Philippe Kister is a 15 years experienced professional in mining development, from exploration to production.
He started his career in major Groups (exploration geologist at Areva, mining project financing at Credit Agricole CIB) and then turned toward junior companies developing mining projects for different ores worldwide (gold, phosphate, bauxite, etc). He has held several operational and management positions. As a Chief Operation Officer on a bauxite project in Guinea for the last five years (Alliance Minière Responsible/Winning Consortium), he has conducted all on site operations from grassroot exploration to the launch of the production.
Aware of the sustainable development of the natural resources, he is involved in a research and training Chair “Mineral Industry and Territorial dynamics” (named as a Secretary General since 2019). This Chair – initiated by the highest-level French engineering schools in mining – is developing a new transversal research methodology bringing together a broad spectrum of skills ranging from mining disciplines to the human and social sciences. It focuses on the territorial controversies relative to the development of the mineral industry worldwide
Philippe is a Qualified Geologist by the European Federation of Geologists. He has a PhD degree in Geosciences from the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine and an Engineering degree (MSc), from the Ecole des Mines de Nancy (France)