Prior to founding Global Venture Consulting, Chief Executive Officer Emily King was the Director of Natural Resources for an economic development task force in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). In this role, Ms. King oversaw mineral resource exploration and investment promotion for the Pentagon, in partnership with the Afghanistan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Afghanistan Geological Survey and the U.S. Geological Survey.

From 2009 to 2013, Ms. King led the DoD’s Natural Resources team as it conducted mineral exploration activities throughout Afghanistan, working closely with the Afghanistan Geological Survey and Ministry of Mines and Petroleum. Operating in remote, austere environments, Ms. King’s team leveraged emerging technologies and developed innovative mineral exploration techniques to complete detailed assessments, often on compressed timelines.

Ms. King also played a role in drawing international attention to Afghanistan’s mineral industry. Her team digitized legacy data from joint Soviet-Afghan mineral explorationefforts in the 1970s, then collected new samples from many of the same areas to validate the original results. Ms. King’s work was later used in an Afghan promotional effort aimed at international mining companies and investors, and led to the tendering of exploration licenses for four large copper and gold deposits spread throughout the country.

Additionally, Ms. King worked with the Afghan government and the International Security Assistance Force on initiatives to spur economic development in some of the most challenging regions of Afghanistan. Working closely with Afghan leaders and U.S. special operations forces, Ms. King was instrumental in establishing a chromite processing facility in Eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province.

This facility provided a venue for artisanal miners to process their chromite, then export it through foreign buyers in Pakistan. This initiative evolved into Global Venture’s support of a private sector investment in a centralized chromite processing facility in Kabul that is estimated to have created hundreds of jobs, and exists to this day.

After leaving the Department of Defense in 2013, Ms. King created Global Venture to provide the same level of unmatched innovation to private sector clients. In the years since, Global Venture has expanded its operations into other emerging and frontier markets, cultivated a robust network of industry leaders, government officials, and renowned mining experts, and helped introduce new technologies to improve clients‘ national resource exploration and extraction work.

Global Venture is committed to delivering innovative solutions that provide our clients new and profitable opportunities, and to being recognized and respected as a trusted voice within our industry.

Global Venture

...has expanded its operations into other emerging and frontier markets and helped introduce new technologies to improve clients‘ national resource exploration and extraction work.