Buffalo Coal’s Emma Oosthuizen swaps CEO title for CFO role


Emma has served in the company’s finance function before, as VP of finance and interim CFO.

Buffalo Coal CEO Emma Oosthuizen has resigned as CEO of the company to take on the role of CFO.

Emma joined Buffalo Coal as the vice president of finance in March 2018 and was appointed as CFO in October 2018. In February 2019, the CEO at the time resigned, and Emma was appointed as interim CEO in addition to continuing her role as the company’s CFO. In August 2019, Graham du Preez was appointed as interim CFO, and in February 2020 Willie Bezuidenhout took on the role permanently. Emma was appointed as CEO in April 2020.

Read more: Willie Bezuidenhout to step down as Buffalo Coal CFO

Prior to being appointed CEO of Buffalo Coal, Emma was the CFO of First Uranium Corporation. Before that, she worked for Simmer and Jack Mines, Randgold & Exploration Company, and the South African Revenue Services.

Buffalo Coal has also appointed Somdeb Banerjee as CEO with immediate effect, and has advised that the general manager of its South African operations, Kevern Mattison, has departed.

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