Our Team 

KPMG in Africa's mining professionals assist organisations to manage the enormous complexity that mining faces. We help our firms' clients to navigate successfully through the potential obstacles and get the most out of the opportunities inherent in Africa’s wealth of natural resources.

Wayne Jansen: Head of Energy & Natural Resources Africa
Wayne has 25 years of audit and advisory experience across a broad range of South African and global mining and natural resource clients. Learn more about Waynes’s experience and expertise.

Recent assignments he has been involved include cost optimisation projects within the African Platinum and Gold industries strategy development specialist input into internal risk management and assurance assignments on global and regional clients.

Wayne Jansen
Global Head of Mining | Energy & Natural Resources Leader – Africa
Tel: +27 83 357 2131

Jacques Erasmus: Head of Mining, Southern Africa
Jacques commenced his career with KPMG in 1998 and entered the partnership in September 2005. Spent some time at KPMG Calgary office and obtained his Canadian CA qualification. Learn more about Jacques’s experience and expertise.

Jacques is the Head of Mining for Southern Africa. Jacques is the key subject matter expert for the platinum industry in South Africa and Africa. Major clients include international platinum and coal companies and various exploration juniors specializing in all commodities.

Jacques has relevant audit experience in the following industries: mining, oil and gas, chemicals, construction and contract exploration drilling. Jacques has accounting expertise covering International Financial Reporting Standards, US GAAP and significant SOX experience on various mining clients. He also undertakes transaction services, sustainability especially designing and implementing of sustainability frameworks and due diligence work.

Jacques Erasmus
Head of Mining, Southern Africa
Tel: +27 82 719 0305

Werner Jacobs: Mining Transaction Lead – Africa
Werner is a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Corporate Finance Mining & Metals practice. Over the past 10 years at KPMG, Werner has been involved in a number of mining assignments. Learn more about Werner’s experience and expertise.

Werner spent 5 years in KPMG’s Transaction Services department where he was involved in high-profile mining due diligence assignments and in 2013 he joined KPMG’s Corporate Finance Metals & Mining team with a core focus on Mining M&A. My commodity experience include platinum, coal (thermal and anthracite), manganese and chrome. Werner is a qualified Chartered Accountant SA.

Werner Jacobs
Mining Transaction Lead – Africa
Tel: +27 76 154 2089

Chris van der Merwe: Major Mining Project Services – Africa
Chris is an Associate Director in KPMG’s Infrastructure and Major Projects unit, a multidisciplinary team of project specialists with expertise in project management, commercial, quantity surveying, project controls and systems. Learn more about Chris’s experience and expertise.

KPMG’s Infrastructure and Major Projects unit focusses on project advisory, assurance and optimisation services to clients in mining, oil&gas, utilities and construction companies across the globe. Chris has over 17 years of industry experience in the mining as well as leading engagements in this space for KPMG in different geographies and has an extensive “hands on” experience in the design and implementation of project controls and applies this to deliver sustainable value to the clients. His core areas of expertise include Project Controls and Systems, Project Development, Project Assurance, Supply Chain Management, Business Planning and Productivity Improvement. He has an Engineering degree and is Chartered Accountant

Chris van der Merwe
Major Mining Project Services – Africa
Tel: +27 82 718 3579

Harmeet Katari: Mining Operational Excellence Lead – Africa
Harmeet is an Associate Director in KPMG’s Mining Sustainable Value Improvement (SVI) Practice, a dedicated team of specialists delivering operational excellence and cost optimisation services to mining companies across the globe. Learn more about Harmeet’s experience and expertise.

Harmeet has over 13 years of experience of leading engagement in this space in different geographies and has an extensive “hands on” experience in implementation of identified opportunities to deliver sustainable value to the clients. His core area of expertise include Asset Management, Logistics Optimization, Integrated Production Planning and Productivity Improvement. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and an expert in Lean implementation.

