Turning Talk Into Action

Ministerial Roundtable: 9 January 2024

Conference and Exhibition: 10-11 January 2024

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Turning Talk Into Action

Confirmed Speakers

H.R.H. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud

Minister of Energy

Saudi Arabia

H.E. Yasir Al-Rumayyan


Public Investment Fund (PIF)

H.E. Yousef bin Abdullah Al-Benyan

Minister of Education

Saudi Arabia

H.E. Saleh Al-Jasser

Minister of Transport and Logistic Services

H.E. Mohammed Al Jadaan

Minister of Finance

Saudi Arabia

H.E. Paul Kabuswe

Minister of Mines and Minerals Development


H.E. Dele Alake

Minister of Solid Minerals Development


Hon. Samuel Jinapor

Minister of Lands and Natural Resources


Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu

Minister of Energy and Mineral Development


H.E. Antoinette N’Samba Kalambayi

Minister of Mines

Democratic Republic of Congo

H.E. Bandar Alkhorayef

Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources

Saudi Arabia

H.E Faisal Alibrahim

Minister of Economy and Planning

Saudi Arabia

H.E. Nusrat Ghani

Minister of State for Industry and Economy


Eduardo Bartolomeo

Chief Executive Officer


Stuart Chambers


Anglo American

Mark Cutifani


Vale Base Metals

Bob Wilt

Chief Executive Officer


Jeremy Weir

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Chairman


Mark Bristow

Chief Executive Officer

Barrick Group

Robert Friedland

Founder & Executive Co-Chairman

Ivanhoe Mines

Steele Li

Vice Chairman & Chief Investment Officer

CMOC Group Limited

Vicente Mello

Senior Vice President and Country Manager (Brazil)


Princess Mashael Alshalan


AEON Collective

Princess Noura bint Turki Al-Saud


AEON Collective

Fuat Tosyali



Driss Berraho

Vice President Business Development Green Hydrogen

ACWA Power

Dr. Alawi Swabury

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Africa Battery Initiative

Mike Brown

Deputy CEO - Mining & Metals

Ajlan & Bros Holdings

William Oplinger

Chief Executive Officer


Themba Mkhwanazi

Regional Director, Africa & Australia

Anglo American

Helena Nonka

Director, Strategy and Sustainability

Anglo American

Amanda van Dyke

Managing Director

ARCH Emerging Markets Partners

Stephen Durkin

Chief Executive Officer


Philip Lindop

Head of Natural Resources (EMEA)

Barclays Investment Bank

David Eades

Journalist / Former BBC News

Chris Maybury

Deputy Chairman

Bermuda Commercial Bank

Dr Kwasi Ampofo

Head of Mining and Metals


Rahim Bapoo

Managing Director

BMO Capital Markets

Mikael Staffas

President and Chief Executive Officer


Rich Lesser

Global Chair, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

and Chief Advisor, WEF Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders

Martin Feth

Managing Director and Partner

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Carole Cable

Partner and Co Head Energy and Resources

Brunswick Group

Martin Horgan

Chief Executive Officer


Gracelin Baskaran

Research Director and Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Petar Ostojic

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Center of Innovation and Circular Economy

Eng. Ali Saeed AlQahtani

Chief Operating Officer

Central Mining Holding Co

William Husband

Global Head of Metals and Mining


Peter Bryant

Board Chair and Managing Director


Anna Poberezhna

Managing Founder

Clear Earth Hub

Dr. John Bradford

Professor of Geophysics and Vice President for Global Initiatives

Colorado School of Mines

Juan Carlos Jobet

Visiting Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy

Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

Julian Treger

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

CoTec Holdings

Pini Althaus

Managing Partner

Cove Capital

Victor Rodriguez

Head of Consulting, EMEA


Sheila Khama

Non-Executive Director of Listed companies and former Chief Executive Officer

De Beers Botswana

Luisa Moreno

President and Director

Defense Metals Corporation

Florence Drummond

Executive Chairman

Development Partner Institute

Jim Paterson


Discovery Group

Sheik Abdur Rashid Kader

Executive Vice President Operations

DRA Saudi Arabia

Bernd Schäfer

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

EIT RawMaterials

Andrew Irvine

Legal and Engagement Director

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

Remi Piet

Co-Founder and Senior Partner

Embellie Advisory

Owen Hegarty

Executive Chairman

EMR Capital

Pascal Lacourie

Chief Executive Officer

EPC Asia Pacific

Ibrahim Al-Nassar

Chief Executive Officer


Ameen AlGhamdi

VP of Inspection


Majed AlHumaid

Vice President of Digital Development


Jonathan Cordero

Head of Corporate Development

Eurasian Resources Group (ERG)

