“Gas must play an important role if South Africa is to meet its economic, political and social objectives of reducing poverty”
Aldworth Mbalati is Group Chief Executive Officer of DNG Energy, the company he founded in 2013. His interest in the energy industry stems from his belief that affordable energy is the strongest catalyst for sustainable growth, unlocking opportunity, and supporting trade. He also knows that today’s decision on energy usage will shape the quality of life for generations to come.
He spent the first four years of his career working in real estate before deciding to co-invest in a coal investment company where he focused on learning everything about the energy industry. From this time on, he has been actively involved in promoting and supporting new energy sources.
In 2009, he founded African International Energy (AIE) plc, an independent power producer providing renewable energy to the African market.
AIE was involved in generating electricity using natural gas, fuel cell technologies, underground coal gasification, coal to power, and renewable resources such as wind, solar and hydro-electric power.
He exited his investment in AIE upon its de-listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange to set up DNG Energy with the goal of helping to advance South Africa’s economic growth and meet its environmental protection obligations by providing a cleaner and cheaper fuel alternative.
Abilio Da Silva
CEO: DNG Industrial
Abie da Silva is the co-founding member and previous Chief Executive Officer of PSV.
He obtained a National Technical Certificate 5 from the Johannesburg Technical College and a Business Management Diploma from Damelin College.
Abie took the Company from supplying pumps and valves to mines to being listed on the Alternative Exchange of the JSE Limited in April 2006. Abie has many years of industry experience in delivering the aforementioned strategy and is going to lend his wealth of knowledge to DNG Energy as he leads its industrial business unit.
Executive Head - DNG Cryogenics
John Winterton is Executive Head at DNG Cryogenics, a subsidiary of DNG Industrial, which is part of DNG Energy’s group of companies. With over 40 years of experience in the cryogenic and industrial gas field under his belt, John has used his in-depth knowledge to successfully implement hi-tech projects within budget and on time.
His vast understanding of gas-related engineering systems has seen him intimately involved and sharing his knowledge in projects from concept and design in industrial gas and cryogenic applications. John’s innovative spirit has earned him several “firsts” in the cryogenic industry in South Africa and abroad. He holds directorships in two industry associations the South African Compressed Gas Association (SACGA) and the Southern African Qualification and Certification Council (SAQCC).
John has held management positions at African Cryogenics and is the founder of Cryoshield, a business he sold in 2010. One of the greatest achievements of Cryoshield was the successful design (from concept) and manufacture of the cryogenic satellite testing system for the South African space environment simulator in the 1990s, a system that is still operational today.