Jonas Wiik new Exploration Director at Boliden
Jonas Wiik has been appointed as the new Exploration Director at Boliden Mines and will take up this position on 1 October 2013.
Jonas has worked within the Boliden for ten years, including eight within the exploration organisation. His most recent position is that of Near Mine Exploration Manager at Boliden Mines. Jonas holds an MSc in Geology and Mineralogy from Åbo Akademi, Finland. He will succeed Hans Årebäck who, after four years as Exploration Director, will now work with Business development and Strategy within Boliden Mines.
Successful exploration is vital for long-term mining operations and growth. Boliden has almost 100 years of exploration experience and today attracts professionals from around the world. Boliden has positioned itself as the European leader in exploration of zinc and copper, and exploration is currently being carried out at a number of locations in Sweden and Ireland. Investments over the past 10 years have generated huge increases of mineral resources and mineral reserves in primarily Garpenberg and Aitik. In 2012, SEK 350 million was invested in exploration which resulted in a total of 227,640 metres being drilled.
For further information, please contact:
Marcela Sylvander, Director Group Communications, Boliden
Tel: +46 8 610 1559, +46 733 244 551
Boliden is a metals company with a commitment to sustainable development. Our roots are Nordic, but our business is global. The company’s core competence is within the fields of exploration, mining, smelting and metals recycling. Boliden has a total of approximately 4,800 employees and an annual turnover of approximately SEK 40 billion. Its shares is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, segment Large Cap.