Who We Are

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

George Sebulela

Group Chairman & President

Academic Record: Advanced Management Programme – INSEAD (France), Board Development Programme – Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), BA (Com) – Fort Hare University (UFH), Leadership Development Programme – Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Principles of Business Management – Wits Business School, Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing – Institute of Marketing Management (IMM) Leverage Finance – Fitch (UK)

 

 

Current Board Appointments: Founder and President of African Entrepreneurs Council (AEC), Former Chairman and Secretary General of the Black Business Council (BBC), Director of Sanlam Investment: Private Wealth, Board Member of Eskom Holdings, Board Member of Aerosud Holdings, Secretary of United Arab Emirates South Africa Joint Business Council (UAESAJBC), Council Member of the University of Fort Hare, Chairman & Member of the Investment Committee of the University of Fort Hare Foundation, Secretary General of the Black Business Executive Circle (BBEC), serves on the Presidential Advisory Group chaired by the President of the Republic of South Africa and Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Committee member of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) companies CEO’s initiative steering committee chaired by the Minister of Finance and the Chairman of Telkom. He serves in the B20 Trade and Investment, & B20 Financing Growth and Infrastructure. George has since inception been involved in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa) Business Council, where he was instrumental as a key driver in the successful establishment of Financial Services Working Group (FSWG), He is currently the Co-Chairman of the Regional Aviation Working Group (RAWG)

 

Current Professional Memberships: Current Professional Memberships: Investment Analyst Society Southern Africa (IASSA), Institute of Directors in Southern Africa(IOD), Black Business Executive Circle (BBEC), Association of Black Securities Investment Professionals (ABSIP), African Entrepreneurs Council (AEC), Black Business Council(BBC) He was a member of the ABSA Capital EXCO Committee, Chairman of Diversity Committee (DIVCO) of ABSA Capital, a committee member of the ABSA Group FSC responsible for the ABSA Group empowerment Financing, member of Johannesburg Loan Committee (JLOC), member of the Credit Committee, member of Executive Recruitment committee (RECO), Member of the ABSA Group 2010 steering committee. Mr Sebulela worked as a Business Development Executive at Avis Fleet Services, responsible for Business Development & Marketing, and Government & State Owned Enterprises.

J. VERSTER

Chief Financial Officer

With strong expertise in origination, implementation of transactions, valuations investor relations, capital raising and listings, Jacques holds a BCom (Hons) CA (SA). He is a former Corporate Finance Executive at HSBC Investment Banking. Jacques negotiated with Johannesburg Metro Council on outsourcing of IT (with IBM) and fleet (with Super Group (JSE Listed) as well as Negotiated joint venture with IBM – (One of IBM’s 10th biggest JV contracts worldwide)

W. BLAMEY

Group Executive

Warwick started his career at Invicta Holdings before moving into private equity then Investments where he was head analyst at a leading Asset management house before moving to SA partner of UK based BCMS Corporate where he was a deal maker in their M&A division focusing on Sub Saharan Africa. Warwick’s expertise is focused on investments into agriculture, manufacturing, engineering and services industries where he has been involved in various transactions over the past decade. Warwick holds a BCom and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School.

J.C LE ROUX

Group Executive

Justin having studied Economics and Accounting at UKZN, came to JHB to do his chartered accounting articles with a focus on control environment. Justin has spent his career in listed companies moving to GEM Diamonds before joining Lonrho’s prestigious business analyst team. It was at Lonrho where he was promoted to CFO of Lonrho FSCM making him one of the youngest CFO’s in a listed environment. Understanding of a business’s growth potential and upside has become a fundamental skill to the successes of his career.

 

The ability to understand market levers and the micro and macro pressures of a sector on the financial and operational aspects of a business has resulted in a strong track record of business success. Having been voted as one of Africa’s 100 brightest young minds, his people skills are backed by intelligence. With his broad-based, holistic thinking he has had a fast tracked career and a favourite not only to shareholders but to staff as well. He is completing his CFA and recently joined the Thabo Mbeki Leadership Institute with a focus on Africa and International Trade.

DR. M. SEHUNOE

Non-Executive Director

Dr Mpho Sehunoe is a graduate of the Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA) where she obtained her MBCHb. Her further studies in Diploma in Business Management were completed at the University of South Africa (UNISA). She practised as a medical doctor for a period of eight years, at that time she owned Thusong Medical Centre. She was District Surgeon at the Department of Correctional Services. She is currently the Managing Director of Sebtech Technologies. She currently sits as a director on all Sebvest Holdings group of companies and she currently runs her own very successful integrated medical clinic.

J. MASHAMBA

Non-Executive Director

Jerry is a Banker and Financial Services expert with over 20 years in the financial services industry in South Africa. He worked in auditing, banking & treasury before founding an Investment Banking Services Company. Jerry Mashamba trained and qualified with Ernst and Young Chartered Accountants CA (JHB, RSA). He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree, Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), Certificate in Theory of Accountancy and Postgraduate Diploma in Auditing. During his tenure at EY, he performed audits within the Banking and Financial Services Group including Banks, Insurance, Employee Benefits and numerous treasury houses. Jerry was involved in the offshore listings of Investec Bank Limited, Telkom and Anglogold. He then worked for Eskom Treasury as a Senior Finance Manager and until then he proceeded to lecture at the University of Natal and provided additional academic support to RAU and University of Natal Accountancy departments. Jerry has had a keen interest in banking and capital markets which prompted him to the be the founder of JM Capital (Pty) Ltd in 2005, a financial services advisory firm.

L. SIWISA

Non-Executive Director

Having completed his Bachelors in Financial Accounting at UCT Lizwe came to JHB where he finished his Honours in Chartered Accounting at the University of Johannesburg. He completed articles at Deloitte before moving abroad to Deloitte LLP in America auditing Walt Disney, BBA Aviation and other multinationals. On his return he joined PPS as the group management accountant. Lizwe specialises in complex analysis of balance sheet and income statements as well as internal audit and the approach to audit engagements with a focus on risk management.