Johannesburg, South Africa– Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; OTCQX:IVPAF) Co-Chairs Robert Friedland and Yufeng “Miles” Sun are very pleased to announce the appointment of two distinguished female business leaders –Nunu Ntshingila and Martie Janse van Rensburg – to the Ivanhoe Mines board as independent directors.
Ms. Ntshingila is Regional Director, Facebook Africa, and Ms. Janse van Rensburg is a Chartered Accountant who worked for South Africa’s Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority from 1994 to 2008; initially as its Chief Financial Officer and then advancing to become its Chief Executive Officer.
Ms. Ntshingila and Ms. Janse van Rensburg each have more than 25 years’ business experience with African-based companies. Ms. Ntshingila’s expertise is in marketing and advertising, while Ms. Janse van Rensburg has particular proficiency in accounting, capital markets, project finance and infrastructure development.
“We’re delighted to have Nunu and Martie join us as we complete our transition from explorer, to developer, to a leading, diversified resource company committed to modern, responsible mining,” said Mr. Friedland. “I’m very much looking forward to working with such accomplished business leaders.”
“We are proud of the growing team of talented South African and Congolese women at all levels of our company. 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,” he continued.
“Nunu and Martie’s unique African experience and insights will add tremendous value at Ivanhoe, where we continue our strategic effort to empower a new generation of highly-skilled women,” Mr. Friedland added.
Mr. Friedland and Mr. Sun noted that the two appointments were in keeping with the company’s objective to have its board comprised of a majority of independent directors and to increase its female representation at the board level.
About Nunu Ntshingila
Ms. Ntshingila joined Facebook Africa in September 2015. Based in Johannesburg, she is responsible for building Facebook’s commercial presence across the entire African continent.
Before joining Facebook Africa, Ms. Ntshingila spent almost 16 years with Ogilvy & Mather South Africa in increasingly senior positions; becoming company Chair in 2012. During her tenure with Ogilvy, she oversaw the agency’s evolution into a diversified communications group delivering integrated, effective and award-winning work for many of South Africa’s biggest and most well-recognized brands, including: DStv, SABMiller, KFC, Cadbury, BP, Volkswagen and Coca-Cola.
Prior to joining Ogilvy & Mather South Africa, Ms. Ntshingila worked as Director of Communications for Nike South Africa for three years. She also has served as a council member of the Women’s World Banking Council, whose mission is to drive financial inclusion for women in Africa.
Ms. Ntshingila holds an undergraduate degree from University of Swaziland and a MBA degree from Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland.
She has received numerous awards during her 30-year career, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Financial Mail and an AdReview Lifetime Award. In 2016, Ms. Ntshingila became the first woman inducted into the Loeries Creative Hall of Fame, in recognition for her outstanding achievements in inspiring and fostering creativity. In 2018, she received the BET Butterfly Award for Passion, Purpose and Persistence. She also was named by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women – International List in 2018 and 2019.
She has served as a director on the boards of Old Mutual, Transnet, Ogilvy Global and Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Group. While on these boards, Ms. Ntshingila served on and led board committees, including Investment, Remuneration, Social & Ethics and Audit.
About Martie Janse van Rensburg
Martie J Janse van Rensburg is a Chartered Accountant based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has more than 25 years’ experience in senior-level executive positions and as a director with a number of leading South African companies, with a particular focus on capital markets, project finance and infrastructure development. She has worked on infrastructure projects in many of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, including Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Swaziland.
Since 2008, Ms. Janse van Rensburg has worked as an independent consultant to government, banks, and companies with respect to governance, water, financial, funding and institutional arrangements and transformation. She last served as a consultant to ASISA (Association for Savings and Investment South Africa) to promote investment in water infrastructure from 2016 to 2019. Previous to this, Ms. Janse van Rensburg worked for Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority, a South African state-owned entity charged with financing and implementing mega bulk raw water infrastructure projects, from 1994 – 2008; initially as its Chief Financial Officer until1998 and then as its Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2008. Prior to joining Trans Caledon, she worked as a consultant for Deloitte (1992-1994), with a focus on business re-engineering.After completing her articles as chartered accountant she lectured at the University of South Africa on a post-graduate level in Applied Auditing and Applied Taxation (October 1988 to December 1991).
In addition to her executive management positions, Ms. Janse van Rensburg has more than 21 years’ experience as an executive and non-executive director, serving in organizations that required strategic redirection and governance alignment in the public and private sectors.
Ms. Janse van Rensburg currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Sephaku Holdings Ltd. (JSE:SEP), Etion Ltd. (JSE:ETO), Development Bank of Southern Africa; and Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors. She previously served on the boards of Denel Soc.; Johannesburg Water (Pty) Limited; Headstream Water Holdings (Pty) Ltd.; NMI Group of Companies and Trust; Airports Company of SA Soc.; Bond Exchange of South Africa; and AH Vest Limited. While on these boards, Ms. Janse van Rensburg served and led various board committees, including Audit, Risk, Treasury and Regulatory committees;and chaired Johannesburg Water, Denel and subsidiaries in the NMI Group. She also serves as a non-executive member of the Credit Investment Committee of Ashburton (since October 2016) and International and Specialised Finance Wholesale Credit Committee of First Rand Bank Ltd (since April 2011).
Ms. Janse van Rensburg was a recipient of South Africa’s inaugural Woman in Water Award in 2002, and was nominated for BWA Business Woman of the year in 2006.
Ms. Janse van Rensburg is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (South Africa) and the Institute of Directors. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor Honours of Commerce degree and a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA). She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987.
