Bauxite from Sierra Leone

Sierra Mineral Holdings 1 Limited,
52 Wellington St., Freetown Sierra Leone


Basudeb Datta General Manager

Mr. Basudeb Datta is a top performing management professional and result-driven resourceful Geologist. He is a self-starter, one who meets project deadlines while performing multiple tasks within fast-paced environments. Mr. Datta has insightful Technical and managerial work experience with proven track record in managing different demanding mineral exploration/mining projects of leading large-scale operations in India and Africa.

Mr. Datta holds a post graduate diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) with specialization in Operations and Human Resource Management, M.Sc. Applied Geology and a bachelor’s degree – B.Sc (Hons) in Geology. He graduated from the Presidency College, Calcutta University and Post graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India. He has over 20 years of experience in strategic planning and management of various mineral exploration, prospection and mining projects in India and various parts of Africa. Mr. Datta is an active fellow member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy – AusIMM (332492) and qualified Competent Person in accordance with the JORC Code.

Mr. Datta joined Sierra Mineral Holdings I Limited (SMHL) in 2014 and worked as Operations Director and Acting General Manager until the end of 2019. Among other responsibilities he was accountable for commercialization of SMHL’s mining operations in Sierra Leone; safety, profitability and compliance to all regulatory and statutory requirements of SMHL’s operational activities, including exploration, mining. beneficiation and sales. Mr. Datta’s main goal is to continuously develop and improve all aspects of business processes and ensure sustainability and growth of SMHL’s operations in Sierra Leone.

Mr Datta is General Manager at Sierra Mineral Holdings 1 Vimetco since January 2020.