Board of Directors

Grant Fredericks – Joint CEO

Grant is responsible for all day-to- day management decisions and implementing ANA’s (and all its subsidiary companies) long and short-term plans. His prior experience was gained in the automotive industry, the outdoor media industry in West Africa and the global media and content syndication industry.

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Gary Hadfield – Joint CEO

An Alumnus of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Gary joined the team at Loot.co.za as CEO in January 2011. He was CEO of e-commerce retailer Kalahari.com from 2005 to 2010, as well as Marketing/Commercial Head from 2000 to 2005. He serves on the deregulation committee of the South African Chapter of the BRICS business council.

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Rosemary Mosia – Deputy Chairperson

With over 15 years in experience, Rosemary’s expertise include credit risk, financial and business management. Rose has extensive training in General and Credit management, Finance, Internal auditing and Forensic Auditing. The Bidge of Hope wines is a virtual wine producer founded by Rosemary and her daughters with the aim of bringing different South African cultures to the Global Wine Market by bringing the gap, hence the name bridge of Wines. Bridge of Wines is 60% export and 40% local. Bridge of Wines exports to Russia, Malaysia, Kenya, Belgium Ivory Coast, