswana Diamonds plc

James Campbell is Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc and has spent over thirty years in the diamond industry in a variety of roles. Previous roles include Chief Executive Officer and President of Rockwell Diamonds Inc, Non-Executive Director of Stellar Diamonds plc, Vice President - New Business for Lucara Diamond Corp, Managing Director of African Diamonds plc and Executive Deputy Chairman of West African Diamonds plc. Prior to that James spent over twenty years at De Beers, with notable appointments including General Manager for Advanced Exploration and Resource Delivery and Nicky Oppenheimer's Personal Assistant. James holds a degree in Mining and Exploration Geology from the Royal School of Mines (Imperial College, London University) and an MBA with distinction from Durham University. James is a Fellow of the Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Materials, South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and Institute of Directors of South Africa. He is also a Chartered Engineer (UK), Chartered Scientist (UK) and a Professional Natural Scientist (RSA).
Dr. Kojo Busia
Chief, Natural Resources Section
UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Dr. Busia is currently the Chief of Natural Resources Management Section, Division of Climate Change, Environment and Natural Resources Management at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Since 2013, he has led the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) in designing and implementing the Country Mining Visions (CMVs) in a number of African countries. The AMDC is currently supporting Ghana, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Namibia to promote mineral linkages and beneficiation within and beyond the mineral sector through value addition and suppliers’ development. He led the AMDC in concluding a study which led to the key recommendation of setting up a National Suppliers Development Programme (NSDP) in Ghana. Prior to Heading the AMDC, Dr. Busia also spent nearly a decade leading the United Nation Economic Commission on Africa’s support to the African Peer Review Mechanism for the African Union/NEPAD, helping the governance flagship program to gain traction and institutional support throughout Africa and globally.
Hon. Aziz Rabbah
Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines & Sustainable Development

Mr. Aziz Rabbah, the former Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics since January 2012, was appointed by His Majesty King Mohammed VI as Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Developmen. M. Aziz Rabbah is an engineer, specialized in new information technologies. M. Rabbah held several leadership positions in the Ministries of Economic and General Affairs, Foreign Trade, and Trade and Industry. He also served as an adviser in the offices of several Moroccan Ministers. Mr. Rabbah was elected Mayor of Kenitra city in 2009 and was re-elected in 2015. He was elected member of the Moroccan parliament in 2007, 2011 and 2016. He is Research and Expertise Center (CEREX) Executive Committee and founding member and a founding member of the Sigma21 association. On the political level, Mr. Aziz Rabbah is one of the leaders of the Moroccan Justice and Development Party, of which he is a member of the General Secretariat for four terms. He was elected national secretary of the youth section of the party for two terms and head of the party's Executives section.
Hon. Foday Rado Yokie
Sierra Leone Ministry of Mines & Mineral Resources

Hon. Foday Rado Yokie is the current Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources of the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone. He is a Seasoned Politician and an entrepreneur of high pedigree. He has served as a Member of Parliament August 2007 to December 2017 for the Sierra Leone People’s Party Constituency 068 (now 088 in the Bo District). During his tenure he served several Committees and assisted the Committee on Mines and Mineral Resources in many oversight meetings. Before his appointment as Minister, he served as the Special Trade Envoy of the Government of Sierra Leone responsible to globally present Sierra Leone as a suitable investment destination to potential investors. As Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources, his vision is to make the mining sector benefit the people of Sierra Leone while ensuring mining activities are conducted in a sustainable manner for generation yet unborn.
Shakila Khan (Panel Chair)
Lead Attorney
Khan Corporate Law

Shakila Khan has headed up Khan Corporate Law (KCL) since 2010. KCL is a niche corporate law firm in Gaborone, Botswana with a focus on M&A, mining, energy and infrastructure, financing and capital markets mandates. As a sector specific law firm in a developing jurisdiction such as Botswana our key practice areas complement each other and enable us to provide a seamless and comprehensive solution to our clients. Our Lead Attorney is the first Motswana woman to have been ranked in Chambers Global Guide as a Leading Lawyer and has been ranked in Chambers since 2013 and IFLR 1000 Energy and Infrastructure Guide from 2014 to date.
Hon. Polite Kambamura
Government Minister
Zimbabwe Ministry of Mines & Mining Development

