Gold mining in Africa - overview
Ken Mekani, CEO, Metallon Corporation
At African Mining: Risk, Reality & Reward
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30 June 2015
Ken Mekani has been with Metallon Corporation for 28 years after joining the then Lonrho Mining as Graduate Trainee Metallurgist in June 1987. After completing the Graduate Trainee Programme, Ken was appointed Plant Metallurgist. He spent several years in the group’s various operations where he worked his way up the ranks and was involved in major Metallurgical projects. In 2012, he was appointed Acting COO for Metallon Gold Zimbabwe and in June 2013 was appointed General Manager for the group’s flagship operation, How Mine. Ken holds a BSc. Metallurgical Engineering (1987) from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (USA) and an MBA from the University Of Zimbabwe Graduate School Of Management (2006).
Need to know
Metallon Corporation is an African gold mining, development and exploration company. Metallon is the largest gold miner in Zimbabwe with five underground mines and prospective exploration tenements. Metallon has a globally significant resource base of 9.7 million ounces of gold (JORC compliant – June 2014). In 2014 gold production was 99,000 ounces with AISC at US $942 per ounce. Metallon has commenced work and is investing capital on ambitious expansion plans to increase production to 500,000 ounces by 2019. These exciting development projects will deliver strong profits and stable cash flows. Metallon has an experienced management and technical team with proven ability to operate in Africa.