At Ivanhoe Mines, our success relies greatly on our people. We are proud of our growing team of talented South African and Congolese women and men. They have embraced our goal of environmental, health and safety excellence, and, through their efforts, are helping us to build what will be three of the world’s best mines in Southern Africa's legendary mineral fields.
Each month, Ivanhoe will introduce a member of our team.
Meet Micheline Kyenge, Mine Geologist at our Kamoa-Kakula Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Micheline joined the Kamoa-Kakula Project in 2011 as a Logging Geologist in the exploration geology team. She then moved on to become a member of the Kakula mining team in 2017 as a Mine Geologist, reporting to the Chief Mine Geologist.
Micheline’s professional development has grown exponentially during her time at Kamoa-Kakula, through exposure to different aspects of geology, on-the-job training and Kamoa-Kakula’s skills transfer program. As a female technical expert in a male dominated industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo, she has found the culture and work environment at Kamoa-Kakula to be safe and comfortable for female workers and conducive to her own professional growth. She looks forward to growing her career and gaining more experience in her field as the Kamoa-Kakula project progresses.
Meet Benjamin Sekano, General Manager, at our Platreef Project in Mokopane, Limpopo, South Africa.
Benjamin has been an important member of the Ivanplats family for the last three years. He has 22 years’ experience as a mining engineer in various platinum-group metals mines in South Africa. Benjamin is passionate in his belief that every employee has the right to return home safely to their loved ones at the end of each shift. To this end, he conducts regular leadership sessions with his colleagues at Platreef to discuss encourage safety at the project site. He believes that Platreef will be South Africa’s next great platinum-group metals mine, and Ivanplats is privileged to have him as a member of the pioneering team building this world-class project.