Metallon appoints substantive CEO


Gold producer Metallon Corporation has appointed Ken Mekani as substantive chief executive officer.Mekani was CEO designate for the last nine months working closely with the former CEO and deputy chairman Mzi Khumalo, the company said yesterday.

Khumalo is now the non-executive deputy chairman of the gold producer.

Metallon said Mekani “will continue to focus on gold production growth in Zimbabwe both at current operations and new projects”. He will be involved with implementing corporate strategy and developing new opportunities.

Mekani has been with Metallon for 28 years after joining the then Lonrho Mining as Graduate Trainee Metallurgist in June 1987.

Mekani holds metallurgical engineering and business administration.

Khumalo said Mekani “has demonstrated his ability to lead Metallon through important changes and has delivered real value in terms of operational performance”.

Mekani said he was delighted to be taking over the company “at such a pivotal time”

“Metallon has an ambitious growth plan predicted upon our high quality assets in Zimbabwe, both in terms of our mineral resource and our people.

Together with the Management team, I intend to use my knowledge of the industry to ensure these assets and additional opportunities create value for the benefit of all our stakeholders,” he said.

Metallon has producing assets in Zimbabwe and exploration assets in Zimbabwe, Tanzania and DRC.