Kassi Pokou Patrick, a Geologist with working experience in Ghana and Cote D’ivoire
What industry do you work in?
I work in the industry of mining because and am a mining geologist.
What are your strengths?
I’m polish ,I have good health, I’m honest , I like working, I’m rigorous ,I’m diligent, I speak French and English well, I have a driving licence, I have good knowledge in geology and I have already worked in mine.
What inspired you to get into this sort of industry?
I choose it because I love the earth I want to know the things that are beautiful inside and out all the phenomena occurring to give her his rock metal and beautiful things in the earth.
What is the most challenging aspect within your field of work?
The most challenge is to increase production through research and new discovery sites holdings of gold to make the society more competitive and a leader internationally, take new technology to increase profits and reduce expenses.
How do you manage and overcome these challenges?
For my part, I have set up a team and working method. I have organized the team by giving each person has a specific job, after I collect the information the results and I directed the work to achieve my goals. I urge my team to give the best of them because we are here to bring our expertise to the company to have a lot of profits and be a leader in the world. I do it in the quiet wisdom of understanding of each other with a good feel I manage the moods of people and I encourage them to work especially well done work
What has been the highlight of your career?
The highlight of my career: Being responsible for a team of geologists mining explorers and direct research to receive the data and give new directions for research and exploration. Work in another country speaking English that was a nice experience for me.
If somebody starts as a trainee / beginner within your line of work, what could they earn in salary?
It depends on the work he has to do and performance, for me with my experience of working life I can say :U$ 1,500 / month.
What can this person expect to earn after 10 years of experience?
Now it depends on its results for promotions and positions of responsibility because it is based on the position and degree that the fixed salary so I can say the salary increase based on all that up to U$ 5,000/ month.
What advice can you offer people who are in the same industry as you?
I can tell them to be brave and patient rigorous be bilingual English French, have knowledge in the computer, have good health, respect communicator ,unifying, like a job well done not to put the money in front of you but work and always train to be in line with new technologies and always be available for the work.
If you had to describe yourself in FIVE WORDS, what would they be?
• Work well done,
• Rigorous and organized,
• Respectful and honest
• Hardworking and always ready for work
• Like the work and give the best of me even for the development of the society.
Where in Africa have you worked before?
In Africa, I worked in Cote Divories that is my country and then I worked in Ghana.
As you know, numerous African countries are being invested in due to their rich minerals.
Which country within Africa do you think will be the next hot spot and why?
I’m a geologist for me I have made theoretical studies on the potential mineral wealth of African countries and I think that political stability is also important, it is why I think of first is Cote d’Ivoire and Mali and Ghana, Burkina Faso, because of their precisely the Birimian basement which is very rich in gold, iron, copper, lead, bauxite, manganese and dismantle Liberia and sierra Leone for diamonds.
CA Global is a big believer in Africa, why do YOU believe in Africa?
I believe in my Africa because it has everything for the development c is only a good wealth management that will make our continent a developed continent. We have all kinds of wealth so we need good manager’s rigorous labour and political stability, peace for real development of our continent.