Mike Solomone Teke

Non-Executive Chairman & Investment Committee Member

Mike obtained his Bachelor of Education in 1989, he then went on to complete his Bachelor of Education (Honours) in 1996. In 2002, Mike completed his master’s degree. He started working as a schoolteacher in 2002 and then went on to serving multiple HR roles at Unilever SA Ltd, Bayer Proprietary Limited, BHP Billiton Ltd and Impala Platinum Ltd until 2007. In 2008, Mike left Impala Platinum to become one of the founding members of Optimum Coal where he was then appointed as the CEO and where he played an integral role in the listing of Optimum Coal on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in March 2010. In September 2012, Mike became the Non-Executive Chairman of Optimum Coal Proprietary Limited until April 2015.

In November 2013 Mike was appointed as the President of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa until May 2017. Mike is now the CEO of Seriti Resources Holdings Proprietary Limited and the Non-Executive Chairman of Rolfes Technology Holdings Ltd, Anchor Group Ltd and Tellumat Proprietary Limited, and the Deputy Chairman of Council at the University of Johannesburg. He is the founding and controlling shareholder of Dedicoal Proprietary Limited, he is also the Executive Chairman and controlling shareholder of a diversified investment company, Masimong Group Holdings Proprietary Limited.