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PPC announces two Key Leadership Appointments

25 November 2009 – Pretoria Portland Cement Company Limited [PPC] is pleased to announce two key leadership appointments. 

Mr. Salim Abdul Kader, an existing executive director, has been appointed to the position of Managing Director of the Cement division for PPC’s South African operation and Mr. Sello Helepi as executive director responsible for Organisational Performance and Transformation with effect 1 December 2009.

Salim, who holds a degree in Biochemistry and an MBA, joined PPC in 2004 and in May 2005 was appointed to the PPC Board as an executive director.  He has directed the Organisational Performance and Transformation in the company for several years and this intimate knowledge of PPC will stand him in good stead in his new role.

Sello joined PPC in 2007 as Group Transformation Manager and was appointed Executive: Transformation in 2008.  Sello Helepi is now appointed to the role of Director Organisational Performance and Transformation and is welcomed to the Board of PPC.

Simultaneous to this realignment of the leadership team at PPC, it should be noted that Harley Dent, in his role as an executive director of the company, will continue to manage the Lime and Aggregates divisions of PPC. In addition he will also accept responsibility for our Porthold operations in Zimbabwe.

Kevin Odendaal who has been managing investor relations and strategy for the past year is now also  responsible for corporate communications. Salim, Sello, Harley and Kevin will report to Paul Stuiver, chief executive officer.

Paul Stuiver said; “On behalf of the Board of PPC please join me in wishing all our appointees the very best in their new roles and careers. I look forward to their ongoing contribution to value creation as they take our business forward with passion, commitment and pride.”

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