Driving sustainable investment in African Mining

Mpumi Zikalala

CEO Kumba Iron Ore

Mpumi is the CEO of Kumba Iron Ore. She started her career at De Beers in 2001 as a process engineer and held various leadership roles within production management. In 2007, she was appointed as General Manager (GM) at Kimberley Mines and GM of Voorspoed mine in 2010 and became Senior Vice-President of De Beers Sightholder Sales South Africa. Mpumi was promoted to Deputy CEO of De Beers Consolidated Mines in 2017, and to Managing Director, De Beers Managed Operations in SA and Canada in 2019.

Mpumi holds a BSc in chemical engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand and completed leadership development at the London Business School.