Board members


Vodacom is committed to the highest standards of business integrity, ethics and professionalism.

Overview of Board Structure

Vodacom is committed to the highest standards of business integrity, ethics and professionalism. The King IV report on Corporate Governance for South Africa 2016 was released on 1 November 2016. King IV advocates an outcomes based approach and defines corporate governance as the exercise of ethical and effective leadership towards the achievement of the following governance outcomes:

The Vodacom Group's corporate governance structure as at 31 March 2017 is as follows:

  • Ethical culture;
  • Good performance;
  • Effective control; and
  • Legitimacy

The application of King IV is on an apply and explain basis and while the effective date for disclosure on the application of King IV is only in respect of financial years starting on or after 1 April 2017, the practices underpinning the principles so espoused in King IV are entrenched in many of the Group’s internal controls, policies and procedures governing corporate conduct. From a materiality point of view, the Board is satisfied that in the main, Vodacom has applied the principles so set out in King IV.

The Vodacom Group's corporate governance structure as at 31 March 2017 is as follows:

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Boards Structure

 

Board of directors

Vodacom has a unitary board of 12 directors. Five directors, including the Chairman, are independent non-executive directors, a further five are non-executive directors and two are executive directors. Although the majority are non-executive directors, half of our non-executive directors are not independent as recommended by King III as they represent Vodafone. However, the Board is satisfied that the balance of power and objectivity on the Board is sufficient and does not require additional independent voices.

A Board charter has been adopted which details the responsibilities of the Board.

Vodacom has a unitary Board of 12 directors, of whom five (including the Chairman) are independent non-executive directors, five are non-executive (but not independent as they represent Vodafone) and two are executive directors. King IV recommends that the governing body (Board) should comprise the appropriate balance of knowledge, skills, experience, diversity and independence for it to discharge its governance role and responsibilities objectively and effectively. The Board is satisfied that the balance of knowledge, skills, experience, and diversity on the Board is sufficient and does not require additional independent voices.

The Board charter details the responsibilities of the Board, which include:

  • Oversight of the Group’s strategic direction;
  • Approving major capital projects, acquisitions or divestments;
  • Exercising objective judgement on the Group’s business affairs, independent from management;
  • Ensuring that appropriate governance structures, policies and procedures are in place;
  • Ensuring the effectiveness of the Group’s internal controls;
  • Reviewing and evaluating the Group’s risks;
  • Approving the annual budget and operating plan;
  • Approving the annual and interim financial results and shareholder communications;
  • Approving the senior management structure, responsibilities and succession plans; and
  • Information and technology governance.
  • Phillip Jabulani Moleketi

    Phillip Jabulani Moleketi (Jabu) (59)

    Independent non-executive chairman

    Chairman of the Nomination Committee

    Chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee

    Qualifications:
    Post Graduate Diploma in Economic Principles (London), AMP (Harvard), M.Sc (London)

    Jabu is non-executive chairman of Brait SA and the Development Bank of South Africa. He is a former Deputy Minister of Finance (2004-2008) and former MEC of Financial and Economic Affairs in the Gauteng Provincial Government (1994-2004). He is a director of several companies listed on the JSE Limited. Jabu was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in November 2009 and appointed chairman of Vodacom Group in July 2017.

  • Mohamed Shameel Aziz Joosub

    Mohamed Shameel Aziz Joosub (46)

    Chief Executive Officer and executive director of Vodacom Group

    Chairman of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee & Vodacom (Pty) Limited

    Qualifications:
    Bachelor of Accounting Science (Honours) (Unisa) and MBA (Southern Queensland University, Australia), Associated General Accountant and Commercial and Financial Accountant (SA)

    Shameel is the CEO of Vodacom Group since September 2012. He is a former CEO of Vodafone Spain. He was previously the Managing Director of Vodacom South Africa from March 2005 to March 2011 prior to taking up the position as CEO of Vodafone Spain. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of Vodacom Service Provider Company from September 2000 to February 2005, and Managing Director of Vodacom Equipment Company from 1998. Shameel served on the Vodacom Group Board from 2000 until March 2011, when he was seconded to Spain. He was re-appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in September 2012 after his return from Spain. Shameel was also appointed as non executive director of Vodacom Tanzania and as non executive director and member of the Audit committee of Safaricom respectively in August 2017.

