Mr. Simon Baloyi has been appointed by the Board of Directors of Sasol Limited as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Executive Director of the Company, effective April 1, 2024. Mr. Baloyi will take over from Fleetwood Grobler, who will continue to serve as an executive advisor of the company until December 31, 2024, in order to ensure a smooth and orderly handover.
The Board launched a wide-ranging recruitment program to find a successor for Fleetwood. The board considered internal and external candidates with the aim of finding the best candidate for the role in order to ensure that the candidate would best serve the interests of the company going forward.
Simon Baloyi is currently employed as the Executive Vice President, Energy Operations and Technology at Sasol. He has proven technical and operational skills and holds Master’s degrees in Engineering Management and Chemical Engineering. He has served in various management positions since joining the Sasol Group in 2002.
Mr Simon Baloyi noted: ‘I am looking forward to working with the Board, management, the Sasol family and all our stakeholders.’
Mr. Stephen Westwell, Chairman of Sasol, said: ‘Through Fleetwood’s resolute leadership, Sasol is on track to be more resilient and live up to our purpose of innovating for a better world. In January 2024, Fleetwood will celebrate his 40th service anniversary with Sasol, and we are extremely thankful for his dedication and commitment to Sasol over his illustrious career. In addition, the board has full confidence in Simon’s ability to lead Sasol. We believe that his strategic outlook, excellent leadership skills, technical and business acumen and deep experience of our operations will stand him in excellent stead to take over the helm.’