Shanta Gold Ltd (LON:SHG) said it has appointed Yuri Dobrotin as its group exploration manager.
Dobrotin is a global expert in gold exploration with 35 years’ experience. He joins Shanta from Barrick Gold where he was a senior district geologist in Tanzania.
Dobrotin was previously the geology manager at Acacia Mining‘s Kenyan operations where he was directly involved in the discovery of the high-grade West Kenya Project, acquired by Shanta Gold in 2020.
Over the last 25 years, Dobrotin has lived and worked across the globe including in the world-famous Red Lake, Abitibi, Kalgoorlie and Lake Victoria greenstone belts.
“Yuri brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from many of the great gold deposits globally,” said Shanta chief executive Eric Zurrin in a statement.
“He was a key member of the discovery team at the West Kenya project and joins Shanta at an exciting time, with the company owning 2,300 square kilometres of highly prospective exploration properties in Tanzania and Kenya. Exploration is expected to be the primary driver for delivering shareholder value in the coming years.”