Adani Australia's CEO was in charge of an African copper mine which allowed a flood of dangerous pollutants to pour into a Zambian river, the ABC can reveal. It is a worry that for a Zambian to get such a role, they have to leave the country. DE-ZAMBIANISATION AT WORK. Vedanta Resources today announced the appointment of Ms Deshnee Naidoo, as the Chief Executive Officer – Africa Base Metals. Naidoo also managed Vedanta’s copper business in Zambia which included the tumultuous period when the southern African country sought to put Konkola Copper Mines into provisional liquidation. “Mr Kumar provided leadership at KCM for two and a half years as the CEO during the period 2008-2011,” she said. Mr. Sheppard holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Mining, which he obtained from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and has attended, among others an Advanced Management programme at Harvard School of Business. Report this profile ... CEO and Senior Pastor at Shadow of Heaven International Ministries Nottinghamshire. Vedanta has operations in India, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Liberia, Australia and Sri Lanka. Surely we have competed engineers on your books …. Copper mining is part of Zambia hence we have Zambian experts who have be educated and trained by the mines to do the job. SRINIVASAN Venkatakrishnan, CEO of Vedanta Resources, said he was “hoping and praying” that justice would prevail in Zambia where the company is fighting an application to liquidate its subsidiary, Konkola Copper Mines (KCM). The case relates to allegations by villagers living near the huge Nchanga Copper mine, owned by Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), a … In this role she will also assume responsibility of Chief Executive Officer, KCM and will drive synergies across ZI and KCM. KCM is currently one of Zambia’s largest private sector employers with over 13,000 employees. KCM is one of the most attractive resource assets in the world with potential to reach 400 ktpa of integrated copper production in the near term. She said Kumar, who is currently CEO for Zinc International, will now function as CEO Base Metals (Africa), which includes oversight of KCM operations and Copper Mines of Tasmania (CMT) in Australia with immediate effect. Ms Naidoo will combine the leadership of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), in Zambia, and Vedanta Zinc International (VZI), in South Africa and Namibia, as well as Copper Mines of Tasmania. We recently sank Zambia’s first post-independence era mining shaft as part of the Konkola Deep Mining Project (KDMP). Vedanta to fight any attempt by Zambia to sell Konkola Copper Mines December 11, 2020; Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg to retire December 11, 2020; Glencore appoints new CEO December 11, 2020; Makutano 2020: “the DRC should no longer rely on mines for its development” (Anthony Kinzo) – DRC December 11, 2020 Yes , we need Zambians to manage strategic entities. Why Zambians?? Chris Sheppard is Chief Executive Officer at Konkola Copper Mines PLC. He has held leadership roles with Anglo American, Anglo Platinum, Lonmin Platinum, and Murray and Roberts Cementation. There are 6 companies in the KONKOLA COPPER MINES PLC corporate family. It’s a shame indeed. Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) – headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa – is a grouping of zinc assets located in South Africa, Namibia and Ireland, owned by India-based Vedanta Limited, a listed subsidiary of Vedanta Resources plc. KONKOLA COPPER MINES PLC is located in Chingola, Zambia and is part of the Copper & Nickel Mining Industry. Vedanta Resources announces new Konkola Copper Mines CEO. What advice would you give the CEO of Konkola Copper Mines plc about how to improve it? Asked November 23, 2018. In this role she will also assume responsibility of Chief Executive Officer, KCM and … Chairman of Vedanta Resources, Mr. Anil Agarwal commented, ‘’Deshnee has successfully brought on new production at Gamsberg and won the respect and confidence of the teams that she leads. The matter is currently subject to arbitration. A court hearing involving Vedanta and Zambia over the control of KCM was adjourned on Friday until 4 June. Mr. Din spared some time on Thursday evening, 6 July 2017, to meet staff at the Konkola Directors Lodge, and lauded employees across KCM for striving to achieve the set production targets in June. Show me a Zambian-led multinational that has been steered from trouble into the black? The state-owned mining company Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) is the other shareholder in KCM, controlling a 20.6% stake in the company. VZI’s vision is to create an integrated world-class regional zinc complex comprising the BMM (including Gamsberg) and the Skorpion Zinc mining and refining operations. Why should we allow these Indians to appoint some Boer to run KCM when we have enough skills locally to do that ? LUSAKA, March 22 (Reuters) - Vedanta Resources has appointed Christopher Sheppard as the new chief executive officer for its Zambian unit Konkola … Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) is one of the largest copper producers in