Company Overview

TiZir Limited is a vertically integrated zircon and titanium business which owns the Grande Côte mineral sands mine in Senegal and the TiZir Titanium and Iron ilmenite upgrading facility in Norway. The company is jointly owned 50/50 by Mineral Deposits Limited of Australia and ERAMET of France. TiZir benefits from ERAMET’s broad expertise in mining, metallurgy, logistics, R&D and marketing, and from Mineral Deposits’ development expertise and mineral sands mining experience.

About the Owners

ERAMET is a leading global producer of alloying metals, particularly manganese and nickel and high-performance special steels and alloys, used in industries such as aerospace, power generation and tooling.

The Group employs approximately 15,000 people in 20 countries.  ERAMET is part of Euronext Paris Compartment A and is listed on the MSCI index.


Mineral Deposits Limited is an Australian-based, ASX listed mining company with extensive mineral sands mining experience and development expertise. In early 2000, MDL shifted its focus from Australia to Senegal, West Africa, where it successfully built and operated the Sabodala gold mine – the first major resource project in Senegal for 50 years – before demerging the asset to focus on its mineral sands business.  The company brought the Grande Côte mineral sands project to the construction phase before moving the asset to TiZir in late 2011.

TiZir Limited Group Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy – A word from the Chairman

”Globally, corruption is recognised as generating distortions and inequities that damage business and communities.  Many jurisdictions, including the ones within which we operate, have strong laws regulating corruption.

“In terms of our business, there are intolerable legal, financial and reputational consequences if we, at any level within our organisation, condone, ignore or participate in corruption.

“We want our organisation and all of our people to work not only for the benefit of our financial stakeholders but also for a greater good for all of the individuals and communities we interact with in our business lives…”

Click here for the complete TiZir Limited ABC Policy

Click here for the Modern Slavery Statement

Board Members
Kleber Silva – Chairman

Kleber, a Brazilian and British national, holds a degree in mining engineering from the School of Mines of the University of Ouro Preto (Brazil), as well as a master’s degree from Ecole des Mines de Paris.

Since 2006, he has been Executive Vice-President in charge of iron ore and coal with ArcelorMittal, after being General Manager of VALE’s mining operations in Brazil. He previously held various operating positions within the VALE Group in Brazil and with Quebec Cartier Mining in Canada.

Kleber joined ERAMET as Deputy CEO in charge of mining divisions on 1 April 2018. He is also a member of the executive committee.

Charles Nouel – Director


Charles qualified as a geoscientist more than 20 years ago. His various assignments in geology, mining engineering, project development and marketing has given him a wide and global view of the mining business. He has worked in France, Australia and New Caledonia for commodities such as Gold, Nickel and Manganese.

For the last seven years, Charles has been at ERAMET’s HQ in Paris, where he was Deputy VP Industrial of the Nickel division, then VP Ore Market of the Manganese division. More recently, he has also taken on the role of VP TiO2 and Zircon Business.

Thomas Devedjian – Director

Thomas Devedjian Yam Invest © Laurence de TerlineThomas is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (IEP), the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), and an alumnus of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He had various assignments in the French Civil Service where he was a technical advisor to a number of Finance Ministers.

After being Deputy Director of Investments with EURAZEO, he joined the French Strategic Investment Fund (FSI) in 2009. The company later integrated with Bpifrance and Thomas continued with the firm as director and member of the executive committee. In February 2014, he was appointed investment director of YAM Invest and CEO of Time for Growth.

Thomas joined the ERAMET Group in September 2015 and was appointed CFO on 1 January 2016.

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