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Blue Label Telecoms Ltd (BLUJ.J)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Laurence Nestadt

67 2007 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Brett Levy

42 2007 Joint Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Mark Levy

46 2007 Joint Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Walter Klucznik

Chief Financial Officer - SA Distribution

Dean Suntup

40 2013 Financial Director, Director

Neil Barnard

Chief Executive Officer – Blue Label Mobile

Larry Pogir

Executive Chairman - Blue Label Data Solutions

Werner van Reenen

2011 Chief Executive Officer – Blue Label Distribution

Andrew Murray

Chief Information Officer

Rob Fleming

2013 Chief Marketing Officer

Etienne de Villiers

65 2011 General Counsel

Jabu Mogane

Director of Sales and Marketing of Community Channels

Archie Rantao

Director of Sales Community Channels

Michael Campbell

Group Head - Investor and Media Relations

Ann Ngwenya

Senior Business Development Manager

Janine van Eden

2013 Group Company Secretary

Kevin Ellerine

49 2009 Non-Executive Director

Gary Harlow

60 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

Phuti Mahanyele

46 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Joe Mthimunye

52 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

S. Jerry Vilakazi

56 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Laurence Nestadt

Mr. Laurence Michael Nestadt serves as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Blue Label Telecoms Ltd., He has over 40 years’ experience in his long and successful corporate career, both in South Africa and internationally. Larry is a co-founder and former executive director of Investec Bank Limited. He assisted in the creation and strategic development of a number of listed companies such as Capital Alliance Holdings Limited, Super Group Limited, Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited, SIB Holdings Limited and Global Capital Limited. He is the past chairman on each of the boards of these companies. Larry has also served on the board of directors of Softline Limited, JCI Limited and Abacus Technologies Holdings Limited. He was a former director of a number of non-listed companies, internationally and locally, viz, Stenham Limited (UK) and Prefsure Life Limited (Aus). Currently, Larry holds various directorships and is executive chairman of Global Capital Proprietary Limited, and chairman of Melrose Motor Investments, Moregolf Proprietary Limited, SellDirect Marketing Proprietary Limited and National Airways Corporation Proprietary Limited. Larry is a respected senior member of the South African business community and his strategic vision, guidance and experience contribute significantly to the Board and its deliberations.

Brett Levy

Mr. Brett Marlon Levy serves as Joint Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Blue Label Telecoms Ltd., He has an impressive entrepreneurial history having founded and operated many small businesses in the early 1990s. He has been involved across a wide range of industries, including the distribution of fast-moving consumer goods and insurance replacements for electronic goods. Brett’s business achievements have secured a number of prestigious nominations and awards, including the ABSA Bank Jewish Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2003) and the ABSA Jewish Business Achiever Non-Listed Company Award (2007), which he won jointly with his brother Mark. Brett was nominated as an Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur SA Finalist for 2007. In 2010 he received the Liberty Life Award for a Remarkable Success Story in the David Awards and was a finalist in the Top Young Entrepreneur category of the African Access National Business Awards. In 2011 he shared with Mark the Top Entrepreneur accolade in the African Access National Business Awards. Brett is a director of various companies, including some local and global Group companies.

Mark Levy

Mr. Mark Steven Levy serves as Joint Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Blue Label Telecoms Ltd., He graduated with a BCompt degree from UNISA in 1993. After some years as a commodities trader, he decided to pursue a goal of becoming an entrepreneur, which skill and strength he has applied over the past several years in spearheading Blue Label’s impressive organic and acquisitive growth and international expansion. Together with his brother Brett, Mark won the ABSA Jewish Business Achiever Non-Listed Company Award (2007). He was nominated as an Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur SA Finalist for 2007. In 2010 Mark was voted Top IT Personality of the year by ITWeb and was a finalist in the Top Young Entrepreneur category of the African Access National Business Awards. In 2011 he shared with Brett the Top Entrepreneur accolade in the African Access National Business Awards. Mark joined the Board on its establishment in 2007 and is a director of various local and global Group companies.

Walter Klucznik

Mr. Walter Klucznik serves as Chief Financial Officer - SA Distribution of the company. He is Chartered Accountant (Buenos Aires)

Dean Suntup

Mr. Dean A. Suntup serves as Financial Director, Director of Blue Label Telecoms Limited since 14 November 2013. Dean completed his articles at PwC where he continued working after qualifying as a chartered accountant, assisting in the audits of various large corporations and multinational companies. In 2003 he joined BSC Technologies, a business established by the Levy brothers, and later became its Financial Director. In 2005 he transferred to The Prepaid Company in the role of Financial Director. Dean is a member of SAICA. Dean joined the Board on his appointment as Financial Director in 2013 and is a director of various other Group companies.

Neil Barnard

Mr. Neil Barnard serves as Chief Executive Officer – Blue Label Mobile of the company. BSc Information Technology (Unisa), MCSE.

Larry Pogir

Mr. Larry Pogir serves as Executive Chairman - Blue Label Data Solutions, a subsidiary of Blue Label Telecoms ltd. He holds BCom (UNISA).

