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Mine Manager Gounkoto
A mining economist engineer with 18 years’ experience, mainly in Mali. Started his professional mining experience as short planner with BHP at Syama mine and served as mining superintendent from 1999 for Randgold at Syama. In 2010, he was promoted to operations manager for Randgold at Loulo mine and then to Gounkoto general manager in 2011.
A graduate of the Malian National School of Engineering with a masters’ degree in geological engineering, he has more than 16 years’ experience in the industry. He was appointed general manager of the Loulo-Gounkoto mining complex in 2012. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Mine and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Geostatistical Association of South Africa (GASA).
A metallurgist with 27 years’ experience in the gold mining industry, he has a BSc Eng as well as a BCom degree. He joined Randgold in 2005 and in 2006 was appointed operations manager responsible for the mining, planning, processing, maintenance and engineering functions at Loulo. He was appointed to manage Tongon in 2010.
Ted de Villiers
Group GM Mining
A mining engineer, he has extensive experience in gold and base metal mining operations, mining contracting and consulting. He joined Randgold in December 2010, with executive responsibility for the group’s rapidly expanding mining operations and has been tasked with ensuring a consistent production stream.
Tania De Welzim
Group Financial Manager
Tania was appointed group financial manager in April 2009 having served previously as group financial controller. She is a chartered accountant with 14 years’ experience in finance including 12 years in the mining industry. She is responsible for the group’s technical financial reporting and procedures.
General Counsel and Secretary
Qualified as an attorney in 1984. He has overseen the administrative obligations of Randgold since its incorporation and assumed secretarial responsibility when it listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1997. This continued with the subsequent listing on Nasdaq and for the various corporate and related activities since then.
Group Metallurgist and Deputy GM Capital Projects
Paul has 23 years’ operational and management experience in the mining industry, working in various process related management roles. He subsequently moved into the projects arena, with the recent commissioning of the Tongon mine. Responsible for all the group’s metallurgical activities, at the operating mines as well as the projects.
Group GM Exploraton
A geologist with over 20 years’ experience, mainly in Africa, having previously worked for Rio Tinto, Anglo American and Ashanti Goldfields, he joined Randgold in 2001. He was appointed group exploration manager in 2004.
General GM Human Capital
Bill has a masters’ degree in human resources management and 32 years’ experience in HR and organisational development. Joined Randgold in 1992 as group training and development manager, and headed the group human resources function from 1996 to 2008, when he moved to his current position.
GM Operations Central and East Africa
With a BPL(Hons) and DCom, he is a seasoned executive. Having 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 17 years, he joined the group in January 2010.
Joined Randgold in 1996, responsible for the grade control section at the Syama gold mine. In 2000, he moved to the Morila mine where he served in various positions in the mineral resources department, becoming manager of that department in 2006. Prior to joining Randgold, he worked as a field geologist for BHP Minerals Exploration, following the completion of a geological degree at the National School of Engineers in 1991.
Group GM Corporate Finance
A chartered accountant, he was appointed corporate finance manager in 2001. Prior to that he served as financial manager of the Syama mine and of the Morila project.
Group Human Resources Executive
Joined Randgold in 2008, bringing with him 23 years’ human resources experience with the last 17 years spent dealing exclusively with the West African gold mining industry. With a postgraduate diploma in management practice, he has been involved in establishing various gold mining projects in West Africa.
Group GM Commercial and Supply Chain
Qualified as a chartered secretary and has 39 years’ experience in the mining industry including finance, capital projects, administration and supply chain management. Appointed as commercial manager in 2002, responsible for group accounting, supply chain management plus the risk management and insurance portfolio.
Group GM Evaluation
A geologist with 19 years’ experience in the gold mining industry, he joined Randgold in 1996. He has been involved in the exploration, evaluation and production phases of all projects since Morila. Having served as the Somilo resource manager since 2006, he was given his new responsibilities for all project development and evaluation in 2009 and has been responsible for the Gounkoto and Kibali feasibility studies.
Mahamadou (Sam) Samaké
Group regional manager West Africa
A professor of company law at the University of Mali, Mahamadou was instrumental in writing the Malian mining legislation. He is the resident executive manager in Mali and is responsible for government liaison and legal counsel for the Francophone region.
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 materials manager in 1998 and management accountant in 2001 at the Syama mine. Following the sale of Somisy SA in 2004, joined Randgold as Mali financial controller. He was appointed Mali general manager in March 2009.
Technical and Capital Projects Executive
Responsible for the successful construction and commissioning of Randgold’s Morila, Loulo, Tongon and Gounkoto mines and currently leads the team developing the new Kibali mine in the DRC. As well as heading the capital projects function within Randgold, he continues to provide operational oversight as well as supplying engineering due diligence expertise to the group.
GM Operations West Africa
Joined Morila gold mine in 2000 and held various responsibilities, culminating in the appointment in 2007 as the mine chief executive. Under his leadership, the mine was run successfully, delivering on its promises. In 2010, promoted to group operations GM for West Africa. With the experience gained in mining during the past 12 years, he is destined to continue adding value to the company’s increasing operations portfolio in West Africa.
Group GM Corporate Communications
A member of the Randgold team since its inception who assumed management of the cartography department in 1995, she is responsible for the coordination of the group’s communications and investor relations programmes. She holds a diploma in land surveying: Cadastral and topographical.
GM Kibali gold project and country manager DRC
A metallurgist with 23 years’ experience in base metals, coal and gold processing, he has an MSc in Chemical Engineering. He joined Randgold in 2009 and was appointed GM and country manager responsible for: building and leading the Kibali team; communicating with the DRC government and local authorities; directing and managing Kibali business; and delivering on strategies, objectives and the Kibali business plan.
Group GM Sustainability
Has an MSc in environmental biotechnology and 15 years’ experience in environmental management, predominantly within mining and heavy industries. Having previously worked for Randgold as the environmental officer during the Morila construction, he has more recently managed the environmental and social impact assessments (ESIA) for Tongon, Gounkoto and Kibali as an independent environmental consultant before rejoining the group in 2012.
General counsel and secretary
After qualifying as a solicitor in Scotland in 1998, he gained his experience working in the City of London with Dickson Minto WS and Linklaters LLP acting on numerous international corporate and finance transactions. He previously acted for Randgold while in private practice before joining the company in 2011 to assist the company’s legal and administrative function and assumed the general counsel and company secretary position in 2012.