Nere Emiko

Founder | Executive Vice Chairman of Kian Smith Trade & Co.


Nere Emiko is the Founder and Executive vice chairman of Kian Smith Trade & Co. As an entrepreneur, mediator and strategist, she has worked for sustainable community solutions in several countries. Kian Smith Trade & Co is a mining and minerals trading firm. The company is involved in the mine-to-market gold value chain in Nigeria and is also a consultant to Federal and State Governments in Nigeria on Solid Minerals with a focus on artisanal mining organization and mineral value chain development. It has pioneered initiatives including the Kian Smith Gold Sourcing Program (KSmith-GSP) and is developing the first gold refinery in Nigeria.  The company is actively dedicated to developing the West African gold value chain.