Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on hidden gems, extraordinary women in our industry. This week the focus is on Nere Teriba.

Teriba is the Managing Director of Kian Smith Trade Co. They specialise in mining and consulting. Additionally they manage mineral concessions and mineral trading in Nigeria, West Africa.

After reading Electrical and Computer Engineering (bachelor and master of science) at Carnegie-Mellon University, Nere wears many hats within the industry. She first came across my radar within the sustainable communities space. As she has worked towards solutions within numerous communities across the world

In recent weeks, Nere gained international media and our industry’s attention. As she became the first ever and youngest woman to develop a gold refinery locally, in Nigeria. With the estimated date forecast for this June (2019).