Board of Directors

Michael Haworth

Non-Executive Chairman

Michael Haworth was appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Chairman in June 2012.

Mr Haworth has over 20 years’ experience in the mining sector including roles as Managing Director at JP Morgan and Head of Mining and Metals Corporate Finance in London. He is currently a Senior Partner and Co-Founder of Greenstone Resources.   

Aman Sachdeva

Non-Executive Director

Aman Sachdeva was appointed to the Ncondezi Board on 21 May 2015 and brings a wealth of experience having spent more than 20 years in the infrastructure industry, specializing in the energy sector; ranging from project finance, management consulting, regulatory affairs, mergers and acquisitions, power system planning, energy conservation and marketing. Mr Sachdeva is currently the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Synergy Consulting, an independent consulting practice with a focus on project finance, which has to date closed projects worth US$12 billion. Mr Sachdeva is also an advisor to the World Bank, Energy Sector for Central Asia, South Asia and Africa on a variety of projects.

Estevão Pale

Non-Executive Director

Estevão Pale has more than 30 years' experience in the mining industry. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Companhia Mocambicana de Hidrocarbonetos, S.A., a Mozambican natural gas company. Between 1996 and 2005, he was the National Director of Mines in the Republic of Mozambique’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy, where he was responsible for the supervision and control of mineral activities as well as the formulation and implementation of the mining and geological policy.

Mr Pale has been a director of numerous companies in the mining sector including Promaco SARL and the Mining Development Company, as well as the General Director and Chief Executive of Minas Gerais de Moçambique. Mr Pale has a postgraduate diploma in Mining Engineering from the Camborne School of Mines, and a Masters degree in Financial Economics from the University of London (SOAS). He completed a course in Gas Business Management in Boston at the Institute of Human Resources Development Corporation in 2006.

Hanno Pengilly

Chief Executive Officer

Hanno has considerable knowledge in the power and mine sectors on the back of his experience in the business over the last 10 years. Hanno joined the Company in 2010 and has been the Company’s Chief Development Officer since May 2012. Hanno has been responsible for managing key project milestones including the delivery of the power plant and mine feasibility studies in 2013 and 2014. Since May 2017, Hanno has led the Company’s strategic partner process, which successfully resulted in the signing of a binding Joint Development Agreement (“JDA”) in July 2019, and led the Company in key negotiations with the Mozambique government and state power utility Electricidade de Moçambique (“EDM”).

Prior to joining the Company, he was an investment banker at JP Morgan, based in the United Kingdom and South Africa, and predominantly focused on natural resources. He holds a BSc in Economics.