Executive committee

Mr Ahmed Banderker


Group Chief Executive Officer
Appointed: 1 April 2019

Ahmed Banderker is a qualified chartered accountant – he completed his articles at Fisher Hoffman PKF. He started his career at Sail Group Ltd as Finance Manager. He then joined Shell in 2003 where he fulfilled various roles within this company and culminated in 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.

Banderker joined the AfroCentric Group Board in December 2015 where he has served as a member of Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee and Investment Committee. In April 2019, he was appointed to serve as the Group CEO.

Mr Hannes Boonzaaier

Dr. Nomalungelo Nyathi

Managing Executive: Clinical Risk and Advisory

Qualified as a medical doctor, Lungi is an Managing Executive in Medscheme, specialising in Clinical Risk and Advisory. Lungi is responsible for developing and enhancing: the health risk management strategy; new products and solutions; clinical and health risk thought leadership; and public health strategy.

Lungi originally joined Medscheme in 2010 and successfully led the Government Employee Medical Scheme managed care and Aid for Aids business units until 2015.

Mr Aglaak Mahmood

Sello Mmakau

Group Chief Information Officer
Appointed: 30 November 2016

Sello has a Master’s of Business leadership degree, Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce degree with more than 16 years’ experience in the IT and ICT industry, in both the public and private sectors. Previously, he held a position of Chief Information Officer at Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) and was Deputy Director General in Home Affairs and previously served as a member of various committees at the Department of Home Affairs.

During Sello’s tenure as Chief Information Officer / Deputy Director General in Home Affairs, he played a critical role in turning around the department using technology by digitising, automating key processes and implemented mission critical projects including the designed and successful implementation of the 1st National Smart ID Card, successfully integrated. As well as Home Affairs online biometric verification system with SA Banks and SABRIC which drastically reduced identity fraud, saving millions of rands, increased efficiencies and improved turnaround time.

In 2012 / 2013 financial year, Sello was chosen as the South African Visionary Chief Information Officer of the year by the Computer Society of SA, Gartner, IT Web and GIBS. He was also awarded the best managed DDG Branch and Project of the year in 2013/ 2014.

Sello joined the AfroCentric Group Board in November 2016 as Non-Executive Director, where he was a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and ICT Steering Committee. In October 2018, he was appointed to serve as the Group Technology Director for AfroCentric.

Andrew Edwards

Johan van Rooyen

Gawie Erasmus

Tobie du Preez

Nompumelelo Monyela

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