Peter Steenkamp

6th July 2018

By: Martin Creamer

Creamer Media Editor


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Full Name: Peter William Steenkamp

Position: CEO of Harmony Gold Mining Company since January 1, 2016

Main Activity of the Company: Gold mining and exploration

Date and Place of Birth: November 13, 1959, Alberton, Gauteng

Education: Matric, Marais Viljoen Hoërskool, 1976; BEng (mining), University of Pretoria, 1985; CPIR, University of the Witwatersrand; MDP, University of South Africa

First Job: Learner miner, Winkelhaak Gold Mine, 1982

Size of First Pay Packet: About R200 a month

First Job with Present Group: COO

Value of Assets under Your Control: R29.8-billion

Number of People under Your Leadership: 31 114

Management Style: Team-orientated, emphasising integrity and commitment

Personal Best Achievement: Being appointed CEO of Harmony

Professional Best Achievement: I was in charge of the fastest build-up of a shaft in the history of AngloGold, from 6 000 m2 to 30 000 m2 a month in four years

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: Andre Wilkens

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: John Mills

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: The All Black rugby player, Keven Mealamu

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Patrice Motsepe and Bernard Swanepoel

Philosophy of Life: Do what you do well

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Working for Harmony

Biggest Ever Disappointment: The failure of Pamodzi Gold

Hope for the Future: That all stakeholders in the mining industry trust and support one another to improve the industry for all

Favourite Reading: Business and motivational publications

Favourite TV Programme: News and sport

Favourite Food/Drink: Braaivleis/Castle Lager

Favourite Music: All types

Favourite Sport: Rugby

Car: Toyota Land Cruiser

Pets: A German shepherd called Shakira and two cats

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Dishonesty and lack of integrity

Favourite Other South African Company: African Rainbow Minerals

Favourite Foreign Company: Microsoft

Married: To Trudi (née Prinsloo) since 1985

Children: Chelandi, 29; Christoff, 26; Peter, 23

Clubs: None

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor



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