Chief Executive Officer
Bontle Aphane is the very first chief executive of Arnot Opco. She is a seasoned engineering professional, with expertise in various engineering fields, including mineral processing, coal mining and hard rock mining. She was the lead engineer for the R2.6-billion old Arnot Mine Closure Project.
Aphane is an innovative, results-oriented professional who combines technical proficiency with extensive project management experience. Her role at Arnot Opco is to oversee the successful commissioning of the new coal mining operations, the company’s future growth and success.
Aphane is a professionally registered electrical engineer (Pr.Eng.) by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). She holds a B.Eng Electrical Engineering from the University of Pretoria. Aphane has also completed a Government Certificate of Competency for Mines and Works. She is currently enrolled in an Executive Business Leadership Programme at Harvard University.