  • Till Streichert

    Till Streichert (43)

    Chief Financial Officer and executive director of Vodacom Group

    Member of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee

    Non-executive Director of Vodacom SA

    Qualifications:
    Dr. Phil. (University of Hannover, Germany)

    Till was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Vodacom Group in August 2015 after working as the Finance Director at Vodacom South Africa from February 2014. Till was also appointed as non excutive director of Vodacom Tanzania, non executive director of Vodafone Kenya and as an alternate non executive director of Safaricom respectively in August 2017. He has more than 15 years experience supporting financial and operational transformations through expertise in financial strategy, business leadership, revenue and profit growth in international environments. Till has had a broad and successful career within large international corporations including various finance and commercial roles, including CFO and Head of Channel Marketing and Sales Operations at Vodafone Romania. He began his career at T-Mobile Germany before undertaking various roles at T-Mobile UK as well as serving as a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. Till was recently awarded the 2017 CFO of the Year award by CFO South Africa.

  • David Brown

    David Hugh Brown (54)

    Independent non-executive director

    Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee

    Qualifications:
    BCom, CTA (UCT), CA (SA)

    David was appointed as CEO of Coal of Africa Limited effective from February 2014. He was previously the non-executive Chairman from August 2012 and then the executive Chairman. He is a former non-executive director of Edcon Holdings Limited as well as the former Chairman of the Edcon Audit and Risk Committee. He is the former CEO of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) and was Chairman of Impala Platinum Limited and Zimplats Holdings Limited, the two major operating subsidiaries within the Implats Group. David was CEO from 2006 to 2012 and before that he served as Chief Financial Officer from 1999. Prior to that, David worked in the Information Technology sector for four years and for the Exxon Mobil Corporation in Europe for five years. He served his articles with EY. David was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in January 2012.

  • Priscillah Mabelane

    Bafelelang Priscillah Mabelane (44)

    Independent non-executive director

    Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

    Qualifications:
    (BComm (Hons), CA (SA), Dip in Tax)

    Priscillah Mabelane is currently the Retail Operations Director of BP Oil UK Limited, a position she has held since August 2015. Prior to this she was the Chief Financial Officer of BP Southern Africa (BPSA), Prior to joining BPSA, Priscillah was the Executive Director of Finance at the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA), responsible for the development and implementation of financial strategies for the Group. She has held senior management roles in a number of large companies. These include Ernst & Young where she was a Tax Director, Eskom Holdings Limited where she held various roles in Finance, Tax and General Management. She also served as a Non-Executive Director at ACSA. Priscillah was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in December 2014.

  • Saki Macozoma

    Sakumzi (Saki) Macozoma (60)

    Lead Independent Non-executive director

    Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

    Qualifications:
    (BA from the University of South Africa (Unisa))

    Mr Sakumzi (Saki) Macozoma is a prominent businessman in South Africa. He is the chairman of Safika Holdings and Tshipi é Ntle and Ntsimbintle Mining and a director at Volkswagen South Africa. Saki was a former chairman of Liberty Life Holdings and chairman of Standard Bank. He is the past president of Business Leadership South Africa. In 2012 he was recognised for his work in civil society where Unisa bestowed on him the Calabash award for his fight against oppression during the apartheid regime. The Calabash award is one of the highest honours that could be bestowed on an individual by Unisa. Saki was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in July 2017.

  • Thoko Mokgosi-Mawantembe

    Thoko Martha Mokgosi-Mwantembe (55)

    Independent non-executive director

    Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Nomination Committee

    Qualifications:
    Diploma in Teaching (Swaziland), B.Sc (Swaziland), M.Sc (Loughborough UK), SEP (Harvard USA), MCRP (IMD Switzerland)

    Thoko is CEO of Kutana Investment Group and a director of companies such as at Knorr Bremse SA (Pty) Limited, Royal Bafokeng Platinum, and Aveng Group and she previously served as a director of ABSA Bank. Thoko has held a number of senior executive positions at Telkom, was Marketing Director at Lucent Technologies, a Divisional Managing Director of Siemens Telecommunications, the CEO of Alcatel SA and, until November 2008, CEO of Hewlett Packard South Africa. Thoko was the recipient of the BWA Businesswoman of the year award in the corporate category in 2007. In 2005 she won the ICT achiever of the year award, Top ICT Businesswoman in Africa award and ICT Personality of the Year. She was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in May 2009.

  • John Otty

    John William Lorimer Otty (53)

    Non-executive director
    Qualifications:
    (MA Electronic Engineering) (ACA)

    John is the Vodafone CFO for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific region. He joined Vodafone in December 1992 and has held a number of senior executive positions in Vodafone including that of group technology financial director, interim CFO of Vodafone India and Vodafone plc group internal audit director. He was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in September 2012.

