A proud ‘Creationeer’ with innovation, ingenuity, coal, cement and vanadium at the heart of our business, Ikwezi Mining brings a new dimension to the sector. We operate with conﬁdence, honesty and reliability – adding value, improving whatever we touch, and providing a sense of security to those who deal with us. Our people are central to our business and we strive to develop our employees to be effective leaders in their areas of expertise. As trusted experts who are committed to excellence, we achieve our goals by understanding the needs of others and providing only the highest quality solutions.
Tushar AgrawalAs Group Managing Director, responsible for the Group’s strategic growth, Tushar’s business administration degree, extensive hands-on operational and commercial experience stand him in good stead. His professional background includes international coal markets, mining, shipping, and cement business development.
Nitin AgrawalNitin is the Executive Director responsible for both Ikwezi Mining and Ikwezi Resources. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Science and IT. Nitin’s vast experience in business development and mining of coal and other resources led to the successful launch and comprehensive expansion of Ikwezi Mining and Ikwezi Resources.
Freddie StrydomFreddie is the Director and CEO for Ikwezi Mining and Ikwezi Resources and is responsible for all mining operations in the Group. He holds an MBA from the Business School Netherlands. Freddie’s mining career started in 1984 at Anglo American. His extensive experience covers mining, mechanical and civil engineering, metallurgical processing, tailings disposal and reclamation.
Zaheer SurkaZaheer is the Director responsible for the handling of coal logistics and new ventures. A Chartered Accountant by profession, prior to 2006 when he became a founding member of the Group, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Investec Bank. Zaheer has signiﬁcant experience in mineral resources, business development, trading and logistics, with particular focus on coal.
Harjinder Singh KapilaHarjinder is an Independent Director of Ikwezi Mining Limited responsible for providing expert advice on structuring, policy, compliances, legal risk mitigation strategies, and tax implications. A Law Graduate and Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Harjinder has many years of extensive experience. He specializes in the areas of legal, secretarial, corporate governance and compliance.
Sanjay GoelSanjay is the Director of Ikwezi Mining India Private Limited responsible for shipping, sales, and marketing operations. An Ace Master Mariner by qualiﬁcation, Sanjay is both a Captain and a highly competent shipping professional. He brings decades of experience and expertise in shipping, International logistics, lighter age operations of bulk cargo and port operations.
Blair SergeantBlair is the Independent Director and Mining Executive at Ikwezi Mining Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree, a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Administration, and is a member of ICSA and ICDA, Australia. He has a strong background in coal coupled with deep experience as a director of major companies
To pioneer and create innovative businesses that become benchmarks in their ﬁelds. To have a positive human impact, enhancing quality of life for the communities in which we work.
We bring our vision to life by
- Making people our greatest asset, harnessing their skills and dedication
- Focusing our efforts on sustainable growth
- Continuously improving skills development, operational efﬁciencies and business processes
- Forging mutually beneﬁcial partnerships with all stakeholders
- Promoting a clean, safe and healthy work environment
Our purpose, priorities and beliefs are reﬂected in our actions – and we uphold them with everyone we interact with.
- We act with integrity and engage with mutual respect
- We prioritise quality and encourage high level performance
- We promote teamwork, embrace diversity and are passionate about co-creating a positive workplace
- We promote wellness, work safety and care for our communities
Our unique culture attracts proactive problem solvers and dedicated go-getters who are driven to excel and make their mark in their field. As a team, we constantly spark new ideas to ensure a resilient, successful and sustainable business within an ever-evolving environment.
We use analytical skills to visualise the impact of doing things differently – improving on established methods, products, processes, techniques, and technology. This perpetual innovation puts us ahead of the game when it comes to technical, commercial and operational excellence. Known for our can-do spirit, we never stop learning and growing – always focusing on the success of our business and our people.