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Chairman of the Board:
Mr Hirotaka Suzuki

Mr Suzuki graduated from Keio University of Japan with a degree in Business Administration. He joined a Japanese conglomerate,Itochu Corporation, in 1983 and since then, has amassed over 30 years of working experiences in the Manganese industry.
 
In June 1993, Mr Suzuki established his own company, Asia Minerals Limited (AML) in Hong Kong , and has been the Chairman of AML since its incorporation. Currently AML owns a smelting plant in China, and has also invested in two other smelting companies located in China and India respectively. AML has subsidiary offices around the world, including China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, India, Europe, Africa and North America.

In 2008, AML through its subsidiary Kudumane Investment Holdings established Kudumane Manganese Resources (KMR) jointly with two BBBEE entities, Bold Moves 1715 (Pty) Ltd and Afris Manganese (Pty) Ltd. Mr Suzuki has been serving as a Director on the Board of Kudumane Manganese Resources (Pty) Ltd since its inception.