Mark Kathan has been the FD and CFO of AECI since September 2008.
Mark is a qualified CA(SA) with a bachelors in accounting science degree from the University of South Africa.
In addition to his overall responsibility for the finance and treasury functions within AECI, he also oversees the company’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 the company’s M&A activity.
Prior to joining AECI, Mark was the FD at Nampak and served on that company’s group executive committee.
He was previously nominated for the 2015, 2016 and 2019 CFO Awards for his work as the CFO of AECI, and has been nominated again for the 2021 CFO Awards.
2008 – Present CFO & FD, AECI
1997 – 2008 FD, South Africa and Africa, Nampak
2012 Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School
1989 – 1991 B.Compt Honours, UNISA
About company: 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.
Job title: CFO, FD
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