Zanaga Iron Ore Company appoints Martin Knauth as Chief Executive Officer

LONDON, UK: Zanaga Iron Ore Company announced the appointment of Martin Knauth as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.

Mr Knauth is a senior mining executive with extensive experience in the industry spanning more than 30 years in a wide range of cultures, countries and commodities, with notable success in project development, operations and transformational growth phases, as well as establishment of performance cultures.

With previous experience in Australia, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Cuba, the DRC and many other jurisdictions, working for such companies as Western Mining Corp, Vale, Sherritt Metals International, KAZ Minerals and Glencore. He has a strong record in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with governments, communities, employees and other Project stakeholders critical to the Company’s success.

Martin Knauth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Queensland, a Masters degree in Mineral Economics from Curtin University and is a Member of the AusIMM.

Mr Knauth will not be joining the Board of Directors at this stage, but a potential Board role will be considered in the future.

Clifford Elphick, Chairman of ZIOC commented: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Marty Knauth as CEO of ZIOC. Marty brings extensive experience in project development, operations and transformational growth phases in the mining industry. These positive attributes are essential to moving the Zanaga Project forward, especially in light of the recently announced strategic objectives of the Company.”

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