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Why African cobalt will continue to dominate the EV battery space - Breakfast Discussion

Date Thu 21 February 2019, 07:00
- Thu 21 February 2019, 09:30
Location Worley, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg
Resources E V Breakfast 30jan2019.pdf
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lara smithLARA SMITH has been an analyst for over thirteen years, starting her career as an equity analyst at Foord Asset Management and more recently as the lead analyst at Steinmetz Group, where she was responsible for sourcing, analysing and evaluating potential mining acquisitions in Africa and the Baltic regions.

The Founder and Managing Director of Core Consultants in June 2009, Lara and her team are committed to supplying highquality commodity market research, analysis and valuations to global institutions. Core Consultants has been engaged in over sixty market balance, prefeasibility and feasibility studies for an array of commodities. Their most recent work includes sourcing an ethical cobalt producer in the DRC on behalf of a global mobile telecoms manufacturer, advisory work on the cobalt supply chain, a scoping study for a Spanish potash deposit and a feasibility study for a sulphuric acid plant in Botswana.

An internationally recognized expert in the field of mining analysis and a wellknown speaker, Lara has a BSc in Chemistry, Statistics and Economics and a BCom (Hons) in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town.