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Certified Managerial Accountant, MBA
Ramy is a deeply experienced industry commercial executive who has worked in all major GCC markets in the food and hospitality industry. He spent 7 years with Kuwait Food Company (Americana), the regional franchise owner of brands such as KFC, Pizza Hut and TGIFridays, becoming the youngest Country GM at 27 and building a track record in M&A, cost rationalization and driving profitable growth. Ramy joined Tsebo Egypt as Finance Director in 2014 and became Managing Director in 2017. He has led the business through significant change, optimization and strategic repositioning, resulting in continuous performance improvement.
M Comm in Business Management; MA in Industrial Relations; MPhil in Leadership
Stephan has worked in diverse industries and across many African countries. He spent 13 years in various executive roles for the international security company, SBV Services. This included being Director for African Markets, Head of Strategy and Innovation and a 5-year period as MD of SBV’s Nigerian subsidiary. Stephan has also worked as an executive for companies in the logistics, agricultural and textile industries.
Management Advancement Programme (MAP), WITS University; Global EDP, GIBS
Aubrey is a seasoned professional in property and facility management. After many years in the industry and working in several positions across the group, he returned to Drake & Scull (now Tsebo Facilities Solutions) in 2013 to lead the mobilisation and operations of the Barclays Contract which was at the time, part of the largest Facilities Management outsourcing process ever undertaken globally. Aubrey was subsequently appointed as Chief Operating Officer of TFS in 2014 and led TFS’ operational expansion for Barclays, SCB and Citibank across Africa Middle East.
Bachelor of Commerce degree in Hospitality, Honours in Business Administration
David is a career hospitality professional and has over 11 years working experience in the Industry. He is currently the Chief Operations Officer in charge of all ATS operations across Africa. Prior to this appointment, David worked as the General Manager for ATS in West Africa, in charge of operations across Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali and Ivory Coast.
M.Com (Industrial Psychology) from UJ
Passionate about Africa and emerging markets, Elanie is a key member of the Tsebo Executive, responsible for the delivery of profitability, growth and cash flow targets by driving best people practices and change initiatives.
Elanie has a strong and diverse career in strategic human resources, talent, Organizational Development, IR and change management having held several senior leadership positions in diverse industries in South Africa and the UK.
Elanie, a registered Industrial Psychologist, holds a M.Com (Industrial Psychology) from UJ.
MSc Mathematics (University of Johannesburg); MBL (UNISA)
Faith has over 25 years’ experience across Pharmaceuticals, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Aviation and Aerospace, the Public Sector, Construction, Education, and Mining. Before joining Tsebo, she was Head of IT Africa at Novartis, Head of Internal Audit at the Airports Company South Africa, and Associate Director responsible for Project Risk and Business Continuity at Deloitte. Faith is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds various internationally recognized and accredited certifications in Project Management, Business Continuity Management and Computer Science. She has served on the IIA SA Board and is a member of the CCMA Audit Committee.
B.Com; BAcc; CA (SAICA); SEP (SU)
Tim manages finance and M&A strategy across the Group, and is also a member of the Tsebo Solutions Group Executive Committee. Prior to joining Tsebo Solutions Group in 2002, Tim held supply chain and financial leadership positions at SAB’s Beer Division and Barloworld Equipment Company.
BSc (Electrical Engineering) Natal University
Monwabisi has 20 years of business experience and has held senior posts in a number of companies over his career. This includes time as CEO of Rheinmetall Denel Munition and as COO for TFMC, as Executive Officer at Airports Company SA and as a Member of the Executive Board of its parent company, Compass Group.
Monwabisi has also served as Country Managing Director and COO of Compass Group SA. Most recently, Monwabisi was CEO and Executive Director of South African Airways SOC. He is Chairman of CGSA at Supercare Services Group and a member of SAIEE.
