People: AfroCentric Investment Corporation Ltd (ACTJ.J)

ACTJ.J on Johannesburg Stock Exchange

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28 Aug 2015
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Anna Mokgokong

57 2012 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Dewald Dempers

43 2012 Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Hannes Boonzaaier

2015 Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Willem Britz

2015 Executive Director

Garth Napier

2014 Lead Non-Executive Independent Director

N. Brigalia Bam

2012 Non-Executive Director

J. Kahn

75 2005 Non-Executive Director

M. Joe Madungandaba

2010 Non-Executive Director

Michael Sacks

2012 Non-Executive Director

Joe Appelgryn

2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Yasmin Masithela

2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Anna Mokgokong

Dr. Anna Theresa Masamo Mokgokong is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of AfroCentric Investment Corporation Ltd. The former President of the SA Women Entrepreneurs Network ("SAWEN") and the International Women’s Forum of SA ("IWFSA"), she is also a Board member for various listed and unlisted companies in South Africa and abroad. She is one of the founding members and Group Executive Chairperson of Community Investment Holdings, a leading black empowerment company. With a medical degree and Doctorate in Economics, she has served in academia and the public sector and is a much sought-after public speaker with a keen interest in community development as well as Women Empowerment. She has received numerous accolades and acknowledgements both locally and internationally.

Dewald Dempers

Mr. Dewald Dempers is Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of AfroCentric Investment Corporation Ltd., since September 5, 2012. Dewald has dedicated his career to numerous aspects of the private and public healthcare industry. Following a successful career at Air Liquide, he founded Executive Active Management Practice, a company which provided a range of strategic and operational services to medical institutions. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of AfroCentric Health Limited (previously Lethimvula Investments Limited) until September 2012, when he was appointed CEO of the AfroCentric Group.

Hannes Boonzaaier

Mr. Hannes Boonzaaier is Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Hannes qualified as a CA (SA) after completing his articles with KPMG in 1999. He then joined the Corporate Finance team at KPMG where he gained experience in valuations, due diligence reviews and commercial structuring of deals. After 3 years in the Corporate Finance environment, he joined the Medscheme group as a financial manager. In 2010 after the AfroCentric purchase of the Lethimvula Group, Hannes was appointed as the General Manager for group financial reporting. His success in leading the financial team and the core business knowledge gained by him resulted in his appointment as CFO from 1 March 2015 for AfroCentric Health Limited, which is the largest subsidiary in AfroCentric.

Willem Britz

Mr. Willem Britz is Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 August 2015. As one of the founding members of WAD Holdings, Willem Britz is an admitted attorney and has been involved in numerous business ventures ranging from mining to pharmaceutical, financial services, property, telecommunications and the game breeding industry over the past 12 years. He also acted as an advisor to the medical aid industry for several years.

Garth Napier

Mr. Garth Napier is Lead Non-Executive Independent Director of AfroCentric Investment Corporation Ltd. Garth is currently a Marketing and Business Strategy Executive at Edcon. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Natal and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He has filled senior positions at local and international companies in the fields of marketing and strategy over the last 10 years. Garth was formerly employed at McKinsey & Company.

N. Brigalia Bam

Dr. N. Brigalia Bam is Non-Executive Director of AfroCentric Investment Corporation Ltd. Brigalia is the Chancellor of Walter Sisulu University and Founder of the Women’s Development Foundation for Social Development & Community Services. She was Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission from 1999 until her retirement in 2011. She has previously served on a number of Boards and has received many awards for her achievements including but not limited to the Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, the Chancellors Medal awarded by the University of Pretoria, Grand Counsellor of the Baobab for Distinguished Service awarded by Former President Thabo Mbeki and honorary doctorates awarded by various universities.

J. Kahn

Mr. J. Meyer Kahn is Non-Executive Director of AfroCentric Investment Corporation Ltd. Meyer is currently an Independent Non- Executive Director on the Comair Limited Board and Chairman of the Risk Committee for Network Healthcare Holdings. In 2012, he retired as Executive Chairman from SABMiller after a 46 year career within the Group. Meyer has served on the Boards of 16 listed companies, as a trustee of numerous organisations and is a past-president of The South Africa Foundation. He has received a number of awards, amongst others, one of the five Top Businessmen (1983), Marketing Man of the Year (1987), Business Manager of the Year (1990), the Award for Business Excellence from Wits and has been honoured by the University of Pretoria as Professor Extraordinaire by way of an honorary doctorate in Commerce.

M. Joe Madungandaba

Mr. M. Joe Madungandaba is Non-Executive Director of AfroCentric Investment Corporation Ltd., since June 10, 2010. Having received a Bachelor of Commerce from UNISA and studied at the Cranfield School of Management (UK) and Wharton Business School (USA), he also became a member of the Institute of Commercial and Financial Accountants of Southern Africa. A keen businessman, Joe is also an Independent Non-Executive Director for Distell Group, CEO for Community Investment Holdings and a Board member of Jasco Electronic Holdings. He serves on a number of Boards of companies, both listed and unlisted, locally and internationally. He is a recipient of the Black Management Forum ("BMF") Manager of the Year Award and has helped shape government policy on taxation, reconstruction and development.

Michael Sacks

Mr. Michael I. Sacks is Non-Executive Director of AfroCentric Investment Corporation Ltd. Motty is a qualified Chartered Accountant with an esteemed career in business. He was the co-founder of Netcare Limited and served as Chairman of the Board for 15 years until his retirement in 2011. Motty was also a co-founder of Net 1 (Aplitec Limited) and also served as its Non-executive Chairman. Motty has served as a Nonexecutive Director on several listed institutions, including being the Non-executive Chairman of Advtech Limited, South Africa's largest private education institution. Motty has also served as a Director of the International Association of Political Consultants, of which he has been a member since 1983. He is actively involved in black economic empowerment initiatives and serves on numerous committees and trusts dedicated to supporting these objectives.

Joe Appelgryn

Mr. Joe Appelgryn is Non-Executive Independent Director of AfroCentric Investment Corporation Ltd. Joe Appelgryn is a Chartered Accountant, having served articles at Ernst & Young, with experience in transaction advisory, capital raising and business and project appraisals. He founded Sinergi Corporate Advisors and has since raised more than R2 billion in funding for his clients and has led transactions for a range of businesses. His experience spans a range of industries focusing on Healthcare and Wood & Paper industries. Prior to Sinergi, Joe worked at the Industrial Development Corporation of SA Ltd ("IDC") for 8 years where he was active in the Wood & Paper Business Unit and in the establishment of the Healthcare & Education Business Unit. He has served on a number of boards and as Acting Chairman, Vice-chairman and Trustee of Resolution Health Medical Scheme ("RHMS"). He was also member of RHMS’s Audit and Risk Management Committees.

Yasmin Masithela

Mrs. Yasmin Masithela is Non-Executive Independent Director of AfroCentric Investment Corporation Ltd., since September 1, 2011. She has qualified with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelors in Law degree from UCT, a Higher Diploma in Company Law and a Masters of Laws in Taxation from the University of the Witwatersrand. She held the position of the Head of Project and Export Finance at Siemens Limited from 2001 to 2004. She thereafter moved on and started up a successful law practice, Phukubje Pierce Masithela Attorneys. Yasmin, as founder and owner, practiced as an attorney and managed this practice from 2005 to 2011. She is currently General Counsel at ABSA Financial Services.

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