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Louis Watum

Chairman Board of Director, Kipushi Corporation SA, President, Chamber of Mines, DRC

Louis Watum joined Ivanhoe Mines in December 2014 as General Manager of the company’s operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In March 2015, he was appointed Managing Director of Kamoa Copper SA. Louis assumed responsibilities for Ivanhoe Mines’ mine development activities at the Kamoa copper discovery and the Kipushi zinc-copper-silver mine, both in the DRC. Prior to joining Ivanhoe Mines, Louis spent eight years in progressively senior roles in the DRC mining sector. Between 2010 and 2014, he successfully led the development and commissioning of Randgold’s Kibali project, which followed his work on the launch of the Moto Moto Gold Mines project from 2006 to 2009. Louis was previously Operations Manager at the Yatela Gold Mine in Mali from 2001 to 2005. Louis holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Lubumbashi in the DRC.

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