Harie holds a B Eng (Mechanical) degree from the University Of Stellenbosch (SA) and a Masters in Business leadership from the University of South Africa.
He has extensive experience in the industry having worked in the petro-chemical, the defence and the aluminium industries for the large global industries such as Shell and BP and BHP Billiton. He joined PPC in 1996 and has been instrumental in the progress following the CIMERWA investment in Rwanda.
During the period October to December 2013 he was seconded and appointed to the position of Acting CEO for CIMERWA during the recruitment process of the new CEO. He was appointed to the Board of CIMERWA at the annual general meeting on 16 May 2014 and is also the Chairman of the Operations and Technical Sub-committee.