About Ivanhoe Mines
Ivanhoe Mines is a Canadian mining company focused on advancing its three principal joint-venture projects in Southern Africa: the development of major new, mechanized, underground mines at the Kamoa-Kakula discoveries in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and at the Platreef palladium-platinum-nickel-copper-rhodium-gold discovery in South Africa; and the extensive redevelopment and upgrading of the historic Kipushi zinc-copper-germanium-silver mine, also in the DRC. Kamoa-Kakula and Kipushi will be powered by clean, renewable hydroelectricity and will be among the world’s lowest greenhouse gas emitters per unit of metal produced. Ivanhoe also is exploring for new copper discoveries on its wholly-owned Western Foreland exploration licences in the DRC, near the Kamoa-Kakula Project.
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南非约翰内斯堡—艾芬豪矿业(TSX: IVN; OTCQX:IVPAF)联席董事长罗伯特·弗里兰德 (Robert Friedland) 与孙玉峰 (Miles Sun) 今天宣布，公司委任两位杰出的女性商界领袖努努·恩辛吉拉(Nunu Ntshingila)和马蒂·詹斯·范·雷斯堡(Martie Janse van Rensburg)加入艾芬豪矿业董事会，出任独立董事职务。
恩辛吉拉女士是Facebook非洲区总监。詹斯·范·雷斯堡女士是一名特许会计师，于1994年至2008年期间效力于南非跨卡尔顿水利隧道管理局(Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority)，最初担任该公司的首席财务官，后来晋升为首席执行官。
关于努努·恩辛吉拉 (Nunu Ntshingila)
加入Facebook非洲之前，恩辛吉拉女士在南非奥美广告 (Ogilvy & Mather South Africa) 效力接近16年，期间逐步晋升担任高级职位，并于2012年成为该公司的主席。期间，她领导奥美南非发展成为多元化的传播集团，为多个南非最大和最知名的品牌提供有效的综合方案，且屡获殊荣。这些品牌包括DStv、南非米勒 (SABMiller)、 肯德基、吉百利、英国石油、大众汽车和可口可乐等。
加入南非奥美广告之前，恩辛吉拉女士曾在南非耐克(Nike South Africa)工作三年，担任传播总监一职。她曾担任世界妇女银行(Women’s World Banking)的理事会成员，为非洲女性争取普惠金融为目标。
恩辛吉拉女士拥有斯威士兰大学(University of Swaziland)的学士学位和美国马里兰州的摩根州立大学(Morgan State University)的工商管理硕士学位。
在她30年的职业生涯中，恩辛吉拉女士曾获奖无数，包括南非《金融周刊》(Financial Mail) 颁发的终身成就奖以及《AdReview》的终身奖。 2016年，恩辛吉拉女士成为首位入选南非洛瑞(Loeries)创意名人堂的女性，表彰她在启发和培养创意方面的杰出成就。她在2018年获得BET Butterfly Award的热情、目标与坚持大奖，并于2018年和2019年登上《财富》杂志的“全球最具影响力的50位女性” 排行榜。
恩辛吉拉女士曾担任英国耆卫保险公司 (Old Mutual)、南非国家运输公司 (Transnet)、奥美全球(Ogilvy Global)和开普敦的 Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Group 的董事会成员。期间，她曾担任和带领多个董事会委员会，包括投资、薪酬、社会道德和审计委员会。
关于马蒂·詹斯·范·雷斯堡 (Martie Janse van Rensburg)
马蒂·詹斯·范·雷斯堡是南非约翰内斯堡的一名特许会计师。她拥有25年以上的高管经验，并曾担任多家南非领先公司的董事，专注于资本市场、项目融资和基础设施的发展。她曾参与南部非洲发展共同体（SADC）多个国家的基础设施项目，这些国家包括博茨瓦纳 (Botswana)、莱索托 (Lesotho)、莫桑比克 (Mozambique)、纳米比亚 (Namibia)和斯威士兰 (Swaziland)。
詹斯·范·雷斯堡女士目前是Sephaku Holdings Ltd. (JSE:SEP)、Etion Ltd. (JSE:ETO) 和南部非洲开发银行董事会和独立审计监督委员会的的非执行董事。在此之前，她曾在Denel Soc.、Johannesburg Water (Pty) Limited、Headstream Water Holdings (Pty) Ltd.、NMI Group of Companies and Trust、Airports Company of SA Soc.、Bond Exchange of South Africa以及AH Vest Limited担任董事会成员，期间担任及领导多个董事会委员会，包括审计、风险、财务和监管委员会，并且担任Johannesburg Water、Denel和NMI集团旗下子公司的主席。此外，她也是Ashburton信贷投资委员会(自2016年10月以来) 和第一兰德银行有限公司(First Rand Bank Ltd) 的国际和专业金融批发信贷委员会(自2011年4月以来) 的非执行成员。
詹斯·范·雷斯堡女士于2002年获得南非首届Woman in Water奖项，并于2006年被提名为BWA年度女商人。
艾芬豪矿业是一家加拿大的矿业公司，目前正推进旗下位于南部非洲的三大合资企业项目﹕位于刚果民主共和国(简称“刚果”) 的卡莫阿-卡库拉(Kamoa-Kakula) 铜矿和位于南非的普拉特瑞夫(Platreef) 钯-铂-镍-铜-铑-金矿的大型机械化地下矿山开发工程，以及同样位于刚果、久负盛名的基普什(Kipushi) 锌-铜-锗-银矿的大型重建和改善工程。卡莫阿-卡库拉和基普什将使用清洁、可再生的水电，并将成为全球每单位金属温室气体排放量最低的矿山之一。同时，艾芬豪正在刚果境内其全资拥有、毗邻卡莫阿-卡库拉项目的西部前沿 (Western Foreand) 勘探许可区内寻找新的铜矿资源。
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