Ralph Rossouw appointed General Manager at Boliden Tara
| Source:Boliden AB
Ralph Rossouw has been appointed General Manager of Boliden’s zinc mine Tara, in
Ireland. Ralph Rossouw has over 20 years’ experience in the international mining
industry and is a professionally registered Chartered Mining Engineer in
Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa.
Mr. Rossouw’s most recent assignments were as Chief Executive Advisor of Philex
Mining Corporation in the Philippines, and CEO of Maple Minerals in Canada.
Ralph has also held senior technical, operational, project and executive
managerial positions with large mining corporations such as BHP Billiton, Rio
Tinto, Anglo American, Goldfields and Placer Dome (Barrick).
“We are happy to have Ralph join the Boliden Group. His long experience in the
mining industry will be of great importance to the development of Boliden Tara’s
full potential,” says Jan Moström, President Boliden Mines.
The Boliden Tara underground mine is Europe’s largest zinc mine and was acquired
by Boliden in early 2004. Approximately 2.6 million tonnes of zinc and lead ore
are produced annually. The concentrates are supplied to both Boliden’s own and
external smelters. Being a high-cost operation, Boliden Tara is focusing on
improving its productivity and competitive position.
For further information, please contact:
Marcela Sylvander, Director Group Communications, Boliden AB,
Tel: +46 8 610 1559, +46 733 244 551
Boliden is a metals company with a commitment to sustainable development. Our
roots are Nordic, but our business is global. The company’s core competence is
within the fields of exploration, mining, smelting and metals recycling. Boliden
has a total of approximately 4,400 employees and an annual turnover of
approximately SEK 40 billion. Its shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm,
segment Large Cap, and on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada.
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