Guillaume Kurek has been appointed CEO of GCO. The Grande Côte mineral sands mine, a Senegalese subsidiary of Eramet, is located north of Dakar on a concession approximately 100 kilometers in length. Its industrial facilities include a dredge and a floating concentration unit, a plant for separating the heavy minerals obtained from ilmenite, rutile, leucoxene, and zircon; a power plant, a railroad line for which the company holds the concession, as well as port and storage facilities.

Picture illustrating the appointment of Guillaume Kurek as CEO of Grande Côte Operations (GCO)

Based at the Diogo site, Guillaume Kurek’s principal responsibility will be to pursue the development of the mine and GCO’s plants while engaging in meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders. He is taking over from Benoit Robitaille, who is moving to a new position within the Group, and whose work in maintaining GCO’s strong performance in the face of a challenging health crisis deserve special praise.

Guillaume Kurek is an accomplished mining specialist who, in the course of his more than 20 years with Eramet, has acquired an extensive knowledge of the Group and its challenges, particularly in the areas of safety and stakeholder dialogue, which are two of the Group’s priorities.