OMNIA HOLDINGS LIMITED - Appointment of new Managing Director of Bulk Mining ExplosivesRelease Date: 18/09/2015 07:05:00 Code(s): OMN
Omnia Holdings Limited
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
(Registration number 1967/003680/06)
Share code: OMN ISIN: ZAE000005153
(?Omnia? or ?the Group?)
APPOINTMENT OF NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR OF BULK MINING EXPLOSIVES
The board of directors of Omnia (?Board?) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph
Keenan (?Joseph?) as the new managing director of its explosives division, Bulk Mining
Explosives, which is the leading supplier of explosives and services to the African mining,
quarrying and construction industries, with operations in 14 countries across Africa.
On the appointment of Joseph, Rod Humphris, chief executive officer of the Group, observed that
Joseph ?is an accomplished international executive who brings over 20 years of global
experience in the explosives industry, to our Group. He has held executive and non-executive
positions in North and South America, Africa and Australia. He has a successful track record in
the explosives sector, of managing high performance teams, being involved in start-up projects,
developments, listings, strategic alliances, investments and global equity holdings.?
Joseph has a BSc (Geology) from Laurentian University (Canada), an MBA from the Edinburgh
Business School (United Kingdom) has completed post-graduate programmes at Insead
Buisness School (Singapore) and Harvard Business School (USA). Joseph brings a wealth of
experience from recent roles at the Columbine Group in the USA, Pacific Hydro in Australia and
Orica in Chile. In addition, Joseph has chaired the Australian National University Centre for Latin
American Studies in Australia and Peru Nitrates in Latin America, has served on the boards of
PHC Energy Advisory Board and two explosives joint ventures in Venezuela and Panama.
Humphris concluded that, ?as skills, expertise and talent are not easy to secure in the competitive
environment in which we operate, we are delighted that Joseph will be joining the Omnia team
and look forward to the contribution he will make.?
17 September 2015
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