Zambia. heading commercial function for Konkola Copper Mines Plc, (KCM) Zambia, (A Vedanta Resources Plc group company). You as CEO cannot boast of any contract that has ever run smoothly/successfully since Vedanta took over the running of KCM in 2004. !These foreign CEOs get paid in US Dollars ,huge salaries while poor Zambians get peanuts!! For more information, please visit www.vedantaresources.com. Konkola Copper Mines Plc (KCM) announces that Vedanta Resources Limited, has appointed Christopher Sheppard as the new KCM Chief Executive Officer … Answered August 19, 2020. Konkola Copper Mines Plc (KCM) announces that Vedanta Resources Limited, has appointed Christopher Sheppard as the new KCM Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective 18th March 2019 and is based at KCM Head Office in Chingola. Mining and milling at the Lisheen Mine in Ireland was concluded in December 2015 after 17 years of operation and the mine is currently in an active closure mode. Currently we have a large number of former Zambian mine managers e.g. Ms Naidoo told journalists in Lusaka that the priority at Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), where she is the new CEO, will be to target integrated copper production at 200,000 metric tones in the current financial year (2018/19) from just under 100,000 metric tones in the previous year. “Chris will provide leadership in delivering KCM’s vision of over 50 years of sustainable mining and operations in Zambia,” Vedanta Group CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan commented on the new appointment. Miner at Konkola Copper Mines Chililabombwe, Copperbelt, Zambia. Ms Naidoo’s appointment coincides with the departure of Steven Din, KCM’s current CEO, who will leave Vedanta group this July. I’m hoping and praying … that the principles of justice […] ... Zambia Chamber of Mines CEO. See Chris Sheppard's compensation, career history, education, & memberships. Central Bank Governor Christopher Mvunga... 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Steven’s departure from KCM creates the opportunity for Deshnee to step into the CEO – KCM role whilst the larger Africa role enables more collaboration and synergies across the continent and Southern Africa”. Vedanta Resources today announced the appointment of Ms Deshnee Naidoo, as the Chief Executive Officer – Africa Base Metals. This quick rush to ask for a Zambian CEO is misplaced. Zambians need focus on Black Mountains, a places for thieves. When is the new employment bill will finally become law..? !IF FTJ CHILUBA’S MMD REJECTED A WRONG ADVICE FROM HH’S TEAM ABOUT PRIVATIZATION AND NEVER SOLD THESE MINES,ZAMBIA COULD HAVE DEVELOPED GREATLY TODAY BECAUSE ALL MONIES FROM THE MINES COULD HAVE BEEN CIRCULATING WITHIN ZAMBIA!! Whats painful today is that even for Mine Manager role it has to be someone from outside. Ms Naidoo told journalists in Lusaka that the priority at Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), where she is the new CEO, will be to target integrated copper production at 200,000 metric tonnes in the current financial year (2018/19) from just under 100,000 metric tonnes in the previous year. Until then … branch managers, procurement officers, site inspectors, cleaners, daka boys and so forth. Konkola Copper Mines plc. Canadian-listed First Quantum has looked on nervously as the Zambian government appointed a provisional liquidator to run Vedanta’s Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), claiming KCM … KCM enjoys a strong relationship with the Zambian government and is a committed partner in improving the economic prospects of the country through our operations and other activities. The Southern African operations have the potential to become one of the largest zinc producing regions in the world, while the investment in KCM will enable Zambia to become the largest copper-producing country in Africa. Zambia has gone back to the early 70’s when no Zambian qualified to hold roles that high. LUSAKA, June 11 (Reuters) – Vedanta Resources plans to double finished copper production at Zambia’s Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) to 200,000 tonnes this year, the CEO of … KCM operates open pits & underground mines, Concentrator, tail leach plant, smelter and refinery. !Only lunatics and tribal creatures from 3 naned provinces can vote for…. It operates underground and open-pit mines as well as metallurgical plants with operations located at Nchanga, Konkola, Nkana, and Nampundwe. Any Zambian, whatever their colour or religion, should be treated the same. Not only in KCM but in almost all mining companies in Zambia. You clearly do not know what you are talking about or you are blinded by some superiority mentality. Job Opportunities. Konkola Copper Mines Plc (KCM) is one of the leading integrated copper producers in Africa, and aims to become a major global copper producer. Ms Naidoo will combine the leadership of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), in Zambia, and Vedanta Zinc International (VZI), in South Africa and Namibia, as well as Copper Mines of Tasmania. This comes over 40 years of the school of mines with thousands of graduates. CEO urges delivery of quality education at KCM Trust Schools Chief