Our Executive Committee

Wayne Brown,

Managing Director
Wayne has served in various management positions within Lime Distributors prior to being appointed Managing Director of that subsidiary in 1998. His responsibilities were extended in 2007 with responsibility for the Lime Division’s marketing function before being appointed to the position of Deputy Managing Director. Following the formation of SynChem, Wayne has been appointed as the Managing Director of Idwala Industrial Holdings Limited.


Rakesh Ramthol,

Chief Operating Officer
Rakesh joined Alpha in June 1993 as a Trainee Chemical Engineer and moved through the ranks in the Production Department to become the Production Manager in 1998. Rakesh was then appointed as the General Manager of Idwala Carbonates until he was promoted into his current role early in 2015.

Eugene van Aswegen,

Head of Sales and Marketing - Lime
Eugene has been involved in the cement and lime industry for 30 years.  He joined Idwala Industrial Holdings in 2009.  Prior to this he worked for Lafarge Cement and was part of the Leader for Tomorrow program, spending 3 months at Insead Business School near Paris, France.  Eugene has focused on Industrial Sales and Marketing and has spent many years selling cement and lime in Africa.

  Natasha de Lange

Head of Sales and Marketing - Industrial Division

Natasha joined Idwala in May 2017. She has served in executive and sales leadership roles within the chemical industry for many years with a history in chemical sales of 14 years covering industries such as metal finishing, Polyurethanes, Preservatives and the Chlor-Alkali Industry.

Godfrey Mangotlo,

General Manager Lime Distributors
Godfrey joined Idwala in 2009 (after 13 years in general management), as the General Manager of Idwala Industrial Minerals and Magnetite. Godfrey has recently been appointed the General Manager of Idwala Lime - Vereeniging (Lime Distributors).

Jaco Swanepoel,

General Manager Idwala Lime Danielskuil
Jaco was appointed and based at Idwala Lime Ouplaas from 1988 until 2000.  He was later appointed as Engineering Superintendent of Industrial Minerals. In 2008 Jaco was appointed as the Quarry Manager of Idwala Lime (Danielskuil) and in 2012 he relocated to Lime Distributors as Plant Manager. Jaco was later appointed as the General Manager of Idwala Lime - Vereeniging (Lime Distributors) and in late 2014 he returned to Idwala Lime - Danielskuil (Ouplaas) as the General Manager of this operation.

Andrew Ogle,

Development Manager / General Manager Idwala Carbonates
Andy started working for Alpha in 1993 in the laboratory and processing plant at the Port Shepstone operation.  He left in 1995 to join Corobrik where he occupied positions in the processing and mining division.  In 2003 Andy joined the Idwala Group and took up the position of Quarry Manager at Idwala Carbonates.  In 2013 Andy joined the Group Technical Services team in the capacity of Group Mining and Sustainability Manager where he remained until taking up the current position of General Manager Idwala Carbonates, early in 2015.

Atang Maboee

General Manager, Idwala Industrial Minerals and Magnetite

Atang joined Idwala in 2013, as a graduate trainee, after having been a bursar through Idwala’s bursary scheme. He holds a B.Sc.(Eng.)  degree in Mining Engineering which he obtained from The University of the Witwatersrand. After a year and a half of his graduate programme, Atang was given the opportunity to act as Quarry Superintendent at  Idwala Carbonates for 6 months and was subsequently promoted to Quarry, Quality and Environmental Manager in 2015. In 2016 he was appointed as Plant Manager for Industrial Minerals and was promoted to General Manager of  Industrial Minerals and Magnetite in 2017. In his current position, Atang is responsible for Idwala’s mining and production operations in Ottosdaal, Benoni and Phalaborwa