Wiaan graduated from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, with a Hons.B.Sc and later with a M.Sc in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick, UK.
After graduation from the University of Stellenbosch, Wiaan worked for the Geological Survey, South Africa, as a geologist before joining SOEKOR (Pty) Ltd as a geophysicist. He was Project Leader of a team of multi disciplinary scientists to evaluate the Pande Gas Field in Mozambique for SOEKOR to take part in the development of the Gas Field.
Wiaan joined Alexkor (Pty) Ltd, a marine diamond mining company along the west coast of South Africa with the specific task to develop the marine diamond resource of the Alexkor concessions. During this time a large scale survey and exploration programme was launched in the marine concessions of Alexkor.
2000 Wiaan became an independant geologist consultant. During this time he also acted as representative of Seacore Limited, a UK based marine contractor and Seacore Mining Limited.
2007 Wiaan joined Subsea Minerals as Business Analyst.
2009-2010 Wiaan worked as the Chief Geologist & Acting Mine Manager at Alexkor the State owned diamond mine south of the Orange River in South Africa.
2010-2016 Wiaan was consulting in Oman
2016-to present day Wiaan was appointed CEO of Ubar Mining International LLC.
Wiaan is a member of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions.
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