Sarel is the senior partner, CEO, executive director & board level director with over 30 years of experience specializing in mining, management and technical support as part of the mine owners team with the specific emphasis on adding shareholder value through optimization, operational improvement, re-engineering and cost effective turning to account of profitable open-pit mines and associated infra-structure.
He has worked with many mining companies over his career providing strategic advice, business transformation program definition and delivery, performance enhancement solutions and corporate restructuring services for mines in several countries across Africa.
Over the last 20 years, he has developed a reputation as one of the leading specialists in this industry and a well-known advisor to mining boards and executive management. His deep knowledge and practical experience in the open-pit mining and mine operational management is unique in this field.
As an expert in operational analysis and redesign, he has delivered business improvement services to open pit mining clients in platinum, gold, diamonds, copper, cobalt, phosphates, coal, fluorspar, manganese, iron ore, vanadium, PGM’s and chrome.
He grew Tacmin from a start-up consulting firm into a multinational, multi-disciplinary company specialising in open pit mining, project management, mine engineering, EPCM contracting, reconciliation and business improvement. Assisting over 30 mines with mine optimisation, reducing costs and training of Clients personnel to develop sustainable optimal mining practices, totalling to aggregated savings of +$800 million during operations improvement assignments since 1996.
During his former employ as executive director of a leading South African open-pit contract mining firm, contributed to significant business developments, broaden their customer base and successfully procured numerous open-pit mining contracts which gave cause to a threefold increase in company revenue.