Willem Jacobs
Chief Operating Officer


Africa and Middle East

With a BPL (Hons) and DCom,Willem has served as CEO, COO and director of listed and private companies in the areas of mining, engineering and manufacturing in Southern, Central and East Africa for the past 30 years. He is also a professor in the faculty of Law in the University of Pretoria, specializing in public law pertaining to the extraction industries. He Joined Randgold in 2010 and has been responsible for the establishment of Randgold's activities in Central and East Africa, specifically in the Democratic Republic of Congo.