B.Eng.Hons, CEO of Kumba Iron Ore, 49.
Themba is the CEO of Kumba Iron Ore and a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC). Prior to joining Kumba, he held the position of CEO of Anglo American’s coal business in South Africa from May 2014 to1 September 2016. He previously held the position of Rio Tinto’s regional general manager for America, responsible for delivering technical and operational improvements across Rio Tinto’s businesses in the region.
Themba has held a number of senior roles within the resources industry, including COO of Richards Bay Minerals, during which he was responsible for mining, smelting and processing operations. Before that, he was a managing director with the Huntsman Corporation in South Africa.
His full list of positions have included process engineer at Sasol; shift plant manager, business improvement senior coach, plant manager, area manager and MD of Huntsman Tioxide; COO Richards Bay Minerals; and GM expansion support and regional GM technology and innovation at Rio Tinto.
Themba holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Chemical Engineering.