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African Oxygen Ltd (AFXJ.J)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Panikar

50 2019 Non-Executive Chairman

Magnus Von Stenglin

2020 Group Finance Director, Executive Director

Cheryl Singh

2019 Company Secretary and General Counsel

Schalk Venter

53 2015 Managing Director, Executive Director

Dillan Fernando

2017 General Manager Sales and Marketing

Johann Cilliers

2014 Head of Communication

Marius Kruger

2018 Senior Director - Emerging Africa

Makhula Magaoga

2019 Director - National Procurement

Winky Makwela

Senior Director - HR RAF

Sanjay Misra

Head of the Programme Management Office

Stephen Moran

2014 Head of SHEQ

Sandy Morris

2019 Director - IS RAF

Jan Ntuli

2019 Senior Director - Operations

Joseph Ramashala

2018 Head of Healthcare

Matthias von Plotho

50 2011 Non-Executive Director

Nolulamo Gwagwa

60 2020 Independent Non-Executive Director

Nomfundo Qangule

52 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Giullean Strauss

61 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Christopher Wells

70 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Panikar

Mr. John M. Panikar serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Company. He has assumed the position of president region UK, Ireland and South Africa, Linde PLC. John was previously president of Praxair Asia in 2014, responsible for the growth and profitability of Praxair’s industrial gases business in China, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the Middle East. He joined Praxair in 1991 and held a variety of assignments in operations and project management in Praxair’s electronics business before being appointed Asia Business Manager for electronics in 1999. He was named Director of Business Development for Praxair Asia in 2002, with additional responsibility for managing the helium, specialty gases, medical gases and carbon dioxide growth markets for Praxair India. He became Managing Director of Praxair India in 2004. In 2008, he transferred back to the U.S. as Vice President: Product Management and Analysis, for Praxair’s North American Industrial Gases business unit and was appointed Vice President: U.S. South Region in 2009. John was appointed President: Praxair Distribution Inc. in 2010. He was responsible for the growth, profitability and return on capital of Praxair’s packaged-gases business in the U.S. He holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester. He completed the Advanced Management program at Harvard Business School in 2010.

Magnus Von Stenglin

Mr. Magnus von Stenglin has been appointed as Group Finance Director, Executive Director of the Company effective 4/14/2020. Mr Stenglin joined Linde, Afrox’s holding company, during 2011 as an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions department. He executed several small-cap bolt-on acquisitions and supported the financial workstream in the Due Diligence department for Linde’s acquisitions of US based Homecare provider, Lincare Holdings Incorporated and Air Products’ Continental-European homecare business. From mid 2013 to mid 2015 Mr Stenglin held a position as Senior Financial Analyst for Linde in the North America region, headquartered in New Jersey, and he drove the automation of the planning & forecasting process through the implementation of a state-of-the-art business performance management software. Since 2015 he has held a number of senior finance positions with Linde’s Operating Segment EMEA, supporting the antitrust approval process with the European Commission for Linde’s merger with its United States based competitor Praxair, forming Linde plc. Subsequently, he drove the integration of Linde plc’s management reporting and planning activities with a strong focus on Capital Markets requirements. During this time at Linde plc, Mr Stenglin gained broad experience in driving automation of procedures using modern tools to ensure high quality information for efficient decision making. Furthermore, he has a strong international background and understands the needs of dynamic and changing business environments. Mr Stenglin holds a Diploma in Finance (Major) and Chemistry (Minor) from Technical University of Munich.

Cheryl Singh

Ms. Cheryl Singh serves as Company Secretary and General Counsel of the Company. Prior to joining Afrox in December 2013, Cheryl was the Group Company Secretary and Legal Counsel at ArcelorMittal and Pebble Bed Modular Reactor and held governance and company secretarial roles at Absa. She is a member of the Corporate Governance Network (CGN) at the Institute of Directors since 2009.

Schalk Venter

Mr. Schalk Marthinus Venter serves as Managing Director, Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Afrox Board on the 18th of May 2015 and assumed the role of Managing Director. Schalk Joined Chemserve Systems in 1991 as a Juniro sales representative and went on to serve as Managing Director of a number of subsidiaries of the Group before he was promoted to Chemical Services Executive and joined the Board in 2006. Therafter, he was appointed Chairman of a number of subsidiaries, including Nulandis, Resinkem, Duco Speciality Coatings and Chemfit. In 2010, he was promoted to Executive for AECI and in 2012 he was promoted to Managing Director of AECI's biggest subsidiary, AEL Mining Services.

