Gomwe, who is based in South Africa (SA) and has risen through ranks, was previously boss of Anglo American South Africa (Anglo).
Gomwe’s previous role saw him acting as Anglo’s key representative in SA, working together with the group’s business unit chief executives in delivering its strategy in the region.
Before, Gomwe was Anglo’s head of group business development, and has also been finance director and chief operating officer.
He has also served as the chairman and chief executive of Anglo American Zimbabwe.
Khanyisile Kweyama, a human resources executive at Amplats, takes over Gomwe’s role.
Anglo chief executive Cynthia Carroll said Gomwe had experience in dealing with SA government and entities like Transnet, which are crucial for bulk miners.
“We’re very performance-driven, and I expect people to really deliver.
I think it’s a great team,” Carroll said.
Gomwe’s appointment is part of sweeping management changes effected by Carroll in an attempt to appease shareholders and improve performance.