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Phuthuma Nhleko

Chairman / Co-founder

Phuthuma was appointed as a non-executive director at BP PLC and Anglo American PLC in 2011, with other past directorships including the Nedbank...

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Phuthuma Nhleko

Chairman / Co-founder

Phuthuma’s energy and perseverance drives the group and management team. During his nine year tenure as CEO of MTN (the sixth largest company on the JSE), MTN’s market capitalisation grew from R20 Billion to well over R250 Billion. He holds a BSc Civil Engineering (Ohio State) and a Master of Business Administration (Atlanta). Phuthuma is currently the Non Executive Chairman at MTN Group, with other past directorships including the Nedbank Group, BP PLC, Anglo American PLC, Old Mutual SA, Johnnic Holdings, Bidvest Group and Alexander Forbes.

Sizwe Nkosi

Chief Financial Officer

Sizwe is the Executive Director: Finance at Phembani. His 15 years’ experience post completion of articles is predominantly in Mining experience...

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Sizwe Nkosi

Chief Financial Officer

Sizwe is the Executive Director: Finance at Phembani. His 15 years’ experience post completion of articles is predominantly in Mining experience includes coal, diamonds, phosphates and commodities trading. His most recent endeavour was driving the successful take-over of Memtar Limited, a JSE listed company where he held the Group CFO position, by Traxys Group, a USA headquartered company controlled by the Carlyle Group. He secured his CTA in the University of Natal (Durban), completed his articles with Ernst and Young and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2001. Sizwe also holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.

Anthony Wilter

Chief Investment Officer

Anthony comes to us with 22 years of Investment Banking experience, with previous posts held at Absa / Barclays Africa and Standard Bank

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Anthony Wilter

Chief Investment Officer

Anthony comes to us with 22 years of Investment Banking experience, with previous posts held at Absa / Barclays Africa and Standard Bank, during which time he advised various clients on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions in the telecommunications, media and technology, industrial and consumer sectors. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Alan Schlesinger

Independent Non Executive Director

Alan has 40 years’ experience and achievement at senior level, in a broad range of business activities, including both corporate...

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Alan Schlesinger

Independent Non Executive Director

Alan has over 40 years’ experience in and leadership of a broad spectrum of business activities, both corporate and operational. He has had overall direct responsibility for listed and unlisted businesses which include manufacturing, wholesale distribution of industrial and consumer products, various aspects of the motor industry, large-scale furniture retailing, property and construction. He has presided over a number of turnaround projects. Alan has a B. Com degree and a Diploma in Advanced Financial Management. He has held various non-executive directorships, often for extended periods, that include a number of JSE listed companies. He has been chairman or member of remuneration committees, investment committees, audit and risk committees and social and ethics committees of public and large private companies.

Jacko Maree

Independent Non Executive Director

Jacko stepped down as Group Chief Executive of Standard Bank in March 2013 after more than 13 years at the helm of Africa’s...

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Jacko Maree

Independent Non Executive Director

Jacko stepped down as Group Chief Executive of Standard Bank in March 2013 after more than 13 years at the helm of Africa’s largest bank which operates in 18 countries on the continent. After a cooling off period of almost 4 years, he was appointed non-executive Deputy Chairman of Standard Bank in November 2016.  He is also non-executive Chairman of Liberty Holdings Limited, Standard Bank’s listed life insurance and asset management subsidiary. Jacko is a former Deputy Chairman of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA).  He is also a former Vice President of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) Jacko is a member of the International Advisory Council of China Investment Corporation (CIC) and a former member of board of the Institute of International Finance and the International Monetary Conference. After obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce (cum laude) degree from Stellenbosch University he studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar where he graduated in 1980 with a first-class M.A. degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

Moses Kgosana

Independent Non Executive Director

Moses is the founding member of KMMT Chartered Accountants, which merged with KPMG in 2002. Previously he was the Chairman...

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Moses Kgosana

Independent Non Executive Director

Moses is the founding member of KMMT Chartered Accountants, one of the black accounting firms which merged with KPMG in 2002. He was chairman of KPMG South Africa and later became CEO, Chairman of KPMG Africa and member of KPMG International board. Moses is a qualified chartered accountants, Hons B.Compt from Unisa and Executive Development Programme from Gibs. He is a former chairman of Accounting Practice Board, member of IFRS advisory council and SAICA board. He served on the boards of Imperial Holding Limited, Alexander Forbes Limited, AECI Limited, Famous Brand Limited Massmart Limited and Transaction Capital limited where he chaired some of the audit committees. He currently serves on Clinix Group board, MOGS (Pty) Limited and Nelson Mandela Children Hospital where he chairs the audit committees.

