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Phillip Mogodi

LLM Candidate, Engineer, & Freelancing Economist


Born 16-04-1989 in Potgietersrus South Africa

Phillip is a 25 year old Mandela Rhodes Scholar, a service orientated leader passionate about engineering, futurology, social & youth development, economics, education, and photography. He holds a BSc. in Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Financial Valuation, Masters in Applied Economics, and various academic programmes. He recently completed an MBA (graduated with a distinction) and he is currently studying towards Master of Laws (LLM) Presently, he is working in the Anglo American CEO's Office as a PMO Associate, before that he occupied various roles (in different divisions of the company): mining engineer, energy economics & management researcher, and financial modeling specialist. He's also a freelancing economist (through Wits University) for various local and international organisations (United Nations, World Bank, South African Government, and South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy). His research work mainly focuses on mineral resource management, development economics, policy analysis, governance and strategic capacity of the mining industry. Phillip is also a freelancing photographer (volunteer) for various non-profit organisations and social initiatives around Gauteng.

He completed his first honors degree in Mining Engineering (2009), graduated (with summa cumlaude) top of his class at the University of the Witwatersrand. He furthered his studies in various fields (applied economics, investment & policy, knowledge management & innovation, mineral project valuation and risk management). He has occupied numerous roles in various leadership structures at Anglo American mining operations, high school, University of the Witwatersrand, Colliery Training Centre, enke-Make Your Mark, Wits Residence, T-Time Charity Organisation and Standerton. He is a recipient of numerous local & international awards (prizes, merit awards, scholarships, fellowships and medals) for outstanding academic achievement, leadership, innovation, road-cycling, chess and community involvement from various companies and organisations such as: Golden Key International Honors Society, South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, Mckinsey & Company, Canon Collins, Chevening, Ventilation Society of South Africa, University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Education, Mandela Rhodes Foundation, Sasol Mining Company, Abe Bailey Travel Bursary Org., University of Dundee, Careerwise, South African Association of Mine Managers, Student Mining Engineering Society, Fulbright Program, Anglo American Thermal Coal, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, EJ Lorenzo Trust, Knockando Hall of Residence, Kellogg Foundation, Herbert Simon Trust, Anglo American, Norman Wevell Trust, Nedbank, Wits Dean's Office, Love Life (Groundbreaker), Mining Qualification Authority and so on.

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Phillip.mogodi@gmail.com


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Current Position(s)

PMO Associate | CEO's Office | Anglo American
Johannesburg, South Africa | October 2014 - present

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources


PMO Associate | CEO's Office | Anglo American
Johannesburg, South Africa | October 2014 - present

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources


Mineral Economics Researcher | United Nations, SA Government, World Bank & SAIMM (through University of the Witwatersrand)
Johannesburg, South Africa | June 2011 - present

Academia, Education and Training

United Nations project (African Mining Vission); South African Mining & Metallurgy project (The Rise of Resource Nationalism - A Resurgence of State Control in an Era of Free Markets, Or the Legitimate Search for a New Equilibrium?); Department of Science and Technology project (Lateral Migration - An Opportunity for South Africa's Extractive Sector); and South African Mining & Metallurgy project (Strategic Capacity of South African Mineral Sector).


Previous Position(s)

Membership Director | United Kingdom Chapter (Dundee) | Society of Petroleum Engineers
Dundee, South Africa | November 2013 - September 2014

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources


Academic Supervisor (Honors Project) | University of Pretoria Scholar
Pretoria, South Africa | February 2013 - November 2013

Academia, Education and Training


Project Engineer (Financial Modelling and Techno-economics Valuation) | Sustainable Development | ANGLO AMERICAN PLC
Johannesburg, South Africa | February 2013 - September 2013

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources


Mining Lekgotla W. Committee | Anglo American
Johannesburg, South Africa | August 2013 - August 2013

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources


Facilitator | enke - Make Your Mark
Johannesburg, South Africa | February 2012 - August 2012

