The Impeccable Qualifications Of Phoevos Pouroulis, CEO Of SA Group Spending R7 Billion In Zimbabwe

Phoevos Pouroulis Qualifications

The Impeccable Qualifications Of Phoevos Pouroulis, CEO Of SA Group Spending R7 Billion In Zimbabwe

South Africa’s Tharisa is expected to fork out US$391 million (R7.2 billion) on developing a platinum mine in Zimbabwe.

The groundbreaking for the first phase of the Karo mine is expected to take place in December this year. Construction of the mine is expected to be completed by July 2024.

 

 

Tharisa is a co-producer of chrome concentrates and platinum group metals in South Africa. The group owns 70% of Karo Mining Holdings.

The South African group’s chief executive, Phoevos Pouroulis has impressive qualifications despite being born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

 

Tharisa Minerals CEO Phoevos Pouroulis (Image Credit: Creamer Media)

 

He is the son of Loucas Christos Pouroulis and his wife Artemis Panayotou. His father came to South Africa from Cyprus after having been trained in metallurgy at the National Technical University in Athens, Greece. Phoevos’s paternal grandfather was a copper miner in Cyprus.

Phoevos Pouroulis is the youngest of four siblings, two sisters; namely Salome and Helene and one brother named Adonis. His elder brother Adonis is the chairman of the United Kingdom-listed Petra Diamonds which was founded in 1997. Adonis is also the founding member of energy company Chariot and its Namibian subsidiary Enigma.

Phoevos Pouroulis has been involved in South Africa’s mining industry since 2003 and has served in a number of roles in different companies.

He served as Commercial Director for Chromex Mining plc and was the founding non-executive director of Keaton Energy. Phoevos Pouroulis is the Chairman of Spitfire Music South Africa (Pty) Ltd and Executive Chairman at Arxo Logistics (Pty) Ltd which he also founded.

Phoevos Pouroulis is on the Council of the International Chrome Development Association. Tharisa is headquartered in Cyprus where the Pouroulis family is originally from.

His impeccable qualifications include a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration from Boston University in the United States of America.  Phoevos Pouroulis is also Chairman of the Music For The Children Foundation.

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