Conference Chair
Alan M. Clegg Pr.Eng. (Panel Chair)
Independent Mining & Energy Consultant, and Executive Chairman
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.

Keynote Speakers
H.E. Amb. Albert M. Muchanga
Commissioner of Trade & Industry
African Union Commission (AUC)

Amb. Albert M. Muchanga, born on May 21, 1959, a Zambian national was elected as the new Commissioner for Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission. Mr. Muchanga was the Permanent Secretary in the Cabinet Office in charge of Parliamentary Affairs in Zambia. H.E. Muchanga was also a former Ambassador to Ethiopia with extra accreditation to the African Union. He has both at home and abroad dealt with issues broadly related to international economic policy analysis and implementation as well as regional integration, foreign policy analysis and implementation.
Hon. Advocate Sadique Kebonang
Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security; Botswana

Honourable Advocate Sadique Kebonang was elected Member of Parliament for Lobatse Constituency and appointed to Cabinet as Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry in October 2014 after the National General Elections. He was Assistant Minister until he became the Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security in October 2016. Prior to joining the Public Service, he was the Managing Partner of Sadique Kebonang Attorneys. He had also served as professional Assistant at Briscoe Attorney, Monthe Marumo and Associate at Magang Attorneys.

In addition, Honourable Advocate Sadique Kebonang was the Executive Director of Choppies Group of Companies, which is listed in the Botswana Stock Exchange, and was responsible for all legal, franchise and Human Resource matters in this group. His experience covers being the Director and shareholder of Honeyguide (Pty) Ltd and Executive Chairman and Shareholder of Coromex Service (Pty) Ltd and Executive Chairman and Shareholder of a local newspaper the Patriot. He has also served in a number of Boards such as National Food Technology Research Centre, Public Enterprise Evaluation and Privatization Agency (PEEPA) and the Botswana Police Council. Honourable Advocate Kebonang therefore boasts a wealth of experience in both the legal discipline and business industry.

Honourable Advocate Kebonang holds a Masters of Laws (LLM) in International Trade Law, from the University of Botswana, Master's degree in Business Administration from De-Montfort University United Kingdom and a Bachelor's degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Botswana. He was a member of Law Society in good standing until he was admitted as an advocate of the High Court and other courts of the Republic of Botswana, on the 28th February 2015.
Dr. Gyu-Sang Jang
National Geologic Information Institute (NGII); Republic of Korea

Dr. Jang received BS from Seoul National University (1979), and MS from Korean Advanced Institute of Sci. and Tech. (1981), and Ph.D from University of California at Davis (1992) in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also received Korean PE(Professional Engineer) (1997), and MBA from Helsinki School of Economics (2003). Dr. Jang was a R&D director at Samsung Electronics for 3 years, and at KT (Korea Telecom) for 18 years mostly at mobile division. Now Dr. Jang is providing consulting services for the Korean government's global projects.

Tiyapo Hudson Ngwisanyi
Chief Executive Officer
Botswana Geoscience Institute (Government of Botswana)

Frank Dixon Mugyenyi
Senior Industry Advisor,Department of Trade & Industry
African Union Commission (AUC)

Andre Boje
Minergy Limited

An accountant with more than two decades of experience in the South African coal industry, Andre Boje founded South African focused coal trading company Chandler Coal (Pty) Ltd in 1997 following a successful executive management career in various industries. In 2005 after a period of exponential growth the company was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) as Wescoal Holdings Limited, enabling a transition from purely coal trading activities to a fully-fledged coal miner and trader. Wescoal, with three fully operational mines, is now one of the leading junior coal mining and trading companies in southern Africa. Andre was appointed to the Board of Directors of Minergy in January 2017 and its Chief Executive Officer in February 2017.
Ibrahim Abdelrahman Ibrahim Shaddad
Director General
African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (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.
Paul Msoma
Economic Affairs Officer - Mineral Sector Governance
African Mineral Development Centre (AMDC) UNECA