BSc Chemical Engineering (WITS); BCom Hons (UNISA); MBA Finance (WITS)
Jennifer is a seasoned corporate finance professional, with 24 years’ experience in infrastructure, project, export and structured finance, and mergers and acquisitions. She has an established track record in deal-making across geographies and sectors. Before joining Tsebo, she was an Executive Director of the Mergers and Acquisitions team at Standard Chartered Bank, Executive Vice President of Finance for a Canadian-listed energy company, at Rothschild as a Director in the Global Financial Advisory team, at Investec as a structured finance principal, and at the IDC as Head of Corporate and Project Finance.
MBA (WITS), MAP (WITS), ND-FOOD TECHNOLOGY (DUT)
Dave’s previous roles prior to joining Tsebo included those of Strategic Projects Director at Shanduka Group and Technical Operations Director at Nando’s SA. Earlier senior management functions over a 10-year period at Coca-Cola SA ranged from audit and supplier management to environmental and corporate affairs to eventually heading up commercialisation and special projects.
As Group CPO, Dave is responsible for leading the strategy, tactical execution and management of the total procurement effort across Tsebo Group. His diverse strategic and operational experience spans 20 years in the FMCG sector which will enable him to excel in his new duties at Tsebo. He has also gained invaluable M&A, governance and cross-sector experience as non-executive director on the Boards of Alexander Forbes, Macsteel, Seacom, TBWA and Helios Towers.
BCom Accounting (Wits); MSc Built Environment (Wits)
Alongside the knowledge she has gained from numerous management courses at Wits, Insead in France and Harvard, Lindiwe holds a BCom accounting degree and an MSc in the build environment from Wits. She is also a qualified estate agent. Lindiwe serves on the board of trustees for the staff at Anglo Vaal Industries, as the Chairperson of Pewulwana Agricultural Services, and is a board member of COPESSA (an NGO that is involved with the prevention of abuse to women and children). She is also the Managing Director of Cape Gannet Properties. Lindiwe has extensive banking experience, with over 28 years in both retail and property finance.
BS, MS Computer Science; PhD Information Technology (George Mason University, Virginia USA)
Dr Chris Jardine joined Tsebo in 2011 as CEO of Tsebo Catering Solutions, a position he held until assuming his new role in June 2015. Prior to this he was CEO of the J & J Group. Chris has worked in various executive and director roles in the IT, logistics, telecommunications, industrials and financial services sectors.He has also served on the boards of companies as diverse as MTN, Transnet, Macquarie First South and Union Carriage and Wagons. He is currently an independent non-executive director for the Peermont Group.
BSc (Engineering) (Wits), BCompt (Hons.) (CTA, Accounting, Auditing, Tax) (UNISA), CA(SA)
Wynand joined Tsebo in 2005 as Financial and Commercial Director of Drake & Scull. In 2008 he was promoted to Supply Chain Director responsible for the procurement and supply chain management activities across the Catering, Cleaning and Facilities Management divisions. He is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and Chartered Accountant (SA) and has a diverse background that includes working in the Mining Sector as an Engineer (Gencor), Management Consulting (Deloitte Consulting) and Equity Investment (Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank).
Nat. Dip. (Hotel and Catering Operations)
Ken graduated from Blackpool Hotel School in the United Kingdom and holds a National Diploma in Hotel and Catering Operations. He is a member of the Hotel Catering and Institutional Management Association and held various management positions with then Grandmet Catering Services (now Compass PLC) in the UK from 1979 to 1984. He became Deputy General Manager at Both Worlds Hotel in Gibraltar before joining Fedics in 1985, taking a position based in KZN. In 1989 he became the Operations Director for Fedics Food Services Transvaal and this was followed by appointments as Specialist Services Director and Managing Director Coastal Region for the growing Fedics organisation. After a period of time in Australia as CEO of an event and hospitality company, Ken returned in 1996 as Managing Director of Fedics Food Services before he was appointed to his current position as Chief Operating Officer in 2004.
