Leadership


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr Andrew de Selliers

BSc Geology (Hons), MBA , PGD (Mining Operations) , Masters in Economics (Louvain)

Non Executive Chairman

Mr. De Selliers is a Professional Geologist He is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Geology, He has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry and has extensive international expertise in exploration, evaluation and exploitation of open pit and underground mineral deposits. He has served in various boards as non-executive director and chairman and has impeccable leadership skills and acumen in building junior mining companies to big players in the mining industry.

Mr Roger Ballard-Tremeer

BA Liberal Arts & Criminology (SADC)

Non Executive Director

Mr. Ballar-Tremeer was South Africa’s first Ambassador to Angola during the Nelson Mandela Administration. Roger saw diplomatic service in Italy, Australia and the United Kingdom and was responsible for directing South Africa’s emerging bilateral relationships with 23 countries in the Horn of Africa, Egypt, the Maghreb and the Sahel. Roger is the CEO of the South Africa-Angola Chamber of Commerce and is an active member of the IoDSA / KPMG Audit Committee Forum and Round Table.

Dr Bhengu-Baloyi

N Dip Nutrition (Medunsa), BSc Dietetics (Medunsa), Advance Diploma Adult Education (UNISA), Masters Social Policy (University of Durban-Westville), LLM Public Health (University of Durban-Westville) PhD Public Administration (University of Durban Westville)

Non-Executive Director

Dr Bhengu-Baloyi is a director at M&M development and Social Justice Advocates; she is an academic, an author, conference speaker and a social entrepreneur whose focus is on women empowerment and community development through transfer of skills and training. She is a Finalist in the 2006 Shoprite/SABC 2 Woman of the Year. She is a Member of the KZN Planning Commission, ASPEN Global Leadership Network, and Chairperson of the AIDS Foundation of South Africa, a Non-Executive Director of the Development Bank of South Africa. She is the co-founder of the Imbokodo FM a community radio station. She has served in the following statutory bodies: The Provincial Tender Board, and the Health Professional Council, the National Agricultural Marketing Council, Statistics South Africa, the Maize Trust, and a Director and Founder of the Economic Society of South Africa and many other boards and agencies.

Ncumisa Mduma

N Diploma Marketing (Border Technikon) B-Tech Marketing (Border Technikon)

Non-Executive Director

Ncumisa has a career in Marketing and Business Management spanning over a 15 year period as an independent Consultant and Senior Lecturer at Walter Sisulu University Marketing Department where she has been the programme coordinator and head of the department. She is a creative and astute academic and she is currently busy with her Masters in Marketing Management with Nelson Mandela Metropole University.

Mr Nkululeko Mhlaba

Certificate in Entrep Dev (CDC) , GIA Rough Diamond Evaluation (HODTS)

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Mhlaba is an astute entrepreneur and founder of Pan African Minerals whose first business was in the information technology, communications, marketing and tourism sectors, His experience ranges from banking, communications, marketing, tourism, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries to the level of operating as a business development consultant and coach, having been selected to the top elite 60 Young Entrepreneurs in the SAB Kick start Competition in South Africa, he has served on various boards as a non-executive director, a strategist of note that has impeccable leadership qualities.

Mr Tom Hawkins

NPrEng PMP (BSc Min Eng (Hons), MBA, Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency

Director of Mining & Engineering

Mr. Hawkins has extensive experience in General Management, Mining Engineering, Technical Evaluation, Financial Evaluation, Due Diligence and Project Management spanning over a 20 year period with experience in Base Metals, Gold, Uranium, Platinum, Copper, Manganese, Chrome and Coal having worked in South Africa, Ghana, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Portugal, Namibia, Canada, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Senior Management



Mr.Nkululeko Mhlaba

Certificate in Entrep Dev (CDC) , GIA Rough Diamond Evaluation (HODTS)

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Mhlaba is an astute entrepreneur and founder of Pan African Minerals whose first business was in the information technology, communications, marketing and tourism sectors, His experience ranges from banking, communications, marketing, tourism, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries to the level of operating as a business development consultant and coach, having been selected to the top elite 60 Young Entrepreneurs in the SAB Kick start Competition in South Africa, he has served on various boards as a non-executive director, a strategist of note that has impeccable leadership qualities.

Siphokazi Simandla

N.Dip Electrical Eng (PE Technikon); SAIM Business Mgmt (UNISA); CPC (MBCI, Aus)

Chief Operations and Information Officer

Siphokazi’s career extends over 13 years in Engineering, Technology, People Development & Program management practices. She has been trained & has worked both locally and internationally. She is a systematic, energetic person with excellent leadership skills. She is an MBCI certified Mentor and Business Coach which harnesses her passion for people and talent management.

S’bongiseni Ngubane

Bcom Accounting and Auditing (UKZN)

Chief Financial Officer

S’bongiseni is the Chief Financial Officer of Pan African Minerals. In this role he is responsible for the full finance and operational functions, as well as managing a few existing portfolio investments. He is a Bcom graduate from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, he has completed his SAICA Articles and just needs to complete his Certified Theory in Accounting and Write the Board exams to become a Charted Accounted. He is Member of The Institute of Internal Auditors, and he is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce Honors degree in Accounting with the University of South Africa. He has worked for the Auditor General of South Africa where he was responsible for auditing and accounting for multiple governmental departments, agencies and municipalities.

Mr Tom Hawkins

PrEng PMP (BSc Min Eng (Hons), MBA), Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency

Director of Mining & Engineering

Mr. Hawkins has extensive experience in General Management, Mining Engineering, Technical Evaluation, Financial Evaluation, Due Diligence and Project Management spanning over a 20 year period with experience in Base Metals, Gold, Uranium, Platinum, Copper, Manganese, Chrome and Coal having worked in South Africa, Ghana, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Portugal, Namibia, Canada, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Mapuleng Mahleza

N.Dip in Environmental Health (CPUT), Member (HPCSA)

Chief Consulting and Compliance Officer

Mapuleng is the Chief Consulting and Compliance Officer of Pan African Minerals. In this role she is responsible for the consulting services provided by Pan African Minerals and manages all independent consultants and companies contracted to do work for Pan African Minerals, She is also in charge of making sure that all our operations comply with the relative legislation in each country of operations. She has a career spanning 10 years in Risk Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessments, Occupational Health and Safety, Training and Skills Development, Strategic Planning and Consulting having worked for the Eastern Cape Department of Health as a Risk and Safety Manager, Facilitator, Examiner & Moderator in different Sectorial and Training Authorities in South Africa and many other organizations, She is a member of the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

Mr Sihle Bam

Certificate in Sales Management (CDC)

Director of Marketing & Sales

Mr. Bam is the Director of Marketing & Sales of Pan African Minerals with extensive experience in mining, marketing, sales & corporate affairs having worked in 10 different African countries in the mining and commodity trading sectors, He has also worked in the UAE, Singapore and Hong Kong having built an international network of clients within the mining & commodity trading industry.

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