  • Michael Joseph

    Michael Joseph (71)

    Non-executive director
    Qualifications:
    B.Sc (UCT), Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineering and Electronic Engineers, Honorary Doctorate Letters from Africa Nazarene University

    Michael Joseph is employed by Vodafone Group Services Limited as the Director of Mobile Money. Previously, Michael was the CEO of Safaricom Limited from July 2000 when the company was re-launched as a joint-venture between Vodafone UK and Telkom Kenya until his retirement in November 2010. He has extensive international experience in company start-ups, the implementation and operation of large wireless and fixed-line networks, including operations in Hungary, Spain, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Korea, the USA, Australia and the Middle East. Michael has been the recipient of many awards, including CEO of the year awarded by the Kenya Institute of Management, the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear and the Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (awards given by the President of Kenya to those who have made a positive impact in Kenya). He was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in May 2009.

  • Vivek Badrinath

    Vivek Badrinath (47)

    Non-executive director

    Member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee

    Qualifications:
    Engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech (France), Degree in Statistics

    Vivek Badrinath joined Vodafone and the Executive Committee as CEO of AMAP in October 2016. He is responsible for Vodafone’s operations in the Vodacom Group, India, Australia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Qatar, New Zealand and Turkey. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Chief Executive at the international hospitality group AccorHotels where he was responsible for marketing, digital solutions, distribution and information systems. He was previously Deputy Chief Executive with Orange and has a long career in telecommunications and technology. Prior roles include Executive Director responsible for Orange's Business Services division, leadership of Orange's global networks and operators division and Chief Technology Officer for Orange's mobile activities. Vivek was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in December 2016.

  • Ronald Schellekens

    Ronald Adrianus Wilhelmus Schellekens (52)

    Non-executive director

    Member of the Remuneration Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Social and Ethics Committee

    Qualifications:
    BA (Human Resources Management), MA (Management & Organisation)

    Ronald is the Vodafone Group Human Resources Director and a member of the Vodafone Executive Committee. Next to Vodafone’s Human Resources function, he is also responsible for Internal Communications, Health and Safety and Real Estate & Property across Vodafone. Before joining Vodafone, he spent six years at Shell, nine years at PepsiCo and eight years at AT&T in various senior HR positions. He was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in February 2009./p>

  • Marten Pieters

    Marten Pieters (63)

    Non-executive director
    Qualifications:
    (LLM and postgraduate course in Economics)

    Marten is the former CEO and managing director of Vodafone India, a role he held from April 2009 until April 2015. He is currently a non-executive director for Vodafone India and Chairman of the Board of INDUS, the Indian tower company. Marten was also the Chairman of the board of the Cellular Operators in India. He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Investment Fund for Health in Africa B.V. and of the Social Investor Foundation for Africa. Marten served earlier as non-executive director of Millicom International Cellular (2008 to 2009. Prior to this he was CEO of Celtel International B.V, the pan African operator from 2003 until 2007. From 1989 to 2003 Marten held various senior roles at KPN, the incumbent operator in The Netherlands, last as CEO of KPN Business Solutions and of the Emerging Market portfolio of KPN. Before he joined KPN he was director of finance and strategic planning at Royal Smilde Foods and had been CEO of some of its Dutch subsidiaries. Marten was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in October 2015.

Nomination committee

  • Phillip Jabulani Moleketi

    Phillip Jabulani Moleketi (Jabu) (59)

    Independent non-executive chairman

    Chairman of the Nomination Committee

    Chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee

    Qualifications:
    Post Graduate Diploma in Economic Principles (London), AMP (Harvard), M.Sc (London)

    Jabu is non-executive chairman of Brait SA and the Development Bank of South Africa. He is a former Deputy Minister of Finance (2004-2008) and former MEC of Financial and Economic Affairs in the Gauteng Provincial Government (1994-2004). He is a director of several companies listed on the JSE Limited. Jabu was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in November 2009 and appointed chairman of Vodacom Group in July 2017.

  • Thoko Mokgosi-Mawantembe

    Thoko Martha Mokgosi-Mwantembe (55)

    Independent non-executive director

    Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Nomination Committee

    Qualifications:
    Diploma in Teaching (Swaziland), B.Sc (Swaziland), M.Sc (Loughborough UK), SEP (Harvard USA), MCRP (IMD Switzerland)

    Thoko is CEO of Kutana Investment Group and a director of companies such as at Knorr Bremse SA (Pty) Limited, Royal Bafokeng Platinum, and Aveng Group and she previously served as a director of ABSA Bank. Thoko has held a number of senior executive positions at Telkom, was Marketing Director at Lucent Technologies, a Divisional Managing Director of Siemens Telecommunications, the CEO of Alcatel SA and, until November 2008, CEO of Hewlett Packard South Africa. Thoko was the recipient of the BWA Businesswoman of the year award in the corporate category in 2007. In 2005 she won the ICT achiever of the year award, Top ICT Businesswoman in Africa award and ICT Personality of the Year. She was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in May 2009.