Otto van der Ende (Panel Chair)
Mining Expert - MineLens

Otto van der Ende is a Mining Expert in McKinsey & Company’s office in Belgium, and part of the MineLens team. In this role, he is responsible for developing and delivering knowledge, client support and benchmarking solutions. Since joining McKinsey in 2013, Mr. van der Ende has served clients in the Mining sector across the globe, with a primary focus on holistic performance transformations. He has worked in both open pit as well as underground operations, has been active on all 6 continents, and supported strategy, growth and operational improvements programs. Mr. van der Ende holds a Master of Science in Applied Earth Sciences, with a specialization in mining engineering.
Hentie Fourie
Founder & CEO
Kumuka Africa

Hentie Fourie (42) is a minerals beneficiation entrepreneur with a passion for innovation and sustainable value creation. He has 18 years’ mining project experience, from early-phase studies to mega-project execution. He is the founder and CEO of Kumuka Africa, a company developing a greenfield ironmaking facility in Southern Africa, and is a director of 4E Innovation, a consulting firm providing Owners Project Team services. Hentie holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an honours degree in Technology Management from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He resides in Pretoria, is married to a neurologist for almost 17 years, and has three children.
Dr. Ezbon Mill Adde Andu
Ministry of Mining; South Sudan

Robson Mugomba (Panel Chair)
Finance Director
Minerals Development Company Botswana (Proprietary) Limited

Robson is a qualified chartered accountant with over 18 years of international experience is various finance roles. He is currently the Director, Finance at Minerals Development Company Botswana, a company that has been established to support the Government of the Republic of Botswana manage its interests in minerals and mining assets. Robson has previously worked for Morupule Coal Mine in Botswana, Ashmore Group plc, a listed emerging markets specialist asset manager based in London, various investment banks and accounting firms which include Ernst & Young and Deloitte in London, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Robson has experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, public-private partnership schemes and other infrastructure development projects in varied capacities and has worked with corporates, investment banks and other private and public sector entities. While based in London, Robson assisted Ernst & Young with setting up its Africa Business Centre which assists clients do business with Africa.
Dr. Quinton Hills
Laconia Resources Limited

Dr Hills is a geologist and minerals industry executive with 15 years experience in project generation, exploration and project development across a broad range of base and precious metals in Australia, Botswana and Sweden. Dr Hills has been the Exploration Manager for three ASX-listed junior mineral resource companies and is now the CEO of Laconia Resources Limited. He has a Ph.D. in Structural Geology with extensive experience in multiply deformed and highly metamorphosed terranes; and is an expert in exploration concept/target generation, resource project generation and understanding the structural setting of ore deposits.
Stefan Eitel
Director Metals & Mining
KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH

Stefan Eitel is a Director at the Metals & Mining team of KfW IPEX-Bank. Stefan holds both a German and US master’s degree in Economics and started his career in the export and project finance unit of KfW. After three years he joined the German Federal Ministry of Finance, supervising EulerHermes in their mandate for the German Export Credit Agency scheme. After returning to KfW and working for the bank’s treasury for four years, in 2005 he returned to export and project finance and took over as head of portfolio management for the bank's basic industries portfolio. Since 2008 Stefan is heading the Metals & Mining Team of KfW IPEX-Bank, being responsible for acquisition and structuring new transactions in the Metals & Mining sphere globally.
Photo: KfW Group/ Heinrich Völkel
Mike Seeger
MX Mining Capital Advisors CC

A Mining Engineer with +22 years’ experience in mine development and mining finance. He started his career with Iscor Mining and has worked and consulted to major mining companies in Africa, South America, North America and Europe including Newmont, AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo Coal, Exxaro, Kaiser Aluminium and Outokumpu. He was a co-founder of a mining contracting company and ASX listed Universal Coal, which financed and developed a portfolio of coal projects and operations. Founder & director of MX Mining Capital Advisors, which provides diverse financing options for mine developers and operators in diverse commodities.
Thapelo Tsheole
Chief Executive Officer
Botswana Stock Exchange

