Sasol today, 14 October 2013, announced the resignation of André de Ruyter, Senior Group Executive: Global Chemicals and North American Operations with effect from 30 November 2013.
André will be joining one of Sasol’s longstanding customers, Nampak Limited, as the company’s Chief Executive Officer on the 1 April 2014.
Fleetwood Grobler, currently managing director of the Sasol Olefins and Surfactants business, has been appointed Group Executive to succeed André with effect from 1 December 2013. Fleetwood has extensive operations, technical research and capital project management experience gained in his 29 years at Sasol. He also has substantial international experience both from a capital projects and commercial perspective and is recognised throughout Sasol as a strategic thinker with a truly global mindset. André will work closely with Fleetwood Grobler before leaving on 30 November 2013 to ensure a seamless transition.
David Constable, the Chief Executive Officer of Sasol said: “On behalf of the Sasol Limited Board and the group executive committee, I would like to wish André every success as he commences an exciting chapter in his career and I am certainly looking forward to working with him in his new role.”
André de Ruyter said: “In the 20 years that I have been with Sasol I have enjoyed many great opportunities. As I embark on this next phase of my career, I would like to wish Sasol and its people, all the very best.”