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Eoh Holdings Ltd (EOHJ.J)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Xolani Mkhwanazi

2019 Chairman of the Board

Stephen van Coller

2018 Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Megan Pydigadu

39 2019 Group Finance Director, Executive Director

Neill O'Brien

2019 Company Secretary

Anushka Bogdanov

46 2019 Independent Non-Executive Director

Jesmane Boggenpoel

45 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Michael Bosman

59 2019 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ismail Mamoojee

2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Lynette Molefi

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Andrew Mthembu

63 2019 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Xolani Mkhwanazi

Dr. Xolani Mkhwanazi is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr Mkhwanazi will lead Board deliberations on all Group matters, and more immediately, the findings of the investigation commissioned by EOH into public sector contracts being undertaken by ENSafrica. Having been presented the preliminary findings, Dr Mkhwanazi and the Board will assess these, ask for such additional work as may be required and engage with relevant stakeholders where appropriate. Relevant findings and associated actions will be disclosed as soon as practically possible after the next steps have been agreed by the Board.

Stephen van Coller

Mr. Stephen van Coller, BCom (Hons), HDip Acc, CA(SA), CMA(UK), serves as Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company effect September 1, 2018. Prior to joining EOH, Stephen served as the Vice President of Digital Services, Data Analytics and Business development at MTN Group Limited from 1 October 2016. He previously worked for a decade at Barclays Africa Group Limited, of which, 7 years was as Chief Executive of Corporate and Investment Banking. Prior to that he spent 10 years at Deutsche Bank leaving as the Managing Director of Investment Banking in South Africa. Stephen’s excellent financial acumen, business knowledge and experience, coupled with his experience in Africa and technology companies positions him to lead EOH Holdings into the future.

Megan Pydigadu

Ms. Megan Pydigadu serves as Group Finance Director, Executive Director of the Company. Megan is a Chartered Accountant who completed her articles with Deloitte in Johannesburg and Boston. Subsequent thereto, Megan held the positions of Senior Financial Manager at De Beers for four years, Group Financial Controller at Bateman Engineering BV for almost five years and Chief Financial Officer of Mix Telematics Limited, a JSE- and NYSE-listed company, for over six years.

Neill O'Brien

Mr. Neill Patrick O'Brien, has been appointed as Company Secretary of the Company with effect from 15 June 2019. Mr. O'Brien's previous experience includes 15 years at Nampak Limited as group executive for Legal and Secretarial and 9 years as a legal adviser at AECI Limited. He has vast experience in legal, company secretarial and insurance fields.

Anushka Bogdanov

Dr. Anushka Bogdanov is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. South African born, Anushka Bogdanov started her career with Absa Corporate and Merchant Bank in their risk function in 1993. In 1999, she moved to Fitch Ratings as Senior Director: Head of Banking Sector South Africa and Africa to join a team involved in rating South Africa’s banks. In 2003, she joined Nedbank and during her time in the banking industry, she was instrumental in improving risk management capabilities, strengthening the use of business performance predictive models and building an impressive analytics team made up of black South African mathematicians. Her most recent corporate role was at the Development Bank of Southern Africa ("DBSA") before establishing her own risk management consulting firm. Anushka also lectures to MPhil students and supervises PhD Finance students at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Jesmane Boggenpoel

Ms. Jesmane Arnel Boggenpoel, BCom, BAcc, CA(SA), MPA (Harvard), serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She is an experienced business executive and former Head of Business Engagements for Africa at the World Economic Forum based in Switzerland. She has 16 years’ work experience mainly in investments, private equity and has served as a non-executive director on the boards of various major institutions in South Africa. Jesmane co-founded an investment holding company that undertook investments in the financial services and information technology sectors.

Michael Bosman

Mr. Michael J. Bosman is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He began his career in corporate and project finance before moving into the creative world of advertising. As the youngest member of the Wilson Keller agency leadership, Mike led a management buy-out. The new firm (Bosman Johnson) was later acquired by Lindsay Smithers FCB ("FCB") – of which Mike became the Chief Executive Officer ("CEO"). Mike was responsible for launching and growing the FCB network into 30 offices in 20 African cities and, together with his team, built FCB into SA’s largest advertising agency, doubling its billings to R1bn. His success captured the attention of the FCB North America office which offered him the role of President and Chief Operating Officer, based in New York. This business had approximately 3000 employees with 25 offices and billings of about US$6bn. When his contract expired, he returned to South Africa and established his own consultancy and advised on several BEE transactions. He later served as Group CEO of the large communications group, TBWA\South Africa. Johann Rupert invited him to serve on the Venfin board which had investments in a variety of large companies such as Vodacom, Alexander Forbes, e.tv, Dimension Data and many others. Mike was on the board at the time of the disposal of Venfin’s stake in Vodacom to Vodafone.

Ismail Mamoojee

Mr. Ismail Mamoojee, B Com, BCompt (Hons), CA(SA), Tax Law Cert (Unisa), CAIB(SA), serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He a seasoned business executive. He was the Chief Financial Officer for Liberty Life (Africa Division) and for the last seven years has served as Liberty Life’s Group Chief Compliance, Public and Competition Officer. Prior to Ismail joining Liberty, he was a partner at Ernst and Young South Africa heading up the Public Sector Advisory Practice. He was the Accountant-General (Group Chief Financial Officer) of the Republic of South Africa within National Treasury. He headed up the shared services centre responsible for National and Provincial Governments financial systems; and owned his own Fast Moving Consumer Goods business.

Lynette Molefi

Dr. Lynette Moretlo Molefi is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She is currently the managing director of Telemedicine Africa Proprietary Limited, training on telemedicine and mobile health. She has held various non-executive positions at several listed entities including HCI and Niveus. She was awarded the “Technology for Woman in Business Award (supported by DTI)”. She held several leadership positions at World Health Organisations.

Andrew Mthembu

Mr. Andrew Fana Bambaphansi Mthembu is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was born in Swaziland and started his career in the Ministry of Works and Communications as an engineer before joining the DBSA in project finance where he became the liaison between the DBSA, the South African government and the then Homelands. Mr Mthembu went on to work for Otis Elevators, a United Technologies Company as a Contracts Manager and later as Inland Regional Manager in their South African Operations. While at Otis he spent two years in their North American Operations in Toronto, Canada. He later moved on to become Managing Director ("MD") of Murray & Roberts in their toll roads concession business, Tolcon. While at Murray and Roberts, Andrew worked with multinational teams on infrastructure projects both locally and internationally. He was subsequently appointed as MD of Vodacom SA where his time was characterised by massive growth driven by the introduction of the pre-paid product, widespread expansion of the technical infrastructure, and fast paced market development. At Vodacom, Andrew was also charged with setting up their International Operations as MD, culminating in the expansion of the company’s footprint to Mozambique, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as Lesotho. Andrew served as an advisor to the Minister of the Department of Public Enterprises in South Africa on ICT industry issues and during this tenure, and at the invitation of President Mbeki, he was appointed to lead the establishment of Broadband Infraco ("BBI") and successfully led the required parliamentary approvals and built the institution on the back of Transnet and Eskom fibre assets. Andrew now manages his investment company and consults to various clients on ICT strategies.