Director Profiles

SISA NGEBULANA (49)

Chairperson and independent non-executive director

BJURIS, LLB, LLM

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD

Appointed on 1 October 2015

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Investment and Audit and Risk Committees

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Sisa founded Billion Group in 1998 and Rebosis in 2010. Sisa has won various awards: Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2006), Pioneer Award (2006), Pioneer Award (2014) and African Business Excellence (2014). An admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, he practised with Jan S De Villiers Attorneys in commercial litigation before joining Eskom for seven years as legal counsel specialising in property and finance. Sisa has been the non-executive chairman of New Frontier Properties Limited since March 2015. He is the past president of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) and has been a director of the Attfund group, Truworths International and the Construction Industry Development Board (CIBD).


HAROON TAKOLIA (64)

Independent non-executive director

CA (SA), MBA

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD

Appointed on 15 May 2012

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Investment and Audit and Risk Committees

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Haroon heads independent audit practice Takolia and Associates. Haroon is a respected auditor and has varied business interests. He serves on a number of social and educational boards.


MERVYN BURTON (57)

Independent non-executive director

CA (SA)

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD

Appointed on 15 November 2011

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Social, Ethics and Remuneration Committee

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Mervyn is a qualified chartered accountant with extensive experience gained in various industries including FMCG, retail, logistics and financial services amongst others. His fields of expertise are general management, business turnaround, financial management, corporate governance, risk management and other related financial skills. He holds various non-executive director positions and audit committee member positions both in the private and public sectors.


NKOSI YAWO GUGUSHE (41)

Independent non-executive director

BCom (Natal)

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD

Appointed on 23 October 2015

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Chairperson of the Investment Committee and member of the Audit and Risk and Social, Ethics and Remuneration Committees

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Nkosi-Yawo holds a B.Com Finance degree from the University of Natal. During May 2005, he co-founded Destiny Corporation Holdings Proprietary Limited and is currently its Chief Executive Officer. He previously worked at Accenture as a consultant where he spent just under 4 years and in 1999 he joined “the now” Vunani Limited, where he later served as an executive director and head of corporate finance and where he gained extensive experience in operations management, investment banking and corporate finance, government financing and restructuring, IPOs and equity capital-raising.


DR MBULELO RENENE (45)

Independent non-executive director

MBChB, MMed (Surg)

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD

Appointed on 1 October 2015

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Chairperson of the Social, Ethics and Remuneration Committee and member of the Investment Committee

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Mbulelo is a medical doctor specialising as a surgeon. He has been a director at MxengeRenene Healthcare (Pty) Limited with interest in private hospital acquisitions from 2003 to date.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

KAMEEL KESHAV (35)

Chief Executive Officer

BCom, HDipAcc, CA (SA)

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD

Appointed on 1 October 2015

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Investment and Social, Ethics and Remuneration Committees

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Kameel is a qualified chartered accountant and has diverse experience that extends across the Financial Services, Consulting, FMCG and Mining industries with global listed entities. A large component of this experience extends to direct functional responsibility across Africa, Middle East and Europe. He brings a strong focus on institutional controls, financial and risk management, reporting and corporate governance as well as extensive commercial, strategic and business development experience.


TSUNDZUKANI MHLANGA (33)

Financial Director

CA (SA), MBA (UCT)

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD

Appointed on 18 January 2016

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Tsundzukani is a qualified chartered accountant and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. She completed her financial management articles (TOPP) at Edcon Holdings Limited and in 2009 joined Pembani Coal Carolina Proprietary Limited, where she held the position of finance and procurement manager. Prior to joining Ascension, Tsundzukani was acting chief financial officer of Alexkor SOC Limited (“Alexkor”), served on various board subcommittees, and oversaw, amongst other matters, the finance, procurement and risk management functions of Alexkor as well as its joint venture operations.


MANDE NDEMA (41)

Company Secretary

B.Soc.Sci, LLB, PMD (GIBS)

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD

Appointed on 1 October 2015

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Mande is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa having specialised in commercial law. He now specialises in all aspects of corporate governance as a Company Secretary and is responsible for the flow of information to the board and its committees and ensuring compliance with Board procedures, legislation and regulations.

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