ZUG, Switzerland, Nov. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Katanga Mining Limited (TSX: KAT) ("Katanga" or the "Company") today announces that the board of directors has approved the appointment of Mr. Mark Davis to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective as of November 19, 2019. Mr. Davis was designated to act as CEO by Glencore International AG ("Glencore") pursuant to the management services agreement between the Company and Glencore entered into in January 2019. Mr. Davis replaces Mr. Jeff Gerard as CEO and has assumed Mr. Gerard's seat on the Company's board of directors.
Mr. Davis has almost two and a half decades of experience in global mining companies, working within Australia, Africa and South America. Prior to joining Katanga, he was the Executive General Manager of MMG's operational and growth objectives in Africa, Australia, and Asia. Prior thereto, Mr. Davis had general management responsibility for BHP Billiton's aluminum smelting operations in South Africa. Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Metallurgical Engineering from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
Hugh Stoyell, Non-Executive Chairman of the Company, commented: "We are pleased to welcome Mark as CEO and look forward to working with him to continue driving Katanga's business and operations. We thank Jeff for his contributions to Katanga, and wish him the best in his future endeavours."
About Katanga Mining Limited
Katanga Mining Limited operates a major mine complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo producing refined copper and cobalt. The Company has the potential to become Africa's largest copper producer and the world's largest cobalt producer. Katanga is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol KAT.
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