Honourable Polite Kambamura is a Mining Engineer by profession. He is a family man and a farmer. He worked for several mining houses in Zimbabwe amongst them mines owned by Lonrho and Anglo America. During this period, he held several mining positions to Senior Management Level. His area of interest is mine designing and planning. Currently Honourable Kambamura is a member of Parliament for Sanyati Constituency in Zimbabwe. In September 2018 he was appointed to be Deputy Minister of Ministry of Mines and Mining Development the position he holds till now.
Dr. Mike Seeger
MX Mining Capital Advisors CC

A Mining Engineer with +23 years’ experience in mine development, mining operations and mining finance. He started his career with Iscor Mining, has worked with major mining companies in Africa, South America, North America and Europe including Newmont, AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo Coal, Exxaro, Kaiser Aluminium and Outokumpu. Has developed, structured and financed several mining projects in the mid-tier and junior mining sector in diverse commodities, including coal, gold and metals. Co-founder of ASX listed Universal Coal and director of Maatla Energy in Botswana which is developing the Mmamabula coal mine and CTL project.
Director of MX Mining Capital Advisors, which provides mining financing solutions for mining projects in Africa in diverse commodities.
Olebogeng Tefo Sentsho
Simba Mgodi Mining Incubation Fund

Mrs. Sentsho is the Chief Executive Officer at The Simba Mgodi Mining Incubation Fund, a development fund that supports emerging entrepreneurs in Mining and mining services. An alumni of the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship programme for the Young African Leaders Initiative, run by the US State department , Olebogeng holds an LLB degree from Wits and is currently completing her Msc. in Mining Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. Olebogeng Sentsho also serves as the finance champion on the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resource’s Technical Secretariat for the evolution of Funding Models for Junior Miners in South Africa. A recipient of the inaugural “Outstanding woman in Mining Award” at the Youth in Mining. Business awards in 2016, the Winner of the “Leaders of Tommorow” Award at the 2019 Mining Indaba, The Head of the Mining and Technical Engineering Services Sector at the Progressive Youth in Business Organisation and the National Convenor of the 2019 Youth in Mining Procurement Transformation Summit, Olebogeng is passionate about investment, the African economy, mining and socially responsible business practices.
Munashe Shava
Great Dyke Investments

Munashe is a mining and mining start-up projects executive with a career spanning over 25 years. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Project Leader of Great Dyke Investments, a new PGMs project, having joined in 2014. Munashe has held executive and senior leadership roles at Zimplats, Anglo American, Noventa Ltd, Apex Minerals and Marange Resources. Munashe holds an MSc Leadership and Change Management (Leeds University) (UK), an advanced Certificate in Project Management (UCT), as well as a Mining Engineering Diploma from the Zimbabwe School of Mines. He has also been the recipient of the Zimbabwe Institute of Management Manager of the Year Awards for 2014 and 2015 as well recipient of the Megafest Outstanding Man in Business and Business Leadership Awards for 2015.
Mr. Matthews Bagopi (Panel Chair)
Business Development Manager
Morupule Coal Mine

Matthews Bagopi joined Morupule Coal Mine in 17 December 2007 as a Plant Manager and was promoted to the position of Business Development Manager In November 2011. Prior to joining Morupule Coal Mine, Matthews was employed by Botswana Ash a Technical Manager, as a metallurgist at BCL Limited and Debswana Jwaneng Mine. Matthews holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Minerals Engineering from the Camborne School of Mines in England.
Mr. Louis Loubser
Mooiplaats Colliery

