BOARD OF DIRECTORS & EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT



Asser
Kapere

Non-Executive Chairman

Asser Kapere joined the Board in mid-2016. He was appointed as the High Commissioner to the Republic of Botswana in late 2018....Mr Kapere has in the past served in several senior political positions and offices in Namibia following independence, including in the Cabinet as Deputy Minister for Works, Transport and Communication from 2002 to 2004 and then Chairman of the National Council of Namibia from December 2004 to 2015. He was the Chairman and Founder of the Erongo Development Foundation, a non-profit organisation involved in poverty alleviation efforts in the Erongo Region.

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James
Beams

Non-Executive Director

James Beams joined North River having previously spent 14 years with Anglo American plc. For his final five years at Anglo American he was the ...Chief Financial Officer for the Copper division, and prior to that served in several senior management positions within the company. Prior to his time at Anglo American, he held senior finance roles at Minorco and Commercial Union. James is current the Chief Executive Officer of Piran Resources Limited.

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Ratonda
Katjivikua

Non-Executive Director

Ratonda Katjivikua joined the Board in mid-2016. She previously held the position of Human Relations Manager and then Corporate Relations ...Manager for Langer Heinrich Uranium (Pty) Ltd, a uranium mining company in Namibia which is a member of the Paladin Energy Ltd group from October 2006 to December 2015. She had wide ranging involvement in the management team, including strategic planning, human resources and organisation development, stakeholder relations, and corporate social development programmes.

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Martin
Tjipita

Managing Director

Martin Tjipita is an Operations leader with strong executive leadership background of 27 years of experience...in the mining industry and utilities sector. He Joined North River Resources in August 2019 from Imerys Gecko Holdings where he was the CEO and Mine Manager. Prior to this, Martin spent 11 years in the Uranium industry as General Manager Operations for Rossing Uranium and in various capacities from Maintenance Engineer to Deputy General Manager at Langer Heinrich Uranium Mine. He spent 6 years in the power and water supply industry before entering uranium mining and have also worked at CDM and Namdeb in the Control & Instrumentation discipline. Martin is passionate about developing people through mentoring and coaching and is a very strong safety leader.

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SENIOR MANAGEMENT



Kudakwashe
Hartzenberg

Financial
Manager

Kudakwashe Hartzenberg has 16 years of experience in financial services, oil & gas, mining and FCMG in which she held positions from ...management accountant to senior management roles where she was responsible for the entire finance function and has also provided consulting services to the Ministry of National Planning Commission. Kudakwashe holds a B. Accounting (University of Namibia), MBA (University of Stellenbosch Business School), Advanced Diploma Management Accounting (CIMA UK). She has completed the International Executive Development Program (IEDP) with the University of Witwatersrand Business School in partnership with the London Business School and Bangalore Business School in India.

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Danie
Mostert

Engineering &
Maintenance Manager

Danie Mostert is a Mechanical Engineer with a formal qualification as a Marine Engineer and has 39 years’ experience in mining and ...process plant projects, from engineering to construction and commissioning. Before joining Namib Lead and Zinc Mining in March 2018, he had spent 20 years with Rössing Uranium, 7 years with Langer Heinrich Uranium, 3 years with Gecko Namibia, 3 years as Consultant and 6 years working in Mechanical Contracting industry in Namibia.

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Elvid
Kaveru

Mining
Manager

Elvid Kaveru is a qualified Mining Engineer with base metal experience, extending over 8 years of underground mining at Rosh...Pinah Zinc Corporation. He worked in various capacities up to Head of Mining Production before joining the NLZM as the Mining Manager. Elvid also worked as an Explosives Engineer for Sasol Namibia. Elvid holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining from University of Pretoria (2012), Senior Management Development Program from University of Stellenbosch (2014) and Intermediate Certificate in Mine Environmental Control from Chamber of Mine S.A. (2014).

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Sarel
Malan

Plant
Manager

Sarel Malan is a metallurgical engineer with 15 years’ experience in the Namibian mining industry and an additional 3 years in the ...South African mining industry. Before joining Namib Lead & Zinc in 2018, he spent 8 years in uranium, working for Paladin, Rio Tinto and CGNPC in various managerial positions, partaking in the design, construction and commissioning of three processing plants. Prior to this, Sarel spent 7 years in base metals and diamonds where his responsibilities ranged from optimization, production to technical and always in managerial capacity. He also had tenures in other metals production like chrome, gold, platinum and manganese. Sarel holds a B.Sc. Hons. In Metallurgical Engineering which he obtained at the University of Pretoria.

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Sydney
Garoëb

Mineral
Resource Manager

Sydney has over 14 years in mineral extractive industry, mainly in hard rock environment (both in open pit and underground) for various ...commodities such as gold, uranium and base metals. Before joining NLZM, he worked for 9 years at AngloGold Ashanti’s various operations (Navachab Gold Mine, Namibia; Obuasi Gold Mine, Ghana and Geita Gold Mine, Tanzania) and 5 years at Swakop Uranium (Husab Uranium Mine), Namibia. Sydney received a BSc (Hon) in 2005 from Stellenbosch and Post graduate diploma (Mining Engineering) in 2013 from Wits University. He is a professional member of AUSIMM, SAIMM, GASA, GSN.

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Andre
Nel

CFO

Andre Nel in a Chartered accountant with experience in a wider Financial legal and commercial field, including Corporate Finance disciplines. ...Andre joined North Rivers Resources in July 2019. Prior to this, Andre was the owner of a financial support services company, and has over 20 years national and international Mining and manufacturing experience in Africa and Europe, including with De Beers, Anglo American, Norilsk Nickel & Barloworld Equipment.

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