Mr Kasete has more than 33 years’ of global experience in the mining industry, including in executive, corporate, operational and strategic roles.
Prior to joining Dundee in February 2016 as MD & VP of Dundee Precious Metals, Mr. Kasete served as Managing Director of Murowa Diamond Pvt Limited, Zimbabwe, which is one of the only diamond producers which was not nationalized and as non-executive director at Sengwa Colliery (Pvt) Ltd.
Prior moving to Zimbabwe in 2011, he spent 25 years at Rio Tinto where he joined as cadet metallurgist in 1987 in Namibia. In Rio Tinto, Mr. Kasete held senior roles in operations, technical, procurement, human resources, corporate services, business development and stakeholder engagement space within both in his native country Namibia as well in Australia, USA and Zimbabwe.
Mr. Kasete is a metallurgist by profession and worked in uranium, borates, talc, diamond, copper and gold operations. In 2003, he obtained an MBA Degree in General and Strategic Management from Maastricht School of Management, The Netherlands.
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