As the Head of Business Development and Resources at Afrimat Limited, Louis Loubser successfully assisted in negotiating the acquisition of Infrasors into the Afrimat stable. In 2013, he was appointed Managing Director of Infrasors, an Afrimat subsidiary – demonstrating great competency in turning Infrasors around. In September 2018, Louis joined Mooiplaats Colliery as CEO and is loving the challenge of re-energising the huge potential of this asset and its workforce. Louis holds a B.Com Management Accounting degree from University of Stellenbosch, a Certificate in open pit mining from the University of Derby and a MBA Cum Laude from University of Stellenbosch.
Tumelo Sealetsa
Group Executive Director
Boswa Energy Africa

Tumelo Sean Sealetsa is the Founder and Group Executive Director for Boswa Energy Africa. Prior to this endeavour, the young Kanye native had spent a few years in South Africa where he honed his prowess as a businessman. After serving as a Director for GRD Fuels from 2014 to 2015, he moved on in the same capacity to Hertford Trading Enterprises: a group of companies that provides business solutions and products with specialization in a variety of industries such as petroleum retail, mining, energy, property development, hotels and resorts. Mr Sealetsa’s venture into the energy sector developed further from his interactions with larger players in the energy industry such as Sasol and Mzesi Energy. He eventually founded Boswa Energy Africa, which began operations in February of 2017. The company deals primarily in the supply and distribution of petroleum and oil refinery products, with the main offices operating from Gaborone.
Gabaake Gabaake
Executive Director
Tlou Energy

Gabaake Gabaake is a former Permanent Secretary for the Government of the Republic of Botswana, at Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water resources, he oversaw the country’s entire diamond and mineral sector, which makes up approximately 40% of national GDP. He also oversaw the energy and water sectors and led the ministry through the challenging chronic power shortages in 2009/10 leading to the decision to build Orapa 90 MW power station in record time. Mr. Gabaake also served as Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Local Government during which time the project implementation capacity of the Ministry and focus on quality of service delivery was improved measurably. He is currently Executive Director at Tlou Energy and leading a team on international and local experts whose dreams are soon to be realised, to become the pioneers of the development of a natural gas industry in Botswana, giving the country a cleaner and much more flexible source of energy.
Martin Bartle
Executive Director
Minergy Limited

Martin has more than 35 years of experience in the South African mining industry having worked in management positions for Rand Mines, Exxaro, Anglo Coal, Homeland Energy, and most recently as Managing Director of Wescoal Mining, a group company of JSE listed Wescoal. Martin is the Director of Projects for Minergy Coal (Pty) Limited where he is also a member of the Board. He has extensive experience with coal mining Safety, Health, Environment and Quality regulatory compliance and management, Risk Management, Human Resource and Personal Management and Optimisation, with significant experience in coal mine operations management.
Dr. Roger Key MBE
Kalahari Key Mineral Exploration Company (Pty) Ltd

After obtaining my BSc (1968) and PhD (1972) in geology from Liverpool University, my first job was as a mapping geologist at the Botswana Geological Survey. I remained at the Survey until 1980 when I was leading their geological mapping programme. For the next 30 years I was involved in, and led regional mapping projects throughout Africa (including returning to Botswana in the 1990s) and Scotland, and for the last 10 years have consulted for mineral exploration companies throughout Africa as well as leading exploration in southern Botswana for Kalahari Key Mineral Exploration Company (Pty) Ltd.
Sifiso Nkosi
Ntuthuko Exploration & Mining

Sifiso Musa Nkosi is the Executive Chairperson of Ntuthuko Exploration & Mining, a junior mining company currently exploring anthracite coal mining in KwaZulu-Natal. Sifiso has over 12 years’ experience in the mining industry, having previously served as a board member for Isiphenduko Holdings, a joint venture company with Sephaku Cement. He sits on various boards including YIMSA (Youth in Mining South Africa) and is also co-founder of the Junior Miners Forum and Mining Transformation Chamber, an African junior miners chamber with a national footprint representation. He currently serves as a member of the DMR’s Junior Miners Secretariat Committee that was chaired by Godfrey Oliphant - the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources. He is a partner of the Coniston insurance product, which is currently the only insurance guarantee product open to mining permit applications. He is also a partner of Rands 2 Cents, the only market training product aimed at surface owners and mining affected communities.
Simon Tuma-Waku
DRC Chamber of Mines