Paul Mitchell

Global Mining and Metals Leader


Benedikt Sobotka

Chief Executive Officer

Eurasian Resources Group (ERG)

Hon. Frank Fannon

Managing Director

Fannon Global Advisors and former inaugural U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources

Marco Levi

Chief Executive Officer


Frank Giustra

President and Chief Executive Officer

Fiore Group of Companies

Mikko Keto

Group Chief Executive Officer


Dr. Hyung Hwan Joo

Invited Professor at Seoul National University

Former Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea

Meshary Al-Judaimi


Foulath Holding

Peter Arkell


Global Mining Association of China (GMAC)

Brian Hosking

Chief Executive Officer

Gold & Mineral Co

Jeff Currie

Partner Alumnus

Goldman Sachs

Aiden Lee

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Graphjet Technology

Dr Kanat Kudaibergen

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

GreyWolf Management

Khaled Abbas

Group Head of Wholesales Banking

Gulf International Bank (GIB)

Christopher Ecclestone

Principal and Mining Strategist

Hallgarten & Company

Joe Lombard



Ernst Müller

Senior Associate

Herbert Smith Freehills

Peter Leon

Partner and Africa Chair

Herbert Smith Freehills

Michael Willoughby

Managing Director, Global Head of Metals, Mining and Transition Materials


Jun Xu


Mine Business Unit, Huawei

Hirofumi Katase

Executive Vice Chairman and Director


Tom Kendall

Managing Director, Global Head of Metals Sales and Origination

ICBC Standard Bank

Sarah Coleman

Chief Executive Officer


Joanne Bate

Chief Operating Officer

Industrial Development Corporation

Oliver Beck

Global Solutions Head


Nils Janssen

Head of Global Projects and Accounts


Roby Stancel

Managing Partner

Innovation Architects

Dr. Patience Mpofu


Insight Mining Experts

Louise Assem

Head of Global Material Stewardship

International Copper Association

Rohitesh Dhawan

President and Chief Executive Officer

International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM)

Joseph McGonigle

Secretary General

International Energy Forum

Sergio Mujica

Secretary General

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Dr Hany El Shaer

Regional Director

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Taylor Melvin

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ivanhoe Electric

Marna Cloete


Ivanhoe Mining

Jean-Raymond Boulle


Jean Boulle Group

Dr Saeed Al Shihri

Vice President of Energy and Industry

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)

Andrew Southam

Chief Executive Officer

KAZ Minerals

Igor Hulak

Partner, Global Head of Metals and Mining practice


Konstantin Lyakhov

Partner, Metals and Mining practice


Roland Getreide


Livista Energy

Matthew Chamberlain

Chief Executive Officer

London Metal Exchange

Cyrus Hiramanek

Senior Managing Director

M Klein and Company

Duncan Bradford

Executive Vice President, Base Metals & New Minerals Business Unit


Tarmo Haehnsen

Chief Investment Officer

Manara Minerals

Dr Donald R. Sadoway

Professor Emeritus of Materials Chemistry, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jesse Evans

Chief Operating Officer

Maverick Biometals

Agesan Rajagopaul


McKinseys & Co

Gavan Collery


Melbourne Mining Club

Richard Morrow


Melbourne Mining Club

Frank Wouters


MENA Hydrogen Alliance

Pekka Vauramo

President and Chief Executive Officer


Mzila Mthenjane

Chief Executive Officer

Minerals Council of South Africa

Dr. Jacqui Coombes

Executive Chair


Tumi Makgabo

Broadcaster and Entrepreneur

Africa Worldwide Media

Abdulaziz Al Hamwah

Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Modern Industrial Investment Holding Group

H.E. Khalil Ibrahim Ibn Salamah

Vice Minister for Industry

Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia

Satish Rao

Chief Innovation Officer


George Cheveley

Portfolio Manager

Ninety One

Gareth Penny

Independent Non-Executive Director & Chairman


Yamen Al-Hajjar 

Managing Partner

Olive Tree Capital

James Rilet

Chief Product Officer

Open Mineral

Rajkumar Mathiravedu

Vice President Digital Solutions


Michael Barton

Managing Partner

Orion Resource Partners

Matt Fifield

Managing Partner

Pacific Road Capital

Marcel De Groot

Co-Founder and President

Pathway Capital

Nick Myers

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

Phoenix Tailings

Sahibzada Tariq

Chief Executive Officer

Piranha Company

Sean Wade

Chief Executive Officer

Power Metal Resources

Dr Thamraa Al Shahrani

Vice Dean of Graduate Studies for Academic Programs and Development

Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University

Farid Habib

Director of the Industrials and Mining Sector

Public Investment Fund (PIF)

