He is currently the Senior Project & Production Manager of Bateman Minerals & Metals Company wherein he is responsible for both the technical and commercial aspects of the company from the Production , Commissioning and Pilot Plant Test Works to Projects and General Management activities .
During his career life, Mr. De Jong was the Senior Process Engineer of Bateman Titaco Company where he organized process trials for each new product starting with pilot plant simulation up to full batch production trials in the plant and developed batch process procedures that can produce output results that match with R&D laboratory experiments. He was also the Project Manager of Namakwa Sands and was in-charge of Basic & Detail Engineering Contracts , B ankable/Definitive Feasibility Studies and has the overall responsibility for the successful planning and execution of any project . Prior to that, he was a Process Engineer in the same company and he gained considerable knowledge and skills in both process and project engineering . Even earlier, he worked as a Process Engineer/Specialist for Free Gold Company .
Mr. De Jong has a Masters degree in Business Management & Administration and Bachelors degrees in Engineering and Business Administration .