Masood Yaqub

After migrating to Australia in 1995, Masood found a pathway to metallurgy through a high school chemistry teacher, who showed him that a passion for chemistry could have a practical application in the mining industry. During his studies at Murdoch University, Masood worked at Western Mining Corporation and completed a placement in Botswana commissioning a nickel laterite processing plant.

Since completing his Honours, Masood has worked in multiple locations and throughout Australia including Kalgoorlie, Marandoo, Charters Towers and Jundee in north-western Australia. Masood has also applied his knowledge overseas in Indonesia, Mauritania and Burkina Faso, and has most recently worked at the Oyu Tolgoi Copper project in Mongolia, where his work was focused on mentoring the national workforce.

During his time in Mongolia, Masood also began his MBA through the Curtin Graduate School of Business. Masood’s wide experience of commodities and processing/comminution methods has earned him a name within the processing community. His generous collaboration with his colleagues and his drive to better himself through further education is a great example for all of us.

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