Business|Engineering|Mining|Platinum|PROJECT|Project Management|Projects|Refinery|Refining
Business|Engineering|Mining|Platinum|PROJECT|Project Management|Projects|Refinery|Refining

Fahmida Smith

30th August 2019

By: Martin Creamer

Creamer Media Editor


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Full Name: Fahmida Smith

Position: Market development manager of Impala Platinum

Main Activity of the Company: Mining, refining and marketing of base metals and platinum-group metals

Date and Place of Birth: August 22, 1973, Lenasia

Education: National diploma (chemical engineering); advanced diploma in business project management

First Job: Trainee process controller at Impala

Size of First Pay Packet: R5 000 to R6 000 a month

Career Path to Date: Operation – process controller to technical superintendent; technical/projects – senior chemical engineer to plant manager; market development manager

Management Style: A combination of visionary and transformational management

Personal Best Achievement: Process optimisation work at the precious metals refinery, my work in the fuel cell space, and being involved in the establishment of the Special Economic Zone in Springs

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My father

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Sir Richard Branson

Philosophy of Life: Be authentic, be happy

Hope for the Future: To see my children thrive in a world where there is peace and acceptance of all

Favourite Reading: Mystery and strategy – currently reading The 5AM Club

Favourite TV Programme: The Enemy Within and MasterChef

Favourite Food/Drink: Pizza

Favourite Music: Hip-hop, pop, rock

Favourite Sport: Swimming

Hobbies: Cooking, music, movies, taking long walks on the beach, fishing

Car: Toyota Fortuner

Pets: Two dogs

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Dishonesty

Married: To Ardiel Smith

Children: Abrar, 15; Ridha, 11

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor



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