Prior to taking up his post at Wesizwe Platinum Limited, Mr Jianke Gao was the General Manager Assistant of Jinchuan Group in China and has over 27 years of mining technical and management experience.
In July 1984, Mr. Gao received a Bachelor of Mining from Central-South Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and has subsequently achieved the qualification of Professor Level Senior Engineer.
Mr Gao was appointed to the position of General Manager Assistant of the Jinchuan Group Limited in January 2009 and, before that, he served as the Mine Manager of Mining Zone 2 of Jinchuan Group Limited for six years.
Since he joined the company in 1984, Mr Gao has held a number of esteemed positions within the Jinchuan Group Limited, including a period as the Assistant Chief Engineer and then the Chief Engineer of the Longshou Mine of Jinchuan.
He also served as the Deputy Director of the Technical Centre of Jinchuan and the Vice President of the Nickel and Cobalt Research and Design Institute.