Rohitesh Dhawan is the President and CEO of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). The body brings together 28 mining and metals company members representing over 1/3rd of global minerals and metal production across 650 sites in over 50 countries, and over 35 national, regional, and commodities association members. It strives to push the boundaries of sustainable mining and maximize mining’s contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Rohitesh is a Fellow and faculty member of the Africa Leadership Initiative, a Raisina fellow at the Asian Forum on Global Governance, and a member of the Advisory Board of Concordia. He also serves on the expert panel on climate change for the UK government’s Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (PACT) program and has been named one of South Africa’s climate change leaders for his work with the country’s mining industry. He is also Chair of the Board of Trustees of the BecomingX Foundation which strives to create a world in which all young people can realize their full potential.
He holds a Masters of Science in Environmental Change & Management from the University of Oxford in the UK, and a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from Rhodes University in South Africa.