Honorary Minister for the Mines and Hydrocarbons (2001-2002), he drafted the new mining code that came into force and is currently used in the DRC. He is a board member of the Accesses Bank of the DRC and a member of the Steering Committee of the EITI/ RD, representing the private mining companies. In 2001 he was nominated as Minister of the Mines and Hydrocarbons in the first government of President Joseph Kabila. He left the government at the end of 2002, after which he started consulting for BICOTIM Sprl. In 2005 he started working as a Special Advisor in the DRC Copper and Cobalt Project (DCP), before becoming Chairman. With the merger of DCP and KCC (Kamoto Copper Company) in 2008, he is appointed Managing Director until July 2009, before becoming the Executive Chairman of the board of the new merged entity. In May 2012 he left KCC to run a new company, Congo Railway Solutions, as Managing Director.
Dr. Alkaly Yamoussa Bangoura
Advisor to the President for Mining Affairs
Guinea Ministry of Mines & Geology

Mr. Alkaly Yamoussa Bangoura serves as Advisor to the President of the Republic of Guinea in charge of Mining Affairs. He was taught extensively at Boke School of Mines and possess vast experience in policy issues, negotiation and review of mining agreements, local content and community development issues. Previous roles include General Manager of the Office of Applied Geology of Guinea, Technical Advisor and General Manager of the Office of Strategy & Management at the Ministry of Mines & Geology, General Manager of the Dian-Dian Bauxite Project, and Field Engineer in Geological Mapping. Mr. Bangoura is a graduate of Boke School of Mines (Guinea) in Geology, and in Geological Engineering & Engineering Management from the Missouri Science & Technological University (formerly University of Missouri at Rolla).
Dr. Peter Cox
Ironveld plc

Dr Cox started his career in the mining industry 30 years ago as a learner surveyor. After studying mining engineering as a JCI bursar, he worked for that company in various positions at gold and platinum mines, ending as a senior section manager. In 1987, he joined a privately-owned mining and exploration company, Severin Southern Sphere Mining, as consulting engineer and general manager. Since mid-1991 he has been the managing director of Goldline Global Consulting (Pty) Ltd, an engineering consulting company which serves the mining industry worldwide. He holds a Mine Surveyor's and a Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency. He has a number of achievements to his name, including being the youngest certificated surveyor in South African mining history and designing the country's narrow reef opencast mining method.
Allan Bennett (Panel Chair)
Wireline Africa

Allan started working in the CBM field in Botswana back in 2006, since then began as a Junior field engineer for Weatherford in early 2009. He gradually climbed the ranks from junior field engineer to Engineer in charge and then Country Manager and Operations Manager for Weatherford. In early 2016 he began talks with Weatherford to purchase the slimline division for Africa now known as Wireline Africa.
Lance Hooper
Cobalt Blockchain Inc.

Over the past twenty years Lance has played key roles as both an early employee and as a founder for emerging technology and mining companies. For the last decade Lance has held senior corporate positions and served as a director with private and public mining companies working in Canada, Peru, Afghanistan and the DRC. Since 2015 Lance has been the driving force behind a commodity trading venture specializing in ethically-sourced tin, tantalum, tungsten - and now cobalt - originating from artisanal and small-scale mine sites the Democratic Republic of the Congo ("DRC")
Noleen Pauls
Principal Geoscientist, EMEA

