Speakers

Ntsiki
Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame, Executive Director, ENSafrica

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Frans
Frans Baleni, Director, F11 Consulting

Mr Frans Baleni is the past General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers, South Africa’s largest trade Union, a role he has held since 2006. He started his career in the mining industry in 1979 and a year later was elected a Shop Steward.


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Roger
Roger Baxter, Chief Executive, Minerals Council South Africa

Mr Baxter was appointed CEO of the Minerals Council in 2015. He has 28 years of high-level advocacy and strategy experience in the business and mining sectors. 


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Vuslat
Vuslat Bayoglu, Managing Director, Menar

Vuslat Bayoglu is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of mining investment company Menar, which has controlling stakes in Canyon Coal, Zululand Anthracite Colliery, Kangra Coal and East Manganese. He holds an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and has over 16 years’ experience in the mining industry. 


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Robin
Robin Bolton, Executive Head: Sustainability, IsoMetrix

Robin has been in the environmental, social and sustainability field since 2000, initially as a consultant and thereafter with a management system software company. His main focus is in the mining, oil and gas and infrastructure sectors as well as with financial institutes. He has worked across Africa and parts of the Middle East.


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Arjen
Arjen Bruin, Managing Director, OIM Operations Solutions

As Managing Director of OIM Operations Solutions, Arjen de Bruin has more than 28 years' business consulting experience within mining, manufacturing, retail and financial services. In this capacity, Arjen is deeply engaged in creating long-term client partnerships through ensuring that OIM engagements deliver significant benefits. 


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Mark
Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive, Anglo American

Mark is a member of the Board and Group Management Committee (GMC), is a non-executive director of Anglo American Platinum, Chairman of Anglo American South Africa (AASA) and Chairman of De Beers. He was appointed as an independent director of Total S.A. on 26 May 2017 and The Power of Nutrition on 12 February 2018.


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Henk
Henk de Hoop, Business Development Director, Rand Merchant Bank

Henk de Hoop holds an MSc in Mining Engineering from the University of Delft, Netherlands, and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He started his career as a Graduate Mining Engineer at Goldfields of South Africa, followed by 2 years at Sasol as an Explosives Engineer.


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Nolitha
Nolitha Fakude, Chairperson, Management Board, Anglo American in South Africa

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Mike
Mike Fraser, President and Chief Operating Officer, Africa, South32

On 30 April 2018, Mike Fraser, in his role of Chief Operating Officer, assumed responsibility for the Group’s alumina operations in Australia, and Cerro Matoso in Colombia. He retains the Group’s aluminium operations in South Africa in his portfolio and he is responsible for South Africa Energy Coal. 


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Chris
Chris Griffith, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo American Platinum

Chris has served as CEO of Anglo American Platinum since September 2012. He was previously CEO of Kumba Iron Ore from 2008 and 2012 and prior to this, served as Anglo American Platinum’s head of operations for joint ventures. Chris has been with the Group for over 25 years, joining Anglo American Platinum where he progressed from shift supervisor to one of the youngest general managers in the company at that time.


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Evy
Evy Hambro, Global Head of Thematic and Sector Investing, BlackRock

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André
André Joubert, Chief Executive: Ferrous Division, African Rainbow Minerals

André Joubert is a Mining Engineer. He is the Chief Executive of the Ferrous Division of African Rainbow Minerals (ARM). This division is responsible for the operational activities of Assmang, which is a 50/50 joint venture between African Rainbow Minerals and Assore, which are both listed companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.


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Lucky
Lucky Kgatle, Senior Vice President, Sasol Mining

Lucky Kgatle obtained a BSc in Engineering: Industrial from Wits University in 2001.  He also has an MBA from GIBS which he received in 2009. 


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Lullu
Lullu Krugel, Chief Economist for PwC South Africa

Lullu Krugel is the Chief Economist for PwC South Africa and a Partner in PwC's Advisory business. 


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Thabi
Thabi Leoka, Economist

Thabi Leoka is an Economist who has worked for various organisations in the financial sector. Thabi started her career as an Economist at Investec Asset Management in South Africa and London.


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Sandy
Sandy McGregor, Portfolio Manager, Allan Gray

Sandy joined Allan Gray as an investment analyst and economist in October 1991. Previously he was employed by Gold Fields of South Africa Limited in a variety of management positions for 22 years, where much of his experience was focused on investment related activities.


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Mxolisi
Mxolisi Mgojo, President, Minerals Council South Africa and Chief Executive Officer, Exxaro

Mxolisi Mgojo has been in the mining industry since 2001. Prior to that, his career includes 10 years as a software engineer and 8 years in the finance industry including Societé Generale Investment Banking. Mxolisi has been with Exxaro Resources since its inception in 2006, heading the Base Metals and Industrial Minerals business before being appointed as the Executive Head of Coal in August 2008.


