Dr Harmony Musiyarira holds a PhD in Engineering degree from Witwatersrand University and a Masters Degree in Manufacturing systems and Operations Management and a Honours degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Zimbabwe. Harmony is the Head of Department of Mining and Process Engineering at the Namibia University of Science and Technology.
He is a seasoned Mineral Processing, Production and Environmental engineer. He previously managed a Refractory High Temperature materials, Earthenware and Sanitaryware ceramic production plants for a formerly Anglo-American Corporation. As a Plant Manager, he demonstrated success using strategic decision-making, effective facilities and production management and continuous improvement programs to drive aggressive bottom line cost reductions, while maintaining product quality levels and production output.
His teaching and research interests are in the areas of Minerals Processing, Production and Maintenance Management, Multi-criteria Decision Analysis and Cleaner Production application in the minerals industry. Harmony was instrumental in the development of the Namibian Sector Growth Strategy for Coloured Gemstones for the Ministry of industrialisation, Trade and SME Development. He was also a member of the project team for Intergovernmental Forum (IGF) on Mining, Metals, Minerals and Sustainable Development carrying out the Mineral Policy Framework Assessment and capacity building for Namibia. Harmony is the President Elect-Designate for the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP). He is a PhD external examiner for the University of Johannesburg.