Mr. Sonko is Vice President of Tasiast (Mauritania) Ltd., a subsidiary of Red Back Mining Inc. (a Lundin Group Company).He is an Advisor, Business Development and Strategy (Africa) for the Lundin Group.He has a B.A. (First Class) from the University of Swaziland, M. Phil. from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a Ph.D (with Distinction) from the University of Denver, CO, in international economics & development.Before his transfer to Mauritania in September 2007, he was Director of Business Development & Strategy, Champion Industrial Minerals Inc. (another Red Back Mining subsidiary).He has advised many multinational companies on thier African investment strategies, worked for a number of international institutions, including the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund, and taught at four universities in the United States and France.He has written and published extensively on Africa and has served as a Special Advisor to Lundin for Africa since 2006.
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