Social Development and Community Services


Part of the Organising Committee | International Energy Conference for Sustainable Mining Business. | South African Institute of Mining and Meallurgy
GAUTENG, South Africa | August 2012 - June 2013

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources


Facilitator | enke-Make Your Mark
Johannesburg, South Africa | March 2012 - August 2012

Social Development and Community Services


Mining Engineer (Underground Coal Mining) | Mining | New Denmark Colliery (Anglo American)
Standerton, South Africa | June 2012 - February 2013

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources


Energy Economics MSc.Student | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa | June 2011 - July 2012

Academia, Education and Training


Engineering Lab Demonstrator and Industrial & Researcher Facilitator | Faculty of Engineering | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa | March 2011 - May 2012

Academia, Education and Training


Energy Economics & Management Researcher | ANGLO AMERICAN PLC
Johannesburg, South Africa | February 2011 - May 2012

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources


Freelancing Photographer | Non-Profit Organisations & Social Initiatives
Johannesburg, South Africa | November 2011 - September 2013

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Freelancing photographer for various social initiatives and non-profit organisations in Gauteng.


Founder & Chairperson | The Bright Bulb Foundation
Johannesburg South, South Africa | January 2010 - February 2011

Social Development and Community Services


Mining Engineer (Professional in Training) | Anglo American (New Denmark Colliery)
Standerton, South Africa | January 2010 - February 2011

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources


Health and Safety Representative | Colliery Training College
Witbank, South Africa | April 2010 - July 2010

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources


Treasurer, Tutor & Mentor | Student Mining Engineering Society (SMES)
Johannesburg, South Africa | February 2009 - December 2009

Social Development and Community Services


Bartender | University Pub (Ore House)
Johannesburg, South Africa | February 2009 - October 2009

Other


Project Co-Ordinator | T-time Charity Organisation
Johannesburg, South Africa | April 2008 - February 2009

Social Development and Community Services


Engineering Vacation Student | Zondagfontein Coal Mine
Witbank, South Africa | November 2008 - February 2009

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources


Tutor and Mentor | Careerwise
Johannesburg, South Africa | March 2007 - October 2009

Academia, Education and Training

I was tutoring and mentoring bursars form different companies & organisations: Anglo American, Mining Qualification Authority, Bhp Billiton, etc. Courses tutored: Physics, Mechanics, Mathematics, Graphics and Chemistry among other engineering courses


Engineering Vacation Student | Isibonelo Coal Mine
Trichardt, South Africa | November 2007 - January 2008

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources


Vacation Student | New Denmark Colliery
Standerton, South Africa | November 2006 - January 2007

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Educational history

Tertiary

University of Dundee

United Kingdom | January 2014 - present

Master of Laws (LLM) - International Law & Policy

University of Dundee

United Kingdom | September 2013 - September 2014

MBA - International Management

University of South Africa (UNISA)

Pretoria, South Africa | July 2012 - June 2013

Programme in Knowledge Management - Knowledge & Innovation

Wits Enterprise

Johannesburg, South Africa | February 2012 - June 2012

Cert Prog. - Policy & Investment

University of the Witwatersarnd

Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2011 - November 2011

Graduate Diploma in Engineering - Mineral Economics & Financial Valuation

Mineral Project Valuation School

Johannesburg, South Africa | June 2011 - June 2011

Programme - Mineral Project Valuation

University of the Witwatersarnd

Johannesburg, South Africa | June 2011 - July 2012

Masters of Science - Applied Economics

Wits Enterprise

Johannesburg, South Africa | February 2010 - July 2010

Cert. Prog. in Risk Management in Mining - Environmental Management

Colliery Training College

Witbank, South Africa | January 2010 - July 2010

Training for a Managerial Ticket (Blasting Certificate) - Coal Mining

University of the Witwatersarnd

Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2006 - November 2009

Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Engineering - Mining

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