Koos Taljaard

 

Consulting Partner, Director

Koos has over 38 years experience in multidisciplinary mining, mineral beneficiation and the cement industry in various executive, projects, operational, engineering, business development and consulting roles. He is a registered professional engineer with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

 

About Koos

Koos is a professional engineer and holds a degree in mechanical engineering, Graduate Diploma Engineering (GDE- mining / minerals economy), MDP, project management (Oxford University), mechanical engineers certificate of competency Mines (South Africa), and has more than 38 years’ experience in multidisciplinary mining, mineral beneficiation areas and the cement industry in various executive, projects, operational, engineering, business development, and consulting roles. 

Koos’s areas of expertise include:

 

  • Executive Management
  • Director of Boards
  • Programme and project management over the full life cycle of a project, from the conceptual phase, through proposals, business development, feasibility studies, project design, procurement, quality control, construction, commissioning, project closeout and operational management
  • Project management systems
  • Role of the owner project team
  • Due diligence and audits
  • Project risk safety and environmental management
  • Strategy
  • A broad range of experience in various fields including Gold, PGMs, Base Metals, Coal, Cement, Lime, Ready-mix and Fly Ash, Mineral Sands and related processing facilities.
    Underground-, conventional-, mechanised and, open pit mining, shaft systems, shaft sinking, CBM and related processing facilities
  • Experience in many African countries, India and China and other
  • New business development and implementation of cement related businesses in Africa and more specifically concluded in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, DRC and South Africa
  • Multi-discipline engineering management
  • Operational management

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