  • Ronald Schellekens

    Ronald Adrianus Wilhelmus Schellekens (52)

    Non-executive director

    Member of the Remuneration Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Social and Ethics Committee

    Qualifications:
    BA (Human Resources Management), MA (Management & Organisation)

    Ronald is the Vodafone Group Human Resources Director and a member of the Vodafone Executive Committee. Next to Vodafone’s Human Resources function, he is also responsible for Internal Communications, Health and Safety and Real Estate & Property across Vodafone. Before joining Vodafone, he spent six years at Shell, nine years at PepsiCo and eight years at AT&T in various senior HR positions. He was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in February 2009.

  • Vivek Badrinath

    Vivek Badrinath (47)

    Non-executive director

    Member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee

    Qualifications:
    Engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech (France), Degree in Statistics

    Vivek Badrinath joined Vodafone and the Executive Committee as CEO of AMAP in October 2016. He is responsible for Vodafone’s operations in the Vodacom Group, India, Australia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Qatar, New Zealand and Turkey. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Chief Executive at the international hospitality group AccorHotels where he was responsible for marketing, digital solutions, distribution and information systems. He was previously Deputy Chief Executive with Orange and has a long career in telecommunications and technology. Prior roles include Executive Director responsible for Orange's Business Services division, leadership of Orange's global networks and operators division and Chief Technology Officer for Orange's mobile activities. Vivek was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in December 2016.

The duties of this committee include:

Identifying and evaluating

  • suitable potential candidates for appointment to the Board; and
  • candidates for the position of Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer;

Making recommendations

  • on the composition of the Board in terms of the mix skills, size of the Board and the number of committees required; and

Reviewing and approving

  • executive succession.

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Remuneration committee

  • Thoko Mokgosi-Mawantembe

    Thoko Martha Mokgosi-Mwantembe (55)

    Independent non-executive director

    Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Nomination Committe

    Qualifications:
    Diploma in Teaching (Swaziland), B.Sc (Swaziland), M.Sc (Loughborough UK), SEP (Harvard USA), MCRP (IMD Switzerland)

    Thoko is CEO of Kutana Investment Group and a director of companies such as at Knorr Bremse SA (Pty) Limited, Royal Bafokeng Platinum, and Aveng Group and she previously served as a director of ABSA Bank. Thoko has held a number of senior executive positions at Telkom, was Marketing Director at Lucent Technologies, a Divisional Managing Director of Siemens Telecommunications, the CEO of Alcatel SA and, until November 2008, CEO of Hewlett Packard South Africa. Thoko was the recipient of the BWA Businesswoman of the year award in the corporate category in 2007. In 2005 she won the ICT achiever of the year award, Top ICT Businesswoman in Africa award and ICT Personality of the Year. She was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in May 2009.

  • David Brown

    David Hugh Brown (54)

    Independent non-executive director

    Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee

    Qualifications:
    BCom, CTA (UCT), CA (SA)

    David was appointed as CEO of Coal of Africa Limited effective from February 2014. He was previously the non-executive Chairman from August 2012 and then the executive Chairman. David has served as a member of the Accenture South Africa Advisory board since 2012 .He is a former non-executive director of Edcon Holdings Limited as well as the former Chairman of the Edcon Audit and Risk Committee. He is the former CEO of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) and was Chairman of Impala Platinum Limited and Zimplats Holdings Limited, the two major operating subsidiaries within the Implats Group. David was CEO from 2006 to 2012 and before that he served as Chief Financial Officer from 1999. Prior to that, David worked in the Information Technology sector for four years and for the Exxon Mobil Corporation in Europe for five years. He served his articles with EY. David was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in January 2012.

  • Ronald Schellekens

    Ronald Adrianus Wilhelmus Schellekens (52)

    Non-executive director

    Member of the Remuneration Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Social and Ethics Committee

    Qualifications:
    BA (Human Resources Management), MA (Management & Organisation)

    Ronald is the Vodafone Group Human Resources Director and a member of the Vodafone Executive Committee. Next to Vodafone’s Human Resources function, he is also responsible for Internal Communications, Health and Safety and Real Estate & Property across Vodafone. Before joining Vodafone, he spent six years at Shell, nine years at PepsiCo and eight years at AT&T in various senior HR positions. He was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in February 2009.

