Dr Pius Kasolo
Dr Pius Kasolo is well known and respected in the mining sector, for both his technical expertise in the field of mining exploration and for his acumen as a highly effective business strategist.
Dr Kasolo studied geology at the University Of Zambia School Of Mines; He holds an Msc. In Basin analysis from Nancy Ecole de mine, in France; a PhD in Economic Geology from the University of Southampton, UK; a Post-Doctoral Research (University of Southampton, UK); He has authored and co-authored numerous articles and has addressed international conferences and symposia on issues relating to the mining industry.
Dr. Kasolo has over 20 years of experience in the mining sector as a consultant and at senior management level, during which he has worked in, and provided consultancy services to, organisations with major international mining interests. He has undertaken various high level research studies, consultancy assignments and evaluations in the mining industry and other business sectors for the European Union, BHP, the University of Southampton and the Zambia Revenue Authority among others. He has held various senior positions in the mining industry including that of Exploration Manager for JCI Limited of South Africa (then Part of the Anglo American Corporation) covering various countries namely Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ghana, Mali and Gabon. Dr. Kasolo has served as Director on several companies in Africa including Firestone an Australian Listed company.
Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc in October 2014, Dr. Kasolo was owner and Chairman of Zambezi Holdings, a diversified investment company and Chief Executive Officer for Zambezi Mining Services (a concrete lining products firm based in South Africa).