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Gerhard Veldsman

Executive General Manager, Pilbara Operations, Fortescue Metals Group

Mr Veldsman was appointed Executive General Manager Pilbara Operations in February 2018. He started his career at Fortescue in 2011 and has led the Port and Rail operations and Solomon Mine. Most recently, he was GM Iron Ore Projects, responsible for the Iron Bridge Joint Venture Magnetite Project and feasibility studies into the Western Hub and Nyidinghu.

With more than 15 years’ industry experience spanning various commodities and operations in Australia and South Africa, Mr Veldsman’s previous experience includes senior operations management, asset reliability and overseeing mechanical, structural and expansion projects.

Mr Velsman holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mech), Masters of Engineering (Mech), and is registered as a Professional Engineer in South Africa.