BCom (Hons.) (UCT), MBA (Cambridge)
Royce brings international, multi-industry commercial experience in branding, marketing, sales and business development. He has worked across more than 20 countries in leadership positions for companies such as Accenture, Kraft-Heinz, Nando’s and Tiger Brands. Royce holds a business management honours from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from University of Cambridge, Judge Business School.
BSc (Electrical Engineering) (UCT); BCom Hons (UNISA)
William has held numerous executive positions in both private and public sector companies across a range of industries, including Facilities Management. Now a member of the Tsebo Group Executive, he actively heads up the Energy Division with his main focus being solutions that deliver superior services to clients and that maintains the business’s market lead.
PhD (Industrial Systems) (UP), MBA, MSc (Nucl. Physics), BSc (Hons.) (Nucl. Physics), BSc (Mathematics & Physics) (UCT)
John applied his credentials in physics and engineering to a career that earned him broad experience across the retail, FMCG, banking, communication and logistics industries in just as broad a range of management roles, including operations, IT, project management and HR. He brings to Tsebo Group a depth and breadth in knowledge of what makes those industries tick and what it takes to serve them exceptionally.
MA (OXON); MBA
Nigel’s eminent career in the hospitality and retail industries includes leadership positions at Holiday Inns Limited, City Lodge Hotels, Sun International, Massmart Holdings and Sentry Group. He is Chairman of The SIEST and Lead Independent Non-Executive Director at Sun International Limited. Nigel chairs the Tsebo Audit Committee, Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee.
BS, MS Computer Science; PhD Information Technology (George Mason University, Virginia USA)
Dr Chris Jardine is the Group Executive Director for Operations for the Tsebo Group. He joined Tsebo in 2011 as CEO of Tsebo Catering Solutions, a position he held until assuming his new role in June 2015. Prior to this he was CEO of the J & J Group. Chris has worked in various executive and director roles in the IT, logistics, telecommunications, industrials and financial services sectors.He has also served on the boards of companies as diverse as MTN, Transnet, Macquarie First South and Union Carriage and Wagons. He is currently an independent non-executive director for the Peermont Group.
Salukazi co-founded Nozala Investments – one of Tsebo’s two empowerment shareholders – in 1996 and served as its CEO until 2011. Following tenures at the Lesotho National Development Corporation, the African Development Bank and the Development Bank of Southern Africa, Salukazi served on the Boards of MediClinic Corporation, Exxaro Resources and various Nozala subsidiaries.
Starting his career as Research Agronomist at the SA Sugar Association in the1960s, Tony’s career includes leadership positions at Irvin & Johnson, Zeneca SA, Imperial Chemical Industries, Medicross Healthcare and most recently, Absa Capital Private Equity.
Thalita’s passion for leadership development has been featured in Dr John C Maxwell’s book “Put Your Dream to the Test”. Thalita was previously Group Chief Executive of Maxima Global Consulting and a Director at KPMG. She currently chairs African Olive Investment Holdings, which has interests in the logistics, jewellery, mining and tourism industries.
BJURIS, LLB (UNISA); LLM Human Rights and Constitutional Practice (UP); LLM Communications Law (incl. Space and Satellite Law) (WITS)
Tsheko is an advocate in private practice, a member of the Audit and Risk Committee at South Africa’s communications regulator ICASA and sits of the board of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA). Tsheko’s career includes senior positions in the Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment, SABS, the DTI and time as Group Compliance and Sustainability Manager at Exxaro Resources Limited.
M.TRP (UN); MSc (cum laude) (LSE); PhD (UCL)
Lulu is a development planning thought leader with many years’ experience in both the public and private sectors. She serves as CEO of Lereko Investments – one of Tsebo’s two empowerment shareholders – as well as on the boards of several leading businesses. She is also currently the Deputy Chairperson of the Eastern Cape Planning Commission. Lulu chairs the Tsebo Group Social Ethics and Transformation Committee, which oversee the Group’s corporate governance.
Lulu is passionate about spatial equity, transformation and the creation of opportunity through development planning, and brings this passion to Tsebo’s leadership and strategy.