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Famous Brands Ltd (FBRJ.J)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Santie Botha

53 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Darren Hele

44 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Kelebogile Ntlha

33 2016 Group Financial Director

Linda Thomas

43 2015 Chief Marketing Officer

Arlene Botha

53 Group Human Resources Executive

Rui Correia

41 2015 Managing Executive – New Business and Development

Steven Dike

46 2011 Group New Business and Development Executive

Derrian Nadauld

43 2014 Managing Executive – International Markets

Norman Richards

61 2016 Group Commercial Executive

Pedja Turanjanin

48 2012 Group Procurement Executive

Susan Venter

53 2016 Acting Manufacturing and Technical Executive

Ian Isdale

2016 Company Secretary

Christopher Boulle

44 2014 Non-Executive Director

Panagiotis Halamandaris

69 2013 Non-Executive Director

Periklis Halamandaris

61 2001 Non-Executive Director

Theofanis Halamandaris

65 2014 Non-Executive Director

John Halamandres

62 2010 Non-Executive Director

Kevin Hedderwick

62 2017 Non-Executive Director

Norman Adami

62 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Moses Kgosana

57 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Bheki Sibiya

59 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Thembisa Skweyiya

43 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Santie Botha

Ms. Santie Louise Botha is Independent Chairman of the Board of Famous Brands Limited. Santie is currently Chancellor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth and a non-executive director of Tiger Brands and Imperial Holdings. She served as an executive director of the MTN group (2003 to 2010) and prior to that, of Absa Bank (1996 to 2003). She commenced her career at Unilever, which culminated in her appointment as Commercial Sales Director of VdB Foodservice in 1996. Santie has received a range of awards including Marketer of the Year (Marketing Federation of South Africa, 2002) and Business Woman of the Year (2010). Santie joined the Famous Brands Limited board in June 2012.

Darren Hele

Mr. Darren Paul Hele has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Famous Brands Limited., effective 1st March 2016. Darren commenced his career at Pleasure Foods Limited while studying for and completing a BCom degree. After participating in the management buyout of Pleasure Foods in 1996 he held executive roles at Whistle Stop and Wimpy before joining Famous Brands in 2003. He served as Managing Director of Wimpy in South Africa and later the United Kingdom. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer – Franchising division in May 2011 and in January 2013 assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer for the Group. With effect from 1 March 2014, Darren assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer – Food Services. With effect from 1 March 2016, Darren was appointed Chief Executive Officer.

Kelebogile Ntlha

Ms. Kelebogile (Lebo) Ntlha is Group Financial Director of the Company. Lebo is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and holds an MBA degree (cum Laude), from the University of the Witwatersrand. She completed her articles with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2007, after which she gained extensive experience in International Financial Reporting Standards in her roles as Group Technical Accounting Adviser at Eskom and Group Reporting Manager at African Oxygen Limited. Lebo joined Famous Brands in July 2014 as Group Financial Executive and Company Secretary.

Linda Thomas

Ms. Linda Thomas is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. She was Group Marketing and Innovations Executive of Famous Brands Ltd. After completing her Bachelor of Social Science degree at the University of Natal, Linda started her career in the pharmaceutical industry and for 10 years held various sales management and marketing positions. In 2000 she joined Tiger Brands as a brand manager and in 2003 she was promoted to Category Marketing Manager on the Condiments and Ingredients portfolio. In 2007 she joined Famous Brands as Marketing Executive for Debonairs Pizza, and in 2010 she moved across to Steers as the Marketing Executive. In 2011 Linda was appointed Managing Executive of Mugg & Bean. Linda was appointed to Group Marketing and Innovations Executive in 2012.

Arlene Botha

Ms. Arlene Botha is Group Human Resources Executive of Famous Brands Limited. Arlene has extensive experience in the human resources field, having started her career in the brewing industry while completing her postgraduate diploma in management – human resources at Wits Business School. She later joined the soft drinks industry and thereafter spent some time with a multi-national tobacco company, before joining Famous Brands in October 2008.

Rui Correia

Mr. Rui Correia is Managing Executive – New Business and Development of the Company. Rui has had an extensive career for over 20 years in the franchising and restaurant industry both locally and internationally in the United Kingdom. Rui also worked in the construction and property industry before joining Famous Brands in 2011 where he held various operational and executive positions. He was appointed to the role of Managing Executive – New Business and Development at the end of 2015 and in his current role is responsible for the management of the Development Business Unit at Famous Brands.