Emilie Bodoin

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Pure Lithium Corporation

Ross Bhappu

Senior Strategic Advisory Partner

Resource Capital Funds

Michelle Michot Foss

Fellow in Energy, Minerals and Materials

Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

Kirill Dmitriev

Chief Executive Officer

Russian Direct Investment Fund

David Awram

Senior Executive Vice President

Sandstorm Gold Royalties

Dr. Bashar Al Malik

Chief Executive Officer

Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR)

Abdulraham Al Mosaeed

Saudi Chemicals Comoany

H.E. Saad Alkhalb

Chief Executive Officer

Saudi Exim Bank

Sheikh Khalid Ahmed Al-Amoudi

Chief Executive Officer

Saudi Red Bricks

Dr Klaus Kleinfeld

former Chief Executive Officer


Richard Horrocks-Taylor

Global Head Metals and Mining

Standard Chartered Bank

Mutlaq H. Al-Morished

Board Member & CEO


Bakyt Chirchikbayev

Chief Executive Officer

Tau-Ken Samruk

Scott Taylor


Taylor David Lawyers

Khalid Nouh

Chief Executive Officer


Brian Menell

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Jonathan Price

Chief Executive Officer

Teck (Virtual)

Dr. Orkun Hasekioglu

Vice President


Veronica Bolton Smith

Chief Executive Officer

The Connect Africa Network

Kimmo Tiilikainen

Director General

The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)

Wendy Tyrrell


The Long View Consulting

Bruce Bodine

President and Chief Executive Officer

The Mosaic Company

Dr Robin N. Armstrong

Mining Sector Leader, Department of Earth Sciences

The Natural History Museum

Alec Sellem



Eng. Mohammad Dakhilallah Almatrafi

Chief Executive Officer

United Cement Industrial Company

Dr Hamid Rashid

Head, Global Economic Monitoring

United Nations

Emily Olson

Chief Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer

Vale Base Metals

Jay Hambro

Chief Executive Officer

Verdigris Strategic

Andrew Trahar

Partner and Co-Founder

Vision Blue Resources

Ana Gabriela Juárez


Women in Mining Central America

Dr. Stacy Hope

Managing Director

Women in Mining UK

Dr. Bruno Oberle


World Resources Forum

Greg Pitt

Vice President, Battery Materials - Growth


Eissa Aqeeli

Chairman of the Board (KSA)

Worley Arabia

Shaoyang Shen

Vice President

Zijin Mining Group

Geng Yi

President & Board Director

Norin Mining

Dr. Tim Coughlin

President and Chief Executive Officer

Royal Road Minerals

John Raymond

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner

The Energy and Minerals Group

Dr. Manal Abdel-Samad

Senior Executive Advisor


Adam Lundin


Lundin Mining

Ling Lu

Executive Director

Standard Chartered Bank

Moath Al Rawi

Chief Executive Officer


Rogier de la Rambelje

Head of Mining

EAS Advisors

Charles Hendry

Former Minister of State for Energy

United Kingdom

Rob Wood


Geoscience Data Analytics Center (GDAC)

H.E. Dr Abdirizak Omar

Minister, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources


Eng. Ali Bin Saeed Al-Ghamdi

Chief Executive Officer

National Center for Environmental Compliance

Saleh M Saleh

Vice President, Characterization and Field Development Geosciences

Saudi Aramco

Rana Zumai

Senior Director of Corporate Communications and knowledge

Saudi Geological Survey,  Editor In Chef Arduna (Geology and mining) Journal

Alec Machiels

Board Member


Fatma Fahad

Journalist and News Anchor

Al Arabiya

Benjamin Gallezot

Minister-Delegate, Supply of Strategic Minerals and Metals


H.E. Salim Mvurya

Cabinet Secretary for Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs

Government of Kenya

Dr. Roman Stiftner

Chief Executive Officer

Austrian Mining and Steel Association and Austrian Non-Ferrous Metals Association

