New MD at Dundee Precious Metals
Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb this week announced the appointment of Zebra Kasete as Vice-President and Managing Director of the local subsidiary.
“We are delighted that Zebra will be joining our senior management team” said Rick Howes, President and CEO of DPM. “Since purchasing the smelter in 2010, Dundee Precious Metals has made significant investments to transform the operation and improve the quality of life in our host community. We have engaged with our key stakeholders to further solidify our social and political licence. With his breadth of international and southern African experience, Zebra is uniquely qualified to lead our Namibian operation as we move forward in the next stage of our growth and development, “said Howes.
Kasete brings to the smelter operation almost 30 years of experience gained in progressively senior positions in the mining industry serving Rio Tinto in international roles and Rössing Uranium. He has extensive experience in the areas of production, processing, procurement, business and strategic development. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Murowa Diamonds in Harare, Zimbabwe; he has previously worked in Namibia, Australia and the United States. His first day with the company will be 15 February 2016.
Mr. Kasete is a metallurgist by profession; in addition he also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.
Dundee Precious Metals Inc. is a Canadian based, international gold mining company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, mining and processing of precious metals. The company’s principal operating assets include the Chelopech operation, which produces a copper concentrate containing gold and silver, located east of Sofia, Bulgaria; the Kapan operation, which produces a copper concentrate and a zinc concentrate, both containing gold and silver, located in southern Armenia; and the Tsumeb smelter, the Namibian concentrate processing facility.