Conference Chair
Mr. Alan M. Clegg Pr.Eng.
Independent Mining & Energy Consultant, Independent Director of Resource Companies, and Director
Ukwazi AEMENA A.S.

Mr. Clegg, is a Mining, Natural Resources & Energy Industry Professional with over 35 years’ experience gained from working mining & minerals projects, process & metallurgical industries and related supply industries in more than 160 countries on all the continents. He is a registered Professional Mining Engineer (Pr.Eng), a registered Professional Construction Project Manager (Pr.CPM), a registered Project Management Professional (PMP), and carries professional Fellowship status with South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (FSAIMM) and the Institute of Quarrying (FIOQ) as well a professional memberships of all the major Mining Institutes globally and is a recognized mining technical assessment, reporting and mining project valuation expert with key experience in stock exchange listings and the requirements for successful capital raising. He has advised a number of governments on Mining Policy, Legislation & Regulation since 1990, as well as being the architect & executor of practical plans for unlocking the potential value of their resources base.

Keynote Speakers
Prof. James E. Mdoe
Deputy Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Energy & Minerals; United Republic of Tanzania

James E. Mdoe, an associate Professor of Chemistry, is currently the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals in Tanzania. He studied chemistry at the University of Dar es, Tanzania, and later at the University of York in UK, where he obtained his Ph. D. He started his carrier as a lecturer of chemistry in 1996 at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and later served in various capacities as an academician or administrator at the same University. He has also served as a visiting scientist in some World renowned Universities such as the Mahatma Gandhi University in India and Hamburg University in Germany. Professor Mdoe has published widely in the area of environmental chemistry, nanochemistry and nanotechnology. He was promoted to the post of Deputy Permanent Secretary towards the end of 2015. As a Deputy Permanent Secretary his duties include formulating and overseeing the implementation of policies in the mining and energy sectors.
H.E. Mrs. Fatima Haram Acyl
Commissioner for Trade & Industry
African Union Commission (AUC)

As Commissioner for Trade and Industry at the African Union Commission (AUC) since 2012, Mrs. Fatima Haram Acyl has championed key elements of Agenda 2063, including preparing for the launch of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) and establishing the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) as an AUC institution. She is steadfastly committed to Africa’s structural transformation and has worked to advance trade, industry, and responsible mineral resource development as fundamental drivers of that transformation. Before joining the Commission, Commissioner Acyl acquired a wide range of dynamic public and private sector experience. She has an MBA in Finance and she is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.
Amb. Ami Mpungwe
Tanzania Chamber of Minerals and Energy (TCME)

Ambassador Mpungwe graduated with a BA (Hons) from the University of Dar es Salaam in 1975 and directly joined the Tanzanian Foreign Service as a career diplomat. He received his Foreign Service Training in New Zealand and Australia; a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Zambia, in 1991; a PGC in Senior Management from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 1997 and a Certificate in Corporate Governance from Kagiso Leadership School, South Africa in 1998. He is a Member of the UK Institute of Directors. In 1994, Ambassador Mpungwe became Tanzania’s first High Commissioner to South Africa. Prior to that, he had served as Personal Assistant to the President of the United Republic of Tanzania; Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service, and; Director of Africa and Middle East in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Republic of Tanzania. However, in December 1999, after 25 years of distinguished service, Ambassador Mpungwe at the age of 48, took an early and voluntary retirement from the Diplomatic Service to join the private sector. He Chairs the Boards of MultiChoice Tanzania Ltd; MIC (TIGO) Tanzania Ltd; Kilombero Valley Teak Company Ltd; Kilombero Sugar Co. Ltd; Richland Resources Ltd (London-AIM listed, Deputy Chairman); and seats on the Boards of Tanzania Breweries Ltd, and; Standard Chartered Bank (Tanzania). He is the current Chairman of the Tanzania Chamber of Minerals and Energy and former Chairman of Rural Energy Agency (REA). He also seats on the Council of the University of Dar es Salaam. In 1999, President Mbeki decorated him with the Order of Good Hope, South Africa’s highest Award granted to foreign citizens for his distinguished service to the liberation of South Africa; Economic integration in Southern Africa (SADC Region) and for promoting closer ties between South Africa and Tanzania. In August 2001, he was awarded with Certificate of Recognition by the OAU for his “Important Contribution in facilitating the Inter-Rwandese negotiations, culminating in the Arusha Peace Agreement of 4th August 1993”.
Hon. Dan Kazungu
Cabinet Secretary
Ministry of Mining; Republic of Kenya

