Mikhail Leskov has been appointed a senior advisor by the Georgian Mining Corporation. Mr. Leskov has been a process engineer and metallurgist for more than 35 years, and will assist the company in the development of gold and copper production at the Kvemo Bolnisi East Project.
Mr. Leskov will be working with the owner of two adjacent producing gold and copper mines, who operate facilities at Madneuli and Sakdrisi.
Mr Leskov has held senior management positions at a many leading Russian mining firms, including GV Gold, Atomredmetzoloto, Russian Platinum, and Severstal. He has been involved in approximately 700 projects at various stages of development and with a wide array of minerals, like copper and gold, across the world. His responsibilities have included the management of scoping studies, metallurgical work and other metal and non-metal mineral commodities, and the processes to optimise efficiencies and maximise production.
Georgian Mining Corp Managing Director Greg Kuenzel said: "The addition of Mr Leskov's proven expertise in metallurgy, along with his considerable experience in processing plant design, costing, implementation and management will be of huge benefit to the Company as we continue to advance our development programme at KB. Having proven up initial Mineral Resources for both gold and copper at KB our focus now turns to finalising the intial production agreement with our JV partner as well as continuing with our phased resource development targets."
Mr Leskov was founder and chairman of NBL Gold, one of the first and the largest engineering consulting groups in post-Soviet Russia. He is currently also a Director of Mining and Metals at American Appraisal Russia, and was a member of the Board of the Union of Gold Producers of Russia, a non-commercial organisation founded in 1995 to assist in the development of the gold mining and precious metals industry in Russia.
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