BULAWAYO, February 22 (The Source) — Regional cement producer PPC has appointed Kelibone Masiyane as managing director for its Zimbabwean unit, replacing Njombo Lekula who was redeployed within the group.
“Following the recent re-deployment of former managing director of PPC Zimbabwe Njombo Lekula as the managing director of PPC’s international operations, the country’s executive team has been further strengthened through a number of new appointments. Most notable is that of former general manager of Colleen Bawn and the Bulawayo Factory, Kelibone Masiyane as PPC Zimbabwe’s managing director,” said PPC in a statement.
Masiyane had worked for PPC since 1993 in various divisions. He is a holder of an Honours Degree in Applied Physics and an MBA, both from the National University of Science and Technology.
In October 2014 Masiyane became general manager for both Colleen Bawn and Bulawayo factories. PPC also appointed Iain Sheasby as commercial director, Karen Mhazo as general manager of finance and Trust Mabaya as group human resources manager.
Commenting on the developments, Lekula said Masiyane’s promotion would see him assume overall responsibility for PPC Zimbabwe’s business, with his key focus on the Harare factory.
PPC is constructing a $75 million plant which will have capacity to produce 680,000 tonnes annually.
“His extensive operational experience in the business is sure to stand him in good stead in his new role, and we are confident that his leadership will see the company work to implement its strategy effectively against the back of PPC’s new group vision,” said Lekula.
Other new appointments also further strengthened the country’s executive and management teams, he added.
“They are also a clear indication of the group’s succession planning strategy in action – and our ability to develop and groom internal members of PPC Zimbabwe’s family to assume vital leadership roles.”