AECI: Mark Kathan

Mark Kathan has been the Chief Financial Officer of AECI since September 2008.

Mark Kathan was appointed as AECI’s Financial Director and Chief Financial Officer in 2008. Prior to joining AECI, he was FD at Nampak and served on that company’s Group Executive Committee. In addition to overall responsibility for the Finance and Treasury functions, Mark oversees AECI’s Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Legal and Secretariat, Internal Audit and IT functions as well as its Retirement Funds. He also plays a leading role in M&A activities. He is a CA (SA) and he has a B.Compt from UNISA.

Work
2008 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, AECI Ltd
1997 – 2008         Financial Director, South Africa and Africa, Nampak Ltd

Education
2012 – 2012         Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School
1989 – 1991         B.Compt, Hons, Accounting, UNISA
                                CA (SA), SAICA

About AECI Ltd: AECI is a South African-based explosives and specialty chemicals company focused on providing products and services to a broad spectrum of customers in the mining, manufacturing, agricultural, food and beverage, and general industrial sectors. It has regional and international businesses in Africa, South East Asia, the USA and Australia. AECI has 15 group businesses and 6 630 employees. They registered as a company in South Africa in 1924 and listed on the JSE in 1966.

AECI reported a revenue of R8.478 billion in 2017.