OUR TEAM

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VICTOR BESTER

Managing Director

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

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MPUME MBAMBO

Human Resources Manager

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

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ASHLEY BILLAT

Maintenance Manager

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

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KOOGAN GOVENDER

Commercial Manager

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

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RODNEY YOULDON

Strategy Advisor

The role has been established in response to the COVID-19 impact on refining and is tasked to guide the changes necessary to ensure a sustainable future for SAPREF.

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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.

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CHRIS KALABA

Engineering Manager

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

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SAMI SAPMAZ

Production Manager

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

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LUBIN SCHABALALA 

HSSE Manager

The HSSE department ensures that SAPREF adheres to and improves its health, safety, security and environmental performance

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ROMANUS DINDI

ICT Manager

The ICT department is responsible of  driving the SAPREF IT strategy for the business. 

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SIMPHIWE MAZIBUKO

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.

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VACANT

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 of six strategic levers : Safety & Integrity, People Capability, Reliability, Efficiency, Right Kit, Turnaround Improvement.

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HLENGIWE HLELA

Sustainable Development Manager

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