  • Vivek Badrinath

    Vivek Badrinath (47)

    Non-executive director

    Member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee

    Qualifications:
    Engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech (France), Degree in Statistics

    Vivek Badrinath joined Vodafone and the Executive Committee as CEO of AMAP in October 2016. He is responsible for Vodafone’s operations in the Vodacom Group, India, Australia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Qatar, New Zealand and Turkey. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Chief Executive at the international hospitality group AccorHotels where he was responsible for marketing, digital solutions, distribution and information systems. He was previously Deputy Chief Executive with Orange and has a long career in telecommunications and technology. Prior roles include Executive Director responsible for Orange's Business Services division, leadership of Orange's global networks and operators division and Chief Technology Officer for Orange's mobile activities. Vivek was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in December 2016.

The duties of this Committee include:
  • Determine, agree and develop Vodacom's remuneration policy and philosophy;
  • Determine and agree the remuneration and overall compensation package for the CEO, CFO, executive directors and prescribed officers;
  • Ensure that competitive reward strategies and programmes are in place to facilitate the recruitment, motivation and retention of high-performance staff at all levels in support of realising corporate objectives and to safeguard stakeholder interests;
  • Review and recommend to the Board the relevant criteria necessary to measure the performance of executives;
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws and codes; and
  • Regularly monitor the application of the Group's remuneration policy to ensure it is appropriate, fair and reasonable from both an internal business perspective, as well as an external market perspective.

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Social and ethics committee

  • Jabu Moleketi

    Phillip Jabulani Moleketi (Jabu) (59)

    Independent non-executive chairman

    Chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee

    Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

    Qualifications:
    Post Graduate Diploma in Economic Principles (London), AMP (Harvard), M.Sc (London)

    Jabu is non-executive chairman of Brait SA and the Development Bank of South Africa. He is a former Deputy Minister of Finance (2004-2008) and former MEC of Financial and Economic Affairs in the Gauteng Provincial Government (1994-2004). He is a director of several companies listed on the JSE Limited. Jabu was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in November 2009 and appointed chairman of Vodacom Group in July 2017.

  • Mohamed Shameel Aziz Joosub

    Mohamed Shameel Aziz Joosub (46)

    Chief Executive Officer and executive director of Vodacom Group

    Chairman of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee & Vodacom (Pty) Limited

    Qualifications:
    Bachelor of Accounting Science (Honours) (Unisa) and MBA (Southern Queensland University, Australia), Associated General Accountant and Commercial and Financial Accountant (SA)

    Shameel is the CEO of Vodacom Group since September 2012. He is a former CEO of Vodafone Spain. He was previously the Managing Director of Vodacom South Africa from March 2005 to March 2011 prior to taking up the position as CEO of Vodafone Spain. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of Vodacom Service Provider Company from September 2000 to February 2005, and Managing Director of Vodacom Equipment Company from 1998. Shameel served on the Vodacom Group Board from 2000 until March 2011, when he was seconded to Spain. He was re-appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in September 2012 after his return from Spain. Shameel was also appointed as non executive director of Vodacom Tanzania and as non executive director and member of the Audit committee of Safaricom respectively in August 2017.

  • Ronald Schellekens

    Ronald Adrianus Wilhelmus Schellekens (52)

    Non-executive director

    Member of the Remuneration Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Social and Ethics Committee

    Qualifications:
    BA (Human Resources Management), MA (Management & Organisation)

    Ronald is the Vodafone Group Human Resources Director and a member of the Vodafone Executive Committee. Next to Vodafone’s Human Resources function, he is also responsible for Internal Communications, Health and Safety and Real Estate & Property across Vodafone. Before joining Vodafone, he spent six years at Shell, nine years at PepsiCo and eight years at AT&T in various senior HR positions. He was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in February 2009.

This committee's responsibilities include:

Overseeing and monitoring Vodacom's activities in relation to

  • social and economic development including the principles of the United Nations Global Compact;
  • Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment;
  • Employment Equity;
  • the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's recommendations on corruption.
  • good corporate citizenship which includes promotion of equality;
  • prevention of unfair discrimination;
  • corporate social responsibility;
  • ethical behaviour; and
  • managing environmental impacts.

