Patrick Sacco

Position Non-Executive Director
Appointed 11 October 2021

BA (Indus Psych), MA (Marketing)

Member of the Remuneration Committee

Patrick Sacco joined the Assore group in 2003 in Ore and Metal Co Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Assore Holdings Ltd), the marketing and selling agents for Assmang Ltd products. Mr Sacco has over 20 years of experience with the group working across all the various departments within Ore and Metal including shipping, Chrome Ore and Alloys, Manganese Ore and Alloys and Iron Ore. He was appointed as a Director of Ore & Metal Co Ltd in 2007, and was appointed as its chairman on the 1 January 2019 until 21 August 2023.

Mr Sacco was appointed a director of Assore Holdings Ltd in 2016 and was appointed as Deputy CEO of Assore Holdings Ltd from 1 January 2019 until 31 June 2023 when he was appointed as its chairman on the 1 July 2023. In 2016 Mr Sacco was appointed as Director of Oresteel Propriety Limited, the ultimate holding company of Assore Holdings Ltd.

In August 2020, Mr Sacco moved to Winchester in the United Kingdom as Managing Director of Assore International Holdings Limited (AIHL), a new wholly owned subsidiary of Assore Holdings Ltd to execute the strategic vision of the company to build an international marketing and investment subsidiary. Mr Sacco was appointed as Executive Chairman of AIHL on the 8 November 2023.

Mr Sacco was appointed as a director of Assmang Ltd in 2008, the 50/50 joint venture company between Assore Holdings Ltd and African Rainbow Minerals. Mr Sacco was appointed as Chairman of Assmang Ltd on the 1st January 2023.

Mr Sacco has also represented the Manganese Industry sitting on the Supervisory Board of the Paris (France) based International Manganese Institute (IMnI) from 1 July 2012 until 30 June 2016, and on the Executive Board of the IMnI since 1 July 2016 where he was elected as chairman from 1 July 2021. In addition, on the 1 June 2021, Mr Sacco was appointed as the Chairman of the REACH Manganese Administration (MARA) consortium, a voluntary not-for-profit organisation based in Paris, which supports its members and the wider Manganese Industry to comply with the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation.

Mr Sacco is a South African citizen.