Mr. BALDE Ibrahima is appointed SMFG’s Director of Operations for Guinea and SMFG’s Administrator with immediate effect.

Mr. BALDE is a highly respected and experienced mining industry professional. He has more than 15 years’ experience in working in the Republic of Guinea, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Mr. BALDE has a strong skill set, particularly in company administration and management, human resources and government relations and approvals.  He currently represents SMFG on the Chamber of Mines of Guinea and is a valued senior member of the SMFG Executive Leadership Team .

Ms. Barnes, Acting Chief Executive Officer said:

I am delighted to appoint Mr. BALDE as SMFG’s Director of Operations. Mr. BALDE has been a valued member of our team for many years and as we ramp up activities for the development of Phase 1 of the Nimba project, it will be beneficial to have someone in this role who knows the country and the project so well.’’

Mr. BALDE will be responsible for coordinating all SMFG activities in Guinea to ensure the deliverables of Phase I of the Nimba project are met.