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Board of directors
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Appointed: 10 June 2010
- Nomination Committee
Dr. Mokgokong is a co-founder and Executive Chairman of Community Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd., a well renowned business figure in South Africa and globally with widespread experience in Healthcare, Academia and Commerce. She is recognised as a Senior Director of Companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as she serves on five listed companies namely: Non-executive Chairman of AfroCentric Investment Corporation, Rebosis Property Fund Limited and Jasco Electronics Holdings Limited and Non-executive Director of Companies and first female Director of Shoprite Holdings Limited, the largest retailer in Africa, as well as Adcock Ingram Holdings Limited, a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer. She also serves on numerous non-listed entities. She has received numerous local and international accolades as a Community and Business leader, including SA Businesswoman of the Year (1999) and one of the Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World (1998).
She has served in numerous councils of academic institutions as well as civil society commissions such as The Independent Commission for Remuneration of Public Office Bearers, where she was appointed as Deputy Chairperson by the former President Mr. Thabo Mbeki (from 2004 – 2009); She was also a Commissioner of the Interim National Defence Force Commission (SANDF) (from 2009 – 2013). She is a social activist and passionate about women empowerment transformation to bring about equality in the economy of South Africa. She was recently appointed Honorary Consul General of Iceland in Pretoria (2017).
Group Chief Executive Officer
Appointed: 15 December 2015
Ahmed Banderker, a chartered accountant, completed his articles at Fisher Hoffman PKF. Thereafter, he joined Sail Group Ltd as Finance Manager. He then joined Shell in 2003. He fulfilled various roles within Shell, which saw him leading a diverse team across different countries. In addition, he was also appointed as a board member and shareholder representative in Shell’s subsidiary companies in South Africa.
Ahmed was appointed to the Sanlam Group in November 2006 as Head of Finance at Glacier before taking on the role of Chief Executive: Strategic Business Development in 2011. In April 2019, he was appointed to serve as the Group CEO
Group Chief Financial Officer
Appointed: 1 August 2015
After qualifying as a CA, Hannes joined a corporate finance team at KPMG, where he gained valuable experience in due diligences, valuations and commercial structuring of companies. He joined Medscheme 15 years ago as a financial manager upon which he progressed to manage various client business units involved in scheme finance, broker commission and claims processing. Shortly after the listing of the Group in 2009, he headed up the Group Finance unit which has since expanded due to the group diversification and changes in shareholding structures. As a result of his extensive knowledge of the business, he was appointed AfroCentric Group CFO in August 2015.
Appointed: 1 August 2015
As one of the founding members of WAD Holdings, Willem Britz is an admitted attorney with a Bachelor of Commerce and BProc degrees. With 10 years’ experience in commercial law, he enjoyed working in an entrepreneurial environment and acted as an advisor in the medical aid industry. Realising the opportunities in the healthcare industry, WAD Holdings directors started Pharmacy Direct. Today, Willem is a successful entrepreneur who has been involved in numerous business ventures ranging from mining to pharmaceutical, financial services, property and game breeding over the past 12 years. Willem joined the AfroCentric Group in August 2015.
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