Honourable Dan Kazungu was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya’s second Cabinet Secretary for Mining on the 18th of December 2015. He was mandated with strengthening the Kenyan mining sector by delivering a predictable legal framework, ensuring transparency in the sector and to achieving equitable sharing of the country’s mineral benefits between the National Government, County Governments and communities. Hon. Kazungu is the immediate former Member of Parliament (MP) for Malindi Constituency, where he was elected during the March 2013 General Elections. As an MP, he served in the Parliamentary Committees on Energy, Information, Communications and Regional Integration until his appointment to the Cabinet in December 2015, leaving an exemplary development record. Hon. Kazungu is also a re-known leader in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Sector having vast experience working for global ICT multinationals. Prior to his election as an MP, Hon. Kazungu served as the IBM Country Representative for Ethiopia and Kenya from 2010 to 2013, which he had re-joined from Lenovo Corporation. He earned his place in the 100% Club of global achievers within IBM Corporation and a special mention at the New York Stock Exchange for masterminding exponential growth and strategy execution in Ethiopia and Kenya.

Dr. Kaiser Goncalvez de Souza
Senior Geology and Mineral Information Advisor
UNECA; African Mineral Development Centre (AMDC)

Kaiser Goncalvez de Souza is the Head of the Geology and Mineral Information Systems Unit of the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) based in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dr. de Souza is a geologist and he received his Master’s degree in Geotectonics of the Continents and Oceans, and his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of Paris in France. He also completed a post-doctorate in the field of marine geology and geophysics at the Federal Institute of Geosciences and Natural Resources in Hanover, Germany. Dr. de Souza also served as expert in marine natural resources in the Ministry of Science and Technology in Brazil and as a Marine Geologist at the International Seabed Authority in Jamaica. He also served the Head of the Division of Marine Geology at the Geological Survey of Brazil.
Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad
Director General
African Minerals & Geosciences Center (AMGC)

Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad is an Expert and Consultant in Mineral Resources Development and Management, and a Sudanese national. He holds a Master of Science (1989) in Geological Surveys with Specialization in Structural Geology & Remote Sensing for Exploration, ITC, Holland and currently serves as the Director General at the African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC). During his career, Mr. Shaddad has served as Geologist at the Geological Research Authority of Sudan (GRAS), and in collaboration with overseas institutes such as BRGM, SFB, RRI, University of Mainz - Germany, University of Dallas - Texas, and Red Sea Margin Research Project of Kuwait University, in addition to various Government positions for the Republic of Sudan. Mr. Shaddad has also published geological reports.
Mr. Torbjörn Holmström
Senior Advisor Research & Technology
Volvo Group

Since 1979 Mr Holmström has held various senior position and most recently as Executive Vice President Group Trucks Technology and Chief Technology Officer Volvo Group, President of Volvo 3P and Vice President of Volvo Penta Engine Product Development. 1999 -2014 Mr Holmström Led the biggest industrial and technology renewal, through new FH, FM, RT range and Quester, in the Volvo Groups history. He also led the development of the most successful unique selling point (i-shift) in the Volvo Group of today. Mr Holmström has also served as a Member of Supervisory Board of Deutz AG until 2013 and is the Vice Chairman of Chalmers University of Technology. Mr Holmström holds an M.SC. in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. Sacha Akira Backes
Senior Investment Officer - Mining,Infrastructure and Natural Resources Department
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Sacha Backes is a Senior Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, mandated to provide financing and support to companies investing in frontier and emerging markets. In the mining sector, IFC can provide financing for activities across the project cycle, from equity for advanced exploration and studies, all the way to debt for project developments and expansions, as well as hybrid instruments for intermediate stages. Sacha has been with IFC for 10 years - three years in London focusing on business development for mining, and oil and gas, four years at IFC’s headquarter office in Washington DC focusing on mining and infrastructure transactions, and now three years in IFC’s office in Johannesburg office focusing on mining investments across Africa. Prior to joining IFC, Sacha worked in Laos for seven years where he launched and managed several rural infrastructure development projects. Sacha has a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Mr. Abdellatif Kissami
Director, CSR and HR International
Managem Group

