Bernard Swanepoel, mining entrepreneur
The Upper Echelon series is brought to you by Deloitte and Moneyweb. Each week we will interview some of the key business decision makers in South Africa and give you insight into their daily challenges, lessons learnt and plans for the future.
Upper Echelon Podcast: Bernard Swanepoel, mining entrepreneur
This week we interview Bernard Swanepoel, former CEO of Harmony Gold and Director of To the Point Growth Specialists.
Bernard started his career with Gengold in 1983, and in 1993 he was appointed General Manager of Beatrix and spearheaded its performance as the lowest cost producer in the gold mining industry at that time.
In 1995, Bernard joined Randgold as the Managing Director of Harmony. For 12 years Bernard led the team which saw Harmony grow from a mine producing 650 000 ounces to a 3 million ounce producer and the 5th largest gold mine in the world. In 2007, Bernard left Harmony Gold to start To The Point Growth Specialists.
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