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Simon Tuma-Waku

Director

Bankers Cobalt Corp

Mr Tuma-Waku was Minister of Mines & Hydrocarbons for the DRC between 2001 and 2003. In this role, he was responsible for the drafting and implementation of the mining code and regulations currently in force in the DRC. Most recently, Mr. Tuma-Waku acts as the representative of La Generale des Carrieres et des Mines S.A. (Gecamines) the DRC government mining company, in a joint venture with China Molybdenum on the Tenke Fungurume DRC mining operations that were acquired by China Molybdenum from Freeport McMoRan and Lundin Mining in 2016. He remains a board member of Standard Bank (DRC), Non-Executive Chairman of Mongwalu Gold Mines (MGM) DRC, and National Vice-President in charge of Mining Federation des Enterprise Du Congo. Mr. Tuma-Waku was formerly CEO of Congo Railways Solutions and Executive Chairman of Kamoto Copper Company (KCC), a division of Katanga Mining Limited (KML). Mr. Tuma-Waku holds a Master of Sciences (Mining) degree as well as a Diploma in Business Administration.