Helder Santos has over 25 years of international experience, with over 10 years as a leader in industry and 15 years in consulting, delivering operational excellence projects across more than 30 countries. He has significant, diverse experience across the business value chain, particularly in operations, supply chain, sales and operations planning, and sales management. His key expertise lies in optimising productivity within operations, including productivity improvements, capital project optimisation, organisational and operating model redesign and contractor management. Helder has conducted several noteworthy optimisation programmes within the mining sector, such as an operational excellence programme at a major diamond company in Botswana resulting in a 22% AISC reduction, and an operational optimisation programme for a tantalum-niobium and tin mining company in Brazil, which increased processed volume by 36%. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and an MBA in Global Management from Durham Business School.
As the mining sector looks to adapt to global volatility and changes in the operating environment such as ESG and decarbonisation, digitisation and the build-up of workplace trust and culture, there is recognition that mining companies need to transform their way of working. However, few companies have truly understood the complexity of this change and considered the minimum requirement for this change: organisational readiness.
Monday 06 February 14:45 - 15:30 InfraTech Auditorium
- Mining’s responsibility in increasing material productivity, eliminating waste and regenerating nature.
- Establishing net positive contribution to the environment and society, embedding responsible use and recovery of metals in supply chains after they enter markets.
- African mining progress in recycling waste and reducing tailings, optimising water usage, regenerating closed mine sites
Tuesday 07 February 10:35 - 11:25 Roof Terrace
Sustainable Development Day