Velile Nhlapo has been Group Executive of Strategy at Impala Platinum Holdings Limited since November 2018 and he was its Member of Executive Committee from 2018 until November 2018. Mr. Nhlapo served as General Manager of Styldrift at Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited since February 2012.
Mr. Nhlapo served as General Manager of Dishaba at Anglo Platinum Ltd. He joined RBPlat in January 2012. He has vast mining experience in platinum and gold mining of over 15 years.
He began his career at Gold Fields Limited as a Learner Official and was seconded to Oryx Gold Mine in the Free State as a shift boss. He then transferred to Kloof Gold Mine where he reached the level of Mine Overseer and Unit Manager before joining Anglo Platinum Limited as a Section Manager. He served as Executive for Business Development at Pretoria Portland Cement Limited. He has been Non-Executive Director of Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited since November 24, 2015. He holds a BTech Mining Engineering from the University of Johannesburg among other qualifications.