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Ronald Peter SMIT – Summary CV and Profile

RPS CV – Jul 2020

Ron Smit Consulting Profile

Key skills

  • Project management in developing countries
  • Institutional support: mining sector governance and development
  • Mineral exploration
  • Communication and liaison
  • Capacity building and skills transfer
  • Team membership and leadership


  • Oct 2023 – Sep 2024: Advisor and Team Leader, Support to the Vietnamese Government towards a new Law on Geology and Mining. Adam Smith International (ASI) and Ernst & Young (EY), for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • Sep 2022 – Nov 2023: Consultant, Forest & Mining Project. Swedish Geological AB (SGAB), for the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SWEPA) under the international Environmental Governance Programme (EGP)
  • Jan 2023: Consultant, Technical Assistance on the Implementation of Subsoil Use, Rent and Profit Taxation for Natural Resource Extrtaction in Uzbekistan. Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF.
  • Jun – Oct 2022: Consultant, Due Diligence of Environmental and Social Compliance and Social Licence to Operate by two mining companies in Zambia. Swedish Geological AB.
  • Mar 2021 – ongoing: Business Analyst (Mining Projects) for CybELE.space.
  • Sep 2021 – May 2022: Advisor and Team Leader, Mongolian Mining Industry and Supply Chain Investment Climate Benchmark Study, Mongolia. Adam Smith International (ASI), for the EBRD.
  • Aug – Sep 2021: Trainer, Exploration and Management of Mineral Resources, Cameroon. African Geoscience Consulting SARL, for the WB PRECASEM programme.
  • Feb 2019 – July 2021: Consultant, Mineral Export Valuation, Mongolia and Zambia. Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).
  • Jan 2015 – Jan 2019: Team Leader, Mineral Production Monitoring Support Project (MPMSP), Zambia. Component of the EU-funded Public Finance Management programme. Adam Smith International.
  • Jul 2008 – present: Owner/principal, Ron Smit Consulting
  • Jul 2005 – Jun 2008: Project Manager, National Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment Project, Ghana. EU-funded Mining Sector Support Programme. HifabGruppen AB.
  • Dec 2003 – Jun 2005: Mining/exploration consultant.
  • May 2001 – Nov 2003: Completed MBA studies.
  • Jan 1995 – Apr 2001: Manager – Exploration (West Africa), Ghana. JCI Limited and subsidiary companies.
  • May 1991 – Dec 1994: Ore Evaluation Manager and Exploration Manager (Africa), Johannesburg Consolidated Investment Company Ltd., South Africa.
  • May 1987 – Apr 1991: Senior Geologist – Evaluation, Johannesburg Consolidated Investment Company Ltd., South Africa.
  • Sep 1984 – Apr 1987: Senior Geologist, GENCOR, South Africa.
  • Jan 1982 – Sep 1984: Geologist, General Mining Union Corporation, South Africa.


  • 2003 – MBA, Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh Business School), Scotland, UK
  • 1992 – M.Sc.(Eng.)(Mining) in the field of Mineral Economics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1986 – Dip.Data. (Diploma in Datametrics, Computer Science), University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1979 – B.Sc.(Hons.)(Geology), University of Johannesburg (previously known as Rand Afrikaans University), South Africa
  • 1978 – B.Sc.(Earth Sciences), University of Johannesburg (previously known as Rand Afrikaans University), South Africa


  • English – Fluent
  • Afrikaans – Fluent
  • Dutch – Fluent
  • French – Basic
  • German – Basic

Memberships and registrations

  • KIVI-NIRIA – Royal Dutch Institute of Engineers
  • KNGMG – Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands
  • SGA – Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits
  • SME – Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration
  • SAIMM – Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • GSSA – Geological Society of South Africa
  • SACNASP – Registered as a Professional Natural Scientist (Pr. Sci.Nat) with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions. Field: Geological Science. Reg. no.: 400145/86.


  • Born 8/12/1956 in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Nationalities: Republic of South Africa; Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Married, 3 sons