Akobo Minerals names former CEO Johan Sjöberg as Chief Exploration Manager
Akobo Minerals announces that Johan Sjöberg will rejoin the company as Chief Exploration Manager on the 1st of May. Johan was previously CEO of Akobo Minerals from 2018 to 2020, so he has very good knowledge of the project and our organization. Lately he has been working as a Geologist consultant for EMX in Sweden, managing their exploration activities with several drill rigs and teams in operation. He has vast experience from managing exploration projects, and also relevant competence from the mining sector.
“I have been looking forward to getting Johan back in the team. We have had a very good relationship since he left the company so he is ready to step in and have an immediate impact on our exploration work. With our very encouraging resource estimate we are even more confident that we are on the right track. Johan will focus on increasing our resource estimate, and also ramp up the general exploration activity.”, says Jørgen Evjen, CEO of Akobo Minerals.
“Coming back to Akobo and the amazing geology there is a fantastic opportunity and I am very pleased to get another chance to work with our very competent Ethiopian geology team. Ever since I first visited Ethiopia, I have carried a torch for the country and it’s people, it is simply an amazing place to work and the spectacular gold endowment of the Akobo region is a dream for any exploration geologist.”
Johan has a wide experience from the mining and exploration industry most recently working as senior exploration geologist for gold in the Gold Line, northern Sweden for EMX Royalty Corp and partners. Previous experience includes Chief Geologist at Nickel Mountain Resources and several senior geology roles including mine geologist and near mine exploration geologist at the Svartliden gold mine in the northern Sweden.
Johan is a senior exploration geologist trained at Uppsala University in Sweden as well as at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.
For more information contact:
Jørgen Evjen, CEO
Mob.: (+47) 92 80 40 14
About Akobo Minerals:
Akobo Minerals, a Norway-based gold exploration company, currently with ongoing exploration in the Akobo region in southwest Ethiopia through its wholly owned Ethiopian subsidiary Etno Mining Plc. The operations were established in 2009 by people with long experience from the public mining sector in Ethiopia and from the Norwegian oil service industry. Akobo Minerals holds an exploration license over key targets in the area. To date placer production and exploration work have outlined alluvial gold resources, and our team of geologists have worked extensively over the last 11 years to identify several potential primary gold targets. The drilling program initiated at the end of 2019 and continued through 2020 has so far shown exceptionally high-grade gold results.
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