Considered to be Asia’s most prestigious mining investment awards and a highlight in the Asian mining calendar, the annualare where ‘the best of the best’ in the Asia Pacific region receive recognition for their achievements in the past year.
Nominated by industry peers and chosen by an esteemed panel of judges, these awards are designed to recognize excellence and outstanding achievement over a wide cross-section of the Asia Pacific mining and investment sector.
Sponsored by, this year we recognise six areas of excellence: Asia-Pacific Mining Executive of the Year, North American Mining Executive of the Year, Asia-Pacific Mining Exploration Executive of the Year, Asia-Pacific Mining Deal of the Year, Asia Pacific Exploration Mining Company of the Year, and Asia-Pacific Mining Company of the Year.
The 2019 Shortlisted Nominees are:
Asia-Pacific Mining Executive of the Year
Recognizing outstanding achievement by a mining company CEO or MD who oversaw a major financial or operational improvement for a mining company, either headquartered or operating in Asia-Pacific.
- Bill Beament, Northern Star
- John Lamb, Myanmar Metals
- Jake Klein, Evolution Mining
- Graham Kerr, South 32
- Paul Flynn, Whitehaven Coal
- Simon Finnis, Metro Mining
North American Mining Executive of the Year
Recognizing outstanding achievement by a mining company CEO or MD who oversaw a major financial or operational improvement for a mining company, either headquartered or operating in North America.
- Michael O’Keeffe, Champion Iron
- Steve Letwin, IAMGOLD
- Peter Kukielski, Nevsun Resources
- Anthony Makuch, Kirkland Lake Gold
- Sean Roosen, Osisko Royalties
- Mark Bristow, Barrick
Asia-Pacific Mining Exploration Executive of the Year
A CEO or MD of an exploration company either headquartered or operating in Asia-Pacific, who oversaw a noteworthy exploration in the past year in either greenfield or brownfield discoveries.
- Bharat Parashar, Ceylon Graphite
- Steve Parsons, Bellevue Gold
- Graham Carmen, Tinka Resources
- Mike Young, Vimy Resources
- Sam Riggall, CleanTeq
- Carl Dumbrell, Herencia Resources
- Jonathan (Sam) Spring, Kincora Copper
- Rob Humphryson, Novo Resources
- Nick Mather, SolGold
Asia-Pacific Mining Deal of the Year
A notable takeover, listing, merger or acquisition.
- Northern Star
- Nevsun Resources – Zijin Mining
- Rio Tinto
Asia-Pacific Exploration Mining Company of the Year
Awarded to an exploration company either headquartered or operating in Asia-Pacific who made a noteworthy greenfield or brownfield discovery in the last year.
- Ceylon Graphite
- Bellevue Gold
- Tinka Resources
- Vimy Resources
- Herencia Resources
- Kincora Copper
- Novo Resources
Asia-Pacific Mining Company of the Year
Awarded to a mining company either headquartered or operating in Asia-Pacific who provided great value to shareholders, outperformed its peers and continued to strengthen its core assets.
- Evolution Mining
- Kirkland Lake
- Myanmar Metals
- South 32
- China Molybdenum
- Whitehaven Coal
- Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia
“We had a record number of entries this year across all award categories and congratulate all of those companies and individuals who have made it on the shortlist for this year’s awards” said Mike Hill, Commercial Director Asia for Mines and Money.
All registered delegates of Mines and Money Asia are invited to join us at the 12th annual Mines and Money Asia Outstanding Achievement Awards Reception on Wednesday 3 April 2019, taking place at Island, Shangri-La Hotel where the winners in each of the respective categories will be announced.
Feature Image: Bharat Parashar, CEO of Ceylon Graphite, receives an award at the 2018 Mines and Money Asia Outstanding Achievement Awards from Everblu Capital's Tim Wilson and Andrew Thake, Mines and Money Head of Content.