Technical Lead, Rosh Pinah Zinc Mine
Sheron Kaviua is the Technical Service Manager and the incoming Vice President - Operations at Rosh Pinah Zinc Corporation as of 1 July 2022. She has 17 years’ experience in the mining sector and was part of the teams that converted major exploration projects into operational mines in Namibia: the Langer Heinrich Uranium mine, Skorpion Zinc Mine, Trekkopje project. She is the first female Mineral Resources Manager in Namibia and the first woman in the Namibian mining sector who has gone through the Namibia Affirmative Action Understudy Programme and appointed to lead a mining company. As a Mineral Resource Manager, Sheron increased the life of mine at Rosh Pinah Mine from 7 years in 2016 to 12 years in 2022. She also managed the successful implementation of the technology projects aimed at reducing cost, and transforming the Rosh Pinah Mine into the future of mining and the world’s most sustainable mining company. Sheron holds a master’s in business administration (Project Management) from the London School of Business and Finance and a master’s in engineering (Mining) from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is also a University of Namibia (UNAM) alumna, having completed BSc (Geology and Environmental Biology). Sheron is the president of the Namibia Future leaders Association, an association that assists students from previously disadvantaged communities with STEM subjects to enhance their chance of future employment in the mining sector.