Themba was appointed CEO of Bulk Commodities in January 2022. Prior to that, he was CEO of Kumba Iron Ore from 2016 to 2021, and CEO for Anglo American’s Thermal Coal business in South Africa, having joined the Group in 2014.
Themba has extensive experience in the resources industry, including 18 years in his native South Africa, as well as in the US and Australia. Before joining the Group, Themba was managing director for Huntsman Tioxide in South Africa until 2007 when he was appointed COO of Richards Bay Minerals, a joint venture between Rio Tinto and BHP. In 2011, he was seconded to Rio Tinto’s Australian coal business, before taking up the role of regional general manager for the Americas in 2012.
Themba is a Vice President of the Minerals Council of South Africa.
- How Mining companies must utilise renewable energy
- Mining companies reducing their need for fossil fuels for energy generation: moving to renewables
- Mining value chain, what is being done to reduce the impacts of climate change on the mining industry and the wider supply chain
- What can the can the mining supply chain learn from the outcomes of COP2
Tuesday 07 February 11:40 - 12:25 InfraTech Auditorium
In the transition to clean energy, critical minerals bring new challenges to energy security. The shift to a clean energy system is set to drive a huge increase in the requirements for metals and minerals, making the energy sector emerge as a major force in mineral markets. The session aims to highlight the rapid deployment of clean energy technologies as part of energy transitions, priorities for ensuring just transition and the looming demand for minerals.
Wednesday 08 February 09:20 - 10:00 Roof Terrace