|Tania de Welzim
Group financial controller
Tania is a chartered accountant with nine years’ experience in finance including seven years in the mining industry. Prior to joining Randgold Resources in April 2004, she was an audit manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the UK and South Africa.
General counsel and secretary
Qualified as an attorney in 1984. He has overseen the administrative obligations of Randgold Resources since its incorporation and assumed secretarial responsibility when it listed on the London Stock Exchange in July 1997. He is a director of Seven Bridges Trading.
Geologist with over 14 years’ experience, mainly in West Africa, having previously worked for Rio Tinto, Anglo American and Ashanti. Joined Randgold Resources in 2000 and was appointed exploration manager in 2004.
General manager - human resources
Has a masters degree in human resources management and 25 years’ experience in human resources and organisational development. Joined Randgold in 1992 as group training and development manager, and headed the group human resources function from 1996. He is a director of Morila SA and Seven Bridges Trading.
General manager - Loulo
Has a degree in civil engineering as well as several management and project management qualifications. Was appointed mine foreman and superintendent at Syama mine by BHP and served as mining manager from 1997. In 2001, was promoted to construction manager for Randgold Resources in Mali and to Loulo general manager in 2004.
Corporate finance manager
A chartered accountant, he was appointed corporate finance manager in 2001. Prior to that, served as financial manager of the Syama mine and as financial manager of the Morila project. He is a director of Seven Bridges Trading.
Group financial and commercial manager
Qualified as a chartered secretary and has 34 years’ experience in the mining industry including finance, capital projects, administration and supply chain management. Appointed as commercial manager for the Randgold Group in 1993, financial director of Somisy SA in 2000 and group financial and commercial manager in 2002 responsible for group accounting, supply chain management plus the risk management and insurance portfolio. Currently serves on the boards of Morila SA, Somilo SA and Kankou Moussa SARL.
New business development manager
A geologist with 13 years’ experience in the gold mining industry, he joined Randgold Resources in 1996. Rod has been involved in the exploration, evaluation and production phases of the Morila, Loulo and Tongon deposits and was appointed Somilo resource manager in 2004. He now heads the newly formed ‘African hunting team’ searching for further opportunities in African countries not currently in the Randgold Resources portfolio.
General manager - exploration and evaluation
Has 25 years’ experience in the mining industry and was part of the team that developed the Randgold Resources’ strategy. Manages the evaluation function and compiles technical audits, due diligences and feasibility studies as well as retaining executive oversight of exploration. He is a director of Morila SA and Somilo SA.
General manager - Mali
A professor of company law at the University of Mali, Sam was instrumental in writing the Malian labour legislation. He is the general manager of the Bamako office and a director of our Malian companies.
Financial controller - Mali
Has a masters degree in economics from the National School of Administration of Bamako as well as several management, accounting and financial qualifications. Qualified as an auditor in 1992 before joining BHP Mali in 1995. Appointed material manager in 1998 and management accountant in 2001 at the Syama mine. Following the sale of Somisy SA in 2004 was appointed Randgold Resources Mali financial controller.
General manager - capital projects
Gained extensive metallurgical and management experience in 17 years with Rand Mines and Randgold & Exploration. Upon acquisition of Syama in 1996, was appointed a director of the Malian company, Somisy SA, and general manager of the mine. In 1998, assumed position of group general manager capital projects, overseeing construction of the Morila and Loulo mines.
Corporate communications and cartography manager
A member of the Randgold Resources team since its inception, Lois’ responsibilities include the coordination of the group’s communication and investor relations programme, the production of materials and presentations to the market, as well as the management and integration of data captured in GIS, databases and various other software packages.