Executive Officer Christopher Sheppard has urged teachers at Nchanga and Konkola Trust Schools to provide quality education by feeding necessary talent into the pupils at the schools because they are the future employees of … I am sure you have benefited so much from marginalizing blacks hence your comment. KCM is the largest integrated copper producers in Africa with installed capacity of 350,000 mt p.a. Other mining companies they stay for a long time. Are you telling us that we don’t have any Balck Zambian person to take up that position? KCM has consistently worked tirelessly to dishonor, tactfully, any contractual obligations undertaken with all contractors. This 1,500 metre shaft has ensured KCM’s longevity, by allowing for the access of the deep Konkola ore body and extending the mine life by over 25 years. Racism??? The problem is with people that issued him with a VISA and work permit. He is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys sports. Zambia Zambia……. The CEO Steven Din has applauded employee efforts to raise production at Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) in the Financial Year 2018. Answer See 2 answers. HOW SHAMEFUL With an empowered talent pool globally, Vedanta places strong emphasis on partnering with all its stakeholders based on the core values of trust, sustainability, growth, entrepreneurship, integrity, respect and care. @Indigo, don’t piss us off, we have soccer this weekend! Prior to joining the Vedanta Group, she was Chief Financial Officer of Anglo American Thermal Coal, South Africa. The Bank of Zambia has purchased 47 kilograms of Gold from the Zambia Gold Company Limited, under ZCCM Investments Holdings. Under ZCCM,almost, if not all CEO for mines on the copperbelt were black Zambians.I remember Mr.Shamutete,Dr.S.Mulenga,Mr Mutati,etc.But after HH and FTJ Chiluba provatized the mines,all CEO jobs in the mines are kept for foreigners!! WE NEED TO HAVE OUR HEADS EXAMINED. Adani’s Australian chief executive Jeyakumar Janakaraj, who was formerly head of operations of Konkola Copper Mines. Chairman: E Silwamba; CEO: P Kasolo Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) reported total revenue of K12,251.43 million (US$1,283.0 million) for the financial year ended 31st March 2018 [(2017:K8,621.47 million (US$874.3 million)]. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA. Technical & Environmental Consultancy Services, Misenge Environmental & Technical Services Ltd, Copperbelt Energy Corporation records 10% increase in revenue EBITDA over the previous year due to strong performance. FINANCIAL TIMES Vedanta starts arbitration against Zambia after mines seized Instead of rejoicing that Zambia is still attracting mature managers like Christopher Sheppard? To date, Vedanta Resources has invested over $1.7 billion in Southern Africa, and contributed over R100 million in CSR projects in South Africa and Namibia over the last 5 years. Felix Mvula, Christopher Ndhlovu, Davies Nyambe, Moudline Mulilo etc now selling vegetables and chicken feed on the copper belt. Join to Connect Konkola Copper Mines. “I’m just hoping what happened to Acacia Mining doesn’t play out here. joseph mukuka -- Norway. KCM’s operations are located in the Copperbelt and Central Provinces, and include open pit mines, underground mines, several concentrators, a leaching plant, a state-of-the-art flash smelter, a modernized refinery and a sulphuric acid plant. We have strong ambitions for our business in Africa and Deshnee is committed to deliver on these.’’. Meanwhile when giving work permits the reason is that “there is no Zambian ready to take over” Shame. He brings with him 35 years of contracting and mining experience. In this role she will also assume responsibility of Chief Executive Officer, KCM and … The Bank of Zambia (BoZ) has commenced the accumulation of gold as part of its reserves assets. We operate across the following core business sectors;Zinc-Lead-Silver,Copper,Aluminium,Iron ore and Energy, with operations located in geographies spanning India,Australia,Zambia,South Africa, Namibia and Ireland. • Black Mountain Mining (BMM) and the associated flagship Gamsberg Project in South Africa’s Northern Cape province; • Skorpion Zinc Mine and Refinery in the //Kharas region of Namibia. I’m delighted that we have a woman leader from Africa at the helm of our African operations. Ms Naidoo joined Vedanta Resources in 2014 with over 20 years’ experience in the resources industry, including platinum, thermal coal and manganese. Acting Konkola Copper Mines CEO, Enock Mponda, reiterated the company’s commitment to the health and safety of its employees as top priority and stated that the company would continue to ensure that the health and safety of its workforce remained paramount as it … Christopher is married to Beverley, who will shortly be joining him permanently in Chingola, and they have been blessed with three married children, Samantha, Clive and Matthew, as well as three grandchildren. Vedanta Resources plc (Vedanta) is a London listed diversified global natural resources company. Lusaka Times reported that Mr Steven Din Chief Executive Officer of Konkola Copper Mines, is upbeat about prospects to lift total KCM copper production to 500,000 