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Sappi Ltd (SAPJ.J)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nigel Rudd

73 2016 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Stephen Binnie

52 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Glen Pearce

56 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Michael Haws

56 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer - Sappi North America

Alexander van Coller Thiel

58 2010 Chief Executive Officer - Sappi Southern Africa

Berend Wiersum

63 2016 Chief Executive Officer - Sappi Europe

Mohamed Mansoor

52 2018 Executive Vice President - Sappi Dissolving Wood Pulp

Gary Bowles

59 2018 Group Head Technology

Fergus Marupen

54 2015 Group Head Human Resources

Maarten Van Hoven

46 2011 Group Head - Strategy and Legal

Mohammed Valli Moosa

62 2020 Lead Non-Executive Independent Director

Brian Beamish

62 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Michael Fallon

61 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

James Lopez

59 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nkateko Mageza

66 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Zola Malinga

41 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Bonakele Mehlomakulu

46 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Robertus Renders

66 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Janice Stipp

60 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Robert Rosenthal

2017 Investor Relations Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Nigel Rudd

Sir Nigel Rudd Ph.D. serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company.D serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company.d serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company.d. serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company.d serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company on April 3, 2006. His other board and organization memberships: Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited(Chairman), Barclays Wealth (Chairman of the UK & Ireland Private Bank Advisory Board), Business Growth Fund (Chairman), Cyden Limited (Chairman) and Invensys plc (Chairman). Sir Nigel Rudd has held various senior management and board positions in a career spanning more than 35 years. He founded Williams plc in 1982 and the company went on to become one of the industrial holding companies in the United Kingdom. He was knighted by the Queen for services to the manufacturing industry in the UK in 1996 and holds honorary doctorates from Loughborough and Derby Universities. In 1995, he was awarded the Founding Societies Centenary Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire and a Freeman of the City of London.

Stephen Binnie

Mr. Stephen Robert Binnie serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Mr Binnie was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Limited in July 2014. He joined Sappi in July 2012 as Chief Financial Officer designate and was appointed Chief Financial Officer and executive director from 01 September 2012. Prior to joining Sappi, he held various senior finance roles and was previously Chief Financial Officer of Edcon Proprietary Limited for 10 years after having been in a senior finance role at Investec Bank Limited for four years.

Glen Pearce

Mr. Glen Thomas Pearce serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed as CFO of Sappi Europe SA in 2008. He has been with Sappi for 18 years. Prior to his current role, Glen occupied various senior management positions within the Sappi group in South Africa and Europe. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BComm degree from WITS University and a BComm (Hons) degree from UNISA.

Michael Haws

Mr. Michael G. Haws serves as President, Chief Executive Officer - Sappi North America of the Company. Mike Haws joined Sappi in 2012 as Managing Director of the Somerset mill before being promoted to Vice President Manufacturing in October 2015 with responsibility for the Somerset, Westbrook and Cloquet mills, the Allentown sheeting facility, Safety, Research and Development and Customer Care. Prior to joining Sappi, he had extensive experience in the industry and held numerous leadership roles with St Regis, Champion International, International Paper and Verso Paper.

Alexander van Coller Thiel

Mr. Alexander van Coller Thiel serves as Chief Executive Officer - Sappi Southern Africa of the Company. He joined Sappi in December 1989 as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Chairman in Johannesburg. In April 1993, as part of Sappi’s expansion into Europe, he moved to Brussels as the Administration Manager reporting to the Managing Director of Sappi Europe. With the creation of Sappi Europe he was appointed in February 1998 as Manager Marketing Intelligence, reporting to the Sales and Marketing Director. In January 2003, he became the Director Logistics, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Europe. He was appointed as Group Head Procurement, Sappi Limited in January 2008 and Integration Executive, in charge of the integration of the acquired M-real business into Sappi’s operations in September 2008. He led a project to redefine and implement Sappi’s ‘go-to-market’ strategy in Europe from October 2009. Mr Thiel was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Southern Africa with effect from 01 December 2010.

