Stephen Simukanga

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"Mr. Simukanga has 26 years experience in the mining industry and academia having started his working life in the Luanshya Mine of Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited in 1982. He has been involved in consultancy and research in the areas of mine and quarry evaluation, mineral processing and the environment.

"He is Professor of Metallurgy and Mineral Processing at the University of Zambia and was visiting professor at the University of Cape Town for 10 years. He is also Chief Executive Officer (Vice Chancellor) of the University of Zambia.

"He has a Bachelors degree (1982) and a Master's degree (1986), both in Metallurgy and Mineral Processing from the University of Zambia, and a doctorate (1990) in Process Metallurgy from the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom. He is a united Kingdom Chattered Engineer and a fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and the Engineering Institution of Zambia.

"He chairs the boards of the National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research and the Examinations Council of Zambia and is a member of three other boards of directors including a director of Zambia Copper Investments (ZCI)"[1]


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  1. African Copper plc Board, organizational web page, accessed May 31, 2013.