We are pleased to welcome four new GEOVIA Champions, Mohamed Aboud from Reliance Heavy Industries, Luke Pritchard from AngloGold Ashanti, Swasthik Prabhu from JSW Steel Ltd., and Franck Kabamba from Boss Mining, to the GEOVIA Champions Program!
Learn more about their accomplishments that make them stand out as Champions for GEOVIA below.
Geology Manager, Reliance Heavy Industries
With more than 10 years of experience using GEOVIA software and certified in Lean Six Sigma, Mohamed is an accomplished lean mining expert. He currently works as a Geology Manager at Reliance Heavy Industries, who offers a range of services to cover all the needs of the cement industry.
Mohamed’s areas of knowledge include field exploration, detailed geological and geochemical assessment, audit assistance for cement and industrial raw materials for over 25 deposits, and mine planning of 13 deposits. Using his expertise, he has managed 16 drilling campaigns and investigation studies and also has written 16 technical reports concerning raw materials evaluation and development.
LinkedIn: Mohamed Aboud
Senior Underground Mine Surveyor, AngloGold Ashanti
Junior Manager, JSW Steel Ltd.
Swasthik is a passionate mining engineer with specialties in Planning and Design of mines using GEOVIA software including Surpac, Whittle, and MineSched. He graduated in Bachelor of Technology in Mining Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal where he was awarded the Neyveli Lignite Corporation Sponsored Gold Medal for Best Outgoing Student of the Institute.
Currently, he is the Junior Manager of the Mining Division in JSW Steel Ltd., one of India’s largest integrated steel manufacturers, where he implements his knowledge in various disciplines including Resource Modelling, Pit Optimization, and Scheduling.
LinkedIn: Swasthik Prabhu
Modeling Geologist, Boss Mining
Starting as a field geologist in 2008, Franck is now the Modeling Geologist for Boss Mining (ERG Africa). An enthusiastic Surpac user, he has received extensive training from the basics to specific areas such as Geological Modeling and Resource Estimation. Franck credits his efficiency in his workplace to Surpac’s capabilities, which allows him to perform quality assurance and control, geological and geostatistical analysis, resource modelling and estimation, reconciliation, and grade control.
LinkedIn: Franck Kabamba
Once again, welcome aboard Mohamed, Luke, Swasthik, and Franck!