Werner van Reenen

Mr. Werner van Reenen serves Chief Executive Officer – Blue Label Distribution of Blue Label Telecoms Ltd. He holds BCom (UNISA) Hons (Marketing).

Andrew Murray

Mr. Andrew Murray serves as Chief Information Officer of the company. He holds BSc Eng (Wits).

Rob Fleming

Mr. Rob Fleming serves as Chief Marketing Officer of Blue Label Telecoms Ltd. He holds BCom (Rhodes).

Etienne de Villiers

Mr. Etienne C. de Villiers serves as General Counsel of Blue Label Telecoms Ltd. He holds BA LLB (Natal).

Jabu Mogane

Mr. Jabu Mogane serves as Director of Sales and Marketing of Community Channels of the company.

Archie Rantao

Mr. Archie Rantao serves as Director of Sales Community Channels of the company. He holds Executive Development Programme (Unisa) Certificate in Operations Management (Wits).

Michael Campbell

Mr. Michael J. Campbell serves as Group Head - Investor and Media Relations of Blue Label Telecoms Ltd. He holds BProc, FCIS, AIAC, EMP (UCT).

Ann Ngwenya

Ms. Ann Ngwenya serves as Senior Business Development Manager of the company. She holds BA International Relations (Northern Kentucky), Public Relations accreditation.

Janine van Eden

Ms. Janine van Eden serves as Group Company Secretary of Blue Label Telecoms Ltd., She holds BProc. LLB (RAU).

Kevin Ellerine

Mr. Kevin M. Ellerine serves as Non-Executive Director of Blue Label Telecoms Limited. Kevin joined the family business, Ellerine Holdings, in 1991. After serving in various roles, in 1993 he was appointed as property manager of Ellerine Bros. Proprietary Limited, rising to managing director of the property division in 2000, a position he still holds today. He sits on the boards of the property and private equity companies in which Ellerines is invested. He is also a director of Hyprop Investments Limited and Newpark REIT Limited. Kevin’s all-round business skill and acumen contribute to Board and Committee deliberations of the Group.

Gary Harlow

Mr. Gary David Harlow serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Blue Label Telecoms Ltd. Gary graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1979, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 1982, an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) in 1983 and as a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant (UK) in 1996. His career was forged in merchant and investment banking. In the early 1990s he became an adviser to the African National Congress in developing black economic empowerment strategies and in 1992 was instrumental in the creation of Thebe Investment Corporation, South Africa’s first broad-based black-owned company. Gary served as Joint Chief Executive Officer of Msele Corporate and Merchant Bank, South Africa’s first black-controlled merchant bank. In 1996, Gary was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Unihold Limited, where he remains Executive Chairman. He led its transition from an engineering conglomerate to an international IT and telecommunications group, followed by a delisting through a management buyout in 2002. Gary continues to serve on numerous private and public company boards and is Chairman of Newpark Reit Limited. Gary is also chairman and/or director of various Group subsidiaries. .

Phuti Mahanyele

Ms. Phuti Mahanyele serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Phuti is Executive Chairperson of Sigma Capital, an investment holding company. She is the former CEO of Shanduka Group. Previously, she held senior positions at the Development Bank of Southern Africa, and in the North American and South African offices of Fieldstone, an international firm specialising in financing infrastructure assets. Currently, she sits on the boards of Comair Limited and Reunert Limited. Phuti chairs the Bain Academy, which supports professionals in corporate Africa. She also participates in the Young Global Leaders initiative of the World Economic Forum. Phuti is an honorary member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and sits on the advisory board of Stellenbosch University.

Joe Mthimunye

Mr. Joe S. Mthimunye serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Blue Label Telecoms Ltd. Joe qualified as a chartered accountant in 1993. In 1996, he co-founded Gobodo Incorporated, an accounting practice with eight other partners which in time became the largest black accounting firm in South Africa. In 1999, he led a management buyout of Gobodo Corporate Finance from the accounting firm and rebranded it AloeCap Proprietary Limited, of which he is currently executive chairman. He also serves on the board of directors of various non-listed companies in which AloeCap Private Equity is invested.

S. Jerry Vilakazi

Mr. S. Jerry Vilakazi serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Blue Label Telecoms Limited since 19 October 2011. Jerry is executive chairman of Palama, which he co-founded to facilitate investments in strategic private and listed companies. He is a past CEO of Business Unity South Africa, during which period he served as business representative at Nedlac and on various international business councils. Prior to this, he held various executive positions in government and in the private sector including that of Managing Director of the Black Management Forum where he also served on the board of the BMF Investment Company. In 2009 Jerry was appointed to the Presidential Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Advisory Council and was appointed as a Commissioner of the National Planning Commission in 2010. He was appointed Public Service Commissioner in 1999 and played a role in shaping public service policies in post-1994 South Africa. Jerry was Chairman of the Mpumalanga Gambling Board from 2006 to 2015 and the State information Technology Agency (SOC) Proprietary Limited until the end of his term in 2015. He previously held the position of Chairman of Netcare Limited and advisor to Citi Bank. He is non-executive director of Sibanye Gold Limited where he also chairs the Social and Ethics Committee. He led a consortium that acquired equity and subsequently served on the board of PPC Limited in 2008.