Drissa holds a Master of Science Degree in Metallurgy and an MBA in Executive Management. He joined Randgold in 2000 as a metallurgist and from 2007 was plant manager at both the Morila and Loulo mines, until his appointment as the Morila mine manager in March 2017.
Christopher is the group head of banking at Rothschild & Co and has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector, including corporate and private client banking and project finance. He has had a long standing involvement in the mining sector in Africa and globally. He is a director of NM Rothschild & Sons, chairman of Rothschild Bank International in the Channel Islands and serves on a number of other boards and committees of the Rothschild & Co group, which he joined in 1989. He is a BSc (Econ) graduate from the London School of Economics and was a non-executive director of the Merchant Bank of Central Africa from 2001 to 2008. Christopher’s management and corporate governance experience brings strong leadership skills to the board.
Other listed company directorships
Non-executive director of Papa John’s International, Inc (NASDAQ)
A mining economist engineer with 22 years’ experience, mainly in Mali. Tahirou started his career as a short planner with BHP Billiton at the Syama gold mine and served as mining superintendent from 1999 for Randgold, at Syama. He was appointed to his current position in 2015.
Mark has been the chief executive since the incorporation of Randgold in 1995, which was founded on his pioneering exploration work in West Africa. He has subsequently led the company’s growth through the discovery and development of world class assets into a major international gold mining business. Mark has played a pivotal part in promoting the emergence of a sustainable mining industry in Africa. He has a proven track record of growing businesses in Africa and delivering considerable shareholder value. A geologist with a PhD from Natal University, South Africa, Mark has held board positions at a number of global mining companies.
Other listed company directorships
Non-executive chairman of Rockwell Diamonds Inc (TSX)
With a Master’s degree in geological engineering from the Malian National School of Engineering, Chiaka has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Mine and Metallurgy and the Geostatistical Association, and was appointed to his current position in 2015.
Graham joined Randgold as chief financial officer and finance director in July 2007 but has been associated with the company since its inception, initially as part of its management team involved in listing the company on the London Stock Exchange in 1997, and subsequently as an adviser. Graham brings significant financial and management experience to the board, combined with considerable knowledge of large scale international businesses which was developed initially as a chartered accountant qualifying with Deloitte, and then as managing director and the New York based head of metals and mining for the Americas in the
global investment banking division of HSBC where he advised numerous mining companies on listings, accessing the capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. Graham is a graduate of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, with a bachelor of commerce degree and an honours degree from the University of South Africa.
Sebastiaan is responsible for the management of the group’s operations, financial functions and the group’s corporate finance management. He’s a chartered
accountant with 16 years’ experience and has been with the group for eight years.
Luiz is a metallurgist with 31 years’ experience in the gold mining industry, and has a BSc Eng as well as a BCom degree. He joined Randgold in 2005 and in 2006 was appointed operations manager at the Loulo mine. He was appointed general manager at the Tongon mine during its construction phase in 2010.
Jamil has a wealth of significant recent and relevant financial and political experience having been a former World Bank vice president for the East Asia and Pacific region after 25 years with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), where as a vice president he was responsible for all of IFC’s new investments. He now provides strategic advice to international financial institutions and companies. Jamil brings a strong strategic understanding to the board and has a detailed knowledge of risk assessment and management systems. He grew up in Tanzania, was educated at Oxford University and holds an MBA from Harvard
Paul has 27 years’ operational and management experience in the mining industry and moved into the projects arena for the group with the commissioning of the Tongon mine. He obtained his NHD in Extractive Metallurgy from the University of Johannesburg. He is responsible for the group’s metallurgical activities.