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Aury Africa appoints new CEO

Yuan, who officially took up the position as Aury Africa CEO in June 2015, has more than 20 years’ experience in the coal mining, construction, engineering enterprise and heavy duty industries.

Aury Africa CEO Xiaoming Yuan
Aury Africa CEO Xiaoming Yuan

Yuan aims to help management set up a solid technical expertise team.

“I have over the years gained extensive knowledge and understanding of mining, mineral processing operations and equipment sales, and have full support of the major shareholders,” he explains.

Despite challenges such as the economic impact on the mining industry, learning the South African market, setting up a sound team and growing Aury Africa’s technical capabilities, Yuan is confident of overcoming these challenges by reinforcing a detailed strategic plan to ensure success.

“We will focus on a thorough analysis of the local mining market, more time will be spent in South Africa and we will be getting technical support from Australia.

Since the mining industry will be at a low for another three to five years, we have to work even harder to survive. But the potential after this down-turning period will be significant,” Yuan concludes.

Chantelle Kotze
Chantelle Kotze is a Johannesburg-based media professional. She is a contributor at Mining Review Africa (Clarion Events - Africa) and has created content for the media brand over the past 6 years.