CEO of Barrick Gold Visits National University of Technology, Islamabad for Collaborative Partnership

The esteemed CEO of Barrick Gold, Mr. Mark Bristow, along with a high-level delegation, paid a visit to the National University of Technology, Islamabad (NUTECH) on March 23, 2024. The purpose of the visit was to explore collaborative opportunities in academia, skills development, and community upliftment, particularly focusing on the youth of Balochistan. Rector of NUTECH, Lt Gen Moazzam Ejaz Him (Retd), extended a warm welcome to Mr Mark Bristow and his delegation, emphasizing the significance of forging partnerships for the advancement of education and skill enhancement.

Discussions revolved around establishment of diploma programs catering to the repair and maintenance of mining equipment, addressing the growing demand for qualified professionals in the field. Mr. Mark Bristow expressed satisfaction at the prospect of a close working relationship with NUTECH, underscoring the mutual benefits of partnership and shared goals in fostering education, skills development, and community welfare. The visit concluded with a commitment to meet the immediate training requirements at the present NUTECH campus, continued dialogue and cooperation between Barrick Gold and NUTECH, progressive meetings between management / working groups of both parties to finalize the further way forward with both parties looking forward to realizing the full potential of their collaborative efforts in the near future.