Dr Nombasa Tsengwa

CEO Designate
Exxaro Resources

Ph.D. (Agronomy) (University of Maryland, College Park, US), Executive Development Programme (EDP) (Insead)

Dr Tsengwa has more than 18 years of executive management and board experience in the public and private sector. In 2003 she joined Kumba resources as General Manager Safety, Health, and Environment. In 2007 she became Executive General Manager Safety and Sustainable Development. In 2010, she became directly involved with the management of coal operations, as the General Manager of Captive Mines, and General Manager of Mpumalanga operations. In 2015, she was appointed as the Acting Executive Head of Coal Operations, subsequently and appointed as Executive Head of Coal Operations in July 2016. In July 2020 she was appointed on a new portfolio of heading up the development of the Minerals Strategy as one of the core business which include coal portfolio and operations as the Managing Director Minerals. In March 2021 she was appointed as CEO designate. She is the 2017 winner, Standard Bank Businesswoman of the year award and most recently the 2018 winner of Pan African Awards – Africa’s most Influential Woman in Business and Government – Mining Industry Category. An avid long- distance runner who has completed 9 comrade’s marathons