Who we are Board of directors and Senior Management Senior Management
BCom degree, University of Potchefstroom, BCom Economics (Hons.) University of Pretoria, MBL University of South Africa
(Unisa) Executive Management Programme, University of Virginia, USA.
Kobus has more than 20 years’ experience in the steel industry. He started his career at Iscor
South Africa. He was chief financial officer and executive director of ArcelorMittal South Africa
from February 2006 to August 2010.
He played a broader strategic role within the company
during that period. Prior to his appointment as chief financial officer, he was General Manager
corporate treasury at Mittal Steel in Rotterdam and held various senior roles in financial
management and treasury in Iscor. Then Kobus served on the board of Aveng Limited as chief
executive officer from 11 February 2014 until 26 September 2017.
Master’s degree in Finance and is a qualified Chartered Accountant, registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Desmond has served 17 years at senior executive level in finance or general management.
Jake holds a B. Mechanical degree and a Master’s in Business Administration from North West University
Jake Olivier’s has over 22 years’ experience within the manufacturing industry, has held various executive positions and served on various management committees and boards as chairman and director, including various positions at ArcelorMittal South Africa in operations, procurement and logistics.
BEng Mechanical University of Cape Town (UCT), MBA UCT.
Sedick joined ArcelorMittal, Saldanha Works on 1 December 2007. He gained experience in numerous positions since 2007 in engineering, human resources and operations including the positions of Manager Human Resources and Plant Manager Rolling at Saldanha Works.
Werner joined the company in 1987 as a Bursary holder and then Engineer in training at Vanderbijlpark Works. He has held various engineer and senior engineer positions within Vanderbijlpark Works. Since 2000 Werner held several managerial positions in the Hot Rolling area. On 1 January 2011 he was appointed as Works Manager Hot Rolling.
Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering , Polytechnic University of Valencia
Juan Pedro has more than 20 years’ experience in the Steel making industry and has held various managerial positions during that time. His most recent position was that of chief operations officer, Finishing, for ArcelorMittal Galati in Romania. Prior to this, Juan Pedro held the position of CEO ArcelorMittal Skopje, Macedonia as well as roles in production and engineering management in France, Spain and Brazil. of Valencia..
BSc (Hons) Chemistry (Drew University, New Jersey, USA)
Appointed as General Manager, ArcelorMittal Coke & Chemicals, from 1 June 2011. Previously Manager, Sales and Distribution at ArcelorMittal Coke & Chemicals. Joined ArcelorMittal South Africa in 2004 as Manager, By-Products. His career spans a number of functions from quality assurance to sales and marketing in different industries.
MBA (USB), MAP
Hennie joined ArcelorMittal South Africa in 1992 in the Automation department. He has held various management position and was part of the Saldanha Steel greenfield project team. Hennie is now appointed as Group Manager, Information Management.
BCom Accounting (Potchefstroom University), MAP (University of the Witwatersrand) EDP (Kellogg), MBA (North West University).
Joined ArcelorMittal South Africa in August 1993. She has held a number of managerial positions before being appointed as Group Manager, Internal Assurance, in 2008. Completed her articles at KPMG.
BA Law (University of Durban Westville), LLB (University of the Witwatersrand), LLM in International Trade Law (University of Essex - UK)
Joined ArcelorMittal South Africa in February 2015. Previously held various professional and management positions in Eskom.
B. Eng (Electrical), Government Certificate of Competency
Joined ArcelorMittal South Africa, formally known as Iscor in 1984 as an Engineering bursar. During his career he held several positions at Vereeniging Works, Tubular products and Vanderbijlpark Works including Maintenance Manager Vaal Meltshop, Plant Manager Vaal Rolling Mills, General Manager Tubular Products and Works Manager Hot Rolling. He was appointed as Group Manager Tubular Products on 1 September 2014.
BSc (Chemistry), HED, MDP
Joined ArcelorMittal South Africa, formally known as Iscor in 1996 to oversee environmental management at Saldanha Steel during the start-up and early phase of the plant. Appointed in 2006 as Manager, Environment, within the corporate Safety, Health and Environment department was appointed as Group Manager, Environment in 2008.
Industrial Psychology degree (masters) University of North West, Management Diploma (Wits), Registered with the Health Professional Council of South Africa, (HPCSA), Qualified Electrical Artisan (Red Seal).
Dieter Sauer is an industrial Psychologist with more than 33 years working experience, including expertise in health, hygiene, wellness, safety, risk management, environmental management and HR. He spent the last 16 years in various general management positions at ArcelorMittal South Africa.
His previous positions include SHERQ Manager Vanderbijlpark works, HR Manager Vanderbijlpark Works and Gauteng HR Manager. Technical Supreintendent, Planner electrical and mechanical at Rolling Vanderbijlpark Works.