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OUR TEAM

VICTOR BESTER

Managing Director

Victor heads the SAPREF leadership team and is the SAPREF representative on the company board.

LINDIWE KHUZWAYO

Human Resources Manager

The human resources department is responsible for staff recruitment, skills development, labour relations and benefits administration.

RICARDO VALBUENA

Maintenance Manager

The maintenance department is responsible for the safe and efficient execution of all maintenance activities at the refinery.

KOOGAN GOVENDER

Engineering Manager

The engineering department is responsible for integrity assurance in support of safe and reliable maintenance and operation.

RODNEY YOULDON

Commercial Manager

The commercial department manages the assessment of the refinery performance, business improvement program, hydrocarbon accounting as well as SBM operation.

NINGI KHUMALO

Head of Finance

The finance team provides all treasury, accounting and legal functions for the refinery. It is also responsible for procurement of products and services.

CHRIS KALABA

Turnaround Strategy Manager

The Turnaround (TA) Strategy Manager has been appointed to develop the TA strategy that involves assessing both the site & external capability to undertake complex events. In addition, the manager will review and enhance the current contracting strategy and establish the infrastructure requirements for the event in collaboration with the TA Improvement Manager who will be in the PMO office.

JOHN VAN BELKUM

Production Manager

The production department is responsible for refining and processing of crude oil into end products for our shareholders.

ROMANUS DINDI

ICT Manager

The ICT department is responsible of  driving the SAPREF IT strategy within the LT/Executive team structure.

SAMI SAPMEZ

 Technology Manager 

The process technology team is accountable for process safety, plant operation optimisation, process control, process modification as well as quality assurance of our products.

ASHLEY BILLAT

PMO Manager

The Programme management Office (PMO) is a vehicle to drive performance in the refinery in line with the objectives of Vision 2025. It comprises six strategic levers : Safety & Integrity, People Capability, Reliability, Efficiency, Right Kit, Turnaround Improvement.

MPUME MBAMBO

Sustainable Development Manager

The Sustainable Development department is responsible for stakeholder engagement, BBBEE compliance, communications as well as corporate social investment.