Mining & Exploration Executive Consultants Serving Perth
Australia’s mining industry has a large and enviable talent pool, comprised of experienced professionals and consultants in almost every discipline required, many of whom are considered experts in their respective area.
I know many of them and admire their dedication, service and track record in the industry. However, many of these experienced professionals specialise in a relatively narrow area, and so putting together a team made up of these individuals is often time-consuming and, unless managed tightly, can be costly.
Equally, engineering services companies are not able to offer a comprehensive range of executive services, simply because there are not enough chargeable man-hours in it for them.
- How to initiate, manage and bring to successful completion a wide variety of mining projects
- The numerous stages of optimising and creating strategic asset value in a mining company
- How to predict (and avoid) cost overruns and schedule overruns
- Why divergence from the basic principles of project management in the mining industry is extremely perilous
- The importance of understanding stakeholders’ perception of capital, time, cash flow, and commodity prices
Sten Soderstrom is The Trusted Authority On Strategic Value Creation For The Mining Industry. For over 30 years, he has initiated, managed, and brought to successful completion numerous projects, working closely with senior executives at every stage of the process, from concept and exploration to operation.
Sten’s extensive knowledge and experience of this complex industry is combined with a genuine passion to help others optimise their operations and increase the market capitalisation of their companies.
With a proven methodology for creating strategic asset value founded in four key areas – commercial, legal, people, and technical, Sten understands how to bring these elements together to enable organisations to bring their projects in on time, and on budget.
“Sten has a wealth of financial, technical and project delivery knowledge that he strategically tailors to the project phase and the stakeholder’s requirements.
His insight and “challenging the givens” ability was instrumental in successful delivery of our definitive feasibility study for a $7b project. He has an uncanny ability to ask the right question at the right time to verify and guide a project towards technical and financial robustness.”
“I have known Sten Soderstrom for many years in a professional capacity—in particular it has been related, but not limited to, projects in the developing world.
Sten has been a pleasure and a learning experience to work with. I can unreservedly say that he is a person of authority and trust when it comes to strategic value creation in the mining industry. He is an accomplished executive with an impressive knowledge across practically all the disciplines and key issues associated with risk and opportunity to maximise the value of strategic mining assets.
With this book, Sten has assumed a major task in the education of senior executives in the creation of value from mining and major assets and has fully succeeded in making a significant contribution to the study.”
“I have known Sten Soderstrom for over 25 years and can readily attest to his character and ethics, as well as to his total professionalism.
The many projects he has led through the years prove beyond question that Sten delivers the goods when it comes to Strategic Value Creation. He is a trusted executive with an impressive track record.”
“He is a very consummate professional manager, always across all the legislative aspects. Sets up very solid operational company, never any compliance issues. Has a very good mind with strategy and provided excellent upward challenge on strategy. Was involved in global deals and was an excellent communicator.
His management style is direct. He will always speak up if he has something to say. He is very calm, whether in crisis or under competitive pressure. Exceptionally good at surrounding himself with great people and empowered them to do their job.”
“Sten is the consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. He has a wealth of engineering, project management and strategic business knowledge which he combines with a measured and well considered approach to all aspects of his profession. I recommend him unreservedly to prospective client companies seeking to extract greater strategic value from their project and mining assets.”
“I first got to know Sten some 30 years ago when he played an important role in the creation and ultimate commissioning of the Macraes Mine in the Otago region of New Zealand. I was its chairman, and he fulfilled a project management role for a leading engineering firm in Perth.
Sten diligently protected Macraes’ interests at all times. I can unreservedly commend him as a person of integrity and resilient character who has extensive skills and knowledge. Having maintained contact with him over the years and recently reading his book, I can highly recommend his services to CEOs and senior executives in the mining industry.” “I first got to know Sten some 30 years ago when he played an important role in the creation and ultimate commissioning of the Macraes Mine in the Otago region of New Zealand. I was its chairman, and he fulfilled a project management role for a leading engineering firm in Perth.
Sten diligently protected Macraes’ interests at all times. I can unreservedly commend him as a person of integrity and resilient character who has extensive skills and knowledge. Having maintained contact with him over the years and recently reading his book, I can highly recommend his services to CEOs and senior executives in the mining industry.”
As an advisor to senior executives in the mining industry, Sten Soderstrom has a successful track record with a wide variety of mining projects and their operations from beginning to end. His experience includes projects in Europe, Africa, and South East Asia and covers precious metals, iron ore, mineral sands, and polymetallic projects at all stages of development.
Sten has worked on projects which require investment of anywhere from $100 million to $6 billion. There will always be a timeframe in which investors want their principal investment returned, and if you cannot show them that you are able to deliver, then your project is never going to get off the drawing board.
In this essential book for senior executives in the mining industry, you’ll discover:
- The best ways to optimise opportunities to bring your project in on time and on budget
- How to cultivate the ability to adapt to changing circumstances
- Methods for improving your organisational structure (getting the right people to give you the results you’re looking for)
- Your position of power – and why you need to gain and maintain it
- Your biggest challenges – how to face them without fear