Dr. Wynand Van Dyk
VP Engineering, R&D and Development
Dr. van Dyk is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in minerals processing, metals refining, risk management, process optimization and project management. Prior to joining Itafos, Dr. van Dyk worked as a consultant for Arete Consultants in South Africa, providing strategic management consulting services to a long list of clients including Anglo American, African Rainbow Minerals, AngloGold Ashanti and De Beers, among others. Prior to joining Arete Consultants, Dr. van Dyk worked for Lonmin Platinum Ltd. in various positions including Senior Technical Manager – Process Division, Senior Manager – Base Metal Refinery, Senior Manager – 6 Sigma, and Metallurgical Project Manager. Dr. van Dyk has held the position of Adjunct Associate Professor at Stellenbosch University Engineering Faculty, Industrial Engineering Department, and Adjunct Professor at University of Cape Town Engineering and Built Environment Faculty. Dr. van Dyk holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (Extractive Metallurgy) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, both from the University of Stellenbosch.