Value Creation in the Mining Sector and the Capital Allocation Process

16 Apr 2018

Johan van Jaarsveld

Portfolio Strategy and Development Officer ,
BHP Billiton

The Asia Mining Club invites you to a dinner with Johan van Jaarsveld, Portfolio Strategy and Development Officer at BHP Billiton.

In a capital intensive industry such as mining, capital allocation is arguably one of the most critical decisions in generating superior long term returns. The mining industry has been criticised for poor capital allocation decisions that have led to poor investor returns and value destruction. However, leading global miners such as BHP have made considerable improvements in capital allocation by heeding the lessons learned from the last cycle and improving governance as they examine balancing long term risks and return. Come hear Mr. van Jaarsveld discuss how BHP is improving capital allocation decisions and how it is leading to better returns.

Individual tickets

Reserve your ticket today via or contact Joan Lai, Club Secretary at or +852-2522-8107.

A branded table of ten for your company and invited guests is priced at HK$12,000.

Individual tickets are priced at just HK$980.

Date - 16 Apr 2018 (Monday)
Time - 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue - Hennessy Room, Level 7, Conrad
Admiralty, Hong Kong
Price - HK$980 per person; HK$12,000 per branded table
Dress code - Business Attire


Speaker Profile

Johan van Jaarsveld leads the team responsible for capital allocation, acquisition and divestment transactions, business development, corporate strategy and market intelligence, investment evaluation and corporate capital planning. He was previously Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Barrick Gold in Toronto.

Johan joined BHP Billiton in 2016 having also previously worked at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and The Blackstone Group in Hong Kong. His work experience includes natural resources merger and capital markets advisory, project and corporate financing, investment evaluation as well as joint venture and contract negotiations. Early in his career he researched, developed and commercialised a mineral-based environmental technology.

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; a Master’s Degree in Finance from Melbourne University and a PhD in Minerals Process Engineering, also from Melbourne University, Australia.