Jacobus Swanepoel (Kokkie)

PhD (Chemistry)

Kokkie has worked over 30 years in the fields of energy and minerals beneficiation, starting his career in 1982. Kokkie has been the project sponsor and manager for more than 250 projects including due diligences, reviews, concepts, studies, turnkey design packages and construction of plants. His knowledge in various specialized fields has been a key to his success in developing technologies. Kokkie is also an entrepreneur and started a company, Thermtron Scientific, in 1995 in the technology development field, he returned to his position of managing director in 2015 to continue developing ideas into industries.