AEL Mining Services: Rafael Fernandes

Rafael Fernandes has been the group financial director of AEL Mining Services since October 2015.

Rafael Fernandes is a qualified chartered accountant (SA) with a B.Com Honours degree in Accounting and an ACMA qualification from CIMA. 

He started his career at EY as an audit manager and was appointed at AEL Mining Services in 2003 as a financial controller. He worked his way up to financial director and finally, group financial director. He also briefly served as the regional finance director of Africa for G4S Africa.

Work
2015 - Present    Group Financial Director, AEL Mining Services
2015 - 2015         Regional Finance Director, G4S Africa
2007 - 2015         Financial Director, AEL Mining Services
2003 - 2007         Financial Controller, AEL Mining Services
2001 - 2003         Audit Manager, EY

Education
2018 - 2018         Strategic Financial Leadership Programme, Stanford University
1996 - 1996         ACMA, CIMA
1994 - 1994         CTA, UNISA
1990 - 1993         B.Com Honours Accounting, University of Pretoria

About AEL Mining Services: AEL Mining Services, a member of the JSE-listed AECI Group in South Africa, is a leading developer, producer and supplier of commercial explosives, initiating systems and blasting services for mining, quarrying and construction markets in Africa and Indonesia. AEL is also the largest supplier of explosives technology and initiating systems in Africa.