Mr Tsheole is a seasoned Financial Markets expert with a cumulative experience of 15 years having worked for Bank of Botswana and Botswana Stock Exchange. Mr Tsheole holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Single Major Economics) from the University of Botswana and a Master of Commerce (MComm) in Financial Markets from Rhodes University (RSA). Further, he holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town (RSA). Mr Tsheole has extensive financial markets experience in Capital Markets, Forex, Structured Products and the Financial Market Regulation. He was appointed CEO of the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) in January 2016 following a short stint as Deputy CEO at BSE since February 2014.
James Campbell (Panel Chair)
Managing Director
Botswana Diamonds plc

James Campbell is Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc and has spent over thirty years in the diamond industry in a variety of roles. Previous roles include Chief Executive Officer and President of Rockwell Diamonds Inc, Non-Executive Director of Stellar Diamonds plc, Vice President - New Business for Lucara Diamond Corp, Managing Director of African Diamonds plc and Executive Deputy Chairman of West African Diamonds plc. Prior to that James spent over twenty years at De Beers, with notable appointments including General Manager for Advanced Exploration and Resource Delivery and Nicky Oppenheimer's Personal Assistant. James holds a degree in Mining and Exploration Geology from the Royal School of Mines (Imperial College, London University) and an MBA with distinction from Durham University. James is a Fellow of the Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Materials, South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and Institute of Directors of South Africa. He is also a Chartered Engineer (UK), Chartered Scientist (UK) and a Professional Natural Scientist (RSA).
Hon. Fred Moyo
Deputy Minister
Ministry of Mines & Mining Development; Zimbabwe

H.E. Peter T. Lokeris
Minister of State for Minerals
Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development; Uganda

Patrick Leyden
Herbert Smith Freehills South Africa

Patrick, based in Herbert Smith Freehill's Johannesburg office, is a corporate and regulatory lawyer practicing across a number of industry sectors but specialising in the mining and energy within Sub-Saharan Africa. His experience includes domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, corporate restructurings, capital markets, and black economic empowerment and indigenisation transactions. Patrick regularly advises mining companies on compliance with domestic legislation and has acted for a number of domestic and multinational banks in relation to precious metals transactions with refineries. Patrick is an accomplished local and international speaker on the topic of mining law and policy in Africa. Patrick holds BA and LLB degrees from Rhodes University, South Africa.
Charles Siwawa
Chief Executive Officer
Botswana Chamber of Mines

Charles Siwawa is currently employed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Botswana Chamber of Mines based in Gaborone, a position he has occupied since 2010. He holds a Masters Degree in Industrial and Administrative Sciences from City University London, UK over a Mining Engineering Degree from the University of Leeds, UK. Mr. Siwawa has extensive background in the mining industry in Botswana. Prior to joining the Botswana Chamber of Mines, he was employed by Debswana Diamond Company in various capacities from 1982 until 2009.
Ashley Jones
Operations Manager
A-Cap Resources

Currently Mr. Jones is the Operations Manager for A-Cap Resources Botswana. A-Cap were granted their Mining Licence in September 2016. Mr. Jones started his career in the gold industry in Australia in 1999 in both underground and open pit operations and concentrated on resource development. After moving to Southern Africa in 2008, he has managed exploration and mining projects in Zambia, Togo, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Namibia and Botswana. Mr. Jones graduated in 1997 with a B.Sc. Hons in Geology from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and has a Master of Applied Finance from Kaplan University, Australia. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Alessandro Cardoso (Panel Chair)
Sales Director Africa
SES Networks

Alessandro Cardoso has over 10 years of experience in the Satellite Communications Industry. He has experience working with ISPs and Mobile Network Operators in Africa and helped them delivering high throughput and low latency connectivity services in the most challenging geographic locations. His current mission is to evangelize the mining sector about the possibilities that superior connectivity can unleash: enabling more productivity and improving the welfare of the workers in the most remote areas of the world. Alessandro holds a master’s degree in Telecommunications engineering and is Sales Director Africa for SES Networks.
Theresa (Tracey) Cooper
Executive Director
Mining Dialogues 360

