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BCom degree, University of Potchefstroom, BCom Economics (Hons.) University of Pretoria, MBL University of South Africa
(Unisa) Executive Management Programme, University of Virginia, USA.
Kobus has more than 20 years’ experience in the steel industry. He started his career at Iscor
South Africa. He was chief financial officer and executive director of ArcelorMittal South Africa
from February 2006 to August 2010.
He played a broader strategic role within the company
during that period. Prior to his appointment as chief financial officer, he was General Manager
corporate treasury at Mittal Steel in Rotterdam and held various senior roles in financial
management and treasury in Iscor. Then Kobus served on the board of Aveng Limited as chief
executive officer from 11 February 2014 until 26 September 2017.
Master Degree in Business Administration (University of Potchefstroom),
Bachelor of Commence (University of Potchefstroom)
Gerhard started his career at ArcelorMittal South Africa in 1995 within the finance environment at Newcastle Works. He has held various senior financial management roles in Newcastle and Vanderbijlpark.In 2010, Gerhard was promoted to the position of Group Manager Company Controlling, reporting to the CFO while overseeing the finance departments of all the operating units.
During his career, Gerhard further held a senior position in Procurement, and was seconded to ArcelorMittal’s Luxembourgh head office for a financial assignment.Gerhard currently serves as director of Consolidated Wire Industries, Ensimbini Terminals and Collect-a-Can.During the last three years he has acted as interim CFO of ArcelorMittal South Africa on two separate occasions.
Henri-Pierre joined Sollac Méditerranée in Fos in October 1981 as an Engineer. In 1995, he became responsible for the Metallurgy Department. In May 2000, he moved to Dunkerque, where he was Manager of the steel plant. In October 2005, he was appointed Technical Director. In 2008, he became Head of Dunkerque plant, and then later became Chief Executive Officer of Atlantique. In 2012, he became Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Atlantique and Lorraine. Since October 2014 Henri-Pierre was appointed VP Strategic Projects ArcelorMittal Europe, Flat Products. Henri-Pierre is a graduate of École Centrale Paris, France.
Degree in Economics, Master's degree in Commercial Law (University of Pretoria) and an MBA (Bond University in Australia)
Joined the Group in 2004 as Manager, Treasury and Risk Management of ArcelorMittal South Africa. Previously Willem held the position of Treasurer - Australian Operations for BHP Billiton in Australia. He was also Chief Financial Market Analyst at ABSA Bank in South Africa. In 2008 he moved to Paris to take up the role as Head of Middle Office of ArcelorMittal Group Treasury.
BEng Mechanical University of Cape Town (UCT), MBA UCT.
Sedick joined ArcelorMittal, Saldanha Works on 1 December 2007. He gained experience in numerous positions since 2007 in engineering, human resources and operations including the positions of Manager Human Resources and Plant Manager Rolling at Saldanha Works.
Werner joined the company in 1987 as a Bursary holder and then Engineer in training at Vanderbijlpark Works. He has held various engineer and senior engineer positions within Vanderbijlpark Works. Since 2000 Werner held several managerial positions in the Hot Rolling area. On 1 January 2011 he was appointed as Works Manager Hot Rolling.
BSc (Computer Science), National higher diploma in Electronic Engineering
Appointed as General Manager, Saldanha Works from 15 August 2013. He joined ArcelorMittal South Africa in 1984. He has previously occupied a number of key management positions including Plant Manager, Iron Making at Saldanha Works and was intimately involved in the implementation of Saldanha’s WCM project.
BSc (Hons) Chemistry (Drew University, New Jersey, USA)
Appointed as General Manager, ArcelorMittal Coke & Chemicals, from 1 June 2011. Previously Manager, Sales and Distribution at ArcelorMittal Coke & Chemicals. Joined ArcelorMittal South Africa in 2004 as Manager, By-Products. His career spans a number of functions from quality assurance to sales and marketing in different industries.
MBA (USB), MAP
Hennie joined ArcelorMittal South Africa in 1992 in the Automation department. He has held various management position and was part of the Saldanha Steel greenfield project team. Hennie is now appointed as Group Manager, Information Management.
BCom Accounting (Potchefstroom University), MAP (University of the Witwatersrand) EDP (Kellogg), MBA (North West University).
Joined ArcelorMittal South Africa in August 1993. She has held a number of managerial positions before being appointed as Group Manager, Internal Assurance, in 2008. Completed her articles at KPMG.
BA Law (University of Durban Westville), LLB (University of the Witwatersrand), LLM in International Trade Law (University of Essex - UK)
Joined ArcelorMittal South Africa in February 2015. Previously held various professional and management positions in Eskom.
B. Eng (Electrical), Government Certificate of Competency
Joined ArcelorMittal South Africa, formally known as Iscor in 1984 as an Engineering bursar. During his career he held several positions at Vereeniging Works, Tubular products and Vanderbijlpark Works including Maintenance Manager Vaal Meltshop, Plant Manager Vaal Rolling Mills, General Manager Tubular Products and Works Manager Hot Rolling. He was appointed as Group Manager Tubular Products on 1 September 2014.
BSc (Chemistry), HED, MDP
Joined ArcelorMittal South Africa, formally known as Iscor in 1996 to oversee environmental management at Saldanha Steel during the start-up and early phase of the plant. Appointed in 2006 as Manager, Environment, within the corporate Safety, Health and Environment department was appointed as Group Manager, Environment in 2008.
Industrial Psychology degree (masters) University of North West, Management Diploma (Wits), Registered with the Health Professional Council of South Africa, (HPCSA), Qualified Electrical Artisan (Red Seal).
Dieter Sauer is an industrial Psychologist with more than 33 years working experience, including expertise in health, hygiene, wellness, safety, risk management, environmental management and HR. He spent the last 16 years in various general management positions at ArcelorMittal South Africa.
His previous positions include SHERQ Manager Vanderbijlpark works, HR Manager Vanderbijlpark Works and Gauteng HR Manager. Technical Supreintendent, Planner electrical and mechanical at Rolling Vanderbijlpark Works.
B Eng Chem (Extractive Metallurgy) – University of Stellenbosch , Master Degree in Business Administration - University of Stellenbosch.
William started his career at ArcelorMittal South Africa in 1990 at the Newcastle Coke Plant. He held several management positions at Coke Making and Steel Making before moving to Saldanha Works in 2005 as Steel Plant Manager.
After working as Steel Plant Manager for a few years, he was promoted to Works Manager in 2008.
In January 2011, William left AMSA and joined the Namibian Operation of Dundee Precious Metals as General Manager, Operations for their Tsumeb copper smelter.He re-joined AMSA in March 2017 as Principal Specialist before being promoted to Works Manager in July 2017.