For more than 25 years, international financier Robert Friedland has been recognized by leaders of the international financial sector and mineral resource industries as an entrepreneurial explorer, technology innovator and company builder. Mr. Friedland is Executive Chairman of the successor Ivanhoe Mines, a renewed and refocused explorer and mine builder whose shares trade on Canada’s Toronto Stock Exchange and the OTCQX Best Market in the United States.
- PLATREEF: Today, construction is underway on Ivanhoe’s 64%-owned Platreef state-of-the-art, underground platinum-palladium-gold-nickel-copper mine on the company’s world-scale discovery in South Africa’s renowned Bushveld Complex, where established mines already produce more than 70% of the world’s annual platinum output.
- KAMOA/KAKULA: In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ivanhoe Mines and its joint-venture partner Zijin Mining Group, of China, are developing the world-scale Kamoa-Kakula Project – now independently ranked as the largest copper discovery in the history of mining on the African continent and the world’s largest high-grade copper discovery.
- KIPUSHI: Ivanhoe’s third concurrent project, also in the DRC, is the extensive upgrading of the historic Kipushi Mine, with 68% owned by Ivanhoe and 32% by state-owned Gécamines, is projected to become one of the world’s 10 largest zinc producers after it resumes production.
In September 2016, Mr. Friedland was appointed board Co-Chairman of Clean TeQ, an Australia-listed company providing innovative and sustainable solutions for metals recovery and water treatment. Clean TeQ is developing the Syerston Project in the State of New South Wales, a nickel laterite resource comprising one of the world’s largest and highest-grade sources of scandium and cobalt.