BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Dr Anna Mokgokong
    Dr Anna Mokgokong
    Non-executive Director (Chairperson)
    Qualifications:
    (BSC MBChB, DCom (hc))

    Dr Anna Mokgokong is chairperson of the AfroCentric Group. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBChB. She is also the chairperson of the Tsoseletso Consortuim which will oversee the upgrading of the Tshwane Wes Precinct area – which represents an investment of over R6 billion by the Tshwane municipality, a board member of Shoprite Holdings and a Board member of Adcock Ingram. She is a former president of the South African Women Entrepreneur’s Network and of the International Women’s Forum of South Africa. She is also the founding member and Group Executive chairperson of Community Investment Holdings. She is also a recipient of honorary doctoral awards and international awards. One of her most recent awards is the Lifetime Achievement award of the Department of Trade and Industry. She is the chairperson of the US SA Trade Commission and currently serves with the Bill Clinton Global Foundation. She is also a Board member of the American University (Nigeria) and a member of Leading Women of the World.

  • Joe Madungandaba
    Joe Madungandaba
    Non-executive Director (Major shareholder and Deputy Chairperson)
    Qualifications:
    (CPA (SA), MDP)

    Joe Madungandaba studied Commerce at the University of the North, Cranfield School of Management (UK) and at the Wharton Business School (USA). He is a member of the Institute of Commercial and Financial Accountants of Southern Africa and is a certified public accountant and tax practitioner.


    He is the Group CEO of Community Investment Holdings and is appointed on all its subsidiaries’ Boards. He is also a non-executive director of public listed companies Distell, Jasco and AfroCentric.

  • Antoine Van Buuren
    Antoine Van Buuren
    Group Chief Executive Officer
    Qualifications:
    (BCom, MBA)

    Antoine entered the healthcare sector in 2004, when he jointly founded WAD Holdings. He was the CEO of WAD subsidiary companies Pharmacy Direct, a courier pharmacy business, and Curasana Wholesalers, a pharmaceutical wholesaler. Prior to founding WAD Holdings, 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 the Group CEO.

  • Hannes Boonzaaier
    Hannes Boonzaaier
    Group Chief Financial Officer
    Qualifications:
    CA (SA)

    Hannes Boonzaaier completed his articles with KPMG in 1999. During his tenure with KPMG, he gained experience in valuations, due diligence reviews and commercial structuring of business transactions. He then joined Medscheme as a Financial Manager and over the past 12 years has been involved with Medscheme and the AfroCentric Group in various client operations. His success in leading Group Finance along with his knowledge of the business culminated in his appointment as the AfroCentric Group Chief Financial Officer effective 1 August 2015.

  • Meyer Kahn
    Meyer Kahn
    Independent Non-executive Director (Founder)
    Qualifications:
    (BA (Law), MBA, DComm (hc))

    Meyer Kahn retired as Chairperson of SABMiller plc after a 46-year career with the Group. He has served on the boards of 16 listed companies, as a trustee of numerous organisations, and is a past president of the South African Foundation. He has received a number of awards including one of the five Top Businessmen (1983), Marketing Man of the Year (1987), Business Manager of the Year (1990), the Award for Business Excellence from the University of the Witwatersrand Business School, and he has been honoured by the University of Pretoria as Professor Extraordinaire and awarded an honorary doctorate in commerce.

  • Michael (Motty) Sacks
    Michael (Motty) Sacks
    Independent Non-executive Director (Founder)
    Qualifications:
    CA (SA)

    Motty has more than 45 years’ experience as a consultant, advisor and mentor to numerous local and foreign companies and executives. He has also held Executive and Non-executive office in various business sectors, including healthcare, financial services, technology, education, property and manufacturing. Motty was a co-founder of Netcare Limited, having served as its Executive Chairperson for 12 years and thereafter as Non-executive Chairperson and Non-executive Director. Motty was also a co-founder and Chairperson of Aplitec Limited (now Net 1) and is the co-founder and mentor to AfroCentric. Motty has served as Chairperson and/or Director on several Boards including, Fedsure Holdings, Federated Employers Mutual, The Automobile Association, Clinic Holdings, Advtech Limited, The International Association of Political Consultants and, more recently, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director of Adcock Ingram Limited. Motty also serves on the Board of Capital Appreciation Limited as a Non-executive Director.

