Johnny Blizzard

Former Director & Chief Executive Officer at Katanga Mining Ltd.

Johnny Blizzard

Johnny Blizzard

Former Director & Chief Executive Officer at Katanga Mining Ltd.

Biography

Johnny Blizzard is former Manager-Technical Services at Kinross Gold Corp., former Manager-Technical Services at Kinross Gold Corp., former Chief Executive Officer & Director at Katanga Mining Ltd. and former Mine Manager at Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. He received a graduate degree and an undergraduate degree from Colorado School of Mines.

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Katanga Mining Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Katanga Mining Ltd.

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Chief Operating Officer at African Gold Group, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer & Director at Katanga Mining Ltd.

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Chief Operating Officer at Siyanda Coal Ltd.

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Former Chief Financial Officer & Vice President at Victory Nickel, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at Glencore Plc

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Head-Finance Department at Glencore International AG

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Head-Copper Operations at Glencore International AG

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Head of Strategy at Glencore Plc

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Katanga Mining Ltd.

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Former Director & Chief Executive Officer at Katanga Mining Ltd.
Education

Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. Mines has distinguished itself by developing a curriculum and research program geared towards responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. In addition to strong education and research programs in traditional fields of science and engineering, Mines is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization. As such, Mines occupies a unique position among the world's institutions of higher education. Since its founding in 1874, the translation of the school's mission into educational programs has been influenced by the needs of society. Those needs are now focused more clearly than ever before. The world faces a crisis in balancing resource availability with environmental protection and Mines and its programs are central to the solution. Mines offers all the advantages of a world-class research institution with a size that allows for personal attention.

Career History
Director & Chief Executive Officer
2015 - 2019

Katanga Mining Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in mining, processing, and selling of copper and cobalt metal. It operates a copper cobalt mine complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo through two joint ventures, Kamoto Copper Company and DRC Copper and Cobalt Project. The company was founded on October 7, 1996 and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland.

Mine Manager
2010 - 2012
Operations Director-Tasiast Gold Mine
Prior

Kinross’ core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining. With strong operating and financial performance and a portfolio of gold growth projects, Kinross is uniquely positioned among senior gold producers to generate value for shareholders.

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