Johannesburg, Africa (PressExposure) March 01, 2012 -- Over the course of two days, Operational Excellence in Mining Summit 2012 will be held in Radisson Blu Gautrain, Johannesburg - South Africa on 24 - 25 April. The summit will witness some of the leading speakers from global mining companies such as Mike Rossouw, Executive Director Operations, Xstrata Alloys Head Office ; Pamela Naidoo, Country Manager Exploration, Rio Tinto, President Elect and Vice President, Geological Society of South Africa ; Linas Liubinskas, President, Global Mining Alliance ; Sakhile Ngcobo, Director, De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited.
Sipho Nkosi, Chief Executive Officer of Exxaro Resources Limited will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Operational Excellence in Mining Summit 2012. Speaking during the joint mining declaration Sipho had mentioned that the future prosperity of South Africa is inseparably linked to the ongoing successful operational imperatives of its world-class and dynamic mining industry, he would address this summit on operational excellence in mining. Sipho was one of the founders and CEO of Eyesizwe Coal. Prior to Eyesizwe Coal, he was Country Manager of ABB Alstom Power (SA), having previously worked with Anglo Coal and Ingwe. He is currently serving on a number of company boards including Sanlam and also is the immediate past President of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa. Sipho has been serving on the Executive Council of the Chamber since November 2006 and also served as Chairman of the Chamber's Collieries Committee.
At this summit, the attendees can look forward to know the latest in geopolitical implications for sustaining mining steadiness, defining best practice in corporate mining health and safety governance, operational excellence and commercial viability, long and short term pit planning and scheduling and environmentally sustainable closure practices in the mining sector. Operational Excellence in Mining Summit has engaging sessions designed to provide a holistic purview on all major aspects of mining bringing the best practices to help evaluate operations strategy, improve mine efficiency and reduce costs.