Andrew retired at the end of 2011 from his position as head of mining investment banking for Europe and Africa at CIBC after 15 years in the role and more than 35 years’ experience of the mining industry. With a BSc (Hons) in mineral exploitation (mining engineering) from Cardiff University, Andrew began his career in Anglo American’s gold division in 1975, holding various management and technical positions in South Africa, and worked briefly for Greenbushes Tin in Australia before joining The Mining Journal in 1982 as editor of its gold publications. In 1984 he entered the financial services industry joining James Capel (later HSBC Investment Banking) and then moving to CIBC in 1996. Andrew brings strong commercial experience to the board, combined with considerable knowledge of the resource sector and a strong track record of understanding the needs of businesses operating in Africa and other international markets.
Riaan holds an Honour’s degree in finance and has 18 years’ experience in the gold mining industry. He was initially appointed financial projects manager East Africa in early 2012 and was involved in the financial management side of the construction of the Kibali mine before his promotion in January 2014 to group general manager commercial and supply chain.
Jeanine has spent a number of years working in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s finance industry including with Citi Group and as an adviser to the Governor of Banque Centrale du Congo. A former Minister of Portfolio of the Government of the DRC, a position which she held for over five years, she is now a serving member of the DRC National Assembly, representing the Equateur Province, and brings a wealth of knowledge in managing the political and financial landscape in Central Africa. Jeanine is also a special adviser to the DRC government to prevent violence against women and the recruitment of children for war. She was educated in Brussels, Belgium, and holds a law degree from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, and a postgraduate degree in commercial science from the ICHEC Brussels Management School.
A mining engineer, who holds BE (Mining) with honours from the University of Wollongong, Australia, Glenn has 21 years’ experience in mining operations, mining contracting and consulting. He worked with Randgold as a consultant in 2015 to assist with the transition to owner mining at Loulo, has increased his
involvement with the group through 2016, and was appointed to his new position with effect from January 2017. Glenn also holds a Western Australian First Class mine managers certificate of competency.
A Harvard University MBA graduate, Safiatou spent 12 years with the World Bank as a senior financial specialist for the South Asia region, following which she was appointed Côte d’Ivoire’s Minister of Energy, a position she held until 2000. She was subsequently appointed a director of the United Nation’s Development Programme for South-South Cooperation (formerly the Special Unit: Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries) until 2004 when she was appointed deputy chief of staff to the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire. Safiatou’s deep understanding of the financial and political opportunities and challenges
of operating in emerging countries, especially West Africa, provides a valuable contribution to the board.
Joel is a geologist with 20 years’ experience on exploration projects in Europe, South America and across Africa. He joined Randgold in 2004 and until recently
worked as exploration manager for West Africa, before being appointed group exploration manager in 2015. This followed several years as exploration manager
for the Loulo district in Mali, when the Gounkoto and Loulo 3 deposits were discovered. Joel has a BSc (Hons) in Geology.
With a BPL (Hons) and DCom, Willem has served as a director of listed and private companies in the areas of mining, engineering and manufacturing in Southern, Central and Eastern Africa for the past 21 years. He joined Randgold in 2010.
Cheikh joined Randgold in 2016. He was educated at the École Normale Supérieure in Mali and at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. Cheikh has 20 years’ experience in human resources and was formally a director of human resources and administration at Nordgold in Burkina Faso.
Dr Manirou joined Randgold in 2004 as medical officer, becoming HSE and community development manager for the Loulo–Gounkoto complex in 2009 and appointed to his current position in 2012. He holds an MD from the Malian National School of Medicine and Pharmacy, a Diploma in Epidemiology from the University of Lyons and an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr Manirou is an alumnus of the London Business
School and an affiliate member of IOSH, IEMA and GACSO.