Harmeet Katari
Mining Operational Excellence Lead – Africa
Tel: +27 79 021 7409

Dane Ashe: Global Mining Leader – Internal Assurance
Dane has 25 years of audit experience, with the last 20 years being dedicated to the internal audit field. Dane worked in in-house internal audit functions within the Steel, Forestry and Mining sectors, prior to joining KPMG 8 years ago. Learn more about Dane’s experience and expertise.

Dane currently leads the KPMG Mining Internal Audit Services team globally. Dane’s passion for Mining and Corporate Governance, Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit translates to value added services to a number of mining clients, on both a full outsourced and strategic co-sourced basis.

Of particular interest to Dane, and an in-depth focus for the KPMG mining internal audit team at present, is the thought leadership that has been developed to assist companies implement effective integrated assurance strategies and plans. This process facilitates company directors and executives being able to demonstrate the execution of their fiduciary responsibilities in terms of the Company’s Act and King 3 requirements.

Dane Ashe
Global Mining Leader – Internal Assurance
Tel: +27 82 828 4812

Rohitesh Dhawan: Global Mining Leader – Climate Change
Rohitesh Dhawan is KPMG’s Global Head of Climate Change & Sustainability for the Mining Sector. He is a Resource Economist and holds an MSc in Environmental Change & Management from the University of Oxford. Learn more about Rohitesh’s experience and expertise.

Rohitesh has worked with mining companies on various aspects of sustainability, including community development, stakeholder management and climate change. He serves on the National Business Initiative’s Advisory Committee on Climate Change, the Carbon Markets Investors Association Working Groups on Africa and REDD, and on the World Resources Institute’s GHG Reporting Protocol. Rohitesh has been appointed as a Young African Leader for the 2013-14 Class of the Young Africa Leadership Initiative.

Rohitesh Dhawan
Global Mining Leader – Climate Change
Tel: +27 72 317 5282

Alexis Majnoni d’Intignano: Head of Mining – Francophone Africa
Having an international experience with KPMG during 20 years in more than 30 countries – Alexis is currently Regional Director for Energy & Natural Resources for francophone West and central Africa. Learn more about Alexis’ experience and expertise.

Having audit and advisory experience in Africa, he is also involved in Transparency – for EITI as well as for the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries - Debt Relief Programs. He spent one year in Venezuela for a Total-led extra-heavy-oil project.

Alexis Majnoni d’Intignano
Head of Mining – Francophone Africa
Tel: +33 62 254 5452

Aviva Bradt: Industry Analyst - ENR
Aviva joined KPMG Consulting in 1997 and worked as a Knowledge Manager until 2003. Learn more about Aviva’s experience and expertise.

After a brief period with EOH Holdings within the same discipline Aviva returned to KPMG in 2005, joining the Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) division based in Johannesburg. Her current role is varied, ranging from industry analyst, knowledge management, to marketing and account management. Currently the extractive industries prove to be evolving on the African continent making no two days the same and the environment both challenging and stimulating.

Aviva Bradt
Industry Analyst - ENR
Tel: +27 83 256 2074

Louison Kiyombo: Partner – Democratic Republic of Congo
Louison has 25 years experience in audit, accounting, financial management and tax. Learn more about Louison’s experience and expertise.

He joined KPMG five years ago dealing with audit before deciding to implement tax practice for KPMG in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Coming from a mining copper belt, Louison has passion for the mining sector. That passion encourage when facing many challenges specific to an unstable economy. Together with his team, we have let mining investors understand that with assistance of tax professionals, you can work in Congo without breaking laws.

Louison Kiyombo
Partner – Democratic Republic of Congo
Tel: +24 39 9701 9550

Muhammad Saloojee: Corporate Tax – South Africa
Muhammad is a Tax Director based at KPMG’s Johannesburg office specializing in Mining Taxation. Learn more about Muhammad’s experience and expertise.

Muhammad recently returned from Saudi Arabia where he headed-up the tax practice for three years under a global secondment.

