SMG 2021 theme: “Growing Guinea’s economy through diversified & sustainable mining operations”


Topics that will be discussed at SMG 2021 will focus on the recommendations of the previous edition:

  • Continue and intensify geological research.
  • Boost the local transformation of raw materials to create a synergy between Mines and energy.
  • Encourage mining companies to invest in synergy with their activities, in other areas of sustainable development such as agriculture
  • Urge mining companies to adhere to the pooling of transport and mineral evacuation infrastructures.

  • Strengthen the institutional capacity of the mining administration.
  • Invite local communities to prioritize inclusive dialogue to foster a peaceful business climate
  • Review the legislation to set up economic units
  • Readjust mining investments considering the lack of accommodation of mining infrastructure for agriculture.


2019 SMG Speakers

His Excellency Prof. Alpha Condé

President of the Republic of Guinea

HE Abdoulaye Magassouba

Minister of Mines and Geology

Malick N’DIAYE

President, Guinea Chamber of Mines

Mr. Abdoulaye COULIBALY

Director, Governance and Public Finance Management Department, AfDB

Dr. Pascal Rey

Chief Executive Officer, INSUCO

Mr. Koffi Klousseh

Project Development Director Africa 50

Dr. Ashok Nandi

President of the International Bauxite Alumina and Aluminum Society IBAAS

Mr. Jon White

CEO, Impact Agri

Mr. James Lumley

Chief Executive, AAM

Amb. Catherine Inglehearn

British Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea

Dr Ibrahima Abe Diallo

DG, Bourse de la Sous Traitance

Alexios Kirillov

Acting General Counsel and Secretary of the Board, Guinea Alumina Corporation SA (GAC)

Jason Peirce

Environmental and Social Director, Alufer Mining

Mr. Peter AUSTIN

Consultant at Creativa

Mr. Jean-François ARSENAULT

Managing Partner, CPCS

Ms. Marie GUIS

Partner at Lincoln Legal Services


Project Manager Mutualization (GAC, CBG, Rusal)


Project Director, SETEC International

Mr. Saadou NIMAGA

Secretary General, Ministry of Mines and Geology

Mr. Guy de SELLIER

President, HCF International

Mr. Kelvin TAN

Consultant at Core Advisory, Singapore



Mr Stéphane BRABANT

Associate Attorney & Chairman of the Africa Group, Herbert Smith Freehills

Mr Souleymane Traore

Director General, Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée

Dr. Cheick Taliby SYLLA

Minister of Energy and Hydraulics


Director of Operations, Managem Guinea


Director of Infrastructure and Natural Resources for Africa and the Middle East, IFC

Mr Boubacar THERA

Executive Director, Toro Gold Limited


Coordinator of the Mining Sector Governance Support Project, Pagsem

Mr. Baba SYLLA

Deputy Director General , The Center for Mineral Promotion and Development

Mr. Olivier LE BARS

Associate, White & Case

Mr Christian MULAMULA

Mining Investment Expert, IFC

Mr. Lorentz NWACHUKU

Investment Expert, IFC Infrastructures


President, Professional Association of Banks and PCA of the Subcontracting and Partnership Scholarship DG Bourse de la Sous-Traitance

Mr. Olivier BUYOYA

Resident Representative, IFC

Mr. Abdourahmane DIABY

General Manager, Société Anglogold Ashanti de Guinée ( SAG)

Paulo Roberto Castellari

Chief Executive Officer, Guinea Alumina Corporation / EGA

Mr. Ismaël DIAKITE

General Manager, SMB Winning Consortium Refinery

ZHANG Chengzhong

Directeur Général Adjoint de Chinalco

Mr. Michel GAO

Directeur Général de TBEA

Mr. Bernard SHEEHAN

Consultant, Former Director Infrastructure and Natural Resources, IFC

Mr. Abdellah MOUTTAQI

, Secretary General, National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines of Morocco

Mr. Daouda DIAKITE

Assistant Minister of Mines and Geology

Mr. Jean François LABBE

BRGM Consultant

Mr. Mohamed Lamine SY SAVANE

Director General, Center for Mining Promotion and Development, Ministry of Mines and Geology;


General Director - SOGUIPAMI

Mr. Alan CLARK

Director, CM Group


Aluminium Analyst, Wood Mackenzie

Mr. Aliou MAIGA

Director of Operations, West and Central Africa, IFC

Mr Alexandre LARIONONV

Interim Representative of Russky Aluminy LTD in Guinea

Dr Soukeyna KANE

Regional Director, World Bank Group

Mr. Alexandre CAMARA

Managing Director of Globetrans


President of the Organising Committee, Symposium Mines Guinea 2019

Mr. Craig Sillars

Sector Specialist, Mining and Infrastructure, UK Department of International Trade

Mr. Sandy Burrell

Director, WSP Group

Mr. Ibrahima Aminu

Business Development Director, Invest in Africa

Rachidi B Radji

Country Representative, World Bank

Mr Raphael Beaudoin

Vice President of Operations and Metallurgy, SRG Graphite

Mr. Rodrigue DJAHLIN

Sustainable Infrastructure Consulting Services Africa Manager, IFC


Managing Director of Dynamic Mining

Mr. Didier BAZZO

ESIA Consultant, Société Minière de Boké (SMB)

Mr. Jean-François DURAND-SMET

Mining Engineer, Consultant


Coordinator for West Africa, IFC CASA

Maimouna Diakhaby

Assistant to Minister/Communications Officer, Ministry of Mines and Geology, Guinea

Mr Aboubacar Sylla

Consultant, Ergo Strategy Group

Benoit Garrivier

Head of Development and Transaction, AEMP

Justin Hughes

Head, Aluminium Raw Materials, CRU Group

Paul Jennepin

Business Developer - AEMP

Lucien Guilao

Director General, ONFPP

Fadi Merheb

Managing Director, NORDA STELO

Baboucar Therа

Director General, Toro Gold

Chris Bayliss

Deputy Secretary General, International Aluminium Institute

Oleg Pelevin

Director of Strategy and Corporate Development, Nordgold

Evgeny Tulubensky

Board member of Nordgold Chief Legal Officer, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs of Nordgold

Oumar Togueyeni

Regional Vice-President, West Africa

Ruben de Meijer

Managing Director of Vermeer West Africa

Adrian Mill

Team Leader, Moore Stephens

Abou-Bakar Traoré

Director of Cabinet ABT, Former Minister of Mines and Former Minister of Finance of Mali

Seydou Bari Sidibé

Secretary General, Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests

Mr. Cheick SAKO

State Minister, Minister of Justice, Keeper of Seals, Republic of Guinea

Paulo Gomez

Counsellor of the Government of Guinea

Fréderic Bouzigues

Managing Director, Société Minière de Boké (SMB)


Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa

Gabriel Curtis

Minister of Investments and Public and Private Partnerships, Guinea

Boubacar Bocoum

Chief Expert on Mining Issues, World Bank

Aissata Beavogui

Director General, GAC S.A

Bob Adam

Independent Consultant

Dr. Alkaly Yamoussa Bangoura

Councilor for Mines, Presidency of the Republic

Mr. Kabiné KOMARA

Former High Commissioner of the Organization for the Development of the Senegal River, Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Guinea

Benoit La Salle

Director and Chairman of the Board, Sama Resources

Aboubacar Moustapha

Africa Directorate, TOTAL

Fadi Wazni

Chairman of the Board of Directors, SMB