Mike Salamon

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Mike Salamon is a director of several companies involved in the mining industry.


Salamon is Director and Executive Chairman of New World Resources (NWR), a position he has held since September 1 2007.

A biographical note states that he "also serves as a non-executive member of the board of directors of OKD, a.s. (‘OKD’) co-president of AMCI Capital and non-executive director of Central Rand Gold, Gem Diamonds and Ferrexpo plc. He has extensive knowledge of the international mining and extractive industries. His career spans more than 30 years, the latter part of which was spent with BHP Billiton, the world’s largest diversified resources company. Between 2003 and 2006, Mr. Salamon served as an executive director of BHP Billiton with responsibilities for the aluminium, copper and nickel businesses. From 2001 to 2006, he also chaired BHP Billiton’s operating committee, which was accountable for inter alia the BHP Billiton group’s health, safety and environment, projects, purchasing and operating excellence."[1]

"In 2001, Mr. Salamon oversaw the merger and integration of Billiton plc and BHP Limited. He was a co-founding director of Billiton plc in 1997, and oversaw the company’s listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1997. Between 1985 and 1997, Mr. Salamon worked for Gencor Ltd, initially as marketing manager for coal. In 1989, he was appointed managing director of Gencor Ltd’s coal business, Trans-Natal Coal Corporation, and was then appointed director of Gencor Ltd from 1993 to 1997. During this time, he was also executive chairman of Samancor Ltd and chairman of Columbus Stainless Steel. Previously, Mr. Salamon was with the coal division of Shell Group in various capacities between 1981 and 1985. Prior to that, he worked for the Anglo-American group, both in the Gold Division and at De Beers in trainee and junior management capacities. He commenced working for De Beers directly after graduation. Mr. Salamon graduated in 1975 from The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg with a degree in Mining Engineering (Cum Laude) and obtained an MBA from the London Business School, University of London in 1981," it states.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Board and Senior Management", New World Resources website, accessed January 2011.

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