Palmira is responsible for establishing Petmin’s Ashtabula operations and leading engineering teams on the project to ensure targeted construction milestones and production timelines are achieved. Responsibilities include efficient deployment of available resources through the period, as well as facilitation of the funding required for development of the Ashtabula facility.
Palmira has over 23 years engineering, mining and mining finance experience. She has a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pretoria and obtained her MBA at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Her experience includes operational process engineering at Sasol Ltd, design engineering at Fluor Daniel and over 16 years in mining debt and equity finance, including project finance at Investec Bank in commodities and resource financing, and corporate and investment banking at Standard Bank.