With more than 30 years in mining, Simon started his career in mining in South Africa with the JCI group in 1992, where he was seconded to the platinum division, which later became part of Anglo American Platinum Division.
After a period of 4 years at Bateman Equipment, from 1997 to 2001, He returned to DRC to run the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocabons, when Joseph Kabila became President.
End of 2002, Simon returned to the mining private sector, where he became successively, Executive Chairman of DCP, Executive Chairman of KCC, CEO of Congo Railways Solutions, Chairman of Mongbwalu Gold Mine, Deputy Managing Director of Tenke fungurume and finally Deputy Managing Director of Ruashi Mining.
On the financial side, He was board member of Access Bank and recently Board member and Chairman of Standard Bank DRC.
Simon holds a MSc in mining, a Diploma in Business Administration.
The partnership between Zambia and the DRC – to establish a battery manufacturing hub in the Copperbelt region – is a revolutionary step for the African mining continent. In-country beneficiation of batteries from the world’s most lucrative copper and cobalt resources will deliver economic value to the countries and showcase Africa’s ability to extract raw minerals and create greater end-to-end value, not through export. It will put the region on the global map and show how Africa is ready to play in a global arena. It also shows how Africa understands commodities of importance that will stimulate a sustainable future. But, considering both Zambia and the DRC are landlocked countries – the need to ensure logistics constraints don’t bottleneck the development of this new industry is vital. This panel will explore not only what this great partnership means and how it is progressing, it will look at the infrastructure and logistics needed to ensure product reaches global market
Wednesday 08 February 13:20 - 14:05 InfraTech Auditorium