KEFI Minerals (LON: KEFI), the gold exploration and development company with projects in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has today announced the appointment of Mr. Richard Robinson to the Company’s Board as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.
Richard Robinson, a resident of France and Belgium over the past twenty years, has been involved for over 40 years in the international gold, platinum, base metal and coal industries. He spent over 20 years at Gold Fields of South Africa Ltd (“GFSA”) where he had executive responsibility for gold operations, gold exploration, international operations, the base metals and coal operations, and all the group commercial activities. He chaired the strategic committee leading to the successful merging of GFSA’s and Gencor’s gold assets to form Gold Fields Limited.
Having left GSFA in 1997, Richard has been a director of a number of public and private companies in the natural resources sector. Previous roles include Managing Director of Normandy LaSource SAS, a joint venture between Normandy Mining Limited of Australia and the French State (Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, or BRGM); Non-Executive Chairman of the private Swiss multinational, Metalor Technologies International SA, one of the world’s leading precious metals refining and fabrication companies where he led the sale of the group to private equity; and Non-Executive Director of Recylex SA, a Euronext listed company involved in base metal recycling, refining and high purity special metals.
Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, KEFI Minerals Executive Chairman, commented:
“We are very pleased to welcome Richard to the Board of KEFI. He brings with him a wealth of relevant experience. In particular, his work in the international gold sector and in major international project development will be highly beneficial to KEFI, as we prepare for start-up at the Company’s Tulu Kapi Gold Project in Ethiopia and the restart of exploration in Saudi Arabia.”