JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Diversified giant Anglo American has appointed of Godfrey Gomwe as executive director of Anglo American South Africa, with immediate effect.
He will act as Anglo American’s key representative in South Africa, working together with the group’s business unit CEOs to deliver its strategy in the region.
In October, Anglo American created seven commodity business units with management teams located in the area of core geographical focus. Neville Nicolau, heading up the platinum business unit, Norman Mbazima, who is in charge of thermal coal and Chris Griffith, Kumba Iron Ore CEO are based in South Africa
Gomwe recently served as head of group business development Africa for Anglo American and was previously finance director and COO of Anglo American South Africa.
He was previously chairperson of Highveld Steel, as well as of Mondi South Africa prior to its restructuring.
He is currently chairperson of Anglo Zimele and the transformation committee of Anglo American South Africa.
“Gomwe’s depth of business and leadership experience in the mining and metals industry will be invaluable in his leadership of Anglo American South Africa. His 20 years of industry experience and his intimate knowledge of Anglo American’s operations equip him well for his new role,” said Anglo American CEO Cynthia Carroll.