Tanzanian mining engineer, Asa Mwaipopo has been appointed as ACACIA’s managing Director, oversee all local companies operating in the country.

Mwaipopo will be accountable for the business activities of Tanzanian operating companies and to this end the Site and Functional General Managers based in Tanzania will report into him. A statement issued by Acacia mining Chief Executive Officer Peter Geleta from London , United Kingdom , said Mwaipopo will continue to be based in Dar es Salaam.

Mwaipopo is an experienced Mining Engineer with more than 25 years of experience in the Mining Industry.

He has held senior operational and corporate roles with AngloGold Ashanti, Mantra, African Barrick Gold and Acacia. His leadership, knowledge and vast experience in the mining industry makes him the ideal candidate to set up a strong and stable Tanzanian based mining business.

Mwaipopo holds a B.Min.Sc.in Mining Engineering from the University of Zambia and a MSc. in Mining Engineering from the Camborne School of Mines, UK.