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Board of Directors

Gregory Hirschowitz

Director (Non-Executive)

  • B Com (Wits)
  • B Acc (Wits)
  • Registered Persons (Securities)
  • CA(SA)
  • CFA
  • PLD (Harvard Business School, Alumni status)
  • 2001: completed accounting articles at Investec Bank and joined Investec Principal Investments “IPI” as a private equity specialist, where he concluded multiple transactions on the buy and sell sides as well as portfolio management over 15 years
  • 2016: Part of the management team that led the buyout of the private equity business at Investec Bank whereafter he served as a senior executive at IEP
  • Mid 2018: Joined Bud Chemicals & Minerals as the Chief Executive Officer

André Snyman

Managing Director

  • B.Sc (Chem) – 1996 University of Stellenbosch
  • B.Ed – 1987
    University of Stellenbosch
  • MBA – 1997
    Graduate School of Business
    University of Stellenbosch
  • Registered as Feed Production Engineer:
    Swiss School of Feed milling,
    Uzwill, Switzerland (Buhler Group).
  • Manufacturing Industry: 23 years’ experience
  • Animal Feeds Industry: 20 years’ experience
  • Experience in acting as Board member on various
    boards and MD in Namibia since 2005

Greg Swartz

Director (Executive)

  • Various management positions in the Group, Operations, Production, Logistics.
  • MDP (University of Stellenbosch Business School)
  • Senior Management
    Development Program
    (University Stellenbosch
    Business School)

Bernard Grové

Director (Executive)

  • 1998 – B. Acc (Hons) University of Stellenbosch
  • CA (SA), CA (Nam)
  • Until 2003: Audit manager – PwC
  • Extensive experience in the
    manufacturing industry with at
    least 8 years spent within

Lara Grieve

Director (Non-Executive)

  • B. Bus.Sci (Finance) (UCT)
  • PGDA (UCT)
  • CA(SA)
  • 2011: Investec Corporate Finance – focus on M&A and various listing requirements
  • 2014: Coast2Coast Capital – concluded various M&A transactions and later focused on corporate finance and equity capital markets
  • 2019: Youth Employment Service – head of Business Development and Strategy where she led a team who created over 28,000 jobs in South Africa in a period of 10 months
  • Late 2019: Bud Chemicals & Minerals as the Business Development Executive

Klaus Friedlingsdorf

Operations Director (Executive)

  • B.Sc (BCH CHM) – 1990 University of Pretoria
  • MBA – 2002
    Graduate School of Business
    University of Stellenbosch
  • 10 year experience in Solar Salt
    Manufacturing and Processing
  • 10 year experience in Uranium
    Processing and Exploration
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