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Mr David Noko recently, until March 2019, held a position of Executive Vice President at AngloGold Ashanti. One of the largest gold mining companies in Africa.
He was responsible for the company’s Sustainable Development portfolio.
He is an internationally renowned business leader. Born and living in South Africa, Mr. Noko started his illustrious career at General Electric Company (GEC), an international manufacturing company, in design engineering and maintenance management.
He worked for South African Breweries. His move to Pepsi Cola International in 1994 allowed him extensive international exposure and global experience.
In 1999 Mr. Noko was appointed as CEO of Air Chefs (Pty) Ltd, in South Africa, where he continued to develop his talent in implementing business improvements.
In 2002 he joined the giant De Beers Group and shortly earned numerous promotions to various operational positions.
In 2006, he was appointed Managing Director and CEO of De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited (DBCM). Mr. Noko resigned from De Beers in 2010 to start on yet another project in his outstanding career, this time founding and heading up his own company, CelaCorp (Pty) Ltd.
He believes that synergies between Effective People, Futuristic Strategy and Technology, Systems and Processes are imperative for business success. A member of the Institute of Directors, Mr. Noko’s impressive experience, qualifications and business acumen have seen him serve on the boards of directors of several prominent companies. He served on the boards of Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited, Harmony Gold (deputy chairman), AstraPak Ltd and Platistone Holding (Chairman).
Mr Noko holds a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Witwatersrand Technikon (now University of Johannesburg), a Management Development Programme (MDP) Certificate from the University of Witwatersrand, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Company Directorships from the Graduate Institute of Management and Technology, and a Master in Business Administration from the Heriot-Watt University. He also completed the Senior Executive Programme at the London Business School.
He is now a Non-Executive Director at African Rainbow Minerals and the Lead Advisor at his consultancy company, ESG Advisory Ltd. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Council of the University of the Free State.