Mr KISSAMI is an engineer in statistics. He developed a strong experience in the field of education and community development in Morocco and internationally. Mr KISSAMI worked at the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Education in Morocco for 9 years. He has held several managerial positions at the regional and international levels, as a Senior Education Specialist at USAID (1 year), at UNESCO (06 years) and the Islamic Development Bank (02 years). He was called upon by these functions to manage and implement important projects and initiatives in the Arab Region and Sub-Saharan Africa. Mr KISSAMI was recruited at MANAGEM in 2012 as Responsible of Corporate Social Responsibility. He contributed effectively in the definition of the development of the Social and economic program in the Mining Areas where the Group operates in Morocco and the Community engagement approach of the MANAGEM Group. Mr KISSAMI is currently the Director of CSR & HR International of the MANAGEM Group.
Mr. Harry Anagnostaras-Adams
Executive Chairman
KEFI Minerals Plc

Harry was founder or co-founder of Citicorp Capital Investors Australia, investment company Pilatus Capital, Australian Gold Council, EMED Mining, KEFI Minerals and Cyprus-based Semarang Enterprises. He has overseen a number of start-ups in those and their related organisations principally through the roles of Chairman, Deputy Chairman or Managing Director. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant while working with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Deo Mwanyika
Vice President - Corporate Affairs
Acacia Mining

Mr. Mwanyika joined Acacia in March 2010, having been previously employed by Barrick which he joined in 1999 and where he occupied various managerial positions over 12 years, culminating in his appointment in 2008 as Executive General Manager, Tanzania. Mr Mwanyika holds a Bachelor of Law Degree with Honours from the University of Dar es Salaam and a Masters in Law from the University of Cambridge. Mr Mwanyika is a member of the Tanganyika Law Society and the East African Law Society.
Mr. Alex C. Rutagwelela
Ag. Director of Exploration & Drilling
State Mining Corporation (STAMICO); United Republic of Tanzania

Alex Rutagwelela received his first degree in Geology from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tannzania 1994 to 1997; and took his SAC Diploma in Business Administration from Stonebridge associated colleges, England, UK. Alex has worked as exploration geologist in several African countries including Zambia, Congo DR, Mali and Senegal. He has also attended several geological and management short courses in-country and abroad. Currently, Alex serves as STAMICO's Ag. Director of Exploration and Drilling (July 2014 to date) having previously served as Drilling Manager. Before that, Alex held the roles of Independent Consulting Geologist, Senior Project Geologist, and Senior Exploration Geologist.
Hon. Richard H. Kaijuka
Chairman AGR & Vice Chairman Uganda Chamber of Mines & Petroleum
African Gold Refinery Limited

With a reservoir of experience as a Business Leader and Banker, and having been a Cabinet Government Minister for ten years in Uganda (including Planning, Energy & Mineral Development, and Trade & Industry), with a two year stint on the Board of the World Bank Group, Hon. Richard Kaijuka's passion and keen interest is in promoting Private Sector investments in Mining, Oil and Gas and Over-all Economic Development in Africa. Mr. Kaijuka has also served as a Member of the National Constituent Assembly, Chairman - International Coffee Organization Council, Chairman - Council of Ministers for COMESA, Chairman - Council of Ministers for Planning (ECA), and as Alternate Executive Director World Bank Board of Directors. Currently within the private sector, he has served as Vice Chairman – Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, Chairman – African Gold Refinery Ltd. (AGR), Vice Chairman – Public-Private Partnership Committee, Chairman – Berkeley Reef Ltd., Board Member – Kisita Mining Co. Ltd, and Director – Private Sector Foundation (2009 – 2011).
Dr. Toby Bradbury
Chief Executive Officer
Shanta Mining Company Limited

