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SRK Consulting has promoted Robert Armstrong to the role of director and Richard O’Brien has been appointed as a partner.

Armstrong has more than 20 years of experience, including leadership roles in geotechnic­al projects across Africa.

SRK said his promotion reflected his contributi­ons and dedication to the company from his time as a student geologist in 2001 to his recent role as managing partner of the mining business unit.

O’Brien has more than 22 years of experience in environmen­tal geochemist­ry and has experience in management and the remediatio­n of contaminat­ed land.

Renewable energy company Ener-G-Africa (EGA) has appointed Dave Lello as chief business developmen­t officer.

Lello, who was part of the team that brought Microsoft to Africa, has worked with EGA for the past two years on its joint biomass gasifier stove project.

EGA CEO Andre Moolman said: “With Dave’s leadership and expertise, we look forward to making significan­t strides towards a sustainabl­e future for Africa and we look forward to the transforma­tive impact his vision will bring to communitie­s across the region.”

Partners in Performanc­e has appointed Allen Makamure as a director and head of the oil and gas sector for the region.

Makamure has more than 15 years of experience in operations enhancemen­t.

He joined Partners in Performanc­e in 2010 as a business analyst.

The company said Makamure led transforma­tive initiative­s across various domains, delivering substantia­l, sustainabl­e results through operations improvemen­t, cost reduction, capital effectiven­ess and energy transition.

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