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Itafos announces appointment of Vice President of Operations

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World Fertilizer,

Itafos, the phosphate fertilizers company, has announced the appointment of Wynand van Dyk as Vice President of Operations, effective 1 May 2019.

van Dyk, who has been providing consulting services to the company since August 2018, has over 25 years of experience in Minerals Processing, Metals Refining, Risk Management, Process Optimisation and Project Management. Prior to joining Itafos, van Dyk worked as a consultant for Arete Consultants in South Africa, providing strategic management consulting services to a long list of clients including Anglo American, African Rainbow Minerals, AngloGold Ashanti and De Beers, among others. Prior to joining Arete Consultants, van Dyk worked for Lonmin Platinum Ltd. in various positions including Senior Technical Manager – Process Division, Senior Manager – Base Metal Refinery, Senior Manager – 6 Sigma, and Metallurgical Project Manager. van Dyk has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Extractive Metallurgical Engineering.

“We have been pleased with Wynand’s contributions to Itafos in a consulting role and are now pleased to welcome him to the Itafos management team. He has extensive knowledge of phosphate processing, engineering and minerals plant operations, and a demonstrated track-record in process optimisation and project management”, commented Brian Zatarain, Itafos’ CEO.

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