Marius Kruger has resigned as a non-executive director of the board of BOC Kenya Plc, effective September 13, 2021.
Mr Kruger was appointed a non-executive director of the company in August 2013 and was a member of the Audit & Risk and the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committees.
Announcing the resignation on behalf of the BOC board chairman, BOC company secretary Ruth Ngobi revealed that the company had appointed Mr Joseph Ramashala as a non-executive director to replace Mr Kruger.
“Mr Kruger’s wealth of experience in general management, financial audits and advisory services, business planning, financial and management reporting, strategy formulation, implementation and reviews were particularly useful to the Board and will be missed. The Chairman and the Board thank him for his commitment and invaluable contributions and wish him the very best in his future endeavors,” the company said in a statement.
Mr Ramashala currently holds the position of director region emerging Africa, African Oxygen Limited (AFROX), a company within the Linde Group.
He has regional responsibility for general management, profitability, and new business development across a number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Mr Ramashala joined AFROX in 2008 and has held a number of roles including national accounts manager CO2, business manager healthcare and head of healthcare.
Before joining AFROX, Mr Ramashala held several managerial positions at Tiger Brands, SA Breweries and BAT.
He (Mr Ramashala) brings to the Board a wealth of experience gained over twenty-seven years in the industrial gas industry and other industries,” the company said.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Law) from the University of Durban-Westville and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Business Management) from the University of South Africa.