BAcc, CA (SA)
Raoul was responsible for leading the consortium which created and subsequently listed CIG. Prior to this Raoul worked in various corporate roles with Bidvest, Rebhold, Rebserve and Mvelaphanda, culminating in his appointment as COO at Rebserve and Mvelaphanda.
BCom, G.Dip.Acc. CA(SA)
Sean has extensive private equity and investment banking experience, and was appointed on an interim basis in November 2018 to assist with the group’s turnaround strategy. A process is underway to identify and recruit a permanent group CFO.
Independent non-executive directors
In 1998 Frank joined Global Capital Proprietary Limited, a boutique investment banking and private equity firm, where he is today CEO and sits on the board of all investee companies. Prior to this he served as managing partner of the accounting firm now called Horwath Leveton Boner. He was also formerly joint managing director of Reichmans Limited prior to its sale to Investec Bank, where he subsequently served as manager of the corporate asset-based finance division for a time. Frank is a non-executive director of Mazor Group Limited where he sits on certain board committees.
BSc (Bus Admin), MBA (Finance)
Kofi is the managing partner of private equity firm, Kingdom Africa Management, which evolved from Kingdom Zephyr Africa Management. He currently serves on the boards of Newmont Mining Corporation (US), Asset Resources Management (Nigeria), Saham Assurances (Morocco) and Baker Hughes Ghana Limited. He formerly served as a director of Ashanti Goldfields Corporation and Ecobank Transnational Corporation, and is a former chairman of the Ghana Stock Exchange.
FCCA, MSc (MIS)
Alex is a seasoned executive and management consultant with over 30 years multi-industry experience in Europe, USA and Africa. He advises organisations on business and cultural transformation, change management and business strategy. He also coaches and mentors executives. Alex was previously group CIO at AngloGold Ashanti and finance director at Dun & Bradstreet Europe Ltd. He is currently a non-executive director of Barclays Africa Group, Business Connexion Group Limited, Mazor Group and Safintra (Pty) Limited.
During a 29-year career with Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Tony Dixon became regional chairman, KwaZulu-Natal and a long-serving member of the national executive and governing board. From 1995 to date Tony has held a number of directorships on major company boards including one of South Africa’s largest short-term insurance companies – Guardian National Insurance Company (before its merger with Santam) – and Allied Technologies Limited (Altech). Tony was the executive director of the IoD from 2004 to 2007. He is an acknowledged expert in corporate governance and for a number of years provided the secretariat role to the King Committee. Tony is presently an independent non-executive director of Santova Limited and South African Airways.
Professor Kalu Ojah
BSc, MA (Finance), PhD
Kalu’s entire career has been in academia with his teaching focused on capital markets, financial institutional management, banking operations management, international finance, investment and innovation, emerging market and development finance, corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, financial economics and international business. He has published over 50 peer-referred articles which have appeared in top international journals and handbooks.
Judi has a distinguished career in business and community development. She served as managing director of SABC from 2001 to 2005 and has worked at Motorola Sub-Saharan Africa and AREVA. She is today the vice chair of the largest pan-African film market, Sithengi and serves on the board of the University of Witwatersrand – Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, is chairperson of African Spirit Proprietary Limited and is chief operating officer at Tourvest.
Trent is currently a managing director of Pactorum Ltd (Fairfax’s strategic consultant) in Africa. Prior to this, he managed a Brazilian real estate private equity fund acquired by The Blackstone Group L.P. He has also worked in the principal investment group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, focusing on Latin America and the United States, as well as strategic initiatives in Europe and Asia.
PhD, FIET, CEng
Kevin is a power engineer with over 28 year post-qualification experience. He is passionate about the development of privately financed infrastructure and has since November 2002 led the Industrial Promotion Services (IPS), for whom he is the Head of Infrastructure, in the development of privately financed infrastructure worth about US$2 billion. Kevin doubles as the power global lead for IPS’s parent, the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development.
Formerly the Chief Power Engineer/Consumer Affairs Manager for Kenya’s Electricity Regulatory Board, Kevin also previously served as the Chairman of the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, a state corporation responsible for regulating the aviation industry, and providing air navigation services, in Kenya.
BAcc, CA (SA), SAICA
Roger is currently a director of Ciel Healthcare Limited Mauritius. Formerly, he was the chief financial officer of Life Healthcare Group from 2004 to 2013. Prior to this, he spent 24 years at African Oxygen Limited where his responsibilities included group finance, corporate finance and investment and development.