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Changes in Leadership Positions at Ok Tedi Mining

by PNG Business News - April 06, 2021

Caption: From Top Left: Issac Kwetok, OTML’s new Deputy General Manager for Processing, Hillary Turnamur, now Manager Process Operations, Beverly Pasen (Manager Finance), David Laulau (Manager Mine Technical Services), Dexter Wagambie (Manager Kiunga Operations), and Rueben Lapin who is now Manager of Business Continuity.

As part of its vision to grow national leaders, Ok Tedi Mining Ltd (OTML) has named many of its national employees to leadership roles within the company.

The appointments, according to OTML's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Musje Werror, are in accordance with the company's Vision 2025, which was announced in late 2020.

One of the Company's main goals is to nationalize its senior and executive management positions by 2025, and these appointments will help it achieve that goal.

Isaac Kwetok, a qualified chemist from Telefomin in the Sandaun Province who is now the Deputy General Manager for Manufacturing, is one of the six nationals who have been selected.

Kwetok joined OTML in 2003 and has worked in a variety of supervisory positions, the most recent of which was Manager Process Operations. Kwetok will now be in charge of Kiunga Operations, Manufacturing Operations, Processing Mechanical Maintenance, Process Stability, and Electrical Maintenance - Technical Services.

Hillary Turnamur, who will serve as Manager – Process Operations, and Beverly Pasen, who will serve as Finance Manager, were also appointed. Turnamur has been with OTML since 2005 and previously served as the company's Kiunga Operations Manager, while Pasen served as the company's ICT Manager for the previous three years.

Also appointed were David Laulau who has been named Manager Mine Technical Services, Rueben Lapin as the Manager Business Continuity, and Dexter Wagambie as Manager Kiunga Operations.

Prior to their current positions, Laulau was the Bige Activities Manager at OTML, Lapin was the Mine Support Services Manager, and Wagambie was the Business Continuity Manager.

“These are very important roles within OTML, and each of these individuals has had many years of management experience working at Ok Tedi, including other mines and industries within PNG and abroad,” Werror said. “These changes will provide these leaders with exposure to other areas of the business which is part of our leadership development program. I congratulate all of them and look forward to their contribution to make Ok Tedi the leading mining  company in PNG in the next 5 years as we continue to generate significant wealth for the people of  Western Province and Papua New Guinea.”



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