Sibanye appoint Robert van Niekerk as Executive VP, SA Region
AA – Sibanye (JSE: SGL and NYSE: SBGL) is pleased to announce that Robert van Niekerk has been appointed as Executive Vice President: SA Region.
Robert has been an integral part of the Sibanye executive team since he joined Sibanye in February
2013 and has fulfilled various roles within the organisation, including, most recently as Divisional CEO: Platinum. Robert has been involved in the mining industry for over 30 years, operating within South Africa and internationally in senior management positions at Gold Fields and Anglo American Platinum. Prior to joining Sibanye, Robert was Senior Vice President and Head of Mining for the Gold Fields Group.
Robert’s appointment follows the acquisition of Stillwater Mining Company in May 2017, and a subsequent transition of the Sibanye Group organisational structure from a divisional commodity structure to a geographical regionalised structure.
“With the significant increase in size and geographical spread of the company, this regionalised organisational structure will provide effective leadership, ensuring appropriate focus and skills allocation in well-defined geographical regions and corporate functions. This focus coupled with a strong executive presence in clearly understood social and cultural regions will position Sibanye for continued success,” Neal Froneman, CEO of Sibanye said.
”Robert’s recognised leadership and mining experience, in particular in the complex South African
mining environment, will ensure operational success,” Froneman concluded.
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