When Miguel Perry was appointed Chief Financial Officer of African Minerals, the company’s Chairman, Frank Timis had this to say: ”Perry brings with him a depth and breadth of experience which will prove invaluable for both the next stage in the company’s expansion and for the future success of African Minerals,” and since his appointment just under two years ago, Perry has not only lived up to the expectations of his boss, but he has been able to steer through an important drive to build shareholders confidence as the company secures a formidable role in the African mining and raw materials market.
As Group Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of African Minerals Limited, Perry’s role will be to focus on the amazing success the company has already achieved and build on that to position the company for the development of the world class iron ore deposit at Tonkolili and its related rail and port infrastructure. The project is set to become the largest employer and contributor to GDP in Sierra Leone. Perry joined the Board on 18 October 2010 and was most recently the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Plc (“ENRC”), a diversified metals and mining group and a member of the FTSE 100. During his time with ENRC Miguel managed a IPO, raising $3bn in December 2007 and obtaining a listing on the main board of the London Stock Exchange. He has experience of capital markets, M&A, Investor Relations and Risk Management. Prior to joining ENRC Miguel was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
African Minerals aims to reward shareholders by using its skills to identify, develop and operate a variety of African natural resource assets whilst enriching the communities affected by its operations today and in the future, and Perry as CFO is at the very heart of making things happen.
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