Corporate Profile

Mintek is South Africa’s national mineral research organisation and it is one of the world’s leading technology organisations specialising in mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and related areas. Working closely with industry and other R&D institutions, Mintek provides service testwork, process development and optimisation, consulting and innovative products to clients worldwide.

David Powell

General Manager: Business DevelopmentDavid Powell

Dr David Powell

Dr David Powell is the General Manager of Business Development at Mintek. He is a registered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), a Fellow of the Minerals Engineering Society (UK), and member of the Southern African Coal Processing Society.

He holds a PhD (Chem Eng), MSc (Eng) (Metallurgy), GDE (Metallurgy), and BSc (Hons) (Metallurgy) from North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, University of Manchester, the University of the Witwatersrand, and the University of Manchester respectively.

David started his career in the minerals industry in 1988 and has worked for several mining companies, rising to general manager level, during which he developed a wide range of experience in coal and mineral processing, research and development, management of commercial operations, and general management.   He has returned to Mintek, having worked in the Minerals Processing Division from 2002 to 2005.

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