U.S.–Africa Energy Summit 2017
Collaborative and Partnership Opportunities in the United States
for Steady-State Supply of Electricity in Africa

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Dr. Pious Kasolo

Dr. Pious Kasolo

CEO of ZCCM Investment Holdings, Plc.

Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of ZCCM Investments Holdings in October 2014, Dr. Kasolo was owner and Chairman of Zambezi Holdings, a diversified investment company, and Chief Executive Officer for Zambezi Mining Services.He is well known and respected in the mining sector for his technical expertise in mining exploration and as a highly effective business strategist.

Dr. Kasolo has over 20 years of experience in the mining sector, and has 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. He also served as Director of several companies in Africa including Firestone, an Australian Listed company.

Dr Kasolo studied geology at the University Of Zambia School Of Mines; and 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.