Smare Named PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum President

by PNG Business News - August 23, 2021

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Anthony Smare has been named the new president of the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum.

Anthony Smare is a trained geologist and a seasoned natural resources lawyer and executive who offers a lot of expertise to the job, having previously served on the council of the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum and in an advisory capacity.

Smare is the previous chairman of Nambawan Super and presently chairs a number of other boards in the PNG corporate sector, including Paradise Foods, Laga Industries, and the Kumul Foundation Inc., an entrepreneurial non-profit.

Smare was formerly a senior vice president of the chamber and is now the chairman of the Mining Committee.

He becomes the chamber's first unaffiliated president in its history, with no official ties to any producers or operators.

He was formerly employed by Barrick Niugini Limited but left in May following the completion of the Porgera framework agreement, which opened the way for the mine's reopening.

Richard Kassman is currently the chamber's senior vice president, and Leon Buskens is the chamber's vice president.

 

Reference: Post-Courier (13 August 2021). “Chamber of Mines and Petroleum Appoint Smare As President.”



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