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Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

  • David Brown

    David Hugh Brown (54)

    Independent non-executive director

    Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee

    Qualifications:
    BCom, CTA (UCT), CA (SA)

    David was appointed as CEO of Coal of Africa Limited effective from February 2014. He was previously the non-executive Chairman from August 2012 and then the executive Chairman. David has served as a member of the Accenture South Africa Advisory board since 2012 .He is a former non-executive director of Edcon Holdings Limited as well as the former Chairman of the Edcon Audit and Risk Committee. He is the former CEO of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) and was Chairman of Impala Platinum Limited and Zimplats Holdings Limited, the two major operating subsidiaries within the Implats Group. David was CEO from 2006 to 2012 and before that he served as Chief Financial Officer from 1999. Prior to that, David worked in the Information Technology sector for four years and for the Exxon Mobil Corporation in Europe for five years. He served his articles with EY. David was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in January 2012.

  • Priscillah Mabelane

    Bafelelang Priscillah Mabelane (44)

    Independent non-executive director

    Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

    Qualifications:
    (BComm (Hons), CA (SA), Dip in Tax)

    Priscillah Mabelane is currently the Retail Operations Director of BP Oil UK Limited, a position she has held since August 2015. Prior to this she was the Chief Financial Officer of BP Southern Africa (BPSA), Prior to joining BPSA, Priscillah was the Executive Director of Finance at the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA), responsible for the development and implementation of financial strategies for the Group. She has held senior management roles in a number of large companies. These include Ernst & Young where she was a Tax Director, Eskom Holdings Limited where she held various roles in Finance, Tax and General Management. She also served as a Non-Executive Director at ACSA. Priscillah was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in December 2014.

  • Sakumzi Macozoma

    Sakumzi (Saki) Macozoma (60)

    Lead Independent Non-executive director

    Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

    Qualifications:
    (BA from the University of South Africa (Unisa))

    Mr Sakumzi (Saki) Macozoma is a prominent businessman in South Africa. He is the chairman of Safika Holdings and Tshipi é Ntle and Ntsimbintle Mining and a director at Volkswagen South Africa. Saki was a former chairman of Liberty Life Holdings and chairman of Standard Bank. He is the past president of Business Leadership South Africa. In 2012 he was recognised for his work in civil society where Unisa bestowed on him the Calabash award for his fight against oppression during the apartheid regime. The Calabash award is one of the highest honours that could be bestowed on an individual by Unisa. Saki was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in July 2017.

The ARC Committee's responsibilities include the following:

The Group's Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee ('ARC Committee') operates within a Board approved mandate and terms of reference. In line with the Companies Act of 2008, as amended, the members of the Committee were appointed at the annual general meeting that was held on Thursday 17 July 2015.

The ARC Committee's responsibilities include the following:

  • Reviewing the Group's consolidated interim results, preliminary results, integrated report and annual financial statements;
  • Monitoring compliance with statutory and the JSE Listings Requirements;
  • Reporting to the Board on the quality and acceptability of the Group's accounting policies and practices, including, without limitation, critical accounting policies and practices;
  • Providing oversight of the integrated reporting process;
  • Considering the appointment and/or termination of the external auditors, including their audit fee, independence and objectivity and determining the nature and extent of any non-audit services;
  • Approving the internal audit plan for the year;
  • Receiving and dealing appropriately with any complaints, internally and externally, relating either to the accounting practices and internal audit or to the content or auditing of all entities within the Group's annual financial statements or related matters;
  • Reviewing and monitoring the management and reporting of tax-related matters;
  • Monitoring the risk management function and processes and assessing the Group's most significant risks;
  • Monitoring the technology governance framework and associated risks; and
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of the processes to create awareness and develop an understanding of relevant legislation and regulation to ensure compliance by management.

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Independent non-executive directors

  • Phillip Jabulani Moleketi

    Phillip Jabulani Moleketi (Jabu) (59)

    Independent non-executive chairman

    Chairman of the Nomination Committee

    Chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee

    Qualifications:
    Post Graduate Diploma in Economic Principles (London), AMP (Harvard), M.Sc (London)

    Jabu is non-executive chairman of Brait SA and the Development Bank of South Africa. He is a former Deputy Minister of Finance (2004-2008) and former MEC of Financial and Economic Affairs in the Gauteng Provincial Government (1994-2004). He is a director of several companies listed on the JSE Limited. Jabu was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in November 2009 and appointed chairman of Vodacom Group in July 2017.

