Fahmida is a Chemical Engineer by profession and has been in the PGM mining industry for 25 years. The last 14 years of her career has been focused on Market Development, particularly on the hydrogen and fuel cell sector where she was responsible for the development of the first hydrogen fuel cell forklift and refuelling station in South Africa.
Fahmida leads Anglo American’s Market Development work on the wider global hydrogen economy development, where she works closely with the South African Government as well as local and international industry players. Her current focus is on the development of a South African Hydrogen Valley and the first heavy-duty hydrogen freight corridor.
Fahmida also leads PlatAfrica which is a flagship market development jewellery design and manufacturing programme in South Africa. In addition, she leads activities in the battery & storage as well as MedTech opportunity areas.
Fahmida is Vice-chair of the African Hydrogen Partnership, a non-Executive Board Member of the Platinum Incubator as well as a non-Executive Director of Super Critical.
Monday 06 February 16:00 - 16:30 InfraTech Auditorium
Hydrogen, the simplest of all atoms known to mankind is once again revolutionising our society. Advancements in technology means we are now able to produce hydrogen in mass without utilising energy sources which negatively impacts our environment. This unlocks opportunities for the mining industry and South African economy, helping to stimulate growth and positively contribute towards the just transition. Now is the time for the mining industry capitalises on this opportunity in order to transition from being a net consumer of energy to net zero; decarbonise the mining value chain; create green jobs, exploit renewable resources and beneficiate and add value to minerals resources.
Wednesday 08 February 14:40 - 15:30 Main Stage
The mining and energy sectors are increasingly interlinked. There will be no global energy transition without mining. Mining will need to both create and be supported by new and complex energy ecosystems. From copper to battery metals, green steel to platinum group metals, mining produces the critical minerals required for great electrification and the energy transition. Mines are also some of the largest independent power producers as they both decarbonize and move off grid. But navigating towards a decarbonised post-COP27 world is fraught with complexity as miners develop and deploy new technologies, adapt to changing value chains, and seek the skills required for the journey.
Thursday 09 February 10:20 - 10:55 Main Stage
Young Leaders Programme