Noleen is a geologist with more than 20 years’ experience in multi-commodity mineral exploration and evaluation of gold, platinum, chrome, iron and coal exploration projects throughout Africa and gold exploration in South and Central America, based in Peru. Noleen has been involved with Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA) since its inception in 2010 and has filled most of the portfolios. She was the chairperson from January 2014 to December 2016. She is an active mentor to young females in the mining industry and vocal through media and conference presentations of the need for role models in this male dominated industry. These include the 2014 South Africa Mining Lekgotla, the United Nations’ African Women Business Linkages Forum in Kenya, Mines and Money in London and the Mining Indaba in Cape Town. Noleen was named one of the Top 10 Global Inspirational Women in Mining for 2016.
Edwin Elias
Head of Ore Processing
Debswana Mining Company

Edwin Elias is currently Group Head of Ore Processing for Debswana Mining Company. He is a Metallurgical Engineer by profession with at least 15 years experience within the Diamond Industry business. Mr. Elias has also spent at least 2.5 years as Head of Maintenance and Process for De Beers Canada, based at Victor Mine - Ontario, Canada. Victor Mine, a remote based open pit diamond mine operation, accessible through fly-in and fly-out arrangement. Mr. Elias has an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) from the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Canada; a Bachelor of Science (Bsc) – Metallurgical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, USA and an Emergin Leaders Program (ELP) Certification from the London Business School, London, UK. He is also an inaugural Board Member of the Botswana Institute For Technology, Research and Innovation (BITRI).
Musawenkosi Innocent Masinga
Paramount Tracks Pty Ltd

Musawenkosi Innocent Masinga is an entrepreneur who has vast experience in the mining industry. He was part of Barloworld Equipment and the Caterpillar Mining Division, where he gained his extensive experience. He has strategic business development, commercial business performance, strategy and planning management, excellent leadership qualities, extensive experience and knowledge in the technical, engineering and product support. He started Paramount Tracks in 2013 and successfully infiltrated the market and provides professional engineering services to high end corporate clients.
Rev. Emmanuel Coffie-Anum (Panel Chair)
HSE Manager
Ghana Manganese Co. Ltd

Emmanuel Coffie-Anum is the Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Manager of the Ghana Manganese Company Ltd, with the core responsibility of strategic environmental sustainability and development of the mine. He holds MSc Environmental Management and Assessment and Graduate IOSH certificate from the University of Sunderland. He obtained his HSE Manager's Certificate from the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission of Ghana and 35 credit hours in Project Management Profession (PMP) from the IPBM. With over eighteen (18) years in the Gas and Mining Industries, Emmanuel has a wide range of experience within Ghana as well as International experience in coordinating related mining , environmental and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. Currently, he is perusing PhD in Hydrogeology and Geotechnical Research into Mine Pit Slope Stability at the University of the Mines and Technology (UMaT). He is an international Speaker in Mining Conferences in Africa, Asia etc. addressing the environmental, economic, health and social impacts and benefits of mining throughout their life cycle, including workers' health and safety across the globe
Pat Dambe
Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Government Relations
De Beers Group

Reporting directly to the Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Ms. Dambe was appointed as Head of Corporate Affairs in July 2015. In this role Ms. Dambe is responsible for driving De Beers’ reputation in Botswana, protecting its social license to operate and ensuring that De Beers performance as a corporate citizen in Botswana supports diamond equity. The role is responsible for managing De Beers’ relationships with both Government and non-Government stakeholders to protect and promote its reputation and commercial interests in Botswana.
Tracey Cooper
Executive Director
Mining Dialogues 360

Tracey Cooper is a founding member and Executive Director of Mining Dialogues 360. She leads a collective of experts who produce empirical, evidence based research that provides the basis for frank and robust dialogue on the socio-economic issues arising from the extractive industry. Prior to this Tracey consulted in communications and outreach working with organisations such as UNDP, UNEP, Gates Foundation, IRENA, and many others.
Zoe Kennaugh
Karunya Consulting

Zoë has over 15 years of experience in social management with an interdisciplinary background in social and environmental fields in a wide range of sectors (including mining, exploration, power, infrastructure and tourism). She has experience of working throughout Africa including in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zoë started her career in the extractive industry while working for LAFARGE (Cement company) in Nigeria as their environmental and social manager. She has been living and working in Botswana for the last 10 year. Her experience in Botswana includes a Gender Diversity Audit, Social Risk Assessments and Community Profiling, Social Management Systems, and Stakeholder Engagement for exploration and mining companies such as Debswana, De Beers, Khoemacau Copper Mining and Kopore Metals. Zoë has a sound understanding of the international standards including the IFC Performance Standards and the Equator Principles, as well as understand local legislation and context.
Dr. Elena Clarici
President & CEO
Micah Minerals Corp.

