Dr. Pius Kasolo is a well-known and respected Lusaka based business strategist known for his technical expertise in the field of mining exploration. His career specifically in mining spans over 20 years in the UK, Europe and all over Africa including turning around ZCCM IH after holding the position of CEO for over 5 years from a loss-making position to a world class investment company.
Director Pius began his career as a student geologist at ZCCM Copper mines in Zambia in 1980 and went on to become a senior economic geologist at Zambia’s Geological Survey Department. In 1991, having completed his post-doctoral research in Geochemistry, he joined BHP Billiton as a consultant geologist evaluating possible exploration and economic mining projects in Africa. He then spent four years with the London-based mining company SAMAX Resources.
Director Pius did a two-year stint working part-time as a senior consultant at the European Union in Brussels before joining JCI in South Africa in 1997 as a group generative exploration manager, in charge of mine acquisition in West Africa. He then joined Anglo American’s new business division for six months to evaluate the base metal and gold mineralisation potential in Gabon in 1998 In 1999, Dr. Kasolo joined MAC Consulting South Africa becoming a hugely valuable addition to the team, acting primarily as a link between the firm and the mining industry.
Director Pius is highly educated and holds a Master’s Degree in Basin Analysis and Economic Geology from Nancy Ecole de Mine in France. He also has a PhD in Economic Geology from the University of Southampton in the UK, where he did post-doctoral research. In addition, Dr. Pius studied for an MBA at Thames Valley University in the UK. He is well read and well written with several accolades under his belt.
He enjoys reading, playing rugby, discussing politics and music. In addition to being a fluent English speaker he is proficient in French as well as five African languages. A perfect match for Access Bank that is expanding throughout the region and beyond.