Steven Dike

Mr. Steven Dike is Group New Business and Development Executive of Famous Brands Ltd. Steven completed his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1994 and thereafter completed his professional registration as an Architect. He managed his own architectural practice before joining a listed restaurant franchisor as a Design Manager in 1998. Steven joined Famous Brands in 2002 and has 18 years’ experience in the franchising and restaurant industry. He held the position of Group New Business and Development Executive until 2014 when he was appointed to the role of Managing Executive – Joint Venture Business Units. In his current role he is responsible for the management of the Joint Venture and Emerging Brands Business Units at Famous Brands.

Derrian Nadauld

Mr. Derrian Nadauld is Managing Executive – International Markets of Famous Brands Limited. Derrian joined Famous Brands in May 2000 as a member of the Debonairs Pizza operations team. Over the past 12 years, he has held various operational, management and executive roles within Debonairs Pizza, Steers, Coffee Brands and Wimpy. Between November 2008 and December 2011, Derrian served as Managing Executive of Debonairs Pizza and was appointed Managing Executive of Wimpy in January 2012. In March 2013, he was appointed Chief Marketing Officer. In March 2014, he was appointed Managing Executive – International Markets.

Norman Richards

Mr. Norman Richards has been appointed as Group Commercial Executive of Famous Brands Limited., effective July 1, 2016. Norman joined Famous Brands in September 2012 as Change Management Executive, responsible for managing and driving the Fit 4 Purpose business model transformation intervention. Norman is a 21-year veteran of SA Breweries Beer division, where he held a number of executive positions in finance, both locally and internationally. Prior to joining Famous Brands, Norman founded and managed two consulting companies and a software services company, all within the supply chain field. Norman assumed the role of Group Financial Director from 1 July 2013.

Pedja Turanjanin

Mr. Pedja Turanjanin is Group Procurement Executive of Famous Brands Limited. Pedja started his career in a family business with his father, while studying engineering at Sarajevo University. Upon arrival in South Africa in 1991, he joined Steers Holdings. After starting at Steers Restaurants he moved into operations and thereafter into manufacturing and logistics. Pedja was appointed Group Procurement and Quality Assurance Executive and was later Managing Executive – Developing Brands and Markets. In November 2012, he moved back into the position of Group Procurement Executive.

Susan Venter

Ms. Susan Venter is Acting Manufacturing and Technical Executive of the Company. Susan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of North West. After a successful career at The Cold Chain (ICS Group, Barlows) where she was General Manager for one of the branches, she joined Famous Brands as Logistics Financial Manager in July 2008. Susan was promoted to an executive role in August 2010. She played a critical role in managing the accounting system project when the company’s Manufacturing and Logistics divisions were combined into the Supply Chain division, as well as in the restructuring of Operations Finance as part of implementing the Fit 4 Purpose business model. With effect from 1 April 2016, Susan was appointed Acting Manufacturing and Technical Executive.

Ian Isdale

Christopher Boulle

Mr. Christopher Hardy Boulle is Non-Executive Director of Famous Brands Limited. Chris is a commercial, corporate finance, tax and trust attorney and his expertise includes cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, BEE transactions and advising on stock exchange listings both locally and internationally. He currently serves as a non-executive director of four companies listed on the JSE and as a trustee of various trusts. His experience as a non-executive director of listed companies spans over a decade. He commenced his legal career at HR Levin Attorneys where he is now one of the two senior partners. Chris joined the Famous Brands Limited board in December 2011.

Panagiotis Halamandaris

Mr. Panagiotis Halamandaris is Non-Executive Director of Famous Brands Limited., since March 1, 2007. Panagiotis is a founding member of the company, has made an important contribution to the Famous Brands Group since 1974. He has served on various portfolio committees over the years, assuming the position of Chairman of the listed entity upon listing in November 1994. As from March 2007, Peter assumed the position of non-executive Chairman. On 24 October 2013, Peter retired as non-executive Chairman. He has remained on the board as a non-executive director.

Periklis Halamandaris

Mr. Periklis Halamandaris, Jr., is Non-Executive Director of Famous Brands Limited., since March 01, 2001. He was one of the original founding members of the Group and has in excess of 20 years’ experience in the food and franchising industry. He was appointed to the board of Famous Brands Limited in 1994 and was responsible for expanding the operations of the Group beyond the borders of South Africa. Periklis resigned from the board during the course of 1999 to concentrate on his private business. In March 2001, he was reappointed to the board as a nonexecutive director.