Dr. Bradbury has 35 years’ mining experience in corporate, strategic and operational roles across a broad range of minerals and geographies, particularly in Africa. Previous executive roles have included Chief Operating Officer for Anvil Mining in the DRC and Senior Vice President for AngloGold Ashanti in Ghana. Toby worked as an independent advisor in the London capital markets for 3 years prior to taking the role of Chief Executive Officer with Shanta Mining Company in 2015. He has a BSc and PhD in Mining Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Leadership, is a Chartered Engineer and is a Fellow of the IMMM and the AusIMM and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr. Mark Parker
Managing Director
Equator Gold

Mark Parker is a geophysicist and mineral exploration entrepreneur with 40 years’ experience in prospecting and corporate management in Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Mark is Managing Director of Equator Gold Limited, which he founded in 2011 to explore for gold in the newly independent Republic of South Sudan. He is also Chairman of Andiamo Exploration Ltd, a British company with gold and base metal VMS projects in Eritrea and a non-executive director of AIM-traded investor Blenheim Natural Resources plc. From 1996 to 2011, Mark was Managing Director of African Eagle Resources plc, and previously worked in the British Geological Survey, Hunting Geology and Geophysics, Ark Geophysics and as a consultant. He holds a BA in Environmental Science from Lancaster University.
H.E. Osheak Tahir
State Minister
Ministry of Minerals; Republic of Sudan

H.E. Osheak Mohammed Ahmed Tahir, State Minister for the Republic of Sudan's Ministry of Minerals, has held this position since 2014. Born in Sinkat, Red Sea State, State Minister Tahir attended the Elbahr Elahmer University, Faculty of Applied Science and has an MSc in Natural Resources Development. He has been a Member of Parliament since 2010 previously serving as the State Minister at the Ministry of Transport (201 - 2014), and Chairman of Parliament's Transport Committee (2011 - 2013).
Mr. Adriaan Strydom
Mining Engineer & COO
Ukwazi AEMENA A.S.

On completion of a BSc Engineering (Mining) degree, Adriaan commenced his career in Mining Engineering with Iscor (now Exxaro) in 1995. After serving as Planning and Development Mining Engineer from 1998, Adriaan was promoted to Mining Manager in 1999. Between 2000 and 2004 Adriaan held various project management positions in the IT and Explosives industries. He gained extensive experience in the construction industry from 2005 to 2008, before joining Xstrata Coal South Africa as a Senior Project Manager and Ukwazi Mining Solutions has Senior Mining Engineer during 2010. In 2012, Adriaan was appointed as the Head of Projects at Total Coal South Africa and thereafter joined Ukwazi Mining Solutions during 2016. Currently Adriaan is the COO of Ukwazi AEMENA and takes responsibility for Business Development as well as the delivery of projects within the AEMENA region.
Rev. Emmanuel Coffie-Anum
Environmental Coordinator
Ghana Manganese Company Ltd

