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March 13th, 2017
Themba Mkhwanazi

Themba Mkhwanazi

Themba Mkhwanazi, Kumba Iron Ore CEO

Themba Mkhwanazi has been the Chief Executive Officer of Kumba Iron Ore Ltd since September 2016.

Previously Mkhwanazi was the Chief Executive Officer of Coal South Africa at Anglo American South Africa Limited.

He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Coal South Africa at Anglo American Metallurgical Coal Pty Ltd and Anglo American Australia Limited.

He served as Regional General Manager for the Americas at Rio Tinto since 2012, was responsible for delivering technical and operational improvements across Rio Tinto’s businesses in the region.

His full list of positions have included Process Engineer at Sasol; Shift Plant Manager, Business Improvement Senior Coach, Plant Manager, Area Manager and Managing Director of Huntsman Tioxide; and General Manager expansion support and Regional General Manager technology and innovation at Rio Tinto.

He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Coal Business – South Africa at Anglo American plc from April 2014 to September 2016.

In 2011, he was seconded to Rio Tinto’s coal business.

He has extensive international operating experience and has two decades experience in the resources industry, including 16 years in South Africa and in the USA.

He held numerous senior roles within the resources industry, such as the position of Chief Operating Officer at Richards Bay Minerals where he was responsible for mining, smelting and processing operations.

Mkhwanazi served as the Managing Director at Huntsman Corporation in South Africa until 2007.

He has been Director at Kumba Iron Ore Ltd since September 2016.

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