Directors


BAcc, Dip Acc, CA(SA)

Independent non-executive director, Chairman of the YeboYethu Board, member of the Audit and Social and Ethics Committees

Appointed Chairperson in June 2008

Zarina serves as a non-executive director of Woolworths Holdings where she is the Lead Independent Director, Investec Limited and Investec Plc where she is the Group Senior Independent Director, the JSE and Oceana Limited. Zarina was previously an executive director at Absa Bank and a member of the Absa Group executive committee, and Head of the Private Bank. Zarina joined Absa in 2002 as Managing Executive of Retail Banking, prior to which she was a partner at Ernst & Young where she spent 17 years across the Durban, United Kingdom and Johannesburg offices. She has also previously chaired the Public Accountants’ and Auditors’ Board and the Auditing Standards Board and has been a member of the Accounting Standards Board, the JSE’s GAAP Monitoring Panel, the board of the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants’ and Vice President of ABASA. Zarina has also previously served on the boards of Kumba Iron Ore, Sun International, Mercedes SA, the FSB and Vodacom Proprietary Limited. Zarina was named Top Women in Business and Government in 2007 and Top Business Personality in Financial Services: Banking in 2008.

BCompt (Unisa)

Independent non-executive director and member of the Social & Ethics Committee

Appointed in May 2013

Adele has operated at an executive level in various local and international companies for over 20 years developing her unique set of leadership and transformation skills through the various roles she held. She is the co-owner and director of No Ordinary Corporation, an organisation whose primary purpose is to assist organisations with their human resources and transformation objectives, with a special focus on development of people, particularly entrepreneurs. Positions previously held included Vice President and Head of Transformation at Saab Grintek Defence, as well as director responsible for BBBEE, Transformation and Diversity at UTI Africa. She is also the Chairman of Alcon Marepha and a member of the Thandi Foundation. Adele previously held the position as Sales and Marketing director at The Pacific Institute of South Africa. Prior to this, she was an executive director and the majority shareholder of FranklinCovey Southern Africa and has held a number of senior commercial and marketing positions at FranklinCovey since 2001 when she first joined. Prior to this she held financial positions in a re-insurance company.

B Admin (University of Venda), Post Graduate Diploma in HR (UCT), MBA (UKZN), and also a graduate of the Vodafone Global HR Excellence Program

Non-executive director and member of the Social & Ethics Committee

Appointed in May 2017

Matimba represents the Vodacom Employee Trust (‘Siyanda’) on the YeboYethu Board, He is also a non-executive director for Vodacom Tanzania PLC, Vodacom Mozambique and Vodacom Lesotho. Matimba is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Vodacom Group. Prior to this role, he was Managing Executive: HR for Vodacom South Africa until April 2014. Matimba has worked within the Vodacom/Vodafone Group since 2003 during which he worked in various roles within HR. He subsequently spent three years on secondment to Vodafone as Regional Head of Organisational Effectiveness and Change, and Regional Head of Talent within the Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific “AMAP” region. Prior to his assignment to the Vodafone AMAP Region, Matimba was responsible for Talent Management at Vodacom for six years where he successfully delivered the integration of our talent strategy into the Vodafone global strategy. His previous experience includes key HR roles in blue chip companies such as BMW South Africa and Unilever. Matimba was appointed to the Unisa GSBL Advisory Board on the 1st of June 2020.

BCom (majoring in Investments, Corporate Finance and Accounting) University of the Witwatersrand

Non-executive director

Appointed in October 2018

Katlego represents Royal Bafokeng Holdings (‘RBH’) on the YeboYethu Board. Katlego is a Senior Investment Manager in RBH’s investment team and has over nine years’ experience in investments and has been at RBH since 2011. He was part of the team that developed and executed the company’s energy strategy and has specialised in multiple sectors including telecommunications, resources, media, asset management and property. Katlego represents RBH as a director on the boards of Liquid Telecoms Holdings, Liquid Telecoms South Africa, Royal Investment Managers, JCDecaux Sub-Saharan Africa (re-appointed), T-Jet Helicopters and has previously represented RBH on the Boards of Vodacom Proprietary Limited, JCDecaux South Africa, DHL Express SA as well as RMI Investment Managers. Katlego is now an independent Chairman of DHL Express SA.

B Com (Honours), CA(SA), CFA

Non-executive director

Appointed in October 2018

Udo represents Royal Bafokeng Holdings (‘RBH’) on the YeboYethu Board. Udo joined RBH in 2016 and is currently Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining RBH, he worked at Rand Merchant Bank in their Investment Banking division where he gained extensive debt and equity structuring experience. Udo is a non-executive director of Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited, Liquid Telecommunications Holdings Limited and RMB Holdings Limited, and an alternate non-executive director at Rand Merchant Investment Holdings Limited.

