Board of directors

Bonang Mohale - Independent Non-Executive Chairman

The ArcelorMittal South Africa Board appointed Mr Bonang Mohale as Chairman of the Board after shareholders approved his appointment as a non-executive director at the company's AGM on 19 May 2022.      

Mr Mohale brings a wealth of experience in business strategy, leadership and governance, which are all fundamental to leading ArcelorMittal South Africa in its next phase of growth and transformation.      

Mr Mohale is the President of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), Chancellor of the University of the Free State, Professor of Practice in the Johannesburg Business School (JBS) College of Business and Economics, Chairman of both Bidvest Group Limited and SBV Services.      


Abe Thebyane - Non-Executive Director

Mr Thebyane currently serves on the board of AVI Group as the Lead Independent Director and chairs the Remuneration Committee. He has vast experience in the field of human resources in both the mining and banking industries.


Neville Nicolau - Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Nicolau holds a BTech in Mining Engineering from the University of Johannesburg and an MBA from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. He has a long history at Anglo American at which he was the COO and executive director of Anglo Gold Ashanti, he was also the CEO at Anglo American Platinum. He has over 35 years working experience in the mining sector which includes holding various technical, management and executive positions.


Lungile Cele - Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Cele holds a BCom degree from the University of Fort Hare and various post-graduate tax qualifications from the University of Natal, including a Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) degree. She is the founder and was the Chief Executive of Tax Solutions CC prior to its merger with Garach and Garach Accountants in 2011. Ms Cele currently holds various board memberships, including Hulamin Limited. She brings a wealth of commercial and tax expertise to the Board.

Raman Karol - Non-Executive Director

Chartered Accountant degree - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India MBA – Rotterdam School of Management.

Mr Karol is Vice President, Head Group Accounting & Performance Management in ArcelorMittal Luxembourg. He joined the company in 2005 and has held various management roles in finance. He was also General Manager for Group Consolidation and Group performance Management.

Noluthando Gosa - Non-Executive Director

MBA (University of New Brunswick, Canada), BA Hons (Commns) (University of Fort Hare)

Ms Gosa was a member of the National Planning Commission that crafted the National Development Plan and Vision 2030. She holds an MBA from the University of New Brunswick, Canada, a BA Hons (Commns)from the University of Fort Hare and several other post-graduation qualifications in business administration. Before her entrepreneurial interests which started in 2004, Ms Gosa was a sell side Investment Analyst with Investec Bank. Prior to investment banking, she was one of the founding regulators of the then SA Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (now ICASA).


Gert Gouws - Non-Executive Director

B.Com (Law) and B.Com (Hons), CA(SA), Advanced Management Programme (Insead)

Gert is a Divisional Executive of the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited (IDC). He served as Chief Financial Officer of IDC until August 2015. Gert has a B.Com (Law) and B.Com (Hons) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and completed an Advanced Management Programme (Insead). After completing his auditing articles he joined the IDC in 1983. Gert was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the IDC in 1999. Between 2003 and 2005 he served as Chief Operating Officer of the IDC. He is an alternate director of the IDC and serves as director of various IDC subsidiary companies.


Kobus Verster - Chief Executive Officer

BCom degree, University of Potchefstroom, BCom Economics (Hons.) University of Pretoria, MBL University of South Africa (Unisa) Executive Management Programme, University of Virginia, USA.

Kobus has more than 20 years’ experience in the steel industry. He started his career at Iscor South Africa. He was chief financial officer and executive director of ArcelorMittal South Africa from February 2006 to August 2010. 
He played a broader strategic role within the company during that period. Prior to his appointment as chief financial officer, he was General Manager corporate treasury at Mittal Steel in Rotterdam and held various senior roles in financial management and treasury in Iscor. Then Kobus served on the board of Aveng Limited as chief executive officer from 11 February 2014 until 26 September 2017.


Bradley Davey - Independent Non-Executive Director

In 2021 Brad was appointed head of corporate business optimisation, with responsibility for CTO, R&D, CCM, capital goods, corporate communication and corporate responsibility and global automotive. He is also responsible for automotive joint ventures in China and India and ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Americas and is vice chairman of the Investment Allocation Committee (IAC).

Brad joined ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Canada, in 1986 and over the next 15 years held several technology and manufacturing roles. From 2001, he held various senior commercial positions, including vice-president of ArcelorMittal Dofasco and chief marketing officer, North America Flat Rolled. In 2016 he became chief marketing officer, ArcelorMittal North America and head of global automotive. Prior to his current role Brad was CEO ArcelorMittal North America, a position he held since March 2018.

Brad holds a bachelor of engineering degree from McMaster University.

Bradley Davey

Dawn Earp - Independent Non-Executive Director

Dawn has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accountancy degree and is a Chartered Accountant. She has served as a non-executive director of various private and listed companies. She has also held various senior executive roles including that of Finance Director.

Dawn currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Truworths International Ltd as well as non-executive director and Audit Committee Chair on Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd and Transit Freight Forwarding.

Dawn Earp

Gavin Griffiths - Chief Financial Officer

Gavin is a chartered accountant and holds the following qualifications BComm (Acc), B Acc, M Comm (cum laude), CA (SA).

Gavin has over 20 years’ experience in various specialist, management and executive positions covering numerous financial disciplines including auditing, technical, controlling, deal advisory, business optimization and transformation, and strategy.

Gavin Griffiths