Full Name
Asmita Mahanta
Job Title
Practice Lead Global Geophysics
Speaker Bio
Asmita has +25 years of experience in Exploration and Mining. She started as a Graduate Geophysicist in BHP Minerals Exploration in India in 1997 and worked in various roles across continents in BHP including Minerals Exploration, Innovation, Western Australian Iron Ore and currently with Resource Centre of Excellence . In her role as Global Practice Lead Geophysics, Asmita main focus is enabling better front-load understanding of the subsurface to inform exploration and resource development decisions, using Geophysics and innovations.

She is very passionate about inclusion & diversity and building Geoscience capability to enable future options and delivering deposit knowledge to realise our full potential. She has entrenched the use of geophysics in the iron ore value chain from resource definition to grade control to material handling. She has led through several innovations in geoscience, both in greenfield exploration and grade control space from concept to implementation.

Asmita is a member of Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG). She is also a member of CET Technical working group, Curtin University Geology Advisory Committee and Board Member of University of Western Australia, Center for Business Data Analytics Board.
Asmita Mahanta