Ok Tedi Mining has appointed several of its national employees to leadership positions within its organisation as part of its vision to develop national leaders.

Ok Tedi Managing Director and CEO Musje Werror said the appointments are in line with the miner’s Vision 2025, which was launched late last year. A key part of the vision is to nationalise all its senior and executive management roles by 2025. The recent appointments will position the company to meet this target.

The six nationals and their new roles are:

  • Isaac Kwetok, deputy general manager for processing; previously manager – process operations.
  • Hillary Turnamur, manager – process operations; previously manager – Kiunga operations.
  • Dexter Wagambie, manager – Kiunga operations; previously manager – business continuity.
  • Rueben Lapin, manager – business continuity; previously manager for mine support services.
  • Beverly Pasen, finance manager; previously ICT manager.
  • David Laulau, manager – mine technical services; previously Bige operations manager.

“These are very important roles within OTML, and each of these individuals have had many years of management experience working at Ok Tedi, including other mines and industries within PNG and abroad. These changes will provide these leaders with exposure to other areas of the business which is part of our leadership development program,” Werror said.

“I congratulate all of them and look forward to their contribution to make Ok Tedi the leading mining company in PNG in the next 5 years as we continue to generate significant wealth for the people of Western Province and Papua New Guinea.”