Our Board

Louis Lodewyk Coetzee

Non-Executive Chairman

Louis Coetzee has 25 years’ experience in business development, promotion and financing in both the public and private sector. In recent years he has concentrated on the energy, exploration and mining areas where he has founded, promoted and developed a number of ventures in different jurisdictions.

Louis has tertiary qualifications in law and languages, project management, supply chain management and an MBA from Bond University (Australia) specializing in entrepreneurship and business planning and strategy. He has worked in various project management as well as business development roles.

Louis has also served on the boards of various private and listed companies, in both non-executive and executive roles throughout his career. Louis is currently the CEO of Kibo Energy PLC and the Executive Chairman of Katoro Gold PLC.

Pieter Krügel, ACA, BFP, CA (SA)

Chief Executive Officer and Executive director

Mr. Krügel previously worked as the Group Chief Financial Officer of
the Kibo Group (‘the Group’), where he has leveraged his experience
in capital raising, corporate restructuring, economic analysis, IFRS
reporting, and strategic planning to contribute to the growth of the
Group. Prior to this, he has held senior financial and executive roles
over the past 15 years, with specific reference to the energy and
resources industries. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a
member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and
Wales (ICAEW).

Pieter has been intimately involved in the MED business since the
Group’s initial acquisition of MED in 2018 and its involvement in
the Reserve Power market and he formed part of the core team that led
the successful IPO of MED in 2021.

Paul Venter

NON-Executive Director

Paul has 35 years’ experience within the mining and power generating industry. He spearheaded the project development of an Intergrated Open pit mine, 4 by 150 Mw power plant and 200 kilometre transmission complex in Mongolia prior to sucessfully rebranding and leading  the development of Ncondezi Coal into an Integrated Open pit mine, with 2 by 150 Mw power plants and 93Km transmission complex. In recent years’ he established Mast Energy Projects Limited and contributed to the successful sale of a 60% equity interest of Mast Energy Projects Limited to Kibo Energy PLC.

Paul was a Certified Financial Accountant of South Africa between 1982 and 1998, has an MDP in Mining from the University of South Africa and a honours degree in Business Administration from Potchefstroom University (South Africa).

Between 2012 and 2015, Paul held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Ncondezi Energy an AIM listed company (AIM: NCCL). Prior to this position, between 2009 – 2012, he was Director and VP Energy Operations – Prophecy Coal Corp a Canadian listed Company.

Paul was the former CEO of Mast Energy Developments.

Dominic Traynor

NON-Executive Director

Dominic Traynor is a London based company director and solicitor specialising in equity capital markets, and is a partner at Druces LLP, one of the City’s oldest law firms. At Druces and formerly at Ronaldsons LLP, a niche capital-markets firm, he advised on the structuring and listing of more than 30 companies on the Main Market and Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange and he has extensive experience in corporate governance.

Dominic is a director of private equity group and Fintech investor Prism Group and its associated WizzFinancial companies, Australian-Saudi electric vehicle-battery chemicals company, EV Metals Group plc; was a founding director of AIM-listed construction materials company, SigmaRoc plc, and sits on the boards of a number of other companies.

Dominic graduated from the College of Law, York, and received his LLB from Durham University.