Oscar van Antwerpen

1st May 2020


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Full Name: Oscar van Antwerpen

Position: Owner of Minrom Consulting and director of various companies

Main Activity of the Company: Geological consulting, exploration management, due diligence investigation and project evaluation

Date and Place of Birth: September 28, 1969, Krugersdorp

Education: BSc (Hons) (geology), University of Port Elizabeth (UPE), 1991; MSc (geology), 2001, UPE, graduate diploma in engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, 2001; MPhil (environmental management), University of Stellenbosch, 2004

First Job: Postgraduate geologist, West Driefontein, Gold Fields

Career History Prior to Current Position: I started off with Gold Fields as a postgraduate geologist (West Driefontein), followed by a secondment in exploration. Thereafter, I joined Northam Platinum as a geologist, and this was followed by ten years at BHP Billiton, where I started as a shaft geologist at the Wessels manganese mine and the Mamatwan manganese mine. I was later appointed as superintendent: mineral resource management, logistics and exploration/compliance, subsequently becoming mineral resources manager

Size of First Pay Packet: R1 100 a month

First Job with Present Group: Director

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated

Number of People under Your Leadership: 12

Management Style: Participative

Personal Best Achievement: My hiking career, with one of the highlights, apart from the Giants Cup Drakensberg, being the Otter hiking trail in 2016

Professional Best Achievement: Mineral resource management system implementation, graduating with an MSc degree and founding Minrom

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My parents, especially my mother

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Professor IC Rust

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Sadhguru

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Marnus Broodryk

Philosophy of Life: Let live, be kind to nature

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Being able to study at university

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Not spending enough time with my boys

Hope for the Future: Education, and the development of entrepreneurs for the greater good of South Africa

Favourite Reading: Entrepreneurship

Favourite TV Programme: National Geographic

Favourite Food/Drink: Mediterranean, Sauvignon Blanc

Favourite Music: U2

Favourite Sport: Rock climbing, hiking

Favourite Website: National Geographic, Mountain Club of South Africa

Hobbies: Woodwork, hiking, cross country

Car: Amarok, Hilux

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Arrogant drivers

Favourite Other South African Company: Drifters Adventure Tours, Scuba Crew

Favourite Foreign Company: Sand Cloud

Married: No

Children: Tiaan and Emile

Clubs: The Universe

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor



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