Feb 22, 2016

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Name Viloshnee Singh
Designation  Director
Qualifications Masters in Science (Geology) - UKZN; Masters in Business Leadership – UNISA SBL; Certificate Programs – Harvard & GIBS
Professional Summary An accomplished senior business development executive, geologist and consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the mining and minerals industry. She has worked for some of the country’s leading mining houses in senior positions responsible for aspects of strategy formulation, implementation and management. She possesses more than 10 years’ experience in business development throughout the African region with a strong understanding of international sales and marketing/business strategies.
Industries Both Private and Public sector industry experience. Diverse range of industries covered with a focus on Mining and Services.
Broad Capabilties Planning and coordinating the implementation of business plans and the penetration of new markets.Provide market feedback to the company leadership regarding competitive offerings, prospect needs and generate product development ideas.

Analysing existing approaches to the development of business and making changes where appropriate.

Forming strategic partnerships with other companies to leverage their existing networks.

Identifying the need for and establishment of international company entities.

Name Odette Smith
Designation Consultant
Project Role DDI Facilitator
Qualifications Masters in Civil Engineering; BSc Honours (Geology); Management Development Programme.
An accomplished researcher with 20 years’ experience in the mining, minerals and financial services industries. She wrote the commodities column for the Financial Mail for almost 2 years. She has released numerous reports to the public covering subjects ranging from the problems facing the manufacturing sector to forecasts for mining, agricultural, manufacturing and construction sectors of the South African economy. She has worked for some of the largest companies in South Africa as well as State Owned Companies.
Business experience covers Mining Companies, State Owned Enterprises and Financial Institutions, with in depth experience in minerals, mining and manufacturing industries. Professional experience spans large corporates and small businesses.
Broad Capabilities  In depth analysis of market trends, commodity markets, manufacturing and agribusiness markets.