With growing demand for delivering new services to the mining and capital intensive industries, the New Ventures business unit is key in identifying and developing these services as part of the standard offering VBKOM delivers.
The New Ventures business unit is responsible for identifying new service offering opportunities that VBKOM should strategically cultivate to stay market relevant and grow our industry footprint.
The key objective is to establish new services that provide specific and customised solutions to our clients that we haven’t offered previously, and includes the development and application of ideas that improve the way things are done.
Currently the New Ventures business unit is cultivating the following services:
I come from the Karoo but grew up in Port Elizabeth. By grace, I received the opportunity to study in Pretoria and as an undergraduate, I studied Agricultural Engineering whilst sharing subjects and classes with my Mining Engineering colleagues. Unbeknownst, but this trivial aspect would lead to me joining VBKOM 13 years later. As a postgraduate I never actually applied myself in the agriculture sector as my Master’s dissertation opened the door for me to enter into the world of consulting & strategy. It was at that time during a brief lapse of concentration that I enrolled in a postgraduate diploma in Taxation at Wits, where I proved to the rest of the lawyers in class that willpower trumps intelligence!
My interest in Enterprise Risk Management and Project Management evolved whilst I was consulting to the Regulatory and Credit Risk divisions of Absa Bank, and implementing Credit Rating Systems for Commercial and Business Banking. It was only after 8 years in the corporate world that I came full circle to rejoin my mining colleagues at VBKOM.
My StrengthsFinder results corroborate that I am a perpetual optimist who loves to pull people into the conversation by sharing ideas about future possibilities. I am an early riser with a passion for leadership, learning, and growing people. I have a weakness for hot-cross buns, and enjoy listening to almost all types of music, as long as it is loud.
My wife and three children come first, followed closely by a good red wine, freshly baked bread and photography.
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Sehlare Sa Meetlwa is formalised through the strategic partnership between VBKOM and Aiko Projects and Consultants. The partnership symbolises the rich cultural diversity of the Mining Industry, together with a strongly rooted history of economic growth and cultural collaboration in which a common goal of service delivery and client satisfaction is embedded.