South Africa: PPC has appointed Njombo Lekula as the managing director of its Sothern Africa Cement division. The appointment is part of a number of changes to the cement producer’s executive team that have been announced in an operational update for its first financial quarter that ended on 30 June 2017. Mokate Ramafoko has also been appointed as the managing director of the Rest of Africa Cement division and Matodzi Mukwevho has been appointed as the group executive finance and business support officer in support of the chief finance officer.
Previously, Lekula was the managing director for PPC Zimbabwe following his appointment in 2013. An engineer by profession he studied chemical engineering and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
Ramafoko holds over 23 years of experience in the cement in the cement manufacturing, quality assurance and cement process optimisation industries. He has held various leadership positions in PPC, including working for Cimerwa in Rwanda, as well positions with Holcim South Africa. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, a BSc and BSc (Hons) Metallurgy.
Mukwevho has held various positions including that of chief finance officer (CFO) at Sasol International Energy responsible for South Africa, Nigeria, Qatar, India and Uzbekistan. He also held the position of CFO at Sasol Polymers in South Africa, Iran, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and UAE. Matodzi holds a Master’s of Business Administration and is a chartered accountant.