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Blue Label Telecoms Ltd (BLUJ.J)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Laurence Nestadt

69 2007 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Brett Levy

44 2007 Joint Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Mark Levy

48 2007 Joint Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Dean Suntup

42 2013 Financial Director, Director

Garth Mackintosh

2018 Chief Executive Officer – Blue Label Mobile Group

Larry Pogir

Executive Chairman - Blue Label Data Solutions

Andrew Murray

Chief Information Officer

Rob Fleming

2013 Chief Marketing Officer

Etienne de Villiers

69 2011 General Counsel

Jabu Mogane

Director of Sales and Marketing of Community Channels

Archie Rantao

Director of Sales Community Channels

Nicola White

2018 Group Head of Investor and Media Relations

Tanya Grota

2017 Group Finance – Chief Technical Adviser

Perushka Kalipershad

2018 Head of Group Risk and Compliance

Wayne Mccauley

2018 Chief Operations Officer – Africa Distribution

Sashir Milne

2018 Group Head of Human Resources

Sharmine Naicker

2018 Managing Director – Retail

Janine van Eden

2013 Group Company Secretary

Kevin Ellerine

50 2009 Non-Executive Director

Gary Harlow

62 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

Phuti Mahanyele

48 2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Joe Mthimunye

54 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

S. Jerry Vilakazi

58 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Laurence Nestadt

Mr. Laurence Michael (Larry) Nestadt serves as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Blue Label Telecoms Ltd. He has a long and successful global corporate career. He is a co-founder and former executive director of Investec Bank Limited. Larry has been instrumental in the creation and strategic development of a number of listed companies including Capital Alliance Holdings Limited (Capital Alliance Life – acquired by Liberty Life; Capital Alliance Bank – now Brait), Super Group Limited, HCI Limited, SIB Holdings Limited, CorpGro Limited and Global Capital Limited. He also served as past chairman on the boards of these companies. Previously, Larry sat on the boards of Softline Limited, JCI Limited and Abacus Technologies Holdings Limited. Further he has been a former chairman on a number of non-listed company boards both in South Africa and abroad including Stenham Limited (UK) and Prefsure Life Limited (AUS). Larry is the current executive chairman of Global Capital Proprietary Limited and the current chairman of Blue Label Telecoms Limited, Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited, National Airways Corporation Proprietary Limited, the Morecorp Group, Melrose Motor Investments Proprietary Limited and SellDirect Marketing Proprietary Limited. He also serves as deputy chairman of Cell C Limited. Larry is a life member of the World Presidents Organisation, Lloyds of London (since 1983). Larry joined the Board on 5 October 2007. As a respected senior member of the South African business community, his strategic vision, guidance and experience contribute significantly to the Board and its deliberations.

Brett Levy

Mr. Brett Marlon Levy serves as Joint Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Blue Label Telecoms Ltd. He has an impressive entrepreneurial record of founding and operating many small businesses across a wide range of industries. These include the distribution of fast-moving consumer goods and insurance replacements for electronic goods. Brett plays a key role in refining the Group’s strategy. His achievements have earned him a number of prestigious nominations, accolades and awards. These include the Absa Bank Jewish Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2003) and the Absa Jewish Business Achiever Non-Listed Company Award (2007), which he won jointly with his brother Mark. Brett was nominated as an Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur SA Finalist for 2007. In 2010 he received the Liberty Life Award for a Remarkable Success Story in the David Awards and was a finalist in the Top Young Entrepreneur category of the African Access National Business Awards. In 2011 he shared with Mark the Top Entrepreneur accolade in the African Access National Business Awards. Brett joined the Board on 1 February 2007 and is a director of various local and global Group companies.

Mark Levy

Mr. Mark Steven Levy serves as Joint Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Blue Label Telecoms Ltd. He graduated with a BCompt from Unisa in 1993. After some years as a commodities trader, he decided to pursue a goal of becoming an entrepreneur. At Blue Label, Mark is integral in spearheading Blue Label’s organic and acquisitive growth as well as expansion in international markets. His leadership stature is frequently recognised. Together with his brother Brett, Mark received the Absa Jewish Business Achiever Non-Listed Company Award (2007). He was nominated as an Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur SA finalist for 2007. In 2010 Mark was voted Top IT Personality of the year by ITWeb and was a finalist in the Top Young Entrepreneur category of the African Access National Business Awards. In 2011 he shared with Brett the Top Entrepreneur accolade in the African Access National Business Awards. Mark joined the Board on 1 February 2007 and is a director of various local and global Group companies.

Dean Suntup

Mr. Dean A. Suntup serves as Financial Director, Director of the Company., since 14 November 2013. He completed his articles at PwC where he continued working after qualifying as a chartered accountant, participating in the audits of various large corporations and multinational companies. In 2003 he joined BSC Technologies, a business established by the Levy brothers, and where he later became financial director. In 2005 he transferred to The Prepaid Company in the role of Financial Director. In heading up finance at Blue Label, Dean contributes significantly to the governance and reporting systems across the Group. Dean is a member of SAICA. Dean joined the Board on his appointment as Financial Director on 14 November 2013 and is a director of various other Group companies.

