Marek Dworzanowski,
president, SAIMM
Johannesburg, South Africa — 26 August 2013 – Anglo American’s reputation for employing leaders in the mining industry has once again been demonstrated, with one of the company’s technical specialists at Technical Solutions: Research, Marek Dworzanowski, being appointed president of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM).  

The SAIMM is the professional home of the majority of mining engineers and metallurgists in Southern Africa. The responsibility of the president of the SAIMM, together with his or her fellow office bearers, is the general management of the institute.

As incoming president, Dworzanowski will set the strategic direction for the Institute for the 12 months of his term. This will mainly involve SAIMM conferences and publications, increasing membership, opening new branches in Southern Africa and greater cooperation globally with sister institutes. He will also provide a monthly feedback to members in the SAIMM Journal.

Dworzanowski was born and educated in the United Kingdom and has a BSc Honours in Mineral Processing from the University of Leeds. He has worked for various mining and mining related companies during his career, including Impala Platinum, Montan Chemicals, Joy Process Equipment, and Group 5 Projects. He has served in a variety of roles, including   concentrator metallurgist, development metallurgist, applications engineer and process engineer.

Since 1990, Dworzanowski was an independent consulting metallurgist for numerous mining companies, covering project consulting and implementation together with plant audits in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. He joined Anglo American as a senior process engineer in 1999, and has held his current role, which focuses on magnetic separation research and consulting, since 2011.  

He is a registered professional engineer with ECSA and a Fellow of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

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