Mr Wilcox is highly experienced in the gold mining industry in West Africa, overseeing construction of West African’s (ASX: WAF) 300,000ozpa Sanbrado Gold Mine, completed in March 2020, ahead of schedule and under budget and having spent eight years working for Nord Gold, which operates nine gold mines globally, including three in Burkina Faso and one in Guinea.
He was Project Director for the construction of Nord Gold’s 4Mtpa Bissa Gold Project and 8Mtpa Bouly Gold Project, both in Burkina Faso, General Manager of the 6Mtpa LEFA Gold Project in Guinea, and Project Director for construction of the 12Mtpa Gross Gold Project in Siberia, Russia.
Ms. Xu has been managing and controlling Tietto’s corporate accounting and related compliance since joining the group in May 2021. She has been working on Tietto’s day to day accounting functions as well as strategic financial planning.
Ms. Xu brings critical expertise in international taxation to Tietto, which will be valuable as the company works to deliver capital returns and dividends as soon practicable following commencement of gold production at Abujar in 2022.
Prior to joining Tietto Minerals, Ms Xu held senior financial roles in mining houses Consolidated Minerals and IGO Limited, and corporate accounting firms Grant Thornton and ShineWing Hall Chadwick, with a wide range of responsibilities covering corporate financial accounting, statutory reporting, tax effect and compliance, cashflow management, financial modelling, and business analysis.
Mr Owusu-Ansah is an accomplished Mining Engineer and Management professional with extensive experience in mine planning and mining operations. He has over 15 years of experience in technical, operational and management roles within the West African mining industry, having worked previously in Ghana, Guinea and Burkina Faso. He has proven ability to drive strategy, while also building highly technical and focused teams. Prior to joining Tietto, he was the General Manager of Nordgold’s Bissa-Bouly Operations, a 12 Mtpa, multi-mine and multi plant CIL + Heap leach operation.
Fred Yao Nkanza founder of B&F Minerals which is currently a subsidiary of Tietto Minerals.
Mr Nkanza is a chartered accountant, Economist and project developer with over 15 years practical experience in mining industry in Ivory Coast. Mr Nkanza has been the Country Manager of Tietto Minerals since 2011. Mr. Nkanza graduated as Bachelor of accounting from University of Cote D’Ivoire and Master of Economics from University of Helsinki.
Mr. Dapaah is a Mining Engineer with over 15 years of experience in the mining industry. He has worked in both mining operational and consultancy roles in Australia, Ghana and Burkina Faso. He worked as a consultant with AMC Consulting on a wide range of open pit projects in various countries. His expertise lies in mine planning and operations management, and he has deep knowledge in strategic planning and unlocking value in mining projects.
Hesbon has more than 15 years’ experience in mining construction and operations. He started his career in East Africa on construction projects in Kenya and Tanzania before moving to West Africa with Lycopodium working on the Bissa Gold Project for Nordgold and the Agbou project for Endeavour. He then moved to Nordgold for the Bouly Project and most recently was Commercial Manager at West African Resources’ Sanbrado project.