Andile Khumalo is a seasoned entrepreneur and Chartered Accountant (SA) with 20 years of finance and business experience. He is Founder & CEO of KhumaloCo, which primarily invests in growth companies operating in Technology, Media and Financial Services. A former investment banker at Investec, Andile joined MSG Afrika in 2007 and spent 11 years as a shareholder and COO of the media & communications group, and exited in early 2018 to start KhumaloCo.
Andile serves as Chairman of investee companies Ince and Brave Group, and also founded I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR. His current non-executive roles include serving as Chairman of the Investment Committee of South African National Parks and an Independent Audit Committee Member at the Amplats Group Provident Fund.
Andile previously served as a member of the Takeover Regulations Panel, a member of the Directorate of Market Abuse, a non-executive director of South African Airways, and President of ABASA.
Semeyi Zake is the Editor of Business Times. Prior to his current role, he was Head of Programming at Business Day TV, where we oversaw the programming and strategic content direction of the business news channel. He has a B.com degree in Management and Economics as well as an MBA from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.
Paul is the Chief Executive Officer of the Sanlam Group. Formerly the Group Operating Officer and PLC executive director of Old Mutual PLC, he also served as Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual South Africa. Under his leadership as Group Operating Officer, SA operations outperformed all competitors in 2014 and 2015 and UK Wealth Manager grew to AUM of £100bn. He serves on myriad boards including MTN (JSE) NED, IDM and Columba, and holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Hons) from the University of Cape Town and an Advanced Management Program qualification from Harvard.
Lerato Ratsoma is the Managing Director of the Empowerdex Group of companies, which includes the B-BBEE verification units as well as the research and advisory subsidiaries. She joined Empowerdex (Pty) Ltd from the finance industry as an analyst, and made her way up the ranks to being the Managing Director of the group in 2008.
She is a Non-Executive director of Valued Citizens Initiatives, an NGO, since 2009, and found great value in giving back to the community. She served two terms as committee member at the IRBA Committee for Auditor Ethics, and holds a Masters’ Degree in Commerce. She has amassed extensive experience in all aspects of the B-BBEE industry and its impact on the economy and transformation in general, which is utilised to great effect when assessing transactions.
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Formerly, he was Chief Executive of Sanlam Sky. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive of Transnet Port Terminals as part of a 22-year career with Transnet, which included stints as Group Company Secretary and Group Executive (Commercial). He holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from Rhodes University and qualifications from Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Programme, among others. He is Governor on the Board of Governors of Rhodes University and serves on the Territorial Advisory Board of the Salvation Army.
Mary joined the MIC in 2010 and previously served as a Non-Executive Director from March 2008 to 2010. Before joining the MIC, Mary was the Chief Financial Officer at Freight Dynamics. Prior to this, she was an executive in the Corporate Services division of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mary also held executive positions in the resources, media, utilities and financial services sectors. She serves on the boards of a number of the company’s strategic investments, including Primedia, Metrofile Holdings and DN Invest (DNI).
Donald Khumalo is the Director of Human Resources. He joined the JSE in November 2016. Donald is responsible for strategic and operational HR, including talent management, capability development, performance management, leadership development, reward, diversity, and employee relations.
His previous experience includes serving as Executive Head of HR for the Enterprise Business and subsequently the Technology Group at Vodacom; as senior manager, HR Operations, at MTN Group; and as senior manager, HR, at Telkom Media.
Donald’s qualifications include a BA (Honours) from RAU (now the University of Johannesburg), a Management Development Programme from the Unisa School of Business Leadership, and an Advanced Executive Programme from the Gordon Institute of Business Science.
Sandile Zungu completed a BSc (Mechanical Engineering) degree at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 1988, as well as a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the UCT Graduate School of Business in 1995. He is the President of the Black Business Council and President of Amazulu Football Club. He is also a non-executive director of Novus Holdings, listed on the JSE Securities Exchange. He is Chairman of Zungu Investments Company (Proprietary) Limited (Zico), which is the holding company of his business interests.
Nompumelelo Mokou is the Managing Director – Dimension Data Southern Africa. She joined Dimension Data in 2016 and has been instrumental in driving profitability for the business and implementing customer experience solutions for clients across the Middle East and Africa region. Mokou is a Chartered Accountant who has a heart for business, holds a Bachelor of Accountancy, CA (SA) from Wits University and has completed her MBA through the University of Stellenbosch Business School. She was recently chairman of Dimension Data’s Employment Equity and Skills Development committee.
John Dludlu is the CEO for the Small Business Institute. In a career spanning more than 20 years, he has accumulated a varied experience, comprising teaching, all areas of serious journalism (economics, politics, business, finance, financial markets, etc), and end-to-end corporate communications and public affairs. Most recently he has served in various senior strategic and executive capacities in the journalism, communications and public affairs areas in both the private and public sectors. Using his vast experience in the area of public affairs he now advises clients on strategic reputation management. He also writes a political economy column for Business Day.
Gugulethu Mfuphi is an award-winning broadcaster, and a well-versed orator, with extensive experience in front of the camera and behind the microphone of addressing many diverse audiences. As a highly regarded conference chair, moderator, and programme director, Gugulethu, primarily serves as a broadcaster on Kaya FM’s prime time, award-winning business show – Kaya Bizz, and as a senior anchor on CNBC Africa.
Through her engagement with leaders of global agencies, c-suite executives, government officials and industry experts, worldwide, Gugulethu has gained a wealth of experience in financial journalism with a sound grasp of financial markets, economic data and current affairs and the impact this has on the business community.
Ray-Ann joined Sanlam as Chief Transformation Officer as of March 2021, after a 13-year stint in heading up initially the Sustainability and later the Transformation function for the Santam Group businesses. Ray-Ann has 17-years’ experience in the Transformation space predominantly within the Financial Sector environment. Her role is to ensure that the Sanlam Group has a clear directive on how it intends to transform as a business which spans its entire value chain and territories it operates in. Ray-Ann holds a MCom degree (UNISA) as well as an MBA with Stellenbosch University. Her current board positions are within the ASISA ESD fund and Foundation Chair of a large Western Cape based construction business.