Natasha Carstens officially joined Ivanhoe Mines in June 2022 as executive assistant and investor relations coordinator. Her roles include assisting the executive team in facilitating and fostering Ivanhoe Mines relationships with their stakeholders and investors.
After successfully obtaining her Cabin Crew License, Natasha started her career in aviation in 2009. At age 19, her career in aviation as a flight attendant on commercial airlines started before venturing into the exciting world of corporate aviation. A particular aircraft she operated on was based within the top three aircraft for interior display, styling, food and service in Europe, Asia and Africa.
In 2018, Natasha did a short course in Event Management and soon after opened her own wedding and event planning business- Two Balloons Wedding and Events. Natasha believes in woman empowerment and her team has successfully grown to 3 women. Natasha does weddings all across South Africa.
Her love for hospitality and making people happy – even if it is just a friendly smile to a stranger – has pushed her to new heights and she can confidently pull off a successful event at the press of a button. Natasha believes that a successful event is based on three things: good food, good music and beautiful décor and flowers – which she is excited to contribute towards the Africa Accelerating Conference.
Natasha has a passion for learning, growing and developing her skills to better, not only hers, but the lives of those around her. Natasha enjoys working in a dynamic, multi-cultural environment where care for each other and our host communities is taken seriously. Her interest in travelling, spending time in places that are “a bit off the map” while learning and experiencing others cultures, values and believes, has truly contributed to her creativity when managing events. Natasha believes that while working in West Africa and the Middle East for extended periods of time, her understanding and acceptance of different cultures, beliefs and religions has allowed her to successfully work with people from many backgrounds while forming bonds and friendships that have lasted for many years.