Tracey Cooper is a founding member and Executive Director of Mining Dialogues 360. She leads a collective of experts who produce empirical, evidence based research that provides the basis for frank and robust dialogue on the socio-economic issues arising from the extractive industry. Prior to this Tracey consulted in communications and outreach working with organisations such as UNDP, UNEP, Gates Foundation, IRENA, and many others.
Noleen Pauls
Principle Geoscientist at Reflex (EMEA) & Former Chairperson of WiMSA
International Women in Mining (IWiM)

Noleen is a geologist with more than 20 years’ experience in multi-commodity mineral exploration and evaluation of gold, platinum, chrome, iron and coal exploration projects throughout Africa and gold exploration in South and Central America, based in Peru. Noleen has been involved with WiMSA since its inception in 2010 and has filled most of the portfolios. She was the chairperson from January 2014 to December 2016. She is an active mentor to young females in the mining industry and vocal through media and conference presentations of the need for role models in this male dominated industry. These include the 2014 South Africa Mining Lekgotla, the United Nations’ African Women Business Linkages Forum in Kenya, Mines and Money in London and the Mining Indaba in Cape Town. Noleen was named one of the Top 10 Global Inspirational Women in Mining for 2016.
Edwin Elias
Head of Ore Processing
Debswana Mining Company

Edwin Elias is currently Group Head of Ore Processing for Debswana Mining Company. He is a Metallurgical Engineer by profession with at least 15 years experience within the Diamond Industry business. Mr. Elias has also spent at least 2.5 years as Head of Maintenance and Process for De Beers Canada, based at Victor Mine - Ontario, Canada. Victor Mine, a remote based open pit diamond mine operation, accessible through fly-in and fly-out arrangement. Mr. Elias has an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) from the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Canada; a Bachelor of Science (Bsc) – Metallurgical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, USA and an Emergin Leaders Program (ELP) Certification from the London Business School, London, UK. He is also an inaugural Board Member of the Botswana Institute For Technology, Research and Innovation (BITRI).
Emmanuel Coffie-Anum
HSE Coordinator
Ghana Manganese Company Limited

Emmanuel Coffie-Anum is the Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Coordinator of the Ghana Manganese Company Ltd, with core responsibility of strategic environmental sustainability 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 (17) 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. Currently, he is perusing PhD in Hydrogeology and Geotechnical Research into Mine Pit Slope Stability at the University of the Mines and Technology (UMaT). He is an international Speaker in Mining Conferences in Africa, Asia etc. on Environmental Sustainable Solutions for mines across the globe.
Wayne Kingwill (Panel Chair)
Managing Director
VIVO Energy Botswana

Wayne Kingwill holds a Degree B: Com Rationum General Management/Management Counsulting from Nelson Mandela University, 2 Degrees in Accounting Honours and Organizational and Industrial Psychology Honours from Nelson Mandela University and University of South Africa. He has vast experience with Shell as he has worked in the Retail business with Shell since 1998 in Southern Africa as well as Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. In His Career growth at Shell, after being Shell Country Chairman for Botswana in 1993, Wayne moved to Papua New Guinea as General Manager and eventually became Managing Director. His role included being accountable for Retail, Fuels & Bitumen, Mining (included large mines such as OK Tedi, Tolukuma, Porgera, Lihir & Misima). In 2013 He returned to Botswana to steer Shell Botswana during its transformation from Shell to Vivo Energy Group, and heads Vivo Energy Botswana to date, as Managing Director. With his wealth of experience in the industry, Wayne brings forth strategic knowledge and intelligence of the petroleum business and Global Leadership skills to steer Vivo Energy Botswana to be one of the most respected energy business in Africa.
Frazer Tabeart
Managing Director
African Energy Resources Limited

