Full name(s) and surname:
What contribution do you see yourself making to the DIMI Committee?
Representing the views of the young professionals and youth in mining to address age related challenges and opportunities.
Interactions/activities that you currently participate in within the SAIMM (if applicable):
I am the vice-chairperson of the SAIMM-YPC. I also participate in the TPC committee.
BSc Chemical Engineering
MSc. Metallurgical Engineering
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Brief career history:
Currently a project manager in the Hatch technologies business unit that services Africa, Europe and the Middle East (AEM). My current focus is on supporting existing clients in the PGM and ferroalloys industry, including implementing solutions for new clients related to Hatch proprietary furnace electrode technologies
I am a professionally registered chemical engineer (ECSA) and a certified project management professional (PMP®) with experience in all stages of the project management life cycle. I am an internationally published researcher, with 8 years’ worth of pyrometallurgy experience and a strong background in plant operations, commissioning, leadership, and customer relations. I have experience working with multi-disciplinary teams and managing more than five projects simultaneously and ensuring timely project delivery.
In addition to my technical experience, I also have operational excellence experience through the execution of operational business improvement projects that contributed to the strategic and business improvement directives of one of the major platinum producers in SA.
Other industry body affiliations?
Social media links or information
Kondwani W. (Wesley) Banda (Pr. Eng., PMP®) | LinkedIn