  • Joe Appelgryn
    Joe Appelgryn
    Non-executive Director
    Qualifications:
    CA (SA)

    Joe Appelgryn is a Chartered Accountant, having served articles at Ernst & Young, with experience in transaction advisory, capital-raising and business and project appraisals. He founded Sinergi Corporate Advisors in 2004, and has since led transactions for a number of businesses. His experience spans a range of industries focusing on the healthcare industry. Prior to Sinergi, Joe worked at the Industrial Development Corporation of SA Limited (“IDC”) for eight years, where he was active in the establishment of the Healthcare & Education Business Unit. He has served on a number of boards as a Non-executive and as acting Chairperson, vice-chairman and trustee of Resolution Health Medical Scheme (“RHMS”).

  • Dr Brigalia Bam
    Dr Brigalia Bam
    Independent Non-executive Director
    Qualifications:
    (Masters Degree in Communication – University of Chicago (USA))

    Independent Non-executive Director Brigalia Bam is the Chancellor of Walter Sisulu University and Founder of the Women’s Development Foundation for Social Development & Community Services. She has previously served on a number of boards and has received numerus awards for her achievements including the Shoprite Checkers Woman of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, the Chancellor’s Medal awarded by the University of Pretoria, Grand Counsellor of the Baobab for Distinguished Service, awarded by Former President Thabo Mbeki, and honorary doctorates awarded by various universities.

  • Ahmed Banderker
    Ahmed Banderker
    Non-executive Director
    Qualifications:
    CA (SA)

    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.

  • Willem Britz
    Willem Britz
    Executive Director
    Qualifications:
    (B.Com, BProc)

    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 effective 1 August 2015.

 

  • Lindani Dhlamini,
    Lindani Dhlamini
    Independent Non-executive Director
    Qualifications:
    CA (SA)

    Lindani Dhlamini is a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience. She is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of SekelaXabiso, and Chairperson of Sekela Xabiso Financial Services.


    As a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader through serving on boards such as the Industrial Development Corporation of SA, Old Mutual Investment Group SA, Old Mutual MS Life, and Old Mutual Health, Lindani has achieved recognition through winning the Black Business Quarterly (“BBQ”) magazine’s New Entrepreneur award in 2006. Through Lindani’s leadership, SekelaXabiso has been recognised by Impumelelo as one of South Africa’s most empowered companies for two years in a row.

  • Ian Kirk
    Ian Kirk
    Non-executive Director
    Qualifications:
    CA (SA)

    Ian Kirk completed his articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1986 and took overall responsibility for the computer audit function in the firm. Early in 1996, Ian was approached to join AGA Holdings as Managing Director. AGA Holdings later restructured as Capital Alliance Holdings Limited, one of the first broad-based black empowerment financial services companies in South Africa. In December 2004, Capital Alliance Holdings was sold to Liberty Group and Ian was appointed Deputy CEO of Liberty Group in March 2005.


    In May 2006, Ian joined the Sanlam Group as Chief Executive: Strategy and Projects. In June 2007, he was appointed Chief Executive of Santam, whose market capitalisation has more than doubled since his appointment. He was appointed Deputy CEO of the Sanlam Group in January 2015 and effective 1 July 2015 he assumed the role of CEO of Sanlam Limited.

  • Yasmin Masithela
    Yasmin Masithela
    Independent Non-executive Director
    Qualifications:
    (LLB)

    Yasmin Masithela is the current Head of Compliance for the Barclays Africa Group (“BAGL”), which she joined in 2011. She was the former General Counsel for the Wealth, Investment Management and Insurance (“WIMI”) business of BAGL.


    Yasmin completed her articles with Webber Wentzel. She joined Siemens Limited in 2001 and later headed up the Projects and Export Finance Department. In February 2005, she joined Phukubje Pierce Masithela as the partner responsible for General Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate and Project Finance practices in the firm. Yasmin has also held non-executive directorship positions in a publlic sector utility company as well as a company listed on the JSE. Yasmin resigned from the AfroCentric Group effective 15 September 2016.

  • Dr Nkateko Munisi
    Dr Nkateko Munisi
    Non-executive Director
    Qualifications:
    (MBBCH)

    Nkateko Munisi is a qualified and practising medical doctor with extensive experience in the medical industry, having served on numerous committees, boards and panels throughout his career. He is the chairperson of the medical panel at the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund and the RH Managers’ advisory committee. He is also a representative in the Public Investment Corporation’s healthcare infrastructure fund.


    Nkateko is a director and the current chairperson of Golden Pond Trading 175 (Pty) Ltd, a joint venture company between SGH and Community Healthcare Holdings Proprietary Limited, who are material shareholders in AfroCentric.

  • Garth Napier
    Garth Napier
    Independent Non-executive Director
    Qualifications:
    (BCom, MBA)

    Garth is currently a Chief Executive of the Discount Division at Edcon. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Natal and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He has held senior positions at local and international companies in marketing and strategy over the last decade. Garth was formerly at McKinsey & Company.