Desmond Govender


Job Title: CIO

Company: ARM


Desmond Govender was appointed CIO of African Rainbow Minerals Ltd in December 2020. Prior to this he was the CIO at Exxaro Resources for three years. Desmond also worked as the IT regional lead SSA at Glencore for four years and was head of IT at Xstrata. He also worked at Eskom as an enterprise solutions manager. Desmond has a BSc. from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and an MBA from Stellenbosch University.

2020 - Present     CIO, African Rainbow Minerals Ltd
2017 - 2020          CIO, Exxaro Resources
2013 - 2017          IT Regional Lead SSA, Glencore
2011 - 2013          Head of IT, Xstrata
2007 - 2010          Enterprise Solution Manager, Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd
2005 - 2007          Solutions Delivery Manager, Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd

2020 - 2020         Digital Leadership, Course, GIBS
2014 - 2016         MBA, University of Stellenbosch
2015 - 2015         Executive Leadership Course, MIRBIS
1994 - 1997         BSc. Electrical Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal

About African Rainbow Minerals: (ARM) is a diversified South African mining company with excellent long-life, low unit cost operations in key commodities. ARM, its subsidiaries, joint arrangements (which include joint ventures and joint operations) and associates explore, develop,

operate and hold interests in the mining and minerals industry. The current operational focus is on precious metals, base metals, ferrous metals and alloys. ARM also has an investment in Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited. ARM’s partners at the various South African operations are Anglo American Platinum Limited, Assore Limited, Impala Platinum Holdings Limited, Norilsk Nickel Africa Proprietary Limited and Glencore Operations South Africa Proprietary Limited.



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