Anglo American plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Godfrey Gomwe as Executive Director of Anglo American South Africa with immediate effect. He will act as Anglo American’s key representative in South Africa, working together with Anglo American’s Business Unit CEOs to deliver the Group’s strategy in the region.
Mr Gomwe recently served as Head of Group Business Development, Africa for Anglo American plc and was previously Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer of Anglo American South Africa. He has served on a number of Anglo American’s operating boards and executive committees during a 10 year career with the Group and has held a number of directorships in other listed and unlisted companies. Specifically, Godfrey was previously Chairman of Highveld Steel and Chairman of Mondi SA prior to its restructuring. Godfrey is currently Chairman of Anglo Zimele and the Transformation Committee of Anglo American South Africa.
Cynthia Carroll, Chief Executive of Anglo American plc, said: “Godfrey Gomwe’s depth of business and leadership experience in the mining and metals industry will be invaluable in his leadership of Anglo American South Africa. His 20 years of industry experience and his intimate knowledge of Anglo American’s operations equip him well for his new role.”
Godfrey Gomwe said: “I look forward to continuing to be involved in leading Anglo American in South Africa and further strengthening the strategic efforts to drive growth and value for the Group as it continues to invest in and grow its mining operations in South Africa. As the Group’s key representative in South Africa, I look forward to reinforcing our relationships with all our major stakeholders.”
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Anglo American plc is one of the world’s largest mining groups. With its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates, it is a global leader in platinum group metals and diamonds, with significant interests in coal, base and ferrous metals, as well as an industrial minerals business. The Group is geographically diverse, with operations in Africa, Europe, South and North America, Australia and Asia.
Biography: Godfrey Gomwe
* 20 years experience in executive level positions in the Metals and Mining industry, including 10 years with the Anglo American Group. He has held many directorships in both listed and unlisted companies.
* Currently Head of Group Business Development, Africa for Anglo American. Also Chairman of Anglo Zimele, the Transformation Committee of Anglo American South Africa, and Anglo American Zimbabwe.
* Has served on a number of Anglo American operating boards and executive committees during his time with the Group. He was previously Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer of Anglo American South Africa. He was also Chairman of Highveld Steel and Chairman of Mondi SA, prior to its restructuring.
* During his tenure in these COO and Chairman roles, he has developed and led the execution of major business strategic repositioning and transformation strategies.
* Before moving to South Africa in 2003, he was the Chief Executive of Anglo American Zimbabwe, during which time he was awarded the Anglo Global CEO’s safety award in 2003 (Bindura Nickel) and runner up 2005 (Zimbabwe Alloys).
* He has a developed network of contacts within the current South African administration. He also has a depth of experience in working with African government and political organisations (on projects in Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana).
* Ten years of venture capital experience, gained as Chairman of Takura Ventures, one of the most successful funds in the then CDC group.
* Chairman of Tshikululu Social Investments, a leading company that manages the social investments for several companies, including the Chairman’s Funds, First Rand Foundation, Discovery Foundation, De Beers and others.
* Chartered accountant by profession and holds a Masters degree in Business Leadership from the University of South Africa.
Anglo Zimele, makes a difference through enterprise development and manages three funds:
Supply Chain Fund, Anglo Khula Mining Fund and Small Business Start-Up Fund. Recognising that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play a key role in driving economic transformation, in 1989 Anglo American established Anglo Zimele to empower black entrepreneurs through the creation and transformation of SMEs.