Directors

There are three directors who sit on the board for AfricanCR.  Two directors are domiciled in Australia and one in Tanzania, East Africa.  

Mr Dean Smith  – Managing Director

Dean (Dip. Met Mining Processing) has built a successful 30-year career within the Australian mining industry. He has worked with in various large-scale mining and processing industries in Western Australia, including laterite nickel and cobalt, mineral sands, steel, chemical reagents and power generation.

He has a high level of experience in management of highly complex hazardous plant and is conversant with the various systems used by large companies to facilitate and operate safely. His management specializations are in providing strong leadership, coaching and training, debottlenecking processes, site audit compliance, and commissioning of new and refurbished facilities.

He is the founding Director of the Company and has been involved in business since 2010 with his Tanzanian associates.  

Mr Michael Nugent  – Technical Director

Michael is a Graduate of The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with a Degree in Engineering (Chemical) and holds a post-graduate degree in Geology from the James Cook University in Townsville. He has 25 years of experience in mineral processing (alumina and nickel laterite/cobalt) with responsibilities in both engineering and production management capacities.

Michael has held several senior positions leading technical teams in process monitoring and developments, including the oversight of project teams ensuring clients requirements are met.

Mr Kabenga Kaisi – Business Director

Kabenga provides strategic leadership and guidance in managing the in country commercial operations and business development services. He speaks both Swahili and English. He has professional experience in Integrated Investment Advisory, Deal Facilitation and Brokerage.

He has worked for the Tanzania Investment Centre as Senior Investment Promotion and Facilitation Officer providing Strategic Value Added investment Facilitation and Advisory Services to Multinational Corporations. Kabenga holds a post graduate certification in Integrated Marketing Communication from the University of Utah.