The team

The IBT is administered by a board of eight trustees - four representatives of the RBN and four from Impala Platinum.

Mmemogolo Semane Bonolo Molotlegi

Mmemogolo Semane Bonolo Molotlegi

Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy, North West University

Chairperson

The ‘mother’ of the RBN, Mmemogolo has 20 years’ experience in managing communitydevelopment issues. She serves on several boards and is also the patron of a number of organisations. Mmemogolo is also area president for Southern Africa’s Associated Country Women of the World.

 
Pierre Lourens

Pierre Lourens

BMil, University of Stellenbosch; MBA, University of Pretoria

Chief executive officer (CEO)

After 21 years in the mining sector, Pierre retired from Implats as the group sustainable development manager at the end of 2011. He is a former board member of Impala and served on several other boards. Pierre was appointed CEO of the IBT on 1 August 2012.

 
Cathie Markus

Cathie Markus

BA (LLB), University of Witwatersrand

Trustee

Cathie is a former board member of Implats and has had significant experience in the legal and public affairs arenas over a period of 20 years. Cathie retired from Implats in 1997 and is currently a non-executive director of Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited.

 
Johanna Tau

Johanna Tau

BA (Social Work), University of the North; Development Programme in Labour Relations, UNISA

Trustee

Johanna has 20 years’ experience in HR management in the mining industry. She is currently the group stakeholder engagement manager at Implats.

 
Obakeng Phetwe

Obakeng Phetwe

Obakeng is a Chartered Accountant (SA), having completed his articles with PricewaterhouseCoopers Incorporated (PwC). He is currently CEO of the Royal Bafokeng Nation Development Trust, which holds all commercial assets on behalf of the Royal Bafokeng Nation. He serves on the board of Royal Bafokeng Holdings Pty (Limited) as well as on the Impala Platinum Limited board. Obakeng has also held the position of finance manager for the Royal Bafokeng Administration and was a senior audit manager at Mokua and Associates Chartered Accountants, a company subsequently acquired by PwC.

 
Boitumelo Koshane

Boitumelo Koshane

Boitumelo is a Chartered Accountant, having completed her articles with MSGM Masuku Jeena audit firm. She is currently the Investment Manager at Royal Bafokeng Nation Development Trust (RBNDT) as from April 2011. Her main responsibilities include the management of the Royal Bafokeng Nation’s (RBN) cash reserves and overseeing of RBNDT’s commercial entities on behalf of the RBN. Boitumelo has held positions at Ernst & Young Advisory Services, Royal Bafokeng Holdings and ABSA Limited.

 

Factsheet

IBT factsheet in English and Setswana (PDF – 1.2MB)

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