Rohitesh “Ro” Dhawan was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of ICMM in April 2021. He is passionate about the transformative power of mining, particularly in emerging markets where he has spent two-thirds of his life.
Ro is a Fellow and faculty member of the Africa Leadership Initiative and a Raisina fellow at the Asian Forum on Global Governance. He serves on the Advisory Boards of the Columbia Centre for Sustainable Investment, Concordia and Resolve.
He has served on the UK Government’s Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (PACT) Programme and was named one of South Africa’s climate change leaders for his work with the country’s mining sector.
He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Change & Management from the University of Oxford in the UK, and a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from Rhodes University in South Africa.
Over the past decade we have seen countless reports highlighting the scale of the challenge to make the mining industry truly diverse and inclusive for all. Although progress has been made and several companies have set targets for accelerated action, the challenge remains significant.
Monday 06 February 13:40 - 14:10 Main Stage
- Updates and insights on the Mining and Faith Reflections Initiative (MFRI): Examining the outcomes, and what this means for Africa’s mining communities up to 2025?
- Focusing on COP 27 climate change & inequality: How is the sector responding to COP 27 priorities on emissions and how are communities responding to this?
- Reflecting on Mining and Communities: building trust and long-term value creation for communities.
Tuesday 07 February 09:35 - 10:35 Roof Terrace
Sustainable Development Day
There is a growing acknowledgement that major transformative innovation is needed across the mining lifecycle for the resources sector to meet growing future demand for energy and technology development. Societal expectations for new approaches to sustainability are increasing, yet pathways and platforms to address those expectations need to be formed.
Wednesday 08 February 15:30 - 16:20 Main Stage