Eben is a Mining Expert in Quantum Black based in Perth.
He has been involved in open pit and underground mining operations, operational diagnostics and continuous improvement projects worldwide.
Currently Eben is fully involved in MineLens, proposing a set of operational benchmarking products and services to mining companies. He has involvement in several underground & opencast operational improvement and transformation studies (USA, Australia & South Africa) and was instrumental in the development of the MineLens benchmarking methodology for opencast as well as underground (longwall and continuous miner) methods.
Prior to joining McKinsey & Company, Eben served a major mining company in South Africa as a Mining Engineer and Production Manager (underground and opencast: coal).
Eben holds Honours degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).
Eben van Niekerk, Solution Leader, OptimusAI & MineLens at Quantum Black, will be presenting on The future is here: Leveraging AI in mineral processing within the Plant & Processing session at IMARC. Download the programme.