Johan Van Jaarsveld


Job Title: CTO

Company: BHP Group


Johan Van Jaarsveld, the recently appointed chief technical officer at BHP, brings a wealth of expertise and experience to his role. As a key member of the executive leadership team, he is responsible for BHP's extensive global technology functions, including the global maintenance and engineering center of excellence, global projects center of excellence, resource and geoscience center of excellence, legacy assets and closed sites management, value engineering, global innovation initiatives, and the global exploration team.

2024 - Present Chief Technical Officer, BHP, Australia
2020 - 2024 Chief Development Officer
2016 - 2020 Group Portfolio Strategy and Development Officer
2015 - 2016 SVP Business Development, Barrick Gold Corporation Toronto, Canada
2011 - 2014 Managing Director, Goldman Sachs, Hong Kong 
2008 - 2011 Managing Director, Blackstone, Hong Kong 
2007 - 200 Vice President, Lehman Brothers

2002 -2002 Master of Commerce, Applied Finance, Melbourne Business School
2001 Ph.D (Eng), Extractive Metallurgy, University of Melbourne

About BHP: BHP is an Australian multinational mining and metals public company that supply the resources the world needs to help build a better, clearer future. Copper for renewable energy. Nickel for electric vehicles. Potash for sustainable farming. Iron ore and metallurgical coal for the steel needed for global infrastructure and the energy transition. 

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