Executive committee

Antoine van Buuren

Group Chief Executive Officer
Age: 54
Appointed: 16 March 2016


  • Investment Committee

Antoine van Buuren entered the healthcare sector in 2004, when he jointly founded WAD Holdings Proprietary Limited (WAD). He was the CEO of WAD subsidiary companies Pharmacy Direct – a courier pharmacy business; and Curasana Wholesalers – a pharmaceutical wholesaler. Prior to founding WAD, he spent 15 years with the Total Group in South Africa and internationally, including holding general management positions responsible for logistics and retail. Antoine joined the AfroCentric Group effective 1 August 2015, and was subsequently appointed as Group CEO.

Mr Hannes Boonzaaier

Dr. Nomalungelo Nyathi

Executive Director: Health Management
Age: 36

Dr Nomalungelo “Lungi” Nyathi qualified as a medical doctor in 2003. She has worked extensively as a medical practitioner in the private and the public sectors. She originally joined Medscheme in 2010 and successfully led the Government Employee Medical Scheme managed care and Aid for Aids business units until 2015. Since then, Lungi has been providing strategic and clinical healthcare consulting to key role players in the health sector. Lungi returned to Medscheme in June 2016 as an Executive Director specialising in Health Management. 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.

Mr Aglaak Mahmood

Mr Vijay Pillay

Executive Director: Group Technology
Age: 52

Vijay Pillay previously worked in numerous IT roles at Spoornet Information Systems, before joining the Nedcor Technology and Operations division. He was later appointed as CIO for FNB HomeLoans at an executive level, and was seconded to FNB Direct Channels and Contact Centres, to oversee the new technology-refresh programme, incorporating open-source technologies. Vijay was recently appointed as the Group Technology Director for AfroCentric Health Proprietary Limited, having previously occupied the role of Managing Director for Helios IT Solutions within the Group. He has been working in the ICT Technology environment for almost 30 years. Vijay holds a number of technical qualifications, a BCom degree and a Master’s degree.

Mr Tim Rametse

(Labour Relations)
Executive Director: Managing Director – AfroCentric Health Solutions
Age: 47

Tim Rametse studied Labour Law at the University of Pretoria, and was employed in the Employee Benefits Department of the Public Service Commission. After moving to National Sorghum Breweries Limited, he joined Pretoria Medical Brokers, where he was promoted to Executive Director of the Healthcare division. He then joined POLMED as the medical scheme’s COO. Tim joined Medscheme in 2006, and is currently the Managing Director for AfroCentric Health Solutions – formerly Medscheme Africa and International.

Modjadji Tati

BCur, BCom (Hons) (Finance), Masters in Leadership
Executive Director: Human Capital and Transformation
Age: 55

Modjadji Tati started her career as a qualified nurse, and her interest in personal development and growth led her to a number of degrees, including BCur, BCom and BCom Honours in Finance, and a Master’s degree in Leadership.

Modjadji has extensive healthcare experience in the private and public sectors. She is the former Managing Director for VitalAire (a subsidiary of Air Liquide Group focused on home healthcare).

In the private healthcare sector, she previously served as:

  • Senior Manager in the Managed Care Division
  • Senior Fund Manager – Bonitas Medical Scheme
  • General Manager – Bonitas Business Unit

During her tenure as Fund Manager and General Manager, she was instrumental in the implementation of numerous amalgamations for the Schemes and Medscheme projects. In 2016, she was part of the Medscheme delegation and presented operations at the health market inquiry.

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