Botha Named RHI Magnesita CFO
Until his departure, current CFO Octavio Lopes will focus on delivering the final steps of the merger between RHI and Magnesita.
RHI Magnesita recently announced that Ian Botha, currently chief financial officer (CFO) of Anglo American Platinum, has been nominated its new CFO and finance director for appointment at the 2019 Annual General Meeting. He will join the company on April 1, 2019. Until his departure, current CFO Octavio Lopes will focus on delivering the final steps of the merger between RHI and Magnesita.
Eduardo Gotilla, vice president of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations, will with immediate effect assume the role of acting CFO of RHI Magnesita until Botha joins the company. As the former CFO of Magnesita, Gotilla has played a pivotal role in the integration of the finance organization into RHI Magnesita and also successfully led the refinancing of the company.
“Ian has enjoyed a highly successful international career with Anglo American in the related mining and metals industry, latterly as CFO of Anglo Platinum,” said Stefan Borgas, RHI Magnesita’s CEO. “His significant experience in finance and accounting, investor relations and governance, as well as his excellent business acumen and track record in financial and performance improvements, make him an ideal appointment. Additionally, his fit with RHI Magnesita’s management culture and complementarity with our company’s top leadership team further adds to Ian’s credentials.”
For more information, visit www.rhimagnesita.com.