Aleksandra Cholewa


Director of Investment and Development
Luma Holding

Aleksandra has extensive professional experience in both the private and public sectors, combining knowledge of the metals and mining industry with foreign policy, international relations, and investigative journalism, as well as broadly understood analysis of geostrategic and social trends.

Aleksandra manages and coordinates Luma Holding Group's global projects in Central and South-Eastern Europe and East Africa. As part of Luma Holding, Aleksandra launched a project - LuNa Smelter in Rwanda. It is the first tin smelter in Africa to be fully certified by the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP). She is an advocate of responsible mineral production and as a member of the Management Board, she is active in the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals.
Aleksandra is focusing on sustainable development and responsible supply chains of strategic raw materials, as well as the use of new technologies and blockchain in the mineral supply chain.
A graduate of the International Women in Mining mentoring program, she currently establishes the WIM organization in Poland and mentors and organizes scholarships for young women from East Africa. She divides her time between work, education (PhD student at the University of Szczecin), and charity work (Member of the Board of the Afriquia Foundation). In 2022, she was placed on the Top Global 100 Women in Mining List - a global ranking published every 2 years in Great Britain by WIM UK.

Focus points listed below

Focus points:
- Critical Raw Materials Act
- Decarbonising the industry
- Sustainable suppply chains
- Transformation as a economic opportunity
- Blockchain technology for minerals traceability and other aspects of the mining industry