Berend Wiersum

Mr. Berend John Wiersum serves as Chief Executive Officer - Sappi Europe of the Company. He joined Sappi in January 2007 as Chief Executive Officer Sappi Europe. Prior to joining Sappi, Mr Wiersum was a freelance mergers and acquisitions consultant for one year. He previously was Managing Director of Kappa Packaging and member of the management board in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) where he was responsible for overseeing over 90 packaging plants across Europe, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa. Mr Wiersum was Chairman of CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries) from 2011 – 2012.

Mohamed Mansoor

Mr. Mohamed Mansoor serves as Executive Vice President - Sappi Dissolving Wood Pulp of the Company. Mr Mansoor’s expertise includes contract negotiation and management, supply chain management, strategic planning, sales management, key account management, dissolving wood pulp, international logistics and technical application support.

Gary Bowles

Mr. Gary Bowles serves as Group Head Technology of the Company. He joined Saiccor Mill in 1990. He served in various positions at the mill until he was appointed as General Manager of Sappi Saiccor Mill in 2004. In January 2011, he was appointed as Managing Director of Sappi Specialised Cellulose and in July 2011, Mr Bowles joined the Group Management Team with responsibility for the increased need to coordinate the global marketing, sales and customer engagement responsibilities of our Specialised Cellulose business, while continuing to be responsible for dissolving wood pulp production in South Africa. In October 2013, he joined the Group Executive Committee as Executive Vice President Sappi Specialised Cellulose and joined the Sappi North American board releasing his manufacturing role at the Sappi Saiccor Mill.

Fergus Marupen

Mr. Fergus Conan Salvador Marupen serves as Group Head Human Resources of the Company. He is graduated BA (Psychology), Bed (Education Management), MBA. Mr Marupen’s experience across a variety of industries in South Africa enables him to offer insight into human resources, governance and management, amongst many other fields.

Maarten Van Hoven

Mr. Maarten Van Hoven serves as Group Head - Strategy and Legal of the Company. He joined Sappi in December 2011. Mr. Van Hoven is an admitted attorney of the High Court in South Africa, has held various positions at the South African Competition Commission, most recently as Divisional Manager: Mergers & Acquisitions. As well as being on the Group Executive Committee he has joined the boards of Sappi Europe, Sappi North America and Sappi Southern Africa.

Mohammed Valli Moosa

Mr. Mohammed Valli Moosa has been appointed as Lead Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective 1/1/2020. He is currently the Deputy Chairman of Lereko Investments Proprietary Limited, Sappi’s strategic Black Economic Empowerment partner. He has held numerous leadership positions across business, government, politics and civil society in South Africa. To name but a few, he was South African Minister of Constitutional Development; the President of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature; and Chairman of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development, and he served as a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress until 2009.

Brian Beamish

Mr. Brian Richard Beamish serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr Beamish, a qualified mechanical engineer with over 40 years of relevant management, business and leadership experience in capital intensive industries. He was appointed to the Lonmin Board in 2013 and served as Chairman from May 2014 until June 2019 when the corporate action with Sibanye-Stillwater completed. He also served as Chair of the Nomination Committee and as a member of the Remuneration and Safety, Health and Environment Committees. His senior executive career was spent within Anglo American, where his final role until retirement was that of Group Director Mining and Technology, before he was the CEO of the Base Metals Division.

Michael Fallon

Mr. Michael Anthony Fallon serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He retired as an Executive Director of Nippon Sheet Glass Company Ltd (NSG Group) at the end of June 2012. Prior to retirement, Mr Fallon was President of NSG’s global automotive division, heading up all the glass and glazing operations in the key automotive regions across the world. With annual sales of around €6 billion, the NSG Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products for the building, automotive and speciality glass sectors. His management and leadership experience extend across a wide range of functions from plant management, sales and marketing and supply chain to general management, including mergers and acquisition experience. He was president of Pilkington operations in North America and had been director and chairman of companies in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Finland.

