The senior management of Shanta Mining Company Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Shanta Gold Limited) brings a wide range of technical, operational, management and social development skills. The Company believes its key to success is a management team with extensive past experience, a proven track record in gold exploration, development and production, coupled with strong leadership.
Chairman, Shanta Mining Company Limited
Romani is a Tanzanian national with over 40 years of international and in country business experience. Prior to joining Shanta in 2006, Romani spent over 25 years with the United Nations based in Geneva where his responsibility included eastern Africa. Romani is Chairman of Shanta Gold's only operating company – Shanta Mining Company Limited (SMCL).
Chief Executive Officer, Director
Eric Zurrin has 20 years’ experience in mining and investment banking including previous roles with UBS Investment Bank and BMO Capital Markets. Eric has worked and lived in North America, the UK, Asia and Africa and held senior positions in advisory, private equity and operational roles. Eric is a Canadian national and completed his Bachelor of Commerce Hons. (Accounting) in Canada.
Chief Financial Officer
Michal Devine is a qualified chartered accountant who brings over a decade of financial expertise to the organization. As a Chartered Accountant who qualified at Deloitte, Michal possesses a diverse background in audit, consulting, and operational finance. Michal has previously held positions in within BDO’s Natural Resources Audit team (London) and as a consultant in EY’s Capital Markets division (London). With 8 years of experience in the mining industry, Michal has played a pivotal role in driving financial strategies at Shanta since 2021.
Chief Operating Officer
Honest Mrema is a mining engineer with over 25 years’ experience in open pit and underground operations. Honest has held senior management and technical roles with Endeavour Mining (Mali), Resolute Mining (Mali), Pan Australian Resources (Laos – SE Asia), Barrick Gold (Tanzania), Placer Dome (Tanzania) and Anglo American (Tanzania). Honest has an honors BSc degree in Mining Engineering from University of Zambia, School of Mines, is a member of Tanzania Engineers Registration Board and Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).
Shanta Group Head of Exploration
Mr Dobrotin is a global expert in gold exploration with 35 years' experience. He joined Shanta in 2020 from Barrick Gold where he was a Senior District Geologist in Tanzania. Mr Dobrotin was previously the Geology Manager at Acacia Mining's Kenyan operations where he was directly involved in the discovery of the high grade West Kenya Project, acquired by Shanta Gold in 2020. Over the last 25 years, Mr Dobrotin has lived and worked across the globe including in the world-famous Red Lake, Abitibi, Kalgoorlie and Lake Victoria greenstone belts. Mr Dobrotin has first-hand involvement in discoveries of gold deposits globally which have developed into producing mines. He continues to be a Practicing Member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, Canada (APGO) since 2002.
Dr Menrad Kambewe
Social Development and Sustainability
Dr Kambewe is a Tanzanian national and a trained medical doctor. He has studied in Tanzania, South Africa and also Australia completing his Masters in Science in Occupational Health & Safety at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Dr Kambewe has worked in Tanzania since 1996 as a medical doctor for various companies and agencies including International SOS and African Barrick Gold as Superintendent in Occupational Health & Safety. Dr Kambewe currently leads the role of Group Sustainability, Occupational Health and Community Relations Manager for the New Luika Gold Mine.
Human Resources Director
Calvin Mlingi is a Tanzanian national, trained lawyer and Human Resources professional with 10 years’ experience across a range of sectors including commodity trading, energy and mining. Prior to joining Shanta Mining, Calvin held roles with Pivotech Co.ltd and Export Trading Group. Calvin has an LL.B honours degree from the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law and is also a board member of the Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE).