Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber Of Mines of Guinea, Mr. Ismael Diakite is the High-Representative of the SMB-Winning Consortium. He is in charge of the Business Development and Compliance, Key Stakeholder’s management and the management of the corporate image. His contribution to the recent negotiations and approvals of three (3) Conventions for the Consortium’s latest projects related to the Simandou Northern blocs of rich iron ore was essential. Mr. Diakite is the Deputy Managing Director of the Consortium's new project of USD 3 billion “Boffa-Boké Project”, under the SMB-Winning operations of 40 million tons plus Bauxite export. Previously, Mr. Diakite worked 10 years for Rio Tinto as Managing Director for Guinea, Director of the Board of the USD 20 billion worth Simandou iron ore major mining and Infrastructures Project and also over sighting Rio Tinto interests in the Bauxite Operation and export in CBG (Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee). He spent five (5) years as a member of the Executive Committee of Rio Tinto Diamonds & Minerals, Managing Director and Country Head of Rio Tinto in Guinea. From 2014 to 2016 he chaired the Private Sector Forum in Guinea and the Guinea Chamber of Mines. Mr. Ismael Diakite holds a BSC. In Mine Planning; a master’s degree in Business Administration and Economy from the University of Wales; a diploma of Higher Specialized Studies (DESS) in Public Policy and Organization Development from University of Paris XI. He also studied Business Management at the Paris Institute of Business Administration and Management, Industrial Manufacturing Techniques at the “Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Douai” (France). Very familiar with Development Partners rules and programs, also involved in major funds mobilization with the banks in the capital markets. Mr. Diakite is endowed with a large experience in leading, evaluating and implementing integrated mining, large infrastructures and energy projects in Africa.
Resource nationalism is growing in popularity with various African governments across the continent. Countries must derive greater economic benefit from their mineral wealth and in addition to greater local ownership, also requires a reduction in exports of raw materials and encouragement of local beneficiation. Does this translate to greater regional co-operation and developmental goals amongst African states?
Tuesday 07 February 14:40 - 15:25 Main Stage