Shalin Naidoo


Job Title: CIO

Company: DRDGOLD


Shalin Naidoo was listed as one of South Africa's Top 8 Visionary CIOs by IITPSA (Institute of IT Professionals in South Africa) and nominated for 2019 CIO of the year by the International Data Corporation. He was appointed CIO of DRDGold in November 2020. Prior to this he was the CIO at Lenmed for six years. Shalin worked as an IT consultant for ten years before going to work at Anglo Platinum as a General Manager in IS. He was then the head of IT for Africa and the Middle East at Arysta LifeScience and the head of business applications SA at Tronox. Shalin has an MBA from Pretoria University and a Masters in Digital Business from Wits Business School.

2020 - Present     CIO and CTO. DRDGOLD Ltd
2014 - 2020          Group CIO, Lenmed
2012 - 2014          Head of Business Applications SA, Tronox
2011 - 2012          Head IT Africa ME, Arysta LifeScience
2009 - 2011          General Manager IS, RTT Medical
2008 - 2009          Program Manager Business Intelligence, AngloPlatinum
1998 - 2008          IT Consultant, BCSnet,CH

2019 - 2020          Masters in Digital Business, Wits University
2015 - 2015          CIO Program Certificate, Wits University
2008 - 2011          MBA, Pretoria University
2008 - 2008          Bachelor of Technology, Pretoria University
2006 - 2006          SAP Business Intelligence, SAP
2005 - 2008          Diploma in IT and IS, Durban University

About DRDGOLD Ltd: DRDGOLD Limited is a South African gold producer and a world leader in the recovery of the metal from the retreatment of surface tailings. DRDGOLD has a network of assets that is unrivalled in South Africa and, with its consolidated businesses operating as a single entity, is focused on optimising these assets in order to increase gold production.

At the end of FY2016, DRDGOLD provided jobs for 2 484 people, including 924 employees. The remaining 1 560 people worked for the specialist service providers engaged by the company to provide the expertise required for tailings reclamation and tailings dam management. In FY2016, the company produced 143 457oz of gold, generated R2 433.1 million in revenue and spent R99.8 million on capital projects (property, plant, equipment). Mineral resources of 50.67Moz and mineral reserves of 1.84Moz were declared.


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