DR. WILLEM SMUTS
Dr Willem Smuts is a geologist with a master’s degree in sedimentology from the University of Port Elizabeth and a PhD from Pretoria University. He is a registered professional earth scientist and has authored and co-authored over 79 scientific and technical papers. Willem has 27 years of technical and management experience in the fields of research, exploration, mining and consulting. He sits on the boards of several international private junior companies and was the CEO and president of a Canadian junior that reverse listed on the TSX.V two years ago. Dr Smuts is recognised as a Qualified Person pursuant to NI 43-101 and a Competent Person under the JORC and SAMREC codes respectively.
Willem has edited several leading mining magazines, independently consults on coal, diamond, gold and base metals exploration and has been delivering hands-on mining courses and workshops for companies and individuals around the globe.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO), INDONESIA
Ismet majored in Public Administration, attending the prestigious University of Sriwijaya, Palembang, in Indonesia. He spent 15 years in Standard Chartered bank, in a variety of different managerial positions. During this time, Ismet learned that finance was about more than numbers. He believes that a company’s bottom line is invariably tied to having the right people, and in its ability to keep them.
In the last three years, Ismet has grown increasingly familiar with the technical world of coal mining. He currently ensures that all projects meet the strict cost control programmes of ASMC, and that the company’s records remain meticulous.
HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS (INDONESIA)
Ferry is one of ASMC’s most critical “on the ground” managers. He graduated from Gadjah Mada University with a Masters of Business Administration, and has always had a talent for developing streamlined, flexible organizational systems. His ability to rectify and refine organizational processes has served several companies well, and he excelled in his last appointment as Regional Manager at PT. Anugrah Karunia Alam.
Previously, he had also distinguished himself with stints as a Supervisor for HSBC Indonesia, and as part of the staff at Standard Chartered Bank.
Ferry’s tenacity is an example to his subordinates and peers being one of ASMC’s most tireless front line workers. He is often the first to be consulted for solutions on daily operational needs.