PPC announces key executive appointments, South Africa

PPC announces key executive appointments, South Africa
Published: 27 August 2008

In line with its transformation philosophy and focus on the development and promotion of black talent from within, PPC is pleased to announce that four executive appointments have been made in the key areas of Technical Services, Sales and Marketing, Transformation, and at its operation in Zimbabwe.   
     
Roshni Lawrence has been promoted to Executive: Technical Services for the PPC Group. "This is a key role going forward," says Chief Operating Officer Dr Orrie Fenn. Lawrence spent the last two years as General Manager at PPC’s Germiston cement factory, one of only a handful of female cement factory managers in the world.     
                                                  
Sello Helepi has been appointed Executive: Transformation in recognition of his pioneering work in the fields of Corporate Social Investment and Social Labour  Planning, two of the cornerstones of PPC’s transformation philosophy. Helepi will play a pivotal role in the set-up and management of the several trusts that form an integral component of PPC’s Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) transaction which is nearing completion.   
                          
Richard Tomes who started his career in PPC in 1998 in the Technical Marketing  Department and who has spent the last four years in Sales and Marketing, the last two as General Manager Inland Sales Region, has been appointed Executive:  Sales and Marketing. Tomes a qualified specialist in cement applications and concrete technology has proven his ability to service the marketplace in a proficient and professional manner and is frequently called upon to advise on the use of concrete in large infrastructural projects.       
                
Finally, Zak Limbada has been appointed Managing Director of PPC’s Zimbabwe operations. With more than 25 years experience in cement production at PPC, the last three as General Manager of PPC’s Riebeeck cement factory, Limbada who will relocate to Zimbabwe to oversee the operation is ideally equipped to take on the many challenges that exist in Portland Holdings’ current environment.