Dillan Fernando

Mr. Dillan Fernando serves as General Manager Sales and Marketing of the Company. He joins us from Matheson Tri-Gas, where he was Vice President based in Dallas, Texas, in the US, since 2012. Dillan brings with him a wealth of experience in managing diverse global businesses and portfolios, P & L management/budget planning, global sales & marketing, C-Level and Board negotiations, key strategic divisional and people management, strategic planning, product development/market analysis, operations management, change management and implementation, M&A, strategic key account management, and expertise in emerging market strategies. He started his career in the UK semiconductor industry where he quickly moved into a global senior management position. He joined BOC UK in January 2000 as a Major Account Executive - Food and was promoted to a Major Customer Executive role in Afrox 18 months later. Since then Dillan has held various global industrial gases board and senior executive management positions on three different continents from Linde in Europe to the Middle East and most recently North America. His global P&L responsibilities have focused on on-sites, cylinders, speciality gases and bulk business units. Dillan holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering – Polymer from the University of North London and has attended the Ashridge Business School’s iLead - BOC Leadership Programme, General Management; Henley Management College’s Lead - BOC Global Leadership Programme, (Senior) General Management; and is a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Certificate in Leadership in Global Leadership and Graduate Finance Certificate Programme in International Finance.

Johann Cilliers

Mr. Johann Cilliers serves as Head of Communication of the Company. He was appointed Afrox Retail Business Manager in June 2003 and promoted to Head of Communications in 2007. Prior to joining Afrox, Johann was a Senior Business Consultant with Affinity Logic. Before that he gained valuable experience at Massmart, where he held a Senior Buyer position. He holds an MBA from The Open University, UK.

Marius Kruger

Mr. Marius Kruger serves as Senior Director - Emerging Africa of the Company. He has been with Afrox for 20 years serving in various senior financial management roles before being appointed as Cluster Manager for East Africa in July 2013, managing Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda businesses. He was appointed to the Afrox Executive Board as General Manager Rest of Africa in 2015.

Makhula Magaoga

Mr. Makhula Magaoga serves as Director - National Procurement of the Company. He was appointed as the Head of Procurement in September 2015. Makhula joined Afrox in July 2012 as Regional Commodity Manager responsible for the Bulk and Tonnage Procurement portfolio. He has a proven track record of savings delivery, organisation and management skills and a focus on compliance.

Winky Makwela

Sanjay Misra

Mr. Sanjay Misra serves as Head of the Programme Management Office of the Company since October 2015. As a member of Executive Committee, he is responsible for savings targets, GAP progress, and all cost reduction and approved growth initiatives. Sanjay was Afrox Transformation Manager, and acting Head of the Transformation Office since May 2016. He joined Afrox in 2008 and has held a number of senior posts since that time. Sanjay has more than 17 years experience predominantly in the operations, planning, manufacturing, quality, distribution and inventory fields.

Stephen Moran

Mr. Stephen Moran serves as Head of SHEQ of the Company. He Commenced with Afrox in July 2012 in the position of the Head of SHEQ - Africa (17 years previous within RBU UK & Ireland most recent previous position SHEQ Manager Ireland). Initial focus on root cause analysis and Golden Rules to address MIRs and serious injuries within the business. Re-energize, reorganize and realign the SHEQ business to the business by creation of integrated plans to meet our strategic objectives. Ensure SHEQ agenda receives the highest priority within the business by enabling and making line managementresponsible and accountable for SHEQ performance.

Sandy Morris

Ms. Sandy Morris serves as Director - IS RAF of the Company. She was appointed to the Executive Committee as head of Information Services (IS). With more than 20 years information technology (IT) industry experience, Sandy joined Afrox in 2010 and since then has held a number of senior positions within IS. She was instrumental in leading the drive to standardise the IT landscape for Afrox businesses outside of South Africa, delivering a comprehensive convergence strategy facilitating best practice, centralised management and good governance.

Jan Ntuli

Mr. Jan Ntuli serves as Senior Director - Operations of the Company. He was appointed as General Manager Operations in October 2015. He joined Afrox in August 2011 and since then has managed the Brits Welding Consumables Factory (WFC) and successfully consolidated the former Speciality Consumables Factory in Spartan into WFC.