Hon. Soda Zhemu

Minister of Mines and Mining Development


Eithne Treanor

Managing Director

E.Treanor Media

Abdulrahman Al-Belushi

Assistant Deputy Minister of Mining Enablement

Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia

Suliman Al-Othaim


Saudi Gold Refinery Company

Eng. Zouhair Samhi

Chief Executive

Al Haytham Mining Company

Abdulrahman Al-Moseed

Vice President of Explosives Sector, Saudi Chemical

Senior Representative, AMAK

Chuck Price

Chief Operating Officer


Aldo Pennini

Director of Strategy, Program and Content


Ian Lange

Associate Professor, Economics and Business

Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines

Andrew Starkey

Executive Chairman

Merdeka Group

The Hon. J. Peter Pham

former US Special Envoy

Great Lakes and Sahel Regions of Africa

Richard Rothenberg

Chief Executive Director

Global AI

Elefteria Castis

Chief of Strategy and Business

Prince Mohammed bin Salman Reserve Development Authority

Prof. Dieudonné-Louis Tambwe

Deputy Coordinator, Cellule Technique de Coordination et de Plantification Minière (CTCPM)

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ministry of Mines

Cyriac Joseph

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Squadrone Infra and Mining Private Limited

Dr. Abdulrasaq Garba

Director General

Nigeria Geological Survey Agency

Kamal A. Al Juhani

Board Member and Managing Director

ALS Arabia

Ahmed Al-Aqeel

General Manager of Mining Investment

Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources

H.E. Eng. Khalid Mohammed Al-Salem


Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu

Suliman Al-Mazroua

Chief Executive Officer

National Industrial Development and Logistics Program (NIDLP)

Dan Murphy

Anchor and Correspondent


H.E. Adel Al-Jubeir

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Envoy for Climate Affairs

Saudi Arabia

H.E. Eng. Abdullah Alabdulkareim


Saline Water Conversion Corporation(SWCC)

Kanat Sharlapaev

Minister of Industry and Construction


Martin Ayisi

Chief Executive Officer

Minerals Commission of Ghana

H.E. Wille Rydman

Minister of Economic Affairs


T. Kumaresan

Executive Vice-President and Head – Minerals and Metals

Larsen & Toubro

Muhammad Ali

Minister of Energy


Dr. Paul Monks

Chief Scientific Advisor

UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Peter Clack

Director of Global

University of Exeter

Saleem Haddad

Regional Director, Saudi Arabia and Levant

Invest Northern Ireland

Ruchin Garg

Regional Manager

CDE Group

Jamie Mairs

International Sales Director


Idir Boudaoud

Chief Executive Officer


Fergal McPhillips

Global Business Development Manager

Terex Washing System

Julian Fegan

Business Development Manager


Mark Ashwin

Principal Vice President and Metals and Mining General Manager for Europe, Africa and the Middle East


Eng. Youngwook Yoo

Senior Expert

Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)

Dr. Seungwon Ihm

Senior Expert

Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)

Lamees Mutasim Assidmi

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer


Jacob Mbele


Department of Mineral Resources and Energy

Mosa Mabuza

Chief Executive Officer of Council


Abdulrahman Bin Muhaya

Exploration Development Manager, Ministry of Mining and Mineral Resources

Saudi Arabia

Othman Hamdan

Business Development Manager, Ministry of Mining and Mineral Resources

Saudi Arabia

Anthony Benham

Regional Director, UK and Saudi Arabia

MSA Mining Consulting UK

Geoffrey Pyatt

Assistant Secretary for Energy Resources

US Department of State

Masood Nabi

Managing Director

Pakistan Minerals Private Limited

Faheem Haider

Managing Director

Mari Petroleum Company Limited

Rebecca Campbell


White & Case

Glen Ireland

Senior Advisor

RB&A Partner

Al Workman

Senior Associate Exploration Geologist

Watts, Griffis and McQuat (WGM)

Amos Hochstein

Senior Advisor to the President

United States of America

Reta Jo Lewis

President and Chair of the Board of Directors Export-Import Bank of the United States

Cornelius Pieper

Managing Director and Senior Partner and the Global Leader in Climate and Sustainability for Industrial Goods

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Fiona Clouder

CCEO, Clouder Vista and Associate, Ambassador Partnership

Ambassador Partnership

Wang Qinghai


JCHX Mining Management

George Q. Fang

Board Member and Executive Vice Chairman

Huayou Cobalt

Craig Scherba