General manager Tongon
A metallurgist with 25 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 recently appointed general manager of the Tongon mine in Côte d'Ivoire, which was commissioned in the last quarter of 2010.
Ted de Villiers
Group general manager 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 12 years' experience in finance including 10 years in the mining industry. She is responsible for the group's 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 July 1997. This continued with the subsequent listing on Nasdaq and for the various corporate and related activities since then. He is a director of Seven Bridges Trading and other group subsidiaries.
Group exploration manager
A geologist with over 17 years' experience, mainly in West Africa, having previously worked for Rio Tinto, Anglo American and Ashanti, he joined Randgold in 2000. He was appointed exploration manager in 2004.
General manager human capital and social responsibility
Has a masters' degree in human resources management and 31 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. He is a director of Morila Ltd, Somilo SA and Seven Bridges Trading and designed and implemented the human resources and social systems for Syama, Morila and Loulo.
General manager 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 15 years, he joined the group in January 2010.
General manager Loulo
Has a degree in civil engineering as well as several management and project management qualifications. Was appointed by BHP as mine foreman and superintendent at Syama mine and served as mining manager from 1997. In 2001, was promoted to construction manager for Randgold in Mali and then to Loulo general manager in 2004.
Corporate finance manager
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. He is a director of Seven Bridges Trading.
Human resources executive
Joined Randgold in 2008, bringing with him 22 years of human resources experience of which the last 15 years were spent exclusively dealing 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 Mali.
General manager commercial and operations finance
Qualified as a chartered secretary and has 37 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. Currently serves on the boards of Morila SA, Somilo SA, Tongon SA and Kankou Moussa SARL.
General manager evaluation and environment
A geologist with 16 years' experience in the gold mining industry, he joined Randgold in 1996. He has been involved in the exploration, evaluation and production phases of the Morila, Loulo and Tongon projects. Having served as the Somilo resource manager since 2006, he was given his new responsibilities for all project development and evaluation in 2009.
General manager West Africa
A professor of company law at the University of Mali, Mahamadou was instrumental in writing the Malian labour legislation. He is the resident executive manager in Mali and is responsible for government liaison and legal counsel for the Francophone region.
General manager 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, 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 and Loulo mines and currently leads the team developing the new Tongon mine in Côte d'Ivoire. As well as heading the capital projects function within Randgold, he continues to provide operational oversight at Morila and Loulo as well as supplying engineering due diligence expertise to the group. John is a director of Morila Limited, Somilo SA and Kibali Goldmines SPRL.
General manager 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 last 11 years, he is destined to continue adding value to the company's increasing operations portfolio in West Africa.
Group corporate communications manager
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 communication and investor relations programmes as well as for the management of its South African subsidiary, Seven Bridges. She holds a diploma in land surveying: Cadastral and topographical.
General manager Kibali gold project and country manager DRC
A metallurgist with 21 years' experience in base metals, coal and gold processing, he has an MSc in Chemical Engineering. He joined Randgold Resources in 2009 and was appointed general manager 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.