Theofanis Halamandaris

Mr. Theofanis Halamandaris is Non-Executive Director of Famous Brands Limited. He has made an important contribution to the Group since 1974 through the fulfilment of various responsibilities. He assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer on 1 March 2001, after serving as the Group Managing Director for three years. After retiring as Chief Executive Officer on 10 May 2010, Theofanis took from John Halamandres as Executive Deputy Chairman of the Group. has made a significant contribution to the Group since 1974 through the fulfilment of various responsibilities. He assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer in March 2001, after serving as the Group Managing Director for three years. After retiring as Chief Executive Officer in May 2010, Theofanis took over from John Halamandres as Deputy Chairman of the Group. In 2014, he became a non-executive director.

John Halamandres

Mr. John Lee Halamandres is Non-Executive Director of Famous Brands Limited., since March 1, 2001. With experience in all aspects of Famous Brands’ business, John retired from executive management in March 2001. A founding member of the company, he served as Managing Director from November 1994 until March 1997, after which he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer until his appointment as non-executive Deputy Chairman in March 2001, a position he held until May 2010. John continues to serve on the Famous Brands board in the capacity of non-executive director.

Kevin Hedderwick

Mr. Kevin Alexander Hedderwick is Non-Executive Director of Famous Brands Limited. Kevin joined the Group in February 2000 as Managing Director of the Steers brand. He has an excellent business record, combining food, beverage and franchising. Kevin has held senior executive positions in a number of blue-chip companies including SA Breweries, Distell and Foodcorp. Prior to joining the Group, Kevin was a partner and Managing Director of KEG Franchising. In March 2001 Kevin was appointed Chief Operating Officer, a position he held for nine years, before being appointed Chief Executive of Famous Brands in May 2010.

Norman Adami

Mr. Norman J. Adami has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Famous Brands Limited., with effect from 24 February 2015. Norman has had an extensive career with SABMiller, which commenced at SAB (Pty) Ltd in 1979. He was appointed Managing Director of SAB in 1994 and Chairman in 2000. In 2003, he was installed as President and Chief Executive Officer of the newly acquired Miller Brewing Company. In 2006, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of SABMiller Americas. In this position he was responsible for Miller Brewing Company and SABMiller’s South and Central American business units. In October 2008, he once again took on the role of Managing Director and Chairman of SAB Limited. He retired from SABMiller on 31 October 2014. He is also a partner in Stud Game Breeders, one of the pre-eminent groups leading the emergence of South Africa’s burgeoning game breeding industry, which has made great strides in revitalising threatened animal species and in creating sustainable employment in many rural areas.

Moses Kgosana

Mr. Moses Kgosana has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Famous Brands Limited., with effect from 22 May 2015. Moses, a Chartered Accountant (SA), is the outgoing Chief Executive of KPMG Southern Africa as well as Chairman of KPMG Africa. He also served as a member of KPMG International Board as Lead director. Moses has 33 years of Accounting, Auditing and Advisory experience within the Public and Private Sectors. Previously, he has been the Chairman of the Policy Board and Executive Director of Consumer Markets for KPMG South Africa.

Bheki Sibiya

Mr. Bheki Lindinkosi Sibiya is Non-Executive Independent Director of Famous Brands Limited., since March 1, 2004. Bheki is currently Chief Executive of the Chamber of Mines. Prior to this appointment, he was the Director of the Wits Business School. He is also Chairman of Smartvest, CapAfrica, Brait South Africa, Pretoria Portland Cement and a Deputy Chairman at Tiger Brands. He has experience in BEE, employment equity, change management and corporate governance gained as former Chief Executive Officer of Business Unity South Africa, and from experience attained in a range of positions held at companies including Transnet, Tongaat Hulett Sugar, SA Breweries and Ford Motor Company.

Thembisa Skweyiya

Ms. Thembisa (Dingaan) Skweyiya is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Thembisa, (BProc, LLB, LLM, H Dip Tax), is a qualified attorney, admitted to the New York State Board in 1998. She obtained her BProc and LLB qualifications from the University of Natal, a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Harvard University and a Higher Diploma in taxation from the University of the Witwatersrand. Thembisa holds directorships on the boards of Absa Bank Limited, Telkom SOC Limited, Imperial Holdings Limited and Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd. She was formerly a Board member of the Development Bank of South Africa.