The senior management of Shanta Mining Company Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Shanta Gold Limited) brings a wide range of technical, operational, management and social development skills. The Company believes its key to success is a management team with extensive past experience, a proven track record in gold exploration, development and production, coupled with strong leadership.
Chairman, Shanta Mining Company Limited
Romani is a Tanzanian national with over 40 years of international and in country business experience. Prior to joining Shanta in 2006, Romani spent over 25 years with the United Nations based in Geneva where his responsibility included eastern Africa. Romani is Chairman of Shanta Gold's only operating company – Shanta Mining Company Limited (SMCL).
Chief Executive Officer, Director
Eric Zurrin has 15 years’ experience in mining and investment banking, previously with UBS Investment Bank in London. Eric re-joins Shanta having previously worked across a range of roles with Shanta including as interim CFO in 2015/2016 leading the financial restructuring and as a Commercial Analyst advising the former CEO in 2013. Eric is a Canadian national and has worked and lived in North America, the UK, Asia and Africa. Eric completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) in Canada.
Interim Chief Financial Officer, Director
Luke is a mining investor with a background in Mergers & Acquisitions. Luke is the Chairman of Kincora Copper (KCC:TSE), a Canadian listed company focused on the discovery of large copper projects along Mongolia's Southern Gobi copperbelt. Luke was previously Co-Head of Trafigura-Origo, a member of UBS Investment Bank's Corporate Finance team and a management consultant with Accenture where he specialised in post acquisition integration and cost reduction strategies. Luke is a non-Executive Director of Moly World, a private molybdenum and tungsten developer and was recently on the Board of REBgold (RBG:TSX) prior to its merger with Aquila Resources (AQA:TSE).
Chief Operating Officer
Scott Yelland is a mining engineer with over 30 years' in underground and surface operations. Before joining Shanta Gold, Scott was Vice President of Operations - Konkola Copper Mines, Zambia, and was a member of the Konkola Executive Committee. Prior to KCM, Scott held COO roles with Highland Gold Mining (Russia), Forte Energy and Berkeley Resources managing uranium exploration and development projects in Guinea/Mauritania and Spain respectively. Scott has held senior management positions with Kinross (Russia), Ashanti Goldfields (Ghana) and Rio Tinto (Brazil and Australia). Scott started his career working in the Cornish tin mines. Scott has a Master's degree in Mining Engineering from the Camborne School of Mines, is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
General Manager of New Luika
Honest Mrema is a mining engineer with over 20 years’ experience in open pit and underground operations. Honest has held senior management and technical roles with Endeavour Mining (Mali), Resolute Mining (Mali), Pan Australian Resources (Laos – SE Asia), Barrick Gold (Tanzania), Placer Dome (Tanzania) and Anglo American (Tanzania). Honest has an honors BSc degree in Mining Engineering from University of Zambia, School of Mines, is a member of Tanzania Engineers Registration Board and Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).
General Manager of Singida
Philbert Rweyemamu is a Tanzanian national with 38 years of mining industry knowledge gained in Tanzania, South Africa and Botswana in gold and diamond operations including running and closing mines, fostering community and government relations as well as developing coexistence between Artisanal and Small-scale Miners and Mine operators. Philbert holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining from Camborne School of Mines and Master of Science (Mining Engineering- Geomechanics) from University of Exeter, England.
Dr Menrad Kambewe
Social Development and Sustainability
Dr Kambewe is a Tanzanian national and a trained medical doctor. He has studied in Tanzania, South Africa and also Australia completing his Masters in Science in Occupational Health & Safety at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Dr Kambewe has worked in Tanzania since 1996 as a medical doctor for various companies and agencies including International SOS and African Barrick Gold as Superintendent in Occupational Health & Safety. Dr Kambewe currently leads the role of Group Sustainability, Occupational Health and Community Relations Manager for the New Luika Gold Mine.
Head of Country Affairs
Calvin Mlingi is a Tanzanian national, trained lawyer and Human Resources professional with 10 years’ experience across a range of sectors including commodity trading, energy and mining. Prior to joining Shanta Mining, Calvin held roles with Pivotech Co.ltd and Export Trading Group. Calvin has an LL.B honours degree from the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law and is also a board member of the Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE).