Dr Wallace Mqoqi

Chairman

Dr Wallace Mgoqi is the former City Manager of the City of Cape Town, the former Chief Land Claims Commissioner on the Restitution of Land Rights dealing with land claims, specifically over a period of eight years. He is a former Attorney and Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. He holds a B.A Soc. Science, LLB, degrees, Post –graduate qualifications from Harvard University, USA, and the Development Lawyers Course at the International Development Law Institute in Rome, Italy. Prior to this, he joined the Legal Resources Centre as a Fellow and later as an admitted Attorney. In 2002, Dr Mgoqi was the third recipient of the prestigious Sir Sidney and Lady Felicia Kentridge Award; and was also honoured with the Adv Duma Nokwe Award, administered by the Commission for Gender Equality, the Independent Electoral Commission, and the SA Human Rights Commission. The University of Cape Town, his alma mater, was the first to confer the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa on Wallace Mgoqi, in recognition of a lifetime of extra-ordinary achievement in promoting and using law as an instrument of justice, in 2002. In 2004, Dr Mgoqi received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the Walter Sisulu University. In the same year he received the third Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the City University of New York, Queens School of Law, New York, USA.

Naahied Gamieldien

Chief Financial Officer & Acting Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Gamieldien completed her articles with PriceWaterhouseCooper in 2005. She has held several positions within the AEEI group, including AEEI Group Financial Manager and AYO Technology Group Financial Manager. Having worked closely with the respective groups’ leadership teams for many years, Ms. Gamieldien brings a wealth of experience and insights into steering the company towards a profitable and sustainable future.

Salim Young

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Young is an experienced business executive and corporate lawyer and is a former director of Webber Wentzel. He recently retired after 12 years as Executive Director on the board of British American Tobacco (SA). He holds a master’s degree (LLM) in International Commercial Law from Tulane University, as well as Certificates in Law from Georgetown and Harvard University.

Rosemary Mosia

Non-Executive Director

Ms Mosia is a South African female professional, with more than 15 years experience in Credit Risk, Financial and Business Management, amassed from various positions and different roles in her career life. In addition, she has extensive training in General and Credit Management, Finance, Internal Auditing and Forensic Auditing. Ms Mosia was also involved in multiple roles including Internal Audit, Forensic Audit, Budget Management, Credit Risk Management, Operational Management, for the same financial services unit. Her experience in Audit was acquired over a period of six years. From 2000 to 2008, Ms Mosia headed the Financial Services Unit of a large state-owned entity at a Regional/ Corridor level. Ms Mosia was appointed as the CEO of The Bridge of Hope Wine and currently the CEO of Black Business Chamber.

Dr Ngoako Ramathlodi

Non-Executive Director

Advocate Dr Ramatlhodi holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence, Bachelor of Law, Master of Science in International Relations and was admitted as an Advocate to the Bar of Lesotho in 1997; and then admitted to the Bar of South Africa in 2009. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree by the University of Limpopo. Advocate Ramatlhodi has years of business experience.

Sello Rasethaba

Non-Executive Director

Mr Rasethaba holds a BA Accounting, University of Northerner Iowa, United States of America and proceeded to complete his M Phil (Accounting) at the University of Hull, United Kingdom. He is currently the Chairman of Xpanse Investments Sites-Afla and served as the Chairman of the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and the Transnet Tender Board. Mr Rasethaba has also served other enterprises and boards including the Gauteng Gambling Board and the Northwest Transport Corporation. He also has experience, covering functions involved in the formulation, development and implementation of information technology strategies obtained in South Africa, the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Mr Rasethaba served as chairman of the Financial Services Working Group and on the task team aimed at establishing the BRICS Rating Agency. He was appointed in an acting capacity as one of the council members of the South African BRICS Business Council. Mr Rasethaba serves in the B20 Trade and Investment Task Force and is the member of the B20 High Level International Business Advocacy Caucus.

Dr Dennis George

Non-Executive Director

Dr. Dennis George is the General Secretary of the Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) and plays a key role in NEDLAC with the successful negotiations of the Framework Agreement for a Sustainable Mining Sector in 2013, engaging with the Deputy President, labour and business leaders. Shortly after the financial crisis of November 2008, Dr. George was part of Team South Africa in facilitating the achievement of higher inclusive economic growth and employment creation. Team South Africa engaged with Standards and Poor, Fitch and Moody’s at the request of National Treasury to restore the investment ratings of the country. Dr. George has a Masters degree and has recently completed his degree for Doctor of Philosophiae in the Management of Technology and Innovation.

Cherie Felicity Hendricks

Non-Executive Director

Miss Hendricks is the Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director. Her remit includes sustainability, regulatory compliance, corporate social investment and group communication. She has more than 18 years’ experience with AEEI and currently sits on the boards of the Group’s major investments and links its subsidiaries with the Group’s corporate office.

Aziza Begum Amod

Non-Executive Director

Ms. Amod is a professional director, businesswoman, philanthropist and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of business experience in the retail sector. She provides consultancy to women-owned businesses in the areas of impact investment, social innovation, and technology applications for social impact in the food and retail sector. She currently serves as a director and trustee of various business entities and trusts.

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