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Themba
Themba Mkhwanazi, Chief Executive Officer, Kumba Iron Ore

Themba Mkhwanazi was appointed CEO of Kumba Iron Ore in September 2016. Prior to that, he held the position of CEO for Anglo American’s Thermal Coal business in South Africa. 


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Gerick
Gerick Mouton, Senior Vice President, Ivanplats

Gerick Mouton, a Mechanical Engineer by profession, is a global mining professional with over 22 years’ experience in strategic mine development, implementation and execution of multifaceted capital intensive mining projects on the African continent. 


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Nico
Nico Muller, Chief Executive Officer, Impala Platinum

Nico Muller holds a BSc Mining Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria and has a 28-year mining career across a range of commodities, including platinum. He has a proven track record as a successful operator and is a highly-rated leader and strategic thinker. Nico was appointed to the board of Implats as both Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director in April 2017. P


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Deshnee
Deshnee Naidoo, Chief Executive Officer Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) and Copper Mines Of Tasmania (CMT)

Deshnee Naidoo joined Vedanta Resources (VR) in 2014 and became CEO of Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) and Copper Mines of Tasmania (CMT) in February 2015. 


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July
July Ndlovu, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo American Coal South Africa

July was appointed CEO of Coal South Africa in September 2016. Prior to that, he held the position of Executive Head of Processing at Anglo American Platinum and was employed by Anglo American subsidiaries in Zimbabwe, where he held senior managerial positions in metallurgical operations and technical services.


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Dr Fiona
Dr Fiona Perrott-Humphrey, Senior Adviser, Mining Team, Global Advisory, Rothschild & Co. London

Fiona Perrott-Humphrey is an independent senior adviser to Rothschild & Co’s Mining Team. Her focus is on the constantly changing trends in the sector which impact on both corporate strategy issues as well as on the communication process between companies and their shareholders. 


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Steve
Steve Phiri, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Bafokeng Platinum

Steve Phiri is an admitted attorney to the High Court of South Africa. His qualifications include a B Juris degree, University of the North; LLB, Vista University; Diploma in Corporate Law, Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg) and an LLM degree from the University of Johannesburg.


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Dawie
Dawie Roodt, Chief Economist & Director, Efficient Group

Dawie Roodt is a founder, Director and Chief Economist of the Efficient Group. He serves on a variety of investment committees within the Efficient Group. Dawie’s latest role is that of Chairman of Efficient Private Clients, of which Efficient Group is the majority shareholder. 


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Andries
Andries Rossouw, Director, PwC

Andries is a partner in PwC’s energy and mining industry assurance group.  He has been with the firm for 19 years, more than 13 of which were spent in the mining and construction industry.

 


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David
David Sipunzi, General Secretary, National Union of Mine Workers

Kolekile David Sipunzi joined the mining industry in July 1985 working for Harmony and in the same year he was recruited into the National Union of Mineworkers. He became an NUM Shaft Steward in 1986 and in 1987 he was elected the NUM Shaft deputy secretary. 


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Peter
Peter Steenkamp, Chief Executive Officer, Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited

Peter Steenkamp is Harmony’s chief executive officer and executive director from 1 January 2016. He has some 30 years’ experience in the mining industry, which include his last position as Senior Vice President: Mining of Sasol Mining Proprietary Limited, executive positions at Harmony from 2003 to 2007, African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) and Pamodzi Gold.


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Bernard
Bernard Swanepoel

Bernard is the Chairman of the annual Junior Indaba and Joburg Indaba as well as an Executive Director of the SBI. He is a Partner at To-The-Point Growth Specialists as well as a Partner in THINKspiration.


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Mike
Mike Teke, Chief Executive Officer, Seriti Resources

From his beginnings in education to his career in Human Resources, Mike has gained extensive experience in people and business management in BHP and Impala, as well as CEO of Optimum Coal Holdings (prior to it being taken over by Glencore). 


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Dr Nombasa
Dr Nombasa Tsengwa, Executive Head, Coal Operations, Exxaro Resources

Dr Tsengwa has a Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA and has completed the Executive Development Programme at Insead. She has more than 17 years of executive management and board experience in the public and private sector. 


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Andries
Andries van Heerden, Chief Executive Officer, Afrimat

Andries van Heerden has been serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Afrimat Ltd since November 2006. He is also a member of the company's board of directors. Prior to serving in this role, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Lancaster Group (Pty) Ltd (2005), the Managing Director of Prima Quarries (Pty) Ltd. (2003-2005) and served in various other operational management roles, mostly in the mining and quarrying industries.


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Nompumelelo
Nompumelelo Zikalala, Chief Executive Officer, De Beers Consolidated Mines

Nompumelelo (Mpumi) is an accomplished leader with 17 years of experience in the mining industry. She has acquired a broad range of leadership skills in her previous roles as General Manager of two diamond mine operations, leading a diamond trading business and currently as Deputy CEO of De Beers Consolidated Mines.


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