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US start-up KoBold Metals appoints female CEO for Zambia copper unit

On Wednesday, April 5th, 2023, KoBold announced the appointment of Mfikeyi Makayi as CEO of KoBold Zambia—the first Zambian woman in history to head a major mineral exploration company—in an interview with Reuters.

The news was incredibly well received: 

Mfikeyi also spoke with the BBC about her history-making appointment: