Executive directors

Raoul Gamsu
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.

Non-executive directors

Sean Melnick
Non-Executive Director

Sean Melnick is a founder and currently the non-executive Chairman of Peregrine Holdings Limited (“Peregrine”). He holds a B.Comm. (Hons) from the University of Witwatersrand and is a qualified CFA charterholder. The first five years of Sean’s career were spent in the areas of asset management at Liberty Asset Management and derivative structuring at Investec Bank Limited. In 1996, Sean co-founded Peregrine and as Chief Executive Officer led the company to its successful listing on the JSE in 1998. Sean has spent over half of the past 20 years in the position of Peregrine Chief Executive Officer and more latterly, the position of Peregrine Chairman. Sean, who is based in London, is also Chairman of Stenham Limited, Peregrine’s international subsidiary.

Independent non-executive directors

Judi Nwokedi

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.

Roger Hogarth

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.

Trent Hudson

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.