Zakes Modisane Malepe - General Manager Asset Management

Appointed April 2017
Zakes Modisane Malepe - General Manager: Asset Management

Zakes Malepe is a Mechanical Engineer with more than twenty nine (29) years of experience in asset management of engineering plants in mining and various sectors. His mining experience includes coal, gold and diamond sectors.

In addition, Zakes possesses experience in asset management of engineering plants from food and beverage, manufacturing, power utility and railway sectors. His evolution as an asset management expert includes maintenance, project management and construction. Zakes joined Palabora Mining Company on 10 April 2017 from a consulting company where he held the position of Managing Director.


Malepe holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, United States of America (USA) and Honours Degree in Commerce from the former Rand Afrikaanse University (now University of Johannesburg).