June 1, 2023: Interim CEO of battery and auto components group Metair Investments, Sjoerd Douwenga (pictured), has been appointed to the role permanently, the company said on May 31.
Interim CFO Anesh Jogia has also been appointed permanently. He will also work as executive director and a member of the firm’s investment committee.
The interim appointments of Douwenga and Jogia were announced in March, following the resignation of then CEO Riaz Haffejee.
Metair said the permanent appointments “will allow for a seamless leadership transition”.
The group’s energy storage division includes Turkey’s Mutlu Akü lead battery business, Romanian lead and lithium company Rombat and South Africa’s First National Battery.
In March, Metair reiterated that plans to sell off the energy storage business remain suspended as a result of the geopolitical climate in Europe and global financial instability.