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Group management

Adriaan De Lange [photo]

Adriaan De Lange

Age
41
Qualifications
B Compt (Hons) CTA CA (SA)
Designation
Group managing director
Date appointed to board
1 June 2017
Board committee memberships
Social, ethics and risk committee
Significant directorships
Chairman of the Fertilizer Association of Southern Africa (FERTASA)

Experience: Joined the Group in 2003 as financial controller for BME and was promoted to Financial Manager, where he played an important part in developing and implementing the mining division’s business strategy. In 2007 he was transferred to Omnia Fertilizer as Financial Manager and was soon thereafter promoted to Financial Director of Omnia Fertilizer. He thereafter held various positions in Omnia Fertilizer, including the position of Director: Supply Chain, before he was appointed as Managing Director of Omnia Fertilizer: RSA in 2012.


Celeste Appollis [photo]

Celeste Appollis

Age
43
Qualifications
BA LLB; HDip Co Law
Title
Group company secretary, head of legal and BBBEE/EE officer
Date appointed as group company secretary
1 December 2007
Significant directorships
None

Experience: Admitted as attorney in 1998 and practised as legal professional. Joined Department of Public Enterprises in 2001, ultimately holding position of chief director: shareholder management. Joined Omnia as legal adviser in 2004. Promoted to group company secretary in 2007 and to head of legal in 2010.


Wayne Koonin [photo]

Wayne Koonin

Age
45
Qualifications
B.Com; B.Acc; Chartered Accountant (SA)
Title
Group finance director
Date appointed to board
1 August 2014
Significant directorships
None

Experience: Over the past 17 years Wayne has operated at board level as group financial director or chief financial officer gaining extensive international experience working for various international mining companies with listings on the ASX, TSX, LSE, AIM, JSE and NASDAQ exchanges. This provided him with exposure to various international regulatory issues, reporting standards and transactions and to develop a portfolio of experience covering information technology, legal, corporate finance and strategy.


Joseph Keenan [photo]

Joseph Keenan

Age
46
Qualifications
B.Sc. Geology, MBA
Title
Managing director: BME
Date appointed to the board
1 September 2015

Experience: Joseph has over 20 years of global explosive industry experience of which 10 years was at senior management level. Additionally he has lived and worked in North America, Australia and Latin America. Joseph has also worked as an executive in the electricity and oil and gas industries. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and was named as Managing Director of BME on 1 September 2015.


Khabo Ramoupi [photo]

Khabo Ramoupi

Age
47
Qualifications
BA Psychology, Post Grad Dip Industrial Relations
Title
Group human resources director
Date appointed to the board
1 May 2013

Experience: Khabo has over 20 years of extensive experience in people management and development, transformation and BBBEE implementation, talent management and organisational development. She has held various executive roles over the past 10 years in private and public companies including state-owned entities, consulting, manufacturing and chemicals.