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Carl Marx

International Mining & Risk Expert

Currently resides in: Free State, South Africa

Born in Riversdale South Africa

Dr. Carl Marx is a management professional with more than 38 year experience at all levels of the organization in operations as well as executive and support roles. He has worked in 14 countries providing multi-cultural companies with strategic business and operational solutions associated with management systems.

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Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Nottingham Trent University

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Technicon RSA

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Current Position(s)

General Manager - Safety | Safety | KCM Plc
Chingola, Zambia | November 2015 - present

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Director | Denovo Farms
Sasolburg, South Africa | January 1981 - present

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Previous Position(s)

Managing Director | Africa | JKTech Pty Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2013 - November 2015

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Operations Effectiveness Manager | Ma'aden
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | 2007 - 2013

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Technical Director | Executive | IGH Group Limited
International | 2003 - 2007

Manager: International Operations | Operations | NOSA International
International | 2001 - 2003

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Non-Executive Director | National Productivity Institute of South Africa
Pretoria | 1999 - 2001

Deputy Director | Mine Safety | Department of Minerals and Energy
Pretoria | 1993 - 2001

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Marketing Manager | Mining Products | Concor Technicrete
Carletonville, South Africa | 1992 - 1993

Building, Construction and Engineering

Managing Director | Executive | Granston Mining
Parys, South Africa | 1990 - 1992

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Manager | Production | ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD
Carletonville, South Africa | 1987 - 1990

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Inspector of Mines | Department of Minerals and Energy
Carletonville, South Africa | 1984 - 1987

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Mine Overseer | Production | GOLD FIELDS LTD
Westonaria, South Africa | 1982 - 1984

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Shift Boss | Production | General Mining Corporation
Klerksdorp | 1977 - 1982

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Educational history


D.F. Malan High School, Cape Town, South Africa (1973)


University of Pretoria

Pretoria, South Africa | 1999 - 2003

Doctorate of Business Administration - Management

North-West University

Potchefstroom, South Africa | 1994 - 1996

Master of Business Administration - Management

University of Pretoria

Pretoria, South Africa | 1992 - 1992

Post Graduate Diploma - Marketing

University of South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa | 1984 - 1988

Bachelor of Commerce - Ecomomics & Business Economics

Department of Minerals and Energy

Pretoria, South Africa | 1981 - 1982

Mine Managers Certificate of Competency - Mining Engineering

Wits Technicon

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1977 - 1980

National Higher Diploma (B.Tech) - Mining Engineering

Technicians: Metalliferous Mining



Visiting Fellow - Nottingham Trent University | 2013

This appointment as a visiting fellow is not a salaried appointment. The appointment allows him to be DBA second supervisor for students from the Nottingham Business School, Middle East DBA program.

Best Financial Management MBA Student | Potch University | 1996

media exposure

Online H&S Representative's Course | 2008

Wrote and published an online course

Online Risk Management Course | 2016

Wrote and published an online course

de Beers Conference, Maccauvlei, South Africa | 2004

The Challenges of Business Continuity planning in Diamond mining

International Risk Conference, Beijing, China | 2002

Practical Risk Assessment

Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels, India | 2001

The South African experience in Mine Safety

Minesafe International Conference, Perth, Western Australia | 2000

Developing a Decriminalized Accident Investigation Methodology

Minesafe International Conference, Sun City, South Africa. | 1999

Drafting Mine Health and Safety Act subordinate legislation : A Tripartite Approach

Paper presented at International conference - Uganda (Africa) | 1998

Taking the risk out of Africa

Mining Industry publication | 1998

Aide-Memoire for the compilation of Regulation in the Department of Minerals and Energy

Article in National Safety magazine. | 1996

Unearthing the true cost of accidents

Author | Health and Safety Representative Training | 2008

Published online at

This course qualifies for EduMine Certification as well as 1.2 Continuing Education Units that are awarded at the successful completion of the certification requirements.

Yahoo Contributor Network | | 2009

Various titles including topics such as
. Business & finance,
. Marketing,
. Risk, Safety,
. Outdoor,
. Philosophy,
. Literature,
. Education.

Prescribed Book | Management for Engineers, Technicians & Scientists | 2000

Chapter on Safety Management

Research Publication | Practical Guide to Risk Assessment | 1996

Co-Author of this Industry Guideline

Academic Achievements

Appointed as a Visiting Fellow | 2013

Appointed as a Visiting Fellow at the Nottingham Trent University

Appointed as a Visiting Fellow | 2013

Appointed as a Visiting Fellow at the Nottingham Trent University

Obtained a DBA | 2003

Was awarded the Doctorate of Business Administration degree by the University of Pretoria

Obtained an MBA | 1996

Obtained the degree Master of Business Administration from the University of Potchefstroom

Bachelor of Commerce | 1988

Obtained the Bachelor of Commerce from UNISA majoring in Economics & Business Economics

Post Graduate Marketing Diploma | 1992

Obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the University of Pretoria

Mine Managers Certificate of Competency | 1982

Obtained the Government Mine Managers Certificate of Competency

NHD Metelefferous Mining | 1980

Obtained NHD Metelefferous Mining from Wits Technicon

Best Financial Management MBA Student | 1996

Potchefstroom University

Other Achievements

Cape Argus Bicycle Tour | 2011

Participated in the Cape Argus Bicycle Tour for the first time and completed in a time of 5:12.



Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA)

Member, November 2014 - present

Membership Number - 30325522

Saudi Council of Engineering

Professional Accreditation as Mining Engineer, 2012 - present

Membership Number - 86023


Seller, 2008 - present

Account in Good Standing

Pedal Power Association

Member, 2010 - present

PPA# 428058

ASIS International

Member, 2007 - present

South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association

Member, 2000 - present

Dedicated Hunter Status
Member Number 017196

Big Bore Association of Southern Africa (BASA)

Member, 2004 - present

Membership Number - 263


Divemaster, 1998 - present

DM - 611145

Association of Mine Managers

Member, 1982 - present


South African Embassy - Riyadh

Warden, 2008 - 2010

Other Activities

Professional Hunters Association of South Africa

Certified Professional Hunter, 2001 - present


Jaco Hoffman

"“Carl is a motivated individual with high aspirations who always takes the extra step (walks the extra mile) to assure he is satisfying everyone's needs and especially the person he reports to. He is a good team player who is capable of adding value to any organization. His professionalism, dedication and high energy are some of his best assets.”" - 2011

Murray Lines

""Carl has a high level of specialized skills and extensive experience in providing multi cultural companies with strategic business and operational solutions associated with management systems from the design through implementation to auditing of the management systems. He has done this successfully for companies during different phases of mining related projects and process facilities."" - 2011

Dr. AbdulRahman Yamani

"“Dr. Carl is a technical professional who provides very high quality technical, financial and managerial advice. He is prepared to change his point of view if the supporting facts are solid. As a result of his amazing ability to grasp complex situations and act accordingly he can be deployed in a variety of roles, from technical support to executive. He is culturally sensitive in his dealings with people.” " - 2011

Benedito De Souza

"“Carl is both detail and objective oriented. He has sound knowledge of all aspects associated to occupational health, safety and environment issues and has achieved excellent results for client companies in South Africa and South America, where I had the chance to work with him. It has been my privilege to have Carl as a colleague! Another great quality of Carl is his "self-updating" attitude -- he is always keeping abreast of the latest research and information regarding his field of work. His international experience certainly makes him a great asset any organization can benefit from.” " - 2011

William Green

"“Carl produces a high level of quality in everything he does, expects a lot from himself and also from the environment he works in, he delivers excellent results in time and has very good interpersonal skills.”" - 2011

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