Lithium Americas has appointed former AngloGold Ashanti CEO Kelvin Dushnisky to its board
Kelvin Dushnisky joins Lithium Americas
Prior to his role as CEO at AngloGold, Dushnisky also spent 16 years at Barrick Gold during which time he served as the company’s President.
"We are pleased to welcome Kelvin… to our Board," commented George Ireland, Chairman of the Board, Lithium Americas. "[His] knowledge and experience will be an excellent complement to the board as we begin the transition from developer to operator."
Dushnisky brings more than 25 years of global mining experience, with a focus on execution on strategic priorities. Dushnisky holds a B.Sc. (Hon.) degree from the University of Manitoba and M.Sc. and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association.
Lithium Americas is getting closer to production on the Caucharí-Olaroz lithium project in partnership with Ganfeng Lithium in Jujuy province, Argentina. The Caucharí-Olaroz partners have approved the commencement of development planning for a second stage expansion of at least an additional 20,000 tonnes per annum of lithium carbonate equivalent production capacity from Caucharí-Olaroz. Production is forecast to begin in mid-2022.
“Caucharí-Olaroz is on track to become the largest new lithium brine operation in over 20 years,” commented Ireland. “With construction for Stage 1 expected to be complete within the next year, together with Ganfeng Lithium, we are beginning to plan our next phase of growth in Argentina.”
The future looks bright for Lithium Americas as lithium demand remains high due to the electric vehicle revolution.
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