Desmond Mcmanus

CEO at Samancor Chrome

Desmond holds a Bachelor in Engineering (Extractive Metallurgy), as well as an MBL (Masters in Business Leadership) Degree from UNISA. His past working experience includes being a Production Superintendent as Assmang Manganese's Cato Ridge Works, before joining Samancor Chrome as a Production Superintendent at Tubatse Ferrochrome in 2002. In 2005, he was promoted to the position of Operations Manager of Tubatse Ferrochrome. In 2008, he was promoted to General Manager of Tubatse Ferrochrome. Desmond was promoted to COO of Samancor Chrome on 1 January 2013. He has been in his current position since 1 July 2019.


  • CEO

    Current role