metric tonnes per … The group produces aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, silver, iron ore, oil & gas and commercial energy. Mr. Sheppard will drive all of KCM’s strategic business priorities across safety, environment, community, sustainability, people practices, ethics, governance, innovation, costs, capital expenditure, growth, EBITDA and free cash flow. Naidoo left VZI in May. Ms Naidoo’s appointment signals the Vedanta group’s ongoing commitment to enhancing its African operations, and will seek to identify and drive synergies across these operations in terms of operational excellence, procurement, marketing, people development, and the investment in communities, in line with the group’s vision of business with purpose. The increase in revenue was attributed to higher metal prices and increased sales volumes. I wish him every good fortune and thank him for his services to Vedanta, KCM and to the communities in the Copperbelt and Zambia. CEO of Konkola Copper Mines, a subsidiary of India's Vedanta. Indian-based metals and mining group Vedanta Resources said on Thursday it will fight any attempt by the Zambian government to sell its Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) business to … Let’s run our own businesses to the level of MNCs then we can talk. The problem is with people that issued him with a VISA and work permit. KONKOLA COPPER MINES PLC has 400 total employees across all of its locations and generates $228,669 in sales (USD). What’s Zambian about KCM? Chief Executive Officer of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), Steven Din, is upbeat about prospects to lift total KCM copper production to 500,000 metric tonnes per … Konkola Copper Mines Plc(KCM) is a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources plc,a London-listed resources and mining copper. Prior to joining Vedanta he was the Chief Operating Officer at AngloGold Ashanti Limited in South Africa. Glencore said Nathan Bullock, the chief executive of Mopani Copper Mines, had been held at Lusaka airport in connection with its decision to shutter the business for three months. Why too much turnaround of CEO s at KCM? Johannesburg: Vedanta Resources is open to dialogue with the Zambian government but will defend its legal rights and opposes the appointment of a provisional liquidator at its Konkola Copper Mines business, the company’s CEO said on Monday. ZCCM-IH holds 20% stake in CEC, Invitation for Bids (IFB) Construction of Low-Cost Houses, Houses, Rural Health Centre and Drilling of a Borehole in Kasenseli in Mwinilunga District, ZCCM IH reduces appetite for banking and milling, ZCCM-IH to appeal court decision asking it to enter arbitration with Vedanta, UPDATE 1-Zambia to appeal court ruling backing Vedanta in KCM mine dispute, Kansanshi Holdings Limited Commences Confidential Arbitration Proceedings Against ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc, Zambia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Visual Capitalist: Copper – The Essential Metal (Prt I), Visual Capitalist: Copper – The Essential Metal (Prt 2), Visual Capitalist: The Looming Copper Supply Crunch, Misenge Environmental Technical Services Ltd. We’re not any good at salvage jobs – we thrive in profitable businesses and even then, tend to ruin that through funny decisions based on emotion. So the recent liquidation of the country's largest copper mining operation, Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), is being viewed with suspicion. When is the new employment will finally become law..? As CEO of VZI she has led the development of the US$400 million Gamsberg Project, which will come into production in mid-2018, as well as the development of the Pit 112 Project at Skorpion Zinc. Speaking about Steven’s move, Mr. Agarwal said, “We warmly thank Steven for all his valuable contribution to Vedanta and KCM over the last four years, where he successfully steered the business through one of the major copper price slumps. Comment:try to change the thing chingola and konkola,try to employ contractor’s and increase salaries to kcm employees thank u.well come. KCM is primarily engaged in the exploration for, mining, production and sale of copper and copper by-products. Chris Sheppard. The advice I would give him to motivate lower level employees and ensure that is clear path for career progression. Currently we have a large number of former Zambian mine managers e.g. Mr. Venkatesan Giridhar, who had been acting KCM CEO will continue in his role as Chief Financial Officer assisting Mr. Sheppard and the entire leadership team. joseph mukuka. LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia’s Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) is not producing copper, the chief executive of the mining firm’s owner Vedanta Resources said on Friday. Were is EIZ? Felix Mvula, Christopher Ndhlovu, Davies Nyambe, Moudline Mulilo etc now selling vegetables and chicken feed on the copper belt. Ms Naidoo will combine the leadership of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), in Zambia, and Vedanta Zinc International (VZI), in South Africa and Namibia, as well as Copper Mines of Tasmania. To go loot? 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