Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

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Ronald Peter SMIT - Summary CV

Key skills

  • Project management in developing countries
  • Institutional support: mining sector governance and development
  • Mineral exploration
  • Communication and liaison
  • Capacity building and skills transfer
  • Team membership and leadership

Career

  • Jul 2008 - present: Owner/principal, Ron Smit Consulting
  • Jul 2005 - Jun 2008: Project Manager, National Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment Project, Ghana. EU-funded Mining Sector Support Programme. HifabGruppen AB.
  • Dec 2003 - Jun 2005: Mining/exploration consultant.
  • May 2001 - Nov 2003: Completed MBA studies.
  • Jan 1995 - Apr 2001: Manager - Exploration (West Africa), Ghana. JCI Limited and subsidiary companies.
  • May 1991 - Dec 1994: Ore Evaluation Manager and Exploration Manager (Africa), Johannesburg Consolidated Investment Company Ltd., South Africa.
  • May 1987 - Apr 1991: Senior Geologist - Evaluation, Johannesburg Consolidated Investment Company Ltd., South Africa.
  • Sep 1984 - Apr 1987: Senior Geologist, GENCOR, South Africa.
  • Jan 1982 - Sep 1984: Geologist, General Mining Union Corporation, South Africa.

Qualifications

  • 2003 - MBA, Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh Business School), Scotland, UK
  • 1992 - M.Sc.(Eng.)(Mining) in the field of Mineral Economics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1986 - Dip.Data. (Diploma in Datametrics, Computer Science), University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1979 - B.Sc.(Hons.)(Geology), University of Johannesburg (previously known as Rand Afrikaans University), South Africa
  • 1978 - B.Sc.(Earth Sciences), University of Johannesburg (previously known as Rand Afrikaans University), South Africa

Languages

  • English - Fluent
  • Afrikaans - Fluent
  • Dutch - Fluent
  • French - Basic
  • German - Basic

Memberships and registrations

  • KIVI-NIRIA - Royal Dutch Institute of Engineers
  • KNGMG - Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands
  • SGA - Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits
  • SAIMM - Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • GSSA - Geological Society of South Africa
  • SACNASP - Registered as a Professional Natural Scientist (Pr. Sci.Nat) with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions. Field: Geological Science. Reg. no.: 400145/86.

Personal

  • Born 8/12/1956 in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Nationalities: Republic of South Africa; Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Married, 3 sons