Winners of the Mines and Money Asian Mining Awards 2013
Robert Friedland and Owen Hegarty were amongst the winners at the Mines and Money Asian Mining Awards, held during Mines and Money Hong Kong last week. Hundreds gathered at a black tie event at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to see who picked up awards in six categories: Country, Deal, Discovery and Project Development of the Year as well as the Mines and Money Jury Award and Mining Personality of the Year.
Owen Hegarty, Executive Vice Chairman of G-Resources Group was honoured with the Mining Personality of the Year Award, recognised for his glittering four-decade-long career. Mr Hegarty has founded a series of successful exploration companies which went on to become multi-billion dollar producers and he recently developed a silver and gold mine in Indonesia. His current mining interests span the Russian Far East, Australia, Indonesia, Canada and Colombia.
Robert Friedland accepted the Mines and Money Jury’s Award in a unanimous decision for his role in Ivanplats’ IPO last year, raising over C$300 million for the company’s projects in the Congo and South Africa.
Deal of the Year went to General Nice Group, who picked up the award for their $240 million investment into IRC’s projects in Russia.
While Sirius Resources took top honours in the Discovery of the Year category for its Nova discovery in Fraser Range, Western Australia and Panaust walked away with the Project Development of the Year Award for their on-schedule commissioning of their Ban Houayxai Project in Laos.
Jay Hambro, Executive Chairman of IRC (third from left) and Jaffe Lau, CEO and Executive Director of
General Nice Group (third from right) accept the Deal of the Year Award.
MC Darryl Lovegrove performs during the Awards Ceremony
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