Dan holds a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, a MSc degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of London and MBA from the University of Cape Town. Dan is a highly experienced and motivated energy and infrastructure professional, having operated as a Group Executive and Vice President at Eskom and PetroSA respectively.
He has a proven track record gained from operational and strategic leadership roles overseeing assets in the oil, gas and power sectors. In his career that spans a period of twenty years, he has also been responsible for the development and execution of Mega-Infrastructure projects in the energy sector ranging from gas and oil field developments to power plant construction.
Dan’s career has been dominantly in the Oil & Gas industry, initially in the technical departments covering the Gas-to-Liquids plants and also the subsurface geosciences (Process Engineering and Reservoir/Petroleum Engineering) and in executive roles overseeing the upstream and downstream business units. The other part of Dan’s career was spent in the power industry, where he oversaw development and execution of primary energy strategies working closely with the coal mining industry and as such has deep knowledge of the industry cost drivers.
Isaiah Mutandiwa serves as Afric Oil’s Chief Financial Officer, where he manages the company's finances and plays a key role in driving its business strategy. Isaiah is differentiated by a complement of financial management expertise combined with strong entrepreneurial business acumen, which allows him to view the business with a bird’s eye and also narrow down the view to understand complex issues, connect the dots, identify business drivers, take action and drive results. Prior to his appointment as CFO, Isaiah was in charge of running the operations department at Afric Oil.
Isaiah worked also as Senior Financial Consultant at Belacom, Deloitte and Nkonki after holding positions of Business Development Manager, Group Accountant and Management Accountant at various Anglo American Corporation group companies.
Having advanced through a series of promotions over a period of 23 years, Isaiah’s leadership has expanded beyond the boundaries of a traditional financial executive, and has led a number of strategic initiatives that have had positive impact on multiple business areas including driving costs down, increasing revenue and improving overall performance of various business units. Isaiah began his career as an articled clerk at Deloitte soon after attaining a Bachelor of Accounting Honours degree in 1993.