Williams now replaces Klaus Eckhof who resigned from the board to free up time for his other business activities.
Williams, a resident of the U.K., is a professional geologist and holds more than 25 years of experience since graduating from the Imperial College’s Royal School of Mines with a Master of Science in mineral exploration and mining.
Prior to co-founding Arian, Williams held a number of director, senior officer and consulting roles for a number of companies associated with the industrial minerals, diamonds, gold and base metal projects across the Americas, Africa and the former Soviet Union.
Additionally, he is a fellow of the Institute of Minerals, Metals and Mining and is a registered European engineer and geologist.
“Williams’ experience in Africa and especially in the Archean greenstone belts in sub-Saharan Africa, including extensive work in the Democratic Republic of Congo combined with his experience of listed company markets in Canada and the U.K. will be a valuable asset to Kilo,” chairman of Kilo Goldmines David Netherway said in a statement.
Kilo Goldmines has over 7,000 square kilometres of Archaean Kabalian greenstone in the Kilo-Moto area in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The company owns a 71.25 percent interest in the DRC entity that holds the Somituri Project Exploitation Permits.
It also has a joint venture with Rio Tinto Ltd. on potential iron ore licences in north-eastern DRC.
Shares of Kilo Goldmines traded flat at 17 cents each today on Toronto’s junior venture exchange.