  • David Brown

    David Hugh Brown (54)

    Independent non-executive director

    Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee

    Qualifications:
    BCom, CTA (UCT), CA (SA)

    David was appointed as CEO of Coal of Africa Limited effective from February 2014. He was previously the non-executive Chairman from August 2012 and then the executive Chairman. David has served as a member of the Accenture South Africa Advisory board since 2012 .He is a former non-executive director of Edcon Holdings Limited as well as the former Chairman of the Edcon Audit and Risk Committee. He is the former CEO of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) and was Chairman of Impala Platinum Limited and Zimplats Holdings Limited, the two major operating subsidiaries within the Implats Group. David was CEO from 2006 to 2012 and before that he served as Chief Financial Officer from 1999. Prior to that, David worked in the Information Technology sector for four years and for the Exxon Mobil Corporation in Europe for five years. He served his articles with EY. David was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in January 2012.

  • Thoko Mokgosi-Mawantembe

    Thoko Martha Mokgosi-Mwantembe (55)

    Independent non-executive director

    Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Nomination Committee

    Qualifications:
    Diploma in Teaching (Swaziland), B.Sc (Swaziland), M.Sc (Loughborough UK), SEP (Harvard USA), MCRP (IMD Switzerland)

    Thoko is CEO of Kutana Investment Group and a director of companies such as at Knorr Bremse SA (Pty) Limited, Royal Bafokeng Platinum, and Aveng Group and she previously served as a director of ABSA Bank. Thoko has held a number of senior executive positions at Telkom, was Marketing Director at Lucent Technologies, a Divisional Managing Director of Siemens Telecommunications, the CEO of Alcatel SA and, until November 2008, CEO of Hewlett Packard South Africa. Thoko was the recipient of the BWA Businesswoman of the year award in the corporate category in 2007. In 2005 she won the ICT achiever of the year award, Top ICT Businesswoman in Africa award and ICT Personality of the Year. She was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in May 2009.

  • Sakumzi Macozoma

    Sakumzi (Saki) Macozoma (60)

    Lead Independent Non-executive director

    Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

    Qualifications:
    (BA from the University of South Africa (Unisa))

    Mr Sakumzi (Saki) Macozoma is a prominent businessman in South Africa. He is the chairman of Safika Holdings and Tshipi é Ntle and Ntsimbintle Mining and a director at Volkswagen South Africa. Saki was a former chairman of Liberty Life Holdings and chairman of Standard Bank. He is the past president of Business Leadership South Africa. In 2012 he was recognised for his work in civil society where Unisa bestowed on him the Calabash award for his fight against oppression during the apartheid regime. The Calabash award is one of the highest honours that could be bestowed on an individual by Unisa. Saki was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in July 2017.

  • Priscillah Mabelane

    Bafelelang Priscillah Mabelane (44)

    Independent non-executive director

    Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

    Qualifications:
    (BComm (Hons), CA (SA), Dip in Tax)

    Priscillah Mabelane is currently the Retail Operations Director of BP Oil UK Limited, a position she has held since August 2015. Prior to this she was the Chief Financial Officer of BP Southern Africa (BPSA), Prior to joining BPSA, Priscillah was the Executive Director of Finance at the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA), responsible for the development and implementation of financial strategies for the Group. She has held senior management roles in a number of large companies. These include Ernst & Young where she was a Tax Director, Eskom Holdings Limited where she held various roles in Finance, Tax and General Management. She also served as a Non-Executive Director at ACSA. Priscillah was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in December 2014.

Non-executive directors

  • Michael Joseph

    Michael Joseph (71)

    Non-executive director
    Qualifications:
    B.Sc (UCT), Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineering and Electronic Engineers, Honorary Doctorate Letters from Africa Nazarene University

    Michael Joseph is employed by Vodafone Group Services Limited as the Director of Mobile Money. Previously, Michael was the CEO of Safaricom Limited from July 2000 when the company was re-launched as a joint-venture between Vodafone UK and Telkom Kenya until his retirement in November 2010. He has extensive international experience in company start-ups, the implementation and operation of large wireless and fixed-line networks, including operations in Hungary, Spain, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Korea, the USA, Australia and the Middle East. Michael has been the recipient of many awards, including CEO of the year awarded by the Kenya Institute of Management, the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear and the Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (awards given by the President of Kenya to those who have made a positive impact in Kenya). He was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in May 2009.

  • John Otty

    John William Lorimer Otty (53)

    Non-executive director
    Qualifications:
    (MA Electronic Engineering) (ACA)

    John is the Vodafone CFO for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific region. He joined Vodafone in December 1992 and has held a number of senior executive positions in Vodafone including that of group technology financial director, interim CFO of Vodafone India and Vodafone plc group internal audit director. He was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in September 2012.