Joseph Ramashala

Mr. Joseph Ramashala serves as Head of Healthcare of the Company. He was appointed Head of Healthcare in August 2017. Joseph has been acting Head of Healthcare since April 2017 with a focus on the State Healthcare Tender. During the five months of being Acting Head of Healthcare, Joseph demonstrated his commitment to the business by successfully double-hatting in his Healthcare role and as Strategic Accounts Manager CO2 & Central Region Bulk Gases at a critical time. As Head of Healthcare, Joseph brings with him a wealth of experience to the executive leadership team. Joseph holds a B.Comm (Law) from the university of Durban-Westbile; a B.Comm Hons (Business Management) from the University of South Africa and attended the University's Management Development Programme in 2007.

Matthias von Plotho

Mr. Matthias von Plotho serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Afrox Board in May 2011. As Programme Manager, he led the project on the merger with Praxair within The Linde Group. He joined Linde in 2001 and was responsible for implementing International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for financial instruments. Since then he has held a number of senior posts, including Head of Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to joining The Linde Group, he worked with KPMG and AGIV AG in Germany. He holds a masters degree in business administration from the University of Würzburg, Germany. Matthias attends Audit Committee meetings by invitation.

Nolulamo Gwagwa

Dr. Nolulamo Nobambiswano Gwagwa Ph.D. serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Dr Gwagwa is a qualified town and regional planner who has spent many years in the built / infrastructure development sector and has worked in both the private and public sectors. She has served on the boards of several large South African organisations over the past 15 years, including FirstRand Limited and currently serves on the boards of Massmart Holdings Limited, Sun International Limited and Aurecon Group South Africa Proprietary Limited (chairperson). Dr Gwagwa has also held senior positions at the Independent Development Trust (IDT), Lereko Investments Proprietary Limited, as chief executive officer ("CEO"), and the National Department of Public Works, as Deputy Director-General: National Public Works Programme. Dr Gwagwa recently semi-retired from her role as CEO of Lereko Investments Proprietary Limited, a BEE investment vehicle that she co-founded in 2005. Dr Gwagwa holds a Masters degree in Town and Regional Planning from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, an MSc (cum laude) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an MPhil from St Augustine College and a PhD in Development Planning from the University College of London.

Nomfundo Qangule

Ms. Nomfundo Vuyiswa Lila Qangule serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She was appointed to the Afrox Board in July 2014. She was the chief financial officer of Harmony Gold Ltd between 2004 and 2007. She is currently director of Hans Merensky Holdings, Rebosis Ltd, and Nozala Investments (Pty) Ltd. She is both a CA(SA) and Certified Associate of the Institute of Bankers in South Africa. Nomfundo is a member of the Audit and SET committees .

Giullean Strauss

Mr. Giullean Johann Strauss serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Afrox Board in February 2015. He joined Sasol in 1982. He spent most of his career with Sasol Oil, where he held the positions of general manager, manufacturing and supply as well as general manager, marketing. He was appointed as general manager of Sasol Gas in 1997 and managing director of Sasol Nitro in 2002. In 2005, Lean was appointed as a member of the group executive committee and as group general manager responsible for Sasol’s international energy portfolio. From January 2010 he took over the group’s responsibility for Sasol Oil and Sasol Gas. In July 2010, he was promoted to senior group executive, responsible for the Group’s total growth portfolio, Sasol’s international energy cluster, Sasol new energy and Sasol technology. He was also a director and chairman of several companies in the Sasol group. Lean has a BCom and BCom honours degree from the University of Stellenbosch and an MCom business management degree from the Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg). Lean chairs the NGMR Committee and is a member of the Audit and SHEQ committees

Christopher Wells

Mr. Christopher Frank Wells serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Afrox Board in November 2012. Chris is chief executive officer of International Facilities Services Mauritius Limited, a company focused on providing facilities services in sub-Saharan Africa. He is a non-executive director of the Spar Group Limited where he chairs the audit and risk committees and is a member of its social, ethics and transformation committee. He has extensive experience in the retail and manufacturing sectors, having been both a CFO and CEO of various listed companies. He is a chartered accountant (South Africa) CA(SA). Chris chairs the Audit Committee.