“He will act as Anglo American’s key representative in South Africa, working together with Anglo Americans business unit CEOs to deliver the group’s strategy in the region,” the company said in a statement.
Former head of Anglo American Zimbabwe, 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 Americans 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,” the company said.
Specifically, Gomwe was previously chairman of Highveld Steel and chairman of Mondi SA prior to its restructuring. He is current chairman of Anglo Zimele and the transformation committee of Anglo American South Africa.
“Godfrey Gomwes depth of business and leadership experience in the mining and metals industry will be invaluable in his leadership of Anglo American South Africa,” Cynthia Carroll, chief executive of Anglo American plc said.
“His 20 years of industry experience and his intimate knowledge of Anglo Americans operations equip him well for his new role,” she said.
Gomwe said he looked 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 continued to invest in and grow its mining operations in South Africa.
Anglo American plc is one of the world’s largest mining groups and 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 has diverse, operations in Africa, Europe, South and North America as well as Australia.Post published in: Economy