  • Vivek Badrinath

    Vivek Badrinath (47)

    Non-executive director

    Member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee

    Qualifications:
    Engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech (France), Degree in Statistics

    Vivek Badrinath joined Vodafone and the Executive Committee as CEO of AMAP in October 2016. He is responsible for Vodafone’s operations in the Vodacom Group, India, Australia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Qatar, New Zealand and Turkey. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Chief Executive at the international hospitality group AccorHotels where he was responsible for marketing, digital solutions, distribution and information systems. He was previously Deputy Chief Executive with Orange and has a long career in telecommunications and technology. Prior roles include Executive Director responsible for Orange's Business Services division, leadership of Orange's global networks and operators division and Chief Technology Officer for Orange's mobile activities. Vivek was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in December 2016.

  • Ronald Schellekens

    Ronald Adrianus Wilhelmus Schellekens (52)

    Non-executive director

    Member of the Remuneration Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Social and Ethics Committee

    Qualifications:
    BA (Human Resources Management), MA (Management & Organisation)

    Ronald is the Vodafone Group Human Resources Director and a member of the Vodafone Executive Committee. Next to Vodafone’s Human Resources function, he is also responsible for Internal Communications, Health and Safety and Real Estate & Property across Vodafone. Before joining Vodafone, he spent six years at Shell, nine years at PepsiCo and eight years at AT&T in various senior HR positions. He was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in February 2009.

  • Marten Pieters

    Marten Pieters (63)

    Non-executive director
    Qualifications:
    (LLM and postgraduate course in Economics)

    Marten is the former CEO and managing director of Vodafone India, a role he held from April 2009 until April 2015. He is currently a non-executive director for Vodafone India and Chairman of the Board of INDUS, the Indian tower company. Marten was also the Chairman of the board of the Cellular Operators in India. He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Investment Fund for Health in Africa B.V. and of the Social Investor Foundation for Africa. Marten served earlier as non-executive director of Millicom International Cellular (2008 to 2009. Prior to this he was CEO of Celtel International B.V, the pan African operator from 2003 until 2007. From 1989 to 2003 Marten held various senior roles at KPN, the incumbent operator in The Netherlands, last as CEO of KPN Business Solutions and of the Emerging Market portfolio of KPN. Before he joined KPN he was director of finance and strategic planning at Royal Smilde Foods and had been CEO of some of its Dutch subsidiaries. Marten was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in October 2015.

Executive directors

  • Mohamed Shameel Aziz Joosub

    Mohamed Shameel Aziz Joosub (46)

    Chief Executive Officer and executive director

    Chairman of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee & Vodacom (Pty) Limited

    Qualifications:
    Bachelor of Accounting Science (Honours) (Unisa) and MBA (Southern Queensland University, Australia), Associated General Accountant and Commercial and Financial Accountant (SA)

    Shameel is the CEO of Vodacom Group since September 2012. He is a former CEO of Vodafone Spain. He was previously the Managing Director of Vodacom South Africa from March 2005 to March 2011 prior to taking up the position as CEO of Vodafone Spain. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of Vodacom Service Provider Company from September 2000 to February 2005, and Managing Director of Vodacom Equipment Company from 1998. Shameel served on the Vodacom Group Board from 2000 until March 2011, when he was seconded to Spain. He was re-appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in September 2012 after his return from Spain. Shameel was also appointed as non executive director of Vodacom Tanzania and as non executive director and member of the Audit committee of Safaricom respectively in August 2017.

  • Till Streichert

    Till Streichert (43)

    Chief Financial Officer and executive director of Vodacom Group


    Member of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee

    Non-executive Director of Vodacom SA

    Qualifications:
    Dr. Phil. (University of Hannover, Germany)

    Till was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Vodacom Group in August 2015 after working as the Finance Director at Vodacom South Africa from February 2014. Till was also appointed as non excutive director of Vodacom Tanzania, non executive director of Vodafone Kenya and as an alternate non executive director of Safaricom respectively in August 2017. He has more than 15 years experience supporting financial and operational transformations through expertise in financial strategy, business leadership, revenue and profit growth in international environments. Till has had a broad and successful career within large international corporations including various finance and commercial roles, including CFO and Head of Channel Marketing and Sales Operations at Vodafone Romania. He began his career at T-Mobile Germany before undertaking various roles at T-Mobile UK as well as serving as a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. Till was recently awarded the 2017 CFO of the Year award by CFO South Africa.