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Executive Management

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Damain Matroos (47)

Interim Chief Executive Officer
Appointed 1 February 2015

Mr Matroos has over 20 years’ experience in corporate finance both in the United Kingdom and more recently in South Africa. He joined Efora from Sasol where he held the position of Vice President: Corporate Finance, responsible for mergers and acquisitions, and specialised funding for the Sasol Group. He played a significant corporate finance role on a number of Sasol’s major capital projects, including its mining, GTL refinery and upstream activities. He holds a B.Com (Accounting) degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town and is a chartered accountant.

Dr Magdy Bassaly

Dr Magdy Bassaly (58)

VP and Country Manager: Egypt   
Appointed 28 October 2014

Dr Magdy Bassaly holds Bachelors and Masters degrees and a Ph.D in Political Science, Economics and Religion. He has over 32 years of experience in the international energy sector and is the founder of several international oil trading and exploration companies. In 1989 Dr Bassaly joined the International Trading Company for Oil and Refined Products in Cyprus and also spent a number of years with Waterous Company in London. Dr Bassaly is highly experienced in international oil trade transactions and negotiating government concession agreements as well as the development of leases and leading operational teams.

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Tariro Gadzikwa (40)

Interim Financial Director  
Appointed 7 February 2019

Mrs Gadzikwa is a chartered accountant with more than 14 years'experience in finance, risk management, corporate governance and audit. After completing her degree at Rhodes University, she joined PriceWaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") where she worked in the Johannesburg, Baltimore, London and Malawi offices, responsible for assurance engagements for listed and unlisted entities in the construction, mining and manufacturing industries. Upon leaving PwC Tariro held various senior management roles responsible for compliance, financial management and reporting, and business development. Tariro is a member of The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and an associate of the London Institute of Risk Management.


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