People: Wilderness Holdings Ltd (WILJ.J)

WILJ.J on Johannesburg Stock Exchange

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10 Jun 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Parks Tafa

46 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Keith Vincent

51 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director

Michael Tollman

51 2013 Non-Executive Independent Deputy Chairman of the Board

Amihai Azoulay

39 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Derek de la Harpe

53 2014 Commercial Director, Chief Sustainability Officer, Executive Director

David van Smeerdijk

49 2013 Head of Marketing and Sales of Wilderness Safaris

Sidney Mganga

2013 Company Secretary

Charles de Fleurieu

39 2012 Non-Executive Director

Malcolm McCulloch

59 2013 Non-Executive Director

Gavin Tollman

49 Non-Executive Director

Jochen Zeitz

50 Non-Executive Director

Roux Marnitz

68 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Marcus ter Haar

35 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Rolf Hartmann

39 Non-Executive Independent Director

John Hunt

58 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Parks Tafa

Mr. Parks Tafa serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Wilderness Holdings Ltd since April 18, 2013. He also previously serves as Director of Collins Newman & Co (Partner), Stanbic Bank Botswana Ltd, Stanbic Investment Management Services (Pty) Ltd, Liberty Holdings (Botswana) (Pty) Ltd, and Liberty Life (Botswana) (Pty) Ltd. He is a Botswana Senior Partner at Collins Newman Co Law Firm with a wide range of experience, specializing in the energy and power sector, project finance, construction, mining, banking financial services, private equity, capital markets, privatization, regulatory work, legislative drafting, and general corporate and commercial practice. He is currently the Non-executive Chairman of Stanbic Bank Limited, Liberty Life Holdings and Stanbic Investment Management Services. He is an Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary Public of the High Court of Botswana since November 1991.Mr. Tafa graduated with an LLB from University of Botswana.

Keith Vincent

Mr. Keith Vincent serves as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Wilderness Holdings Ltd. He is Member of the Company's Risk Committee as well. He also holds directorships in Wilderness Holdings Ltd subsidiaries. He was educated in Zimbabwe. He became a professional guide, working throughout the country for various safari companies, before settling in Victoria Falls in 1984. He has been in the safari industry since 1980, working throughout southern Africa. He has been involved with the Wilderness Group since 1993.

Michael Tollman

Mr. Michael Tollman has served as Non-Executive Independent Deputy Chairman of the Board of Wilderness Holdings Ltd since April 18, 2013. He previously served as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company and has served as Member of the Audit, Risk and Remuneration and Nominating Committee. He first joined Wilderness as Director of Wilderness Safaris Investment and Finance (Pty) Lt in 2005. He served as Non-Executive Chairman for Cullinan Holdings Ltd since 17 June 2008 and was appointed as Executive Chairman and Acting Chief Executive Officer of Cullinan Holdings Limited with effect from 19 March 2009. He gained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University of Cape Town. He is Certified Chartered Accountant.

Amihai Azoulay

Mr. Amihai (Ami) Azoulay has served as Chief Financial Officer of Wilderness Holdings Ltd since January 24, 2014. He is a Chartered Accountant (SA) who has been with the Group for five years, most recently serving as the Head of Finance.

Derek de la Harpe

Mr. Derek de la Harpe has served as Commercial Director and Chief Sustainability Officer of Wilderness Holdings Ltd since January 24, 2014. He also serves as Executive Member of the Board of Directors of the Company. Until January 24, 2014, he served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He is also Member of the Sustainability and Investment Committees, as well as Member of the Safety Review Board. He is a Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe) with 33 years of experience in southern and eastern Africa. He spent 18 years with the then Price Waterhouse, the last eight as the Partner in charge of the firm's practice specializing in tourism and environmental consulting. He then spent eight years as the Chief Executive Officer of The Malilangwe Trust, a Zimbabwean NGO working in wildlife conservation and rural development, and with a high profile tourism operation. He spent four years working as a Freelance Management Consultant in southern and eastern Africa, South-East Asia and Central America, specializing in the tourism development and wildlife conservation interface. He holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from University of South Africa - UNISA.

David van Smeerdijk

Mr. David van Smeerdijk serves as Head of Marketing and Sales of Wilderness Safaris at Wilderness Holdings Ltd since February 25, 2013. Previously, he held the functions of Sales and Marketing Director, Director of the Company. In 1992, he joined Wilderness Safaris spending seven years in Botswana as a Guide and General Manager, moving to Namibia in 1999 to take up the position of Managing Director of Wilderness Safaris Namibia, and in 2006 he took up the position of Marketing and Sales Director of the Wilderness Group. He gained a Bachelor of Economics Degree and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands.

Sidney Mganga

Charles de Fleurieu

Mr. Charles de Fleurieu serves as Non-Executive Director of Wilderness Holdings Ltd since November 1, 2012. He is also Director at Christopher Kane Ltd. Before joining PPR as Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, he was Senior Vice President Mergers & Acquisitions at France Telecom - Orange Group. He has more than 15 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions in France and internationally and has a dual experience in both the financial and legal fields. He started his career with the American law firms Coudert Brothers and Kilpatrick Stockton, from 1996 to 2005 in France, China, the United States and England where he worked on crossborder transactions and projects. He graduated from King’s College London with an LLB Degree, a Masters in Law from the Universite Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris, as well as he is a qualified Solicitor in England and Wales. He is Chairman of the Company's Investment Committee.

