Fortune is a mining entrepreneur and founding shareholder of VM Investment Company (Proprietary) Ltd, a principal investments and advisory company focusing on mining projects in Africa. He has played a leading role in the origination, establishment and project development of several junior mining companies in Africa. Fortune graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BSc (Actuarial Science). He was previously at McKinsey & Company where he worked as a strategy consultant on corporate strategy and organisational development in several sectors in South Africa and Nigeria.
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Bushveld Minerals is a low cost, vertically integrated primary vanadium producer, with ownership of high-grade assets, supplying over three per cent of the global vanadium market. Bushveld Minerals is one of only three producing primary vanadium operations in the world. The Company is also involved in the development and promotion of Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (“VRFBs”) in the growing global energy storage market through Bushveld Energy, the Company’s energy storage solutions provider.
Bushveld’s vision is to grow into one of the world’s most significant, lowest cost and most vertically integrated companies comprising low cost primary vanadium production, electrolyte manufacturing as well as development and deployment of VRFBs in the energy markets.
While the Company’s focus is on the vanadium platform, it has additional investments in an integrated coal mining and power generation project in Madagascar, through its subsidiary Lemur Holdings, and a 10.04 per cent shareholding in AIM-listed AfriTin Mining Limited