Dr Elena Clarici is a social entrepreneur and seasoned mining investment professional, committed to bringing change and sustainable social transformation. Elena is a founder of Micah group of companies involved exploration and mining of precious minerals and stones, jewellery manufacturing and working with small-scale miners and artisan jewellery makers, principally in East Africa.
Elena is past chairman of Association of Mining Analysts and a regular contributor to financial and mining media and has authored numerous articles on a variety of mining investment topics. Originally trained as a mining engineer she has gained her PhD at Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London.
Mr. Cedric Sam
General Manager
Galane Gold

Cedric G. Sam holds a Bsc. in Mining Engineering, possessing vast experience in both base and precious metals. Prior to joining Galane Gold, he was Mine Planning Manager at Tati Nickel and Mining Manager at African Copper.
Vivian Stuart-Williams
Vice President Exploration
Deep South Resources

Mr. Stuart-Williams is a geologist with 46 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry, principally in the southern African region. He holds a M.Sc degree in uranium and he has been involved in base metals, gold, coal, and industrial mineral projects. Mr. Stuart-Williams has a worldwide exposure (including Liberia, Philippines, Afghanistan, Canada, Uzbekistan, Australia, Uganda, Mauritania and all of the Southern African countries). He has been involved with the Haib project from the mid-1990s as exploration Manager and subsequently as Vice-President Exploration for Deep South Resources Inc., who hold the Mineral Rights over the Haib Project.
Nchakha Moloi
Executive Chairman
Motjoli Resources

Mr Moloi started his career in research at the Wits University Geology Department and Anglo American Research Laboratories. He then joined De Beers in diamond exploration followed by an appointment as mine geologist / engineering geology at RTZ’s Palabora Mine. He left to join the Wits Economics Department/ANC Department of Economic Planning to start his work in minerals and energy policy research and development. Following employment as a business analyst at the Industrial Development Corporation, Mr Moloi joined the Department of Minerals and Resources where he played a central role in the development of South African mining sector reforms. He is currently the Executive Chairman and Shareholder in Motjoli Resources, a junior resources company that has established a significant foot prints in the South African Mining Landscape.
Peter Chilumanga
Deputy Director,Department of Mines
Malawi Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy & Mining

Mr. Chilumanga is trained as a Mineral Economist, Mining and Civil Engineer, and Technical Educationist with over 26 years mining experience. He currently serves the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy & Mining as Deputy Director of Mines responsible for Mineral Development and Planning Division, providing coordination, leadership, consultancy and advisory services to Executive Management. Additionally, Mr. Chilumanga provides Mining Consultancy and advisory services to a number of private sector organisations including those producing limestone for cement production, medium scale coal mining on all matters of mine design, scheduling, management and service Management delivery whilst enhancing the sustainable productivity.
Dr. Tony Harwood
CEO & President
Montero Mining & Exploration Limited

