Segun has been the CEO of Thor since August 2011. He has identified and led all of Thor’s acquisitions and financings and Thor’s JV with Acacia Mining.
He is a Co-founder of African Star Resources Incorporated where he served as an officer assisting with financing, corporate and business development activities. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College (UK) with Honours in Geology, and has an MBA from Cass Business School. Mr Lawson had extensive transaction experience at Noble Company, in the Oil and Gas corporate finance areas, and also experience at Premier Oil in identifying and negotiating new West African opportunities.
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