MATHIAS SITHOLE (Executive Director)
Mathias joined BBMIH as Director in June 2019. He is a professional Mining Engineer who thrives on a motivational approach to management. After completing his B-Tech Mining Engineering degree in 2004 at the University of Johannesburg, he swiftly progressed from the ranks of Leaner Official on conventional gold mines to Section Manager on mechanized base metal mines and finally served as Senior General Manager on Platinum Mines.
Having developed exceptional people skills, Mathias was appointed Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats) to offer strategic leadership to the Human Resources function as Group Executive: People. He was also appointed and served as Director on the Implats Board of Directors and Two Rivers Board of Directors. Mathias completed the Anglo-American Management Development Program (MDP) presented at the University of Stellenbosch in 2004, followed by a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the North West University (Business School) in 2008.
Throughout his career, Mathias has displayed a passion for people, which is also evident from his successful completion of the Executive Development Program at Harvard Business School in 2011.
Mathias’ notable achievements include a distinctive mine production career, signing a recognition agreement with AMCU and concluded several long term wage agreements. Mathias remains also a Director at Matadvice and Inmiso consulting.