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Johnny Blizzard joined the Company on January 5, 2015 in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director as of February 12, 2015. Mr. Blizzard has 26 years of experience in the mining industry, his last appointment as Director of Operations at Kinross Tasiast Gold Mine in Mauritania, Africa. Previously, he has worked in different positions in Brazil, Chile and the United States. Mr. Blizzard holds a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and is a Master of Engineering.
Jacques Lubbe was re-appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in October 2016.
Mr. Lubbe qualified as a Chartered Accountant through Ernst & Young and joined Metorex Ltd as Financial Controller in 2007. In 2010 he assumed the Finance Manager role of Ruashi Mining SPRL (Metorex Group Company in DRC). Mr. Lubbe joined Mutanda Mining SPRL( DRC based subsidiary of Glencore) in May 2011 and was promoted to CFO of Mutanda Mining SPRL in September 2012. In November 2013 Mr. Lubbe was appointed CFO of Katanga Mining Ltd, where after he joined Glencore as an Asset Manager South American Copper in February 2015. Mr. Lubbe is a Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
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