Emmanuel Coffie-Anum is the Environmental Coordinator of Ghana Manganese Company Ltd, with core responsibility of strategic environmental planning and monitoring. He holds MSc Environmental Management and Assessment and Graduate IOSH certificate from the University of Sunderland. He obtained his HSE Manager's Certificate from the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission of Ghana and 35 credit hours in Project Management Profession (PMP) from the IPBM. With over sixteen (16) years in the Gas and Mining Industries, Emmanuel has a wide range of experience within Ghana as well as International experience in coordinating related environmental programs. Areas of his research interest cover mine reclamation, atmospheric particle diffusion, blast impact mitigation and corporate social responsibility management.
Hon. Tewodros Gebregziabher
State Minister
Ministry of Mines, Petroleum & Natural Gas; Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Hon. Tewodros Gebregzibher was appointed in November 2014 by the Prime Minister as State Minister for sub sector of Mines and Mining Development of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia. His key functions include administering the principal mining code of the country, the Mines and Minerals Act, and he was mandated to strengthen the Ethiopia mining sector by delivering a predictable legal framework, transparent processes and to achieve equitable sharing of the country’s mineral benefits. Prior to his appointment as State Minister, Tewodros served in Regional state of Tigray as Head of Water Resource Development in Relief Society of Tigray. Prior to that, he worked in different positions in Regional State of Tigray, as department head of Contract Administration and Supervision construction Enterprise and head of Planning and Engineering Service, TWWCE. Tewodros holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering specialized in Hydraulics, from Mekelle University and B.Sc. in Hydraulic Engineering from the Arba Minch University.
Mr. David Spencer
General Exploration Limited

David trained at the University of Wales as a metallurgist. He worked on the Copperbelt in Zambia. He has a Master’s degree in Administration and Business at University of Warwick. He trained as an accountant and worked as a Finance Director in UK. He has spent 20 years in Tanzania (24 in Africa) and more than 26 years in exploration, mining and support industries. He is the Executive Chairman with responsibility for strategy, planning and relationships outside GEL. He is the Chairman of the Exploration Committee of the Tanzanian Chamber of Minerals and Energy. He was the Chairman of Zari Exploration Limited for 10 years.
Mr. Moses Njiru Njeru
Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Chamber of Mines

Mr. Njeru is a mining engineer by profession. He has eighteen years experience in the mineral sector having been working for the Ministry of Mining in Kenya. Over this period he worked as an Senior Inspector of Mines, Warden of Mines and Commissioner of Mines and Geology in the same Ministry. He holds a Masters degree from University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales in Australia and a Bachelors degree in applied Mathematics and Physics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya.
Mr. Alan M. Clegg Pr.Eng.
Shumba Energy

Mr. Clegg, is a Mining, Natural Resources & Energy Industry Professional with over 35 years’ experience gained from working mining & minerals projects, process & metallurgical industries and related supply industries in more than 160 countries on all the continents. He is a registered Professional Mining Engineer (Pr.Eng), a registered Professional Construction Project Manager (Pr.CPM), a registered Project Management Professional (PMP), and carries professional Fellowship status with South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (FSAIMM) and the Institute of Quarrying (FIOQ) as well a professional memberships of all the major Mining Institutes globally and is a recognized mining technical assessment, reporting and mining project valuation expert with key experience in stock exchange listings and the requirements for successful capital raising. He has advised a number of governments on Mining Policy, Legislation & Regulation since 1990, as well as being the architect & executor of practical plans for unlocking the potential value of their resources base.
Mr. Simon Tuma-Waku
DRC Chamber of Mines

President of the Chamber of the Mines of the DRC. Honorary Minister for the Mines and Hydrocarbons (2001-2002), Simon Tuma-Waku drafted the new mining code that came into force and is currently used in the DRC. He is a board member of the Accesses Bank of the DRC and a member of the Steering Committee of the EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative), representing private mining companies globally. He graduated from the Universite Libre of Brussels in 1986 where he did a degree in mining engineering. Some of his career highlights include: In the DRC: Zaire GULF Oil (Chevron) with Muanda (1986-1989), Citibank Zaire (1989-1990), Zaire Shell (1990-1991), DRC Copper and Cobalt Project (2005 -2008); Kamoto Copper Company Limited (2007 - 2012) and Congo Railway Solutions (2012 up to now). In South Africa: Rustenburg Platinum Mines (Anglo-American) (1992-1997) and in Bateman Engineered Technologies (1997- 2001). In 2001 he was nominated as Minister of the Mines and Hydrocarbures in the first government of President Joseph Kabila. He left the government at the end of 2002, after which he started consulting for BICOTIM sprl before joining the DRC Copper and Cobalt Project (DCP) as Special Advisor.