Altona Energy welcomes Cedric Simonet to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, London –  Altona Energy PLC (Aquis: ANR.PL), a mining exploration company with a focus on Rare Earth Technology Metals mining projects in East Africa, today announced the appointment of Cedric Simonet to its Board as a Non-Executive Director effective immediately.

“Since Cedric joined the Company in August as our consultant geologist, he has shown an incredible level of knowledge of the African landscape, prompting us to make our relationship a more permanent one, by appointing him as a Non-Executive board Director.” said CEO, Christian Taylor-Wilkinson.

He added: “While the Covid-19 restrictions have made travel to Africa difficult for the rest of the board, Cedric has been our local eyes and ears, across the jurisdictions we have an interest in, maintaining Altona’s presence and performing both technical and corporate roles with a high level of professionalism and success. We are delighted to welcome Cedric to the board and strongly believe he will make a significant impact on the Technology Metals projects we are focused on.”

About Cedric Simonet

Cedric Simonet is a highly experienced geologist, who has spent most of the past 25 years living and working in Africa.

Cedric, a French national, graduated from Universite Blaise Pascal with a Masters in Geology in 1995, and from Universite de Nantes with a Ph.D. in Geology in 2000.

Between 2003 and 2006 he was a lead geologist and open-pit manager at the SOGEREM (ALCAN) fluorspar mine in France, and he led a major continuous improvement project for ALCAN Specialty Aluminas Europe in 2007. He served as Africa Region Manager of IGE Resources AB, where he oversaw exploration and development operations in Burundi and Kenya, until 2010, after which he founded Akili Minerals Services, a Nairobi-based leading exploration services company which has since served over 60 local and international clients with services covering a variety of commodities.

Between 2014 and 2017 he was General Manager at NuAfrica Gas, a company involved in Coal Bed Methane in Mozambique.

Cedric also served as Chairman of Kenya Chamber of Mines, an advocacy body representing the mineral industry in Kenya, between 2010 and 2011, and again between 2017 and 2019.

Cedric holds the European Geologist title and is qualified to act as a Competent Person / Qualifies Person over a wide range of mineral projects. He works as an independent consultant in mineral development all over Africa.

About Altona Energy PLC

Altona is a mining exploration company focused on the evaluation, rapid development, and extraction of Technology Metals in East Africa.

The Company was admitted to trading on AIM on 10 March 2005 and was subsequently admitted to Aquis Stock Exchange (previously NEX) on 1 February 2019.

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