Tony Harwood is an economic geologist with 30 years of international exploration and mining experience. He graduated from University of Wales, Cardiff, UK with a B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D in Economic Geology. Tony is President and CEO of TSXV Montero Mining & Exploration since 2009. Between 2006 and 2009, he was the President and CEO of TSX Africo Resources Ltd. and between 1998 and 2006 served as a Vice President Global Generative Exploration at Placer Dome Inc., a major Canadian gold mining company. Other positions include Executive Chairman of ASX listed Universal Coal PLC, Non-Executive Director of Adamus Resources (ASX), Endeavour Mining (ASX/TSX), Auryx Gold Corp. (TSXV), East African Metals (TSXV), African Gold Group (TSXV), Tesoro Resources (TSXV) and Lappland Goldminers (Nordic). He has listed 3 public companies in the last 10 years on the TSX and ASX. Founder and MD of Harwood International Ltd., a geological consulting company, and held a position as a lecturer - University of Wales, Cardiff (UK), University of Natal, Durban (South Africa).
Ayanda Nteta (Panel Chair)
Pula Research & Consulting

Ayanda is a seasoned supply chain executive in the energy, mining manufacturing, banking and telecoms industries across various African countries. She has 20 years’ experience and an established track record in strategic sourcing, contract negotiations as well as leading complex supply chain operations. Ayanda has developed and implemented various sourcing strategies, including designing a USD70M enterprise development fund for the mining industry. She is a lecturer in supply chain management as well as a conference speaker on supply chain and policy development. Ayanda has a Masters in Business Leadership graduate and is a Chartered Fellow of the Charted Institute of Procurement and Supply.
Sindiso Ngatsha Sichone
Supply Chain Manager
Mopani Copper Mines Plc

Before Joining Mopani Copper Mines Plc, Sindiso worked in the International Law and Agreements Department in Zambia’s Ministry of Justice. The International Law and Agreements Department was responsible for vetting and approving all contracts and treaties in which the Government of the Republic of Zambia had an interest in. She then joined Mopani Copper Mines to manage the Mine’s commercial contracts after which she was elevated to manage Procurement before being promoted to her current role as Supply Chain Manager. Sindiso holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree, a Master of Laws Degree and a Diploma in Legislative Drafting and has sixteen years’ experience at the Zambian Bar. She is a member of the Law Association of Zambia and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
Ralph Rossouw (Panel Chair)
Continental Africa Manager
Vedanta Resources

Ralph Rossouw is a Charted, Professional Mining Engineer with 29 years of global mining operations and projects experience. His career includes executive roles with BHP, Rio Tinto, Anglo American and more recently has been CEO and Managing Director for companies like Vedanta Resources, Philex Mining Corporation and Zeehan Zinc. He has listing companies on global stock exchanges, raised more than $3 billion capital for projects, and championed improvement interventions resulting in 30% increase in margins through Operating Excellence, 20 Keys and Lean/Six Sigma, mainly in North America, West Africa, Australia, China and SE Asia. Ralph is a Fellow of the SAIMM, CIM and AusIMM.
Paul Ranamane
Executive Director
Opal Mining

Before joining the mining industry, Paul Modikeng Ranamane qualified as a professional attorney and has honed his skills and predisposition for leadership at many of the organisations he had engaged himself in.
Before finally establishing his own law firm, Paul started legal work at the Van Der Venter Meiring Inc and the Pension Funds Adjudicator. He gained experience in areas of law that includes Taxation Municipal Finance; Corporate Finance; Commercial Contracts, Labour Law, Commercial litigation, Foreclosures, Conveyancing and Pension.
Hassoumi Sekou Aboubacar
Chief of Staff (Director of Minister's Cabinet)
Niger Ministry of Mines & Industrial Development

Hassoumi Sekou Aboubacar serves the Niger Ministry of Mines & Industrial Development as Chief of Staff (Director of the Minister's Cabinet). He holds both a Bachelors (2005) and Master’s Degree (2008) in Economics from Laval University of Quebec, Canada, and a Graduate Degree in International Management (2011) from the National School of Public Administration (ENAP) of Québec, Canada. Previous positions held include Chairman of the Board of Directors of The School of Mines, Industry & Geology of Niger (EMIG) (currently); Special Advisor to the President of Economic, Social & Cultural Council of Niger (CESOC) (2014-2016); Senior Special Assistant of the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria appointed by the Pan-African Parliament Abuja, Nigeria (2012-2014).