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Ambler Metals Appoints New President and CEO

Aug 28, 2020 | Mining, Right Moves

Right Moves with Ramzi Fawaz

Ambler Metals has appointed Ramzi Fawaz as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ambler Metals—the 50/50 joint venture company formed by South32 and Trilogy Metals to explore and develop the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects.

Fawaz joins Ambler Metals from Newmont Corporation where he was senior vice president of projects from February 2011 to October 2019, with responsibility for the development and execution of Newmont’s major gold and copper projects globally.

Before joining Newmont, Fawaz served as senior vice president of operations at Atomic Energy Canada Ltd. where he led all project development, refurbishment, and building of the CANDU reactor projects. Prior to Atomic Energy, he was with Royal Dutch Shell, where he worked for thirty years in various senior roles. Among those, Fawaz was responsible for leading the Athabasca oil sands expansion project in Canada and the Nigeria LNG Train 3 and LPG expansion project in Nigeria.

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Fawaz brings extensive leadership experience in US and international project development. Throughout his career, he has engaged extensively with all stakeholders related to major project developments, including executive management, boards of directors, shareholders, local communities, contractors, utilities and various regional and federal government agencies.

Fawaz holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and a master’s in power engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

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