Garth Mackintosh

Larry Pogir

Andrew Murray

Rob Fleming

Etienne de Villiers

Jabu Mogane

Archie Rantao

Mr. Archie Rantao is Director of Sales Community Channels of the company. He holds Executive Development Programme (Unisa) Certificate in Operations Management (Wits).

Nicola White

Tanya Grota

Ms. Tanya Grota serves as Group Finance – Chief Technical Adviser of Blue Label Telecoms ltd. She holds BCom (Hons) Wits, CA(SA).

Perushka Kalipershad

Wayne Mccauley

Mr. Wayne Mccauley is Chief Operations Officer – Africa Distribution of the Company. He holds BCom, MBL (Unisa), Business Leadership Programme Oxford.

Sashir Milne

Sharmine Naicker

Janine van Eden

Ms. Janine van Eden is Group Company Secretary of Blue Label Telecoms Ltd. She holds BProc. LLB (RAU).

Kevin Ellerine

Mr. Kevin Murray Ellerine serves as Non-Executive Director of Blue Label Telecoms Limited. He joined the family business, Ellerine Holdings, in 1991. After serving in various roles, in 1993 he was appointed as property manager of Ellerine Bros. Proprietary Limited, rising to managing director of the property division in 2000, a position he still holds today. He sits on the boards of the property and private equity companies in which Ellerines is invested. He is also a director of Hyprop Investments Limited and Newpark REIT Limited. Kevin’s all-round business skill and acumen contribute to Board and Committee deliberations of the Group. Kevin joined the Board on 8 December 2009 and is a director of various other companies, including some Group subsidiaries.

Gary Harlow

Mr. Gary David Harlow serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Blue Label Telecoms Ltd. He graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1979, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 1982, an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) in 1983 and as a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant (UK) in 1996. His career was forged in merchant and investment banking. In the early 1990s he became an adviser to the African National Congress in developing black economic empowerment strategies and in 1992 was instrumental in the creation of Thebe Investment Corporation, South Africa’s first broad-based black-owned company. Gary served as joint chief executive officer of Msele Corporate and Merchant Bank, South Africa’s first black-controlled merchant bank. In 1996, Gary was appointed group chief executive officer of Unihold Limited, where he remains executive chairman. He led its transition from an engineering conglomerate to an international IT and telecommunications group, followed by a delisting through a management buyout in 2002. Gary continues to serve on numerous private and public company boards and is chairman of Newpark Reit Limited. Gary joined the Board on 5 October 2007 and is also chairman and/or director of various Group subsidiaries.

Phuti Mahanyele

Ms. Phuti Mahanyele serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She is Executive Chairperson of Sigma Capital, an investment holding company. She is the former CEO of Shanduka Group. Previously, she held senior positions at the Development Bank of Southern Africa, and in the North American and South African offices of Fieldstone, an international firm specialising in financing infrastructure assets. Currently, she sits on the board of Comair Limited, Discovery Insure and Stellenbosch University advisory board. Phuti also participates in the Young Global Leaders initiative of the World Economic Forum. Phuti joined the Board on 1 September 2016. She is a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and Investment Committee.

Joe Mthimunye

Mr. Joe S. Mthimunye serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Blue Label Telecoms Ltd. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1993. In 1996, he co-founded Gobodo Incorporated, an accounting practice with eight other partners which in time became the largest black accounting firm in South Africa. In 1999, he led a management buyout of Gobodo Corporate Finance from the accounting firm and rebranded it aloeCap Proprietary Limited, of which he is currently the executive chairman. He serves on the board of directors of various non-listed companies in which aloeCap is invested. Joe is an independent Non-Executive Director of Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited and Cell C Limited. He is also chairman of Dis-Chem and Cell C’s audit committees.

S. Jerry Vilakazi

Mr. S. Jerry Vilakazi serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company., since 19 October 2011. He is executive chairman of Palama, which he co-founded to facilitate investments in strategic private and listed companies. He is a past CEO of Business Unity South Africa, during which period he served as business representative at Nedlac and on various international business councils. Prior to this, he held various executive positions in government and in the private sector including that of managing director of the Black Management Forum where he also served on the board of the BMF investment company. In 2009 Jerry was appointed to the Presidential Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Advisory Council and was appointed as a Commissioner of the National Planning Commission in 2010. Jerry was chairman of the Mpumalanga Gambling Board from 2006 to 2015 and the State Information Technology Agency (SOC) Proprietary Limited until the end of his term in 2015. He previously held the position of chairman of Netcare Limited and adviser to Citi Bank. He is Non-Executive Director of Sibanye- Stillwater Limited where he also chairs the Social and Ethics Committee.