Hello, Mr Arnaud PHANZU, you have just been hired by MHK. Could you tell us more?
Arnaud Phanzu. I have indeed just been recruited by MHK to manage the marketing and sales department. Founded in 2015, MHK (is a company that) specializes in mining. We work in three stages: study the land, mine and transport the ore, and soon metallurgy. Our offices are in Lubumbashi and our main business activity is in the Kipushi area, on the Kalumine site. We employ nearly 200 people.
MHK is therefore a young company. Could you tell us about how it was found-ed?
MHK was born from the initiative of the president and founder, Mr. Emmanuel SPANOGIANNIS. While extraction and mining in the DRC were working properly, the transport sector was irregular and inefficient. So he positioned himself as an in-termediary and created MHK.
What are the prospects for MHK in 2020?
In 2020 we will focus not only on developing our extraction strategy, but also our metallurgy services so that we can process metals directly by collaborating with other mining companies. The SOMIKA group has been our partnershareholder since the end of 2016; together, we hope to find other ways of expanding our busi-ness. We cannot therefore be satisfied with simply extracting the raw material from the ground – we plan on moving forward and providing more services in the mining sector