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Providing Asset Management support in times of COVID

Presenter: Emilio GIuseppe Sarno Severi
Director Global Maintenance, Kinross Gold Corporation
2020 was a very different and transformative year for all industries due to the pandemic and mining was not an exception; one of the important challenges for the Kinross’ corporate team was to provide support from the headquarters in Toronto without the capability of travelling to sites; among the different corporate functions, the Maintenance team is responsible for leading the identification; application and effective implementation of practices aiming to the continuous improvement and evolution of Maintenance in order to better position the function globally towards asset management optimization Kinross Gold is a senior gold mining company Headquartered in Toronto with a diverse portfolio of mines and projects in the United States, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, Mauritania, and Russia. The proposed paper and related presentation will explain how the Corporate Maintenance group had to adapt and evolve in order to provide meaningful support to sites in spite of the impossibility of traveling and work side by side with our site based counterparts; in particular the presentation will focus on describing: - Initial failures and struggles in the adaptation process - New streams of support that were developed to overcome the mobilization challenge - How the maintenance corporate changed for good due to the new way of working - The overall performance of the maintenance function globally - The challenges that remains and new barriers expected for the future The proposed paper is simply an effort to share our experiences with the hope that the Asset Management community globally considers these lessons and benefit from them on their own quest for excellence
About the Presenter:

Mr. Sarno is the Director Global Maintenance for Kinross Gold Corporation, and has 30 years of practical experience in the Asset Management discipline, coordinating and developing the definition, integration and implementation of best practices related to Maintenance and Reliability.
Mr. Sarno has performed several roles in industry and consulting practices, leading the development and deployment of solutions to improve the performance, profitability, reliability and safety of physical assets from cradle to grave