Malcolm McCulloch

Mr. Malcolm William McCulloch serves as Non-Executive Director of Wilderness Holdings Ltd since April 18, 2013. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of the Company. He also serves as Chairman of the Company's Risk Committee. In addition, he is a Non-Executive Director of Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon Limited and Deputy Chairman of Kelly Group Limited. . He is also the Chairman of Capital Africa Steel (Pty) Ltd. Malcolm has been involved with the Wilderness Group since 1992. He is a Chartered Accountant who graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Commerce, and subsequently completed an Advanced Management Program at Wharton, the University of Pennsylvania, United States.

Gavin Tollman

Mr. Gavin Tollman serves as Non-Executive Director at Wilderness Holdings Ltd. In addition, he is the CEO of Trafalgar Tours. He also occupies Director of Insight Travel Group Ltd, Busabout Operations Ltd, Contiki Tours International Ltd, Grand European Operations Ltd, Trafalgar Tours International Ltd, Wine Investments Ltd, Tracon Real Estate Ltd, TravCorp Investments Ltd, TTC Travel Group Ltd, AAT Kings Tours International Ltd, Uniworld International Holdings Ltd, Nevis: Brendan International Holdings Ltd, Cullinan Holdings Ltd, and various subsidiaries of the above. He currently is the CEO of Trafalgar Tours and Senior Executive of the Travel Corporation responsible for the Company's southern Africa assets as well as the Managing Director of World’s Leading Travel Companies Ltd where he oversees their United Kingdom direct sell division. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from The American University, Washington DC. He is Member of the Company's Investment Committee.

Jochen Zeitz

Mr. Jochen Zeitz serves as Non-Executive Director at Wilderness Holdings Ltd. He is also Chairman of the Sustainability Committee. In addition, he is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PUMA AG. After beginning his professional career with Colgate-Palmolive in New York and Hamburg, he joined PUMA in 1990. In 1993 he was appointed CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management. He has also been Member of the Board of Directors of Harley Davidson since 2007. In October 2010, he was appointed Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) at Luxury, Sport & Lifestyle holding company PPR. In 2008, he founded the Zeitz Foundation for Intercultural Ecosphere Safety. He holds a Degree in Business Administration from the European Business School.

Roux Marnitz

Mr. Roux Marnitz serves as Non-Executive Independent Director at Wilderness Holdings Ltd. He is also Member of the Company's Remuneration and Nominating Committee. He is also Director of Lanseria International Airport (Pty) Ltd, Lanseria 1993 (Pty) Ltd., Southern Energy Company (Pty) Ltd, SEC Aviation Products (Pty) Ltd, and Aviation Centre (Pty) Ltd. Mr. Marnitz is the former chairman of the JSE-listed IT group, Comparex Holdings Limited, former chairman of the Execujet Aviation Group, former Member of the Council of the University of Pretoria and is presently a director of private investment companies in Botswana and Namibia. He studied engineering at the University of Pretoria where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1967. In 1970, he was awarded a Masters of Business Administration from University of Pretoria and obtained the BProc Degree from University of South Aafrica (UNISA) in 1976. He also holds an Airline Transport Pilot's License.

Marcus ter Haar

Mr. Marcus ter Haar serves as Non-Executive Independent Director at Wilderness Holdings Ltd. He is also Member of the Company's Audit and Investment Committees. In 2005 he was appointed the Executive Assistant to the CEO of the De Beers Group. Later, in 2007, Mr. ter Haar moved to Botswana where he worked for Debswana as the Group Manager for Business Development. He has just recently been appointed as the Head of Sales for the Diamond Trading Company Botswana. He currently also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lady Khama Charitable Trust. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economic Development from the University of East Anglia, in United Kingdom (UK), and a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations from the University of Reading, UK, as well as a Diploma in Finance.

Rolf Hartmann

Mr. Rolf Hartmann serves as Non-Executive Independent Director at Wilderness Holdings Ltd. He is also Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee, Remuneration and Nominating Committees and Member of the Risk Committee. He is also Director at Brait South Africa Limited, Wilderness Holdings Ltd, Nature's Choice Holdings (Pty) Ltd, Premier Group (Pty) Ltd and Premier Swazi Bakeries (Pty) Ltd. He joined the Group in 2007 as a director of Wilderness Safaris Investment and Finance (Pty) Ltd. He joined Brait in 2003 and his responsibilities include executive responsibility for several of its investments, among other matters. He is a Nonexecutive Director of a number of privately held companies and was previously a Non-executive Director of Kelly Group Limited, a company listed on the JSE Limited. He previously worked in corporate finance in London, after qualifying at Deloitte. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) Degree. He is Certified Chartered Accountant (South Africa).

John Hunt

Mr. John Hunt serves as Non-Executive Independent Director at Wilderness Holdings Ltd. He is also Member of the Company's Sustainability Committee. Mr. Hunt co-founded the advertising group Hunt Lascaris in 1983. In 1996, a majority share was sold to TBWA and he became Co-chairman. In 2003, he moved to New York to assume the role of Worldwide Creative Director for TBWA. In 2006, he returned to South Africa where he continues in the same capacity. He is an Executive Committee member of TBWA Worldwide.
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