Sindi Koyana

Independent Non Executive Director

Sindi is currently the Executive Chairperson of Advanced Capital and Chairperson of the Advanced Group of Companies...

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Sindi Koyana

Independent Non Executive Director

Sindi Mabaso-Koyana, is currently the Chairperson of AIH (Pty) Ltd, an Investment Holdings company for The African Women Chartered Accountants. She is also the Chairperson of the Advanced Group of Companies which is invested in Mining Services. Sindi is a Chartered Accountant by profession with experience in the public and private sector. Her illustrious career includes being Managing Director of Viamax Logistics, Group CFO of Transnet, Executive Partner at Ernst & Young, Chairperson of the Armaments Corporation of South Africa and the Chairperson of the FIFA Audit and Compliance Committee. She has served on a number of boards including Transnet, SAA, South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, MTN, SANRAL, Altron Group and a few others. Her current board positions include Adcorp Holdings LTD, MTN Zakhele LTD and Toyota SA. She  is  the  Founder  Member and  Former President  of  African  Women  Chartered  Accountants(AWCA). She now chairs the Advisory Board of AWCA. Sindi is a renowned leader and champion in growth and development of young women. Sindi has been named one of the Top 20 Most Powerful Women in South Africa and was a Finalist for the Business Woman Award of South Africa in 2004. Sindi was, in 2013 nominated by The CEO Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Business and Public Sector. She was the Chairperson of the task team of The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants which launched the paper on Meaningful Reporting on Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) and is now the Chairperson of the Chartered Accountancy Sector Charter. Sindi is a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (African Chapter).

Chipo Pswarayi

Executive Head: Legal & Secretarial

Chipo is an Attorney with 11 years Post-Articles experience. After completing her articles she joined Harith Fund Managers...

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Chipo Pswarayi

Executive Head: Legal & Secretarial

Chipo is an Attorney with 11 years Post-Articles experience. After completing her articles she joined Harith Fund Managers (Proprietary) Fund, as Legal Manager, and later became Investor Relations and Communications Executive. Chipo went on to establish her own independent consultancy firm, trading under the name ‘Chipo’, where she provided legal, governance and secretarial, risk and compliance, and communications and marketing services to a range of public and private clients. This business led Chipo to Shanduka Group (Proprietary) Limited whom she later joined as the Group Company Secretary prior to the merge with Phembani. Chipo holds a BA LLB from the University of Cape Town.

Tony Murdoch Eaton

Executive Head: Coal

Tony is a well experienced mining engineer at operational and senior management levels within the coal , platinum and...

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Tony Murdoch Eaton

Executive Head: Coal

Tony is a well experienced mining engineer at operational and senior management levels within the coal , platinum and gold businesses of Southern Africa. His mining experience covers General Management of mine operations, Company Directorships and Project Management from feasibility phases to implementation levels. He has worked at Wankie Colliery Company in Zimbabwe , Anglo Platinum, Pamodzi Gold and Shanduka. He holds a Bsc Mining Engineering degree obtained from Wits University.

Irene Mkandawire

Enterprise Performance Manager

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Irene Mkandawire

Enterprise Performance Manager

Molokela Modiba

Finance Manager

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Molokela Modiba

Finance Manager

Naka Hlagala

Project co-ordinator: HR, Sustainability & Transformation

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Naka Hlagala

Project co-ordinator: HR, Sustainability & Transformation

Basani Mathebula

Project Manager: Regulatory affairs

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Basani Mathebula

Project Manager: Regulatory affairs

Siphe Dlavana

Financial Accountant

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Siphe Dlavana

Financial Accountant

Belinda Bunting

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Belinda Bunting

Lebogang Mohubedu

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Lebogang Mohubedu

Lindiwe Nkutha

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Lindiwe Nkutha

Maria Mojalefa

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Maria Mojalefa

Tiny Maahlo

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Tiny Maahlo

Webster Khunou

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Webster Khunou