- Work Position: Senior Manager - Resource Development
Peter was the General Manager, Exploration for Banro Corporation, a Canadian Gold Mining and Exploration company with key assets in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Banro’s highly prospective 210km long land portfolio, the Twangiza – Namoya Gold Belt, includes two operating mines (Twangiza & Namoya mines), two advanced exploration projects (Lugushwa & Kamituga Project) and a vast prospecting permit (Banro Congo Mining Permits) including the newly discovered Kihazi Prospect.
At Banro, Peter’s diverse role, included managing exploration activities, resource management. He setup, managed and developed all the international standard QAQC protocols for the Banro in-house sample preparation laboratory which has process in excess of 0.5 million samples. Undertook several internal & external laboratory audits and managed Banro’s in-house grade control and exploration drill rigs.
Before joining Banro, Peter was Senior Resource Geologist with Ashanti Goldfields (now Anglogold Ashanti), for 9 years. At Ashanti Peter was involved in mineral resources modeling and estimation, generating acid drainage models and mineral resource assessment/ due diligence of Ashanti -interested properties. Peter worked on Projects in Guinea, Ghana, Tanzania, Burkina Fasso, Cote d’ivoire, Zimbabwe, DRC and Mali,
Peter had earlier worked as a Mine Geologist in Teberebie Goldfields, Tarkwa.
Peter Kersi has almost 24 years’ experience in Gold exploration and mining industry in Africa; He holds a BSc (Hons) Geology with Chemistry from the University of Ghana, a MBA (Project Management) from American Intercontinental University, USA. Peter is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM), a Fellow of the West African Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (WAIMM), and a Member of the Ghana Institute of Geoscientists (GhIG).