Reclam Holdings Directors

The members of our board of directors are as follows:

Name Position Year appointed to board
David Kassel   Executive Chairman 1998
Jeremy Joffe Chief Executive Officer 2006
Harry Kassel Chief Operating Officer 2011
Darshan Daya Non-executive Director 2008
Chad Smart Non-executive Director 2008

David Kassel Mr. David Kassel

Mr. Kassel was appointed as the chairman of the board of directors of the company in 1998. Mr. Kassel also served as the chief executive officer of The Reclamation Group from November 1998 to April 2005. Mr. Kassel is one of the original founders of Reclam. Prior to Reclam’s founding, from 1970 to 1999 Mr. Kassel served as joint chairman and chief executive officer of Lenkas Metals, Welkom Scrap, Alpha Metals, Tswana Metals, Alrode Scrap, Makas Metals and Estrella Metallica.

Mr. Jeremy Joffe Mr. Jeremy Joffe
Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Joffe was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect from 1 September 2011. Mr Joffe joined Reclam in November 1998 and was appointed as director to Reclam in 1999. He was appointed chief operating officer in 2008. Mr Joffe graduated with a bachelor of accounting science (honours) from the University of South Africa in 1985 and completed his articles in accounting at Arthur Anderson in December 1982.

  Mr. Harry Kassel
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Kassel was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer with effect from 1 September 2011. He joined the company in 2002 and has significantly contributed to the company’s expansion through the establishment of numerous collection and distribution facilities and has pioneered a used-oil recycling and processing division. He has been responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of 3 metal shredding plants and the development of innovative scrap metal handling and related apparatus.

Mr. Darshan Daya Mr. Darshan Daya
(Non-Executive Director)

Mr. Daya joined the board of Reclamation Holdings (Proprietary) Limited in August 2008 and is currently a non-executive independent director of Reclam Holdings (Proprietary) Limited and The Reclamation Group (Proprietary) Limited. Mr. Daya has been a partner at Capitalworks Equity Partners since November 2006. He was previously employed by Brait South Africa Limited from April 2002 to August 2006, where he served as a director of Brait Private Equity with executive responsibility for fund investments in various sectors, including payment services, environmental services and recruitment. Mr. Daya also worked in the investment banking division of UBS South Africa (Proprietary) Limited and UBS Limited in 2000 in South Africa and London, respectively. He has been involved in various governance positions at The Kelly Group Limited, where he served as a member of the board of directors and the chairperson of the audit committee. Mr Daya is a graduate of the University of Cape Town where he completed an honours degree in business science in 1999.

Mr. Chad Smart Mr. Chad Smart
(Non-Executive Director)

Mr. Smart is a non-executive independent director to Reclamation Holdings (Proprietary) Limited and The New Reclamation Group (Proprietary) Limited. He currently is a partner at Capitalworks Investment Partners (Proprietary) Limited. From July 1998 to September 2006, Mr. Smart worked at Brait South Africa Limited (“Brait”), where he served as a principal on the private equity funds and served as a director of Brait. Mr Smart began his career in 1995 with PricewaterhouseCoopers in its audit and corporate finance business, sourcing and implementing transactions. He has served or continues to serve on the boards of a number of listed and unlisted companies including Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc, Reclamation Group (Proprietary) Limited, DGB (Proprietary) Limited and Bayport Financial Services. Mr Smart has a bachelor’s degree in commerce and accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and a CFA charter holder.