Frazer is a geologist by profession, having graduated from the Royal School of Mines, London with an honours degree in Mining Geology in 1985, and a Ph.D in 1998. Frazer worked for WMC Resources for 16 years in a variety of senior global exploration roles, before he joined African Energy in 2005, becoming MD in late-2007. Since then the Company discovered the massive Sese coal deposit in Botswana which is now in a joint venture with First Quantum Minerals Ltd. Frazer subsequently led the company through the acquisitions of the Mmamantswe and Mmamabula West coal projects, and is now managing their subsequent development as major power generation projects for the SADC region.
Gabaake Gabaake
Executive Director
Tlou Energy

Gabaake Gabaake has extensive senior level experience in both the private and public sectors, both at Exco and board levels. As a former Permanent Secretary for the Government of the Republic of Botswana, at Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water resources, he oversaw the country’s entire diamond and mineral sector, which makes up approximately 40% of national GDP. He also oversaw the energy and water sectors and led the ministry through the challenging chronic power shortages in 2009/10 leading to the decision to build Orapa 90 MW power station in record time. Mr. Gabaake also served as Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Local Government during which time the project implementation capacity of the Ministry and focus on quality of service delivery was improved measurably. He has extensive board level experience (including Chairmanship roles with enterprise turnover of USD 3.3 BN) as well as Executive functions. Mr. Gabaake possesses demonstrable leadership skills, deep commercial capabilities and the ability to manage multi-stakeholder relationships at a senior/executive level. He is currently Executive Director at Tlou Energy and leading a team on international and local experts whose dream soon to be realised, is to become the pioneers of the development of a natural gas industry in Botswana, giving the country a cleaner and much more flexible source of energy.
Neeraj Saxena
Country Director
Jindal Botswana

Neeraj Saxena is the Country Director at Jindal Botswana Pty Ltd with responsibility for Project Planning, Coordination and Liaise with All Concerned stakeholders, Contracts Management, and Project Monitoring for Coal Mining, Power Plant and CTL Projects in Jindal Mmamabula Energy Project. Prior to joining Jindal Botswana Pty Ltd, Neeraj Saxena worked as Technical Assistant to Chairman Jindal Group for Power Business at Jindal Steel & Power Ltd, New Delhi. Notable is his 9 years as Deputy General Manager for Jindal Power Limited, which is the Power arm of JSPL group. Neeraj Saxena received Bachelors and Master’s Degree from Kharkov State Polytechnical University, Ukraine in Mechanical Engineering. Completed his MBA with Gold Medal from O P Jindal Global University, India and University of Texas, Dallas starting from 2010 till 2011. His major interests are in Business Development, Project Planning and Monitoring. Has also worked in areas of Erection & Commissioning of Power Plant units ranging from 20 MW to 600 MW. His Specialization is in bringing up the Green Field Projects with overall Project life cycle.
Percy Ntuthuko Khoza
Black Soul (Pty) Ltd

An experienced mining executive and entrepreneur who has over 25 years’
experience in the mining industry. Mr. Khoza has operational experience in Thermal Coal,
Deep Gold and Alluvial Diamond mining. His career has been with AngloGold, Sasol,
Trans Hex Group, Etruscan Diamonds, Optimum Coal and Alexkor (State Owned Entity) from a junior mining
engineer to executive director level. Mr. Khoza is currently CEO of The Black Soul (Pty) Ltd junior mining company focused on energy linked commodities.
Bunty Kiremire
Engineering Manager

Bunty is a registered professional engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and a PRINCE2® registered practitioner. Prior to joining juwi Renewable Energies he worked with Eskom Generation Business Engineering in South Africa where he led several Power Station refurbishment and new-build projects and UMEME Ltd in Uganda where he led several distribution substation refurbishment and new-build projects. Bunty has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (First Class Honours – The University of Cape Town), a Master of Science Degree in Engineering (The University of the Witwatersrand), and a Master of Business Administration Degree (The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business). He holds publications that include works published in IEEE conference proceedings on Image and Signal Processing and works published on Dynamic Governor Modeling for Compliance with the South African Grid Code.