Duke Badisheng Phahla

Chief Executive Officer

Duke is an accomplished executive with over 20 years’ experience in the mining, hydrometallurgical, manufacturing and refinery industries. He has a proven executive management track record with 15 years spent in executive roles driving revenue and growth in various sectors.

His expertise and experience span strategy, tactical and operational development and implementation, operations, cost reduction, production growth, process optimisation, lean and six sigma methodology and problem solving, technology selection and application. Prior to assuming his current role, Duke held a number of positions including Plant Manager, Production Manager and most recently, Chief Operating Officer at Manganese Metal Company (Pty) Ltd (MMC).

Duke is an inspirational leader who takes a vision and makes it reality through sound strategic business planning and execution. He holds a B.Tech Metallurgical Engineering Degree from the Tshwane University of Technology, a Management and Advanced Programme Diploma from Wits Business School and a National Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the Vaal University of Technology, as well as a certified Six Sigma Green Belt Qualification.