Ben Magara


Ben Magara, has been Chief Executive Officer of Lonmin since July 2013.

Magara served as an Executive Head of Engineering and Projects at Anglo American Platinum Limited from November 2009 to December 2012.

Magara has 22 years experience in the mining industry, having held various positions where he has demonstrated an exceptional operational track record as well as successfully engaged and worked with governments and local communities.

Magara served as the Chief Executive Officer for Anglo Coal South Africa at Anglo Zimele Empowerment Initiative.
Magara led the creation of Anglo Inyosi Coal, a Black Economic Empowerment company, resulting in the implementation of four new mines, including Isibonelo, Mafube, Zibulo and New Largo Collieries.

Magara served as the Chairman of Richards Bay Coal Terminal Co and the Eskom 2008 Coal Working Group.

Magara serves as a Board Member of Anglo Coal Marketing Limited and Mafube Coal Mining Limited.

Magara has been a Director of Lonmin since July 2013.

He has been a Director of Anglo American South Africa since 2006.

Magara serves as a Non-Executive Director of Foskor.

He served as a Director of Anglo Zimele Empowerment Initiative and Richards Bay Coal Terminal Co.

Magara serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at St Peters School Foundation.

He is on the board of trustees of the UNISA foundation.

Magara graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with a BSc (Eng) Honours Degree in Mining Engineering in 1990 and had various management studies from European and African Business Schools.

Magara completed an Accelerated Development Program from London Business School.


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