Prior to his secondment to Saudi, Muhammad served as Tax Director where he headed-up the Energy and Natural Resources (“ENR”) Tax Service Line. During his tenure at KPMG South Africa, Muhammad had advised an array of clients on a number of ground-breaking transactions, some of them being the largest in their respective industries.

Muhammad has experience in several industries including mining, power, food, financial services, private equity, manufacturing and industrial. Muhammad also advised various clients on in-bound and out-bound investments, corporate re-organisations, assistance with tax objections and settlements, and general tax advisory assistance including tax opinions, advanced tax rulings and a liaison with Revenue officials. Muhammad’s clients include a number of Private Equity Funds, Financial Institutions, Mining Houses, Parastatals, Large Industrial and Manufacturing concerns, etc

Muhammad Saloojee
Corporate Tax – South Africa
Tel: +27 78 339 1454

Carel Smit: Head of Energy & Natural Resources, South Africa
Carel joined KPMG in 1985 and has 28 years of audit, tax and advisory experience. He has dedicated the last 21 years to mining. Learn more about Carel’s experience and expertise.


Carel is currently Head of Energy & Natural Resources for KPMG in Africa and is based in Johannesburg. He has helped numerous companies to move from appropriation accounting to IFRS and US GAAP. His passion lies within the mining industry, his excellent IFRS and USGAAP capability, integrity, pragmatism and good business relationships are the cornerstones of his service promise to clients.

Carel is a strong leader and excellent communicator; he is also good at putting together highly productive teams. Not afraid to challenge or state opinions, he is empathetic and an excellent mediator and motivator of people around him.

Carel has assisted companies to list on numerous exchanges both locally and abroad. He has worked extensively on the African continent including Mali, Angola, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

As the East continues to rise, and Africa’s emergence as the ‘new frontier’ this is an exciting time for the African continent.

Carel Smit
Head of Energy & Natural Resources, South Africa
Tel: +27 83 700 7013

Nick van Niekerk: Audit Partner – Mining
Nick van Niekerk joined KPMG in 1987. Nick’s career with KPMG spans 27 years. Learn more about Nick’s experience and expertise.

Nick has specific experience in the auditing of chemical and mining companies which include gold, manganese, diamond, coal, chrome and zinc mines. Nick is the key subject matter expert for the manganese industry in South Africa and Africa.

Nick is an engagement partner on various assurance assignments which ranges from U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) affiliated companies, Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) listed companies. Nick’s major client portfolio includes international manganese and gold companies.

Nick is the representative of KPMG South Africa for the Canadian Accountability Board (CPAB) and is accredited with CPAB to audit and sign off Canadian listed companies outside of Canada.

Nick has accounting expertise covering International Financial Reporting Standards, US GAAP, Canadian GAAP and significant SOX experience on various mining clients.

Nick van Niekerk
Audit Partner – Mining
Tel: +27 83 445 1400

Kerry Jenkins: Partner, Advisory, Regulatory Compliance
As head of the Regulatory and Compliance unit at KPMG in South Africa, Dr. Kerry Jenkins is also the lead partner responsible for corporate governance. Learn more about Kerry’s experience and expertise.

Specializing in regulatory compliance, corporate governance and internal audit, Kerry has extensive experience in regulatory comopliance effectiveness reviews and structuring, risk management, Board, Committee and director self-assessments and training and due diligence.

Kerry Jenkins
Tel: 27 83 297 1197

Michaela Muller: Africa Coordination Manager – Africa High Growth Markets (SA)
Michaela has 5 years’ experience in the consulting field. She is Swiss and brings in a bright background in administration and internal reorganisation. Learn more about Michaela’s experience and expertise.

Michaela joined the South African practice in 2014 and assists the leader of mining and energy on the Account Management of the key clients of KPMG. Furthermore, she supports the roll out of the ENR project (energy & natural resources) with improving the coordination and Network.

She is also part of the global mining group, with event management as the main focus. Michaela develops and coordinates external marketing campaigns in all the fields mentioned above.

Michaela Muller
ENR Coordination Manager
T: +27728765932