Mining Industry Champion - IDC
Mining Industry Champion IDC
COMPANY: IDC (Industrial Development Corporation)
POSITION: Mining Industry Champion
Kevin Hodges has a B.Sc. (Hons) in geology. He has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry. He is a mining financier, mining project developer and Geologist.
Kevin currently operates in the Equity Capital market, investing private equity in early stage mining projects and assisting developing the project through to implementation. He is based in Sandton South Africa.
Some of his successes in investment financing and mine development include the long term successful development of the Letseng Diamond Mine in Lesotho, the Chibiluma South Copper Mine in Zambia, The Ruashi Copper mine in the DRC, and the Metorex Group and Merafe Ferrochrome in South Africa.
In addition Kevin has extensive experience in due diligence, financing and developing projects in the following sectors, Ferrochrome, PGMs, Nickel, Mineral Sands, Bauxite, Rare Earths, Manganese, Coal, Spodumene, Iron Ore, Kimberlite and alluvial diamonds, Magnesite, Andalusite, Tailings retreatment plants, Lead/Zinc, gold, Uranuim, and Phosphate.
He has extensive experience in structuring of finance for mining ventures from vanilla debt capital, to sculpted debt, preference shares, quasi equity and Mezzanine finance, large project finance transactions and equity capital. He has worked extensively in South Africa the DRC, Zambia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Uganda.
Kevin also has experience of working in, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Kenya. He has held directorships in 4 mining companies as well as the Geoscience Council of South Africa.