Salvatore (Pietro) Amico

Non-Executive Director

Mr Amico is a Belgium national currently residing in France. He has a degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Université de Mons, located in Belgium, and in 2003 completed the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD, France.

Between 2013 and October 2018 he was the General Representative of Eramet (a global, diversified French mining and metallurgical group with its principal listing on the Paris stock exchange (ERA.PA)) in Gabon, resident in Libreville. Eramet (through its majority holding in COMILOG) owns the Moanda Deposits. Eramet is also the majority owner of SETRAG, the entity operating the Trans-Gabon Railway.

Amongst other responsibilities, whilst Mr Amico was the General Representative of Eramet in Gabon, he oversaw the final permitting and government negotiations, construction and commissioning of the EUR228 million COMILOG metallurgical plant, which value adds manganese ore to manganese metal and silica manganese.

Prior to 2013, Mr Amico held various roles at Eramet including Head of the Chemicals Business Unit based in Paris, CEO of the manganese salts and oxides business with production sites in the USA, China, Europe and Mexico, and two years as head of Guangxi Eramet Comilog Chemicals Ltd based in Shanghai, China.