MINEXX APPOINTS TARIQ QURESHI AS GENERAL COUNSEL IN LATEST SENIOR HIRE

LONDON, 5 July 2022 – Minexx has appointed Tariq Qureshi in the newly created role of General Counsel, bringing with him over 18 years’ of legal experience.

Tariq Qureshi’s appointment as GC is the latest in a series of senior hires at Minexx, and follows the appointment of Dominique Kayigire as its Responsible Sourcing Manager in May and the appointment of Emmanuel Beau as Chief Investment Officer during the pandemic last year. 

Having an in-house GC at Minexx will further aid the blockchain platform to efficiently identify governance and compliance systems, as well as advising senior executives. 

Based in London, Qureshi joins Minexx having been General Counsel at La Mancha where he headed the legal function of its $1bn gold investment business, advising on all aspects of its investment work as well as supervising its administrative, governance and compliance systems.  With this experience Tariq is a great fit for Minexx and will help the business evolve and grow so it can lead the way in satisfying the world’s appetite for minerals for technology in a fair way for people and planet. 

Minexx CEO, Marcus Scaramanga says: ‘’I’m very pleased Tariq Qureshi has joined the Minexx senior team at such a key period of growth for the business.  His experience and knowledge of legal and compliance issues in the gold extraction sector will help us work with more artisanal producers across sub-Saharan Africa so they can benefit from our technology. 

“Through our blockchain platform Minexx is bringing traceability, transparency and trust to the artisanal mineral extraction sector as well as helping improve efficiency, health and safety on site and protect the environment through access to capital – enabling the purchase of efficient and safer equipment. 

“I am excited by the talented senior team we are building at Minexx.  We have great momentum as we enter the second half of the calendar year.”

Tariq Qureshi says: “I am delighted to join Minexx.  The  small scale mining sector in Africa is growing rapidly to meet massive demand for Climate driven devices such as smartphones, electric motors and batteries.  Minexx’s blockchain technology can help it grow in the right way – with traceability, modern equipment, safer working conditions and more efficient and sustainable mining methods.”