Mr Jerifanos Chikuvadze is the Acting Foundry Manager since November 2018. He is a Metallurgical Engineer with over 10 years working experience in mineral processing, metallurgical test work design, feasibility and due diligence studies in metallurgical and mineral processing projects, process flow sheet development and optimization of unit operations, process audits, debottlenecking and optimization of mineral processing circuits, design and optimization of comminution circuits.
He started his career at Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation - Sabi Gold Mine where he designed a heap leaching plant as a process metallurgist. He later joined Alex Stewart International as a metallurgical auditor. He joined SIRDC in July 2009 as a research scientist in extractive and physical metallurgy and rose through the ranks to his current position of Acting Foundry Manager, after successfully managing the foundry plant as a senior metallurgist in streamlining production processes, projects planning and training development. He oversees manufacturing operations with consistent success in achieving revenue, cost reduction, productivity and delivery goals.