Thando Mkatshana appointed CEO of Patrice Motsepe’s ARM Platinum in rare position swop

MkathanaAfrican Rainbow Minerals (ARM) Copper and ARM Coal Chief Executive, Thando Mkatshana has been appointed as CE of ARM Platinum in an exchange deal which will see the latter’s CE François Uys move in the opposite direction effective on the 14th February. The affected companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of ARM, which is chaired by billionaire mining magnate, Patrice Motsepe.

Mkatshana’s new role will have him oversee perfomance in the company’s five platinum mines, namely Modikwa, Two Rivers, Nkomati, Tamboti and Kalplats. Mkatshana was appointed to ARM’s Board in 2015 and has more than 25 years experience in the mining industry. His career started with Anglo American Coal in 1988 where he gained extensive experience working in production at various Anglo American collieries. He joined Xstrata Coal South Africa (Pty) Ltd in 2003 where he was responsible for the development, from feasibility to implementation, of the Goedgevonden Colliery – a flagship greenfields project, which is a joint venture between ARM Coal (Pty) Ltd and what is now Glencore Operations South Africa (Pty) Ltd).

Thando worked for Kalagadi Manganese (Pty) Ltd and ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited before joining ARM in 2011 as Executive: Coal Operations. He was appointed Chief Executive: ARM Coal in 2012 and assumed the additional responsibilities of Chief Executive: ARM Copper in 2015.

His qualifications include a National Higher Diploma (Coal mining) from the Technikon Witwatersrand, a BSc Engineering (Mining) from Wits University, Management Development Program and Master of Business Administration (MBA), both from University of Stellenbosch.

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