Board of Directors

Mzilikazi Khumalo

Non-Executive Chairman

Mzi Khumalo founded Metallon Corporation in 2001 and is the main shareholder of the Company. He purchased the assets in Zimbabwe from Lonmin in 2002. He has held the position of chairman at various companies including JCI Limited, Capital Alliance Holdings Limited and Point Waterfront Corporation, as well as having been Non-Executive Director at Mintek, Telkom, McCarthy Retail Limited, Ridge Mining and Anglo American Corporation.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UNISA.

 

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Andile Reve

Non-Executive Director

Andile Reve joined Metallon Corporation in 2002 as Chief Executive and became a Non-Executive Director in August 2010.

He was an analyst at Kwazulu Finance and Investment Corporation from 1987 to 1991 and a Commercial Manager at Eskom from 1991 to 1996. He joined the Rennies Group as an Executive Director in 1996 and in 1998 he moved to the Industrial Development Corporation as Executive Vice President – industrial finance.

He holds an MBA from Rutgers University, State of New Jersey, USA, B.Com (Hons), UNISA and B.Com, Kwazulu-Natal. 

 

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Tulani Sikwila

Finance Director

Tulani Sikwila joined Metallon Corporation in 2005 and became Group Finance Director in March 2012.

He has a decade of operational, accounting and finance expertise in the mining industry having started his career at Ernst & Young in 2001, where he spent four years as an Audit Supervisor. A chartered accountant by trade, he holds a B.Com in Accounting from Rhodes University, B. Compt (Honours) from UNISA, and a Diploma in Management Accounting (CIMA).

 

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Dr Tomaz Salomao

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr Tomaz Salomão joined the Board of Metallon as an Independent Non-Executive Director in December 2014. He is the former Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and served from August 2005 until September 2013. His role at the SADC has been commended for his outstanding contribution and remarkable achievements during his tenure of office.

Dr Salomão has made significant contributions to the development of Mozambique and the Region, serving his country in senior positions for a period of 22 years. He was the Minister of Transport and Communications from 2000 to 2004 and Minister of Finance and Planning from 1994 to 1999. During this period, he also served as Governor for Mozambique at the African Development Bank, International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Dr Salomão is qualified as Certified Public Accountant, has Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degrees in Economics.

He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Standard Bank, Mozambique (non executive), and a visiting Research Fellow at the Wits School of Governance at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

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Ken Mekani

Chief Executive Officer

Ken Mekani has been with Metallon for 27 years after joining the then Lonrho Mining as Graduate Trainee Metallurgist in June 1987. After completing the Graduate Trainee Programme, Ken was appointed Plant Metallurgist. He spent several years in the group’s various operations where he worked his way up the ranks and was involved in major Metallurgical projects. In December 2012, he was appointed Acting COO for Metallon Gold Zimbabwe and in June 2013 was appointed General Manager for the group’s flagship operation, How Mine. From August 2010 to August 2013, Ken was non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Technical Committee of Sabi Gold Mine, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation. Ken holds a BSc. Metallurgical Engineering (1987) from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (USA) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University Of Zimbabwe Graduate School Of Management (2006). 

 

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