OCTOBER 24, 2023


LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – The late co-founder and chairman of First Quantum Minerals Ltd, Philip Pascall, has received the rare honour of being recognised and honoured at the annual Independence Day awards at State House. 

Mr Pascall, who passed away in September this year, was posthumously bestowed with the Order of the Eagle of Zambia Third Division in recognition of his service to the nation. 

The accolade was accepted from President Hakainde Hichilema by his son and FQM Chief Executive Officer Tristan Pascall during an investiture ceremony in Lusaka on Tuesday (October 24, 2023). 

“It is a great honour to accept from the President, on behalf of my father, this State Award in recognition of his contribution to Zambia, a country whose people welcomed him so warmly over many years,” said his son, Tristan. 

The Order of the Eagle of Zambia is awarded to Zambians and non-Zambians who perform exalted services to the Republic. 

Philip Pascall co-founded First Quantum in 1996, serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since its inception until 2022. Under his leadership, he instilled an entrepreneurial and bold culture that saw the company grow from an annual production of 10,000 tonnes cathode copper from reprocessing copper tailings at Bwana Mkubwa in Ndola, to one of the world’s largest copper producers with operations spanning five continents and employing more than 20,000 people globally.  

Among the many legacies he leaves behind, the greatest source of Philip’s pride were the many programmes for the local communities in which First Quantum Minerals operates, bringing improved standards of health and education in often remote places. 

“Philip will be remembered as a kind and determined man who touched the lives of many in his professional and personal capacities. For the Zambian government to recognise his contributions to the country is a profound honour for all of us at First Quantum,” said FQM Country Manager for Zambia Dr Godwin Beene. 


About First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd is a global metals and mining company producing mainly copper, gold and zinc. The company’s assets are in Zambia, Spain, Mauritania, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Panama, Argentina and Peru.
In 2022, First Quantum globally produced 775,859 tonnes of copper, 283,226 ounces of gold and 21,529 tonnes of nickel.
In Zambia it operates the Kansanshi mine and smelter in Solwezi and the Sentinel mine in Kalumbila. The company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. .

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