BCom Honours (University of Cape Town), postgraduate diploma in Accounting (UCT), MBA (University of Durham UK), CA(SA)

Independent non-executive director Member of the Audit Committee

Appointed in February 2019

Busi qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 1999 after serving articles at Deloitte & Touche. She is currently serving as an Independent non-executive director of Stefanutti Stocks Limited and Finbond Mutual Bank Limited. Busi is the executive director of Acendore LSB Proprietary Limited a capital and debt advisory firm. She spent 15 years in banking across both Corporate and Investment Banking and Business Banking divisions. Initially, Busi spent time at Absa Corporate and Investment Banking. Subsequently, she joined Standard Bank Group’s Corporate and Investment Banking which she spent across the Johannesburg and United Kingdom offices with responsibilities in Structured Finance and Business Banking. Busi held a number of senior positions as an Executive heading the Lending business, the Mid-Corporate Segment, the Medium- Enterprises Segment as well as the Franchising Segments. Busi then joined Royal Philips N.V.’s Africa business based in Johannesburg and spent three years heading its Philips Capital business covering Africa. Busi has previously served as a member of the SAICA Education Committee and as Director on the Board of SAICA’s Thuthuka Education Upliftment Bursary Fund.

BA, LLB (Rhodes), Management Advancement Programme (Wits Business School), International Executive Development Programme (London Business School and Wits Business School)

Independent non-executive director Member of the Audit Committee

Appointed in March 2019

Lea is the Managing Director at Conrad Advisory, a professional advisory firm providing guidance to organisations in strategy development and implementation, strategic project management and execution and public policy analysis. Lea was formerly the Chairman of the board of African Phoenix Investments Limited, Chairman of the Remuneration, Nomination, Transformation and Social and Ethics Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. She is also the Chairman of the Afrimat BEE Trust. Lea previously served as an executive director for nine years on the board of Oceana Group Limited with her last role being Group Strategic Services Director. She held positions on the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee and the Risk Committee. Lea was a member of the executive committee for 12 years, held the position of Chairman of the Oceana Empowerment Trust from its inception in 2006 and held various other subsidiary directorships. During a 16 year tenure at the Oceana Group, Lea held multiple positions, including Managing Director of a fishing division, Head of Property, Group Transformation Manager, Commercial Director and Commercial Manager. She previously served as a Trustee at TSiBA, a private not for profit business school. Prior to joining Oceana, Lea held legal advisory and strategy positions at Transnet Limited. She qualified and practised as an attorney in Gauteng, becoming the firm’s first black director in 1992.

BCom (North-West University), BCompt (Hons) (Unisa) CA(SA)

Independent non-executive director Member of the Audit Committee

Appointed in April 2019

Thabo is the CEO of Baphalane Ba Mantserre Investment Holdings Proprietary Limited (BBMIH). He also serves as a non-executive director of Hyprop Investments Limited, SANBS NPC and Baphalane Siyanda Chrome Company Proprietary Limited (‘BSCC’). Thabo was previously the Head of Business and Treasury of the Royal Bafokeng Nation (‘RBN’) and served on numerous boards in the RBN group. He also served as a non-executive director of Rand Merchant Insurance Limited, Impala Platinum Limited, York Timbers Limited, Master Plastics Limited and SA Coal Mines Limited. Thabo was also a senior lecturer (Accounting and taxation) and Finance Manager of the University of Bophuthatswana (now North West University). He served the Office of the Auditor General as a Centre Manager and the North West Parks and Tourism Board as Finance Manager.

BA in Economics and Political Science, MSc Development Planning (WITS), and Finance Certificate (GIBS)

Non-executive director

Appointed in April 2021

Oren Fuchs is Senior Stakeholder Manager for the Mineworkers Investment Company (‘MIC’), which he joined in 2005. He has extensive experience in development and corporate social investment work, communications and stakeholder management, as well as transformation, having worked in both the public and private sectors. Oren started his career in 1992 at Robin Lee Associates, a consultancy working in the development sector, and subsequently moved to the Johannesburg Metropolitan Council where he worked on urban and regional economic planning. After joining the Gauteng Treasury in 1998, he was appointed to manage setting up Blue IQ, a strategic economic infrastructure agency for the province, in 1999. In his capacity as General Manager, Financial Viability, he was responsible for the programme management of the Newtown, Constitution Hill and Innovation Hub initiatives, as well as heading up the marketing portfolio. In 2002 Oren joined the SABC on a contract basis as Corporate Strategy Manager, where he was involved in a number of strategic initiatives such as regional television licenses and outsourcing of certain technologies within the corporation. Oren also represents MIC’s interests on various investee boards, trusts and foundations, including MIC Capital Partners, Puregas, FirstRand Empowerment Foundation, and the Peermont trusts, as well as heading up the marketing, communications and corporate social responsibility portfolios.