Johan Ferreira

Chief Executive Officer

Cupric Canyon Capital and Khoemacau Copper Mining


Johan Ferreira has 32 years’ experience in the mining industry. Over and above his rigorous operational experience, he has a proven track record in mine design, project management and the commissioning of mining projects.
Johan started his mining career in 1986 with Anglo American as a Learner Official and progressed to the level of Senior Vice President Operations – South African Region for what became AngloGold Ashanti. Prior to joining Khoemecau, Johan was the Regional Senior Vice President – Africa Region for Newmont based in Ghana. During his four years of service with Newmont, he had many successes. Apart from dealing with complex internal and external stakeholder relationships, infrastructure challenges, and new project development, Ghana was one of Newmont’s top performing operating divisions under Johan’s leadership.
Johan joined Cupric & Khoemacau in early 2017 as Managing Director and took over the role as CEO of Cupric Canyon Capital and Khoemacau Copper Mining in 2018.
In addition to his normal career duties he also steered the Association of Mine Managers of South Africa as President as well as the President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines.
Johan holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree from the University of Pretoria and is a qualified and certified Professional Engineer.

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