James Lopez

Mr. James Michael Lopez serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr Lopez is the former President and CEO of Tembec Inc (2006 – 2017) having progressed through management, senior management and executive positions within Tembec since 1989. In 2017 Mr Lopez successfully negotiated the sale of Tembec Inc., a manufacturer of lumber, pulp, paper/paperboard and specialty cellulose and a global leader in sustainable forest management practices. Mr Lopez is currently the Co-Chairman of the Bi- National Softwood Lumber Council. Previous chairmanships included the Softwood Lumber Board, Forest products Innovation and Ontario Forest Products Association.

Nkateko Mageza

Mr. Nkateko Peter Mageza serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. His other board and organization memberships : Eqstra Holdings Limited (Chairman), Clover Industries Limited, Ethos Private Equity (Pty) Limited, Rainbow Chickens Limited, Remgro Limited, MTN Group Limited. He joined the Sappi Board after having held senior executive positions across a wide range of industries. He is a former Group Chief Operating Officer and executive director of ABSA Group Limited, Assistant General Manager at Nedcor Limited and Chief Executive Officer of Autonet, the Road Passenger and Freight Logistics Division of Transnet Limited.

Zola Malinga

Ms. Zola Ntwasa Malinga serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mrs Malinga, a Chartered Accountant, has over 10 years’ experience in investment banking and corporate finance. She is the founder and Executive Director of Jade Capital Partners, a women-owned investment company which invests in the property and industrial sectors. She was previously a director in the Real Estate Finance Division of Standard Bank where she was also a member of the Executive and Deal Approval Committees. Prior to this, she was an Investment Banker at Standard Bank and a Corporate Finance Consultant at Investec Bank Limited. Mrs Malinga previously served as a non-executive director on Sasol Inzalo Limited and Hospitality Property Fund Limited.

Bonakele Mehlomakulu

Dr. Bonakele Mehlomakulu Ph.D. serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company.D serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the South African Bureau of Standards (“the SABS”) a position she has held since September 2009. Dr Mehlomakulu currently sits on the boards of Hulamin Limited as non-executive director, is a Council member of the University of South Africa, is a non-executive Director of Yokogawa South Africa (Pty) Ltd and is a Council Member of the International Organisation for Standardisation (Switzerland). Before joining the SABS, Dr Mehlomakulu was Deputy Director General at the Department of Science and Technology and has also held various positions at Sasol. Past directorships include chairing the Social Ethics and Sustainability Committee at Eskom Holdings SOC Limited from 2010 to 2014. Dr Mehlomakulu has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town.

Robertus Renders

Mr. Robertus Johannes Antonius Maria Renders serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Currently a business consultant, Mr Renders was a member of the board of Duropack GmbH from 2012 until the end of May 2015, as well as Chief Executive Officer of Duropack from May 2013 until May 2015. From 2006 to 2010, he served as Chairman of OTOR Société Anonyme, a leading packaging provider in France. Between 1989 and 2006 he held various positions at Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA), a leading global producer of hygiene products and packaging solutions, including Mill Manager at SCA Packaging De Hoop, Managing Director of SCA Packaging De Hoop, President of SCA Packaging Containerboard, President of SCA Packaging Europe and Senior Vice President Special Project Global Packaging for SCA Group. He has various consulting positions and is also the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Walki Group Oy based in Espoo (Finland), a company specialising in extrusion coating.

Janice Stipp

Ms. Janice Elaine Stipp CPA serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Stipp retired from Rogers Corporation in 2018 where she served as Senior Vice-President (2017 – 2018), Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 2015. Prior to that, Ms Stipp was employed at several companies in senior financial positions, including Tecumseh Products, Acument Global Technologies, GDX Automotive and TI Group Automotive Systems. Ms Stipp holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Ms Stipp is currently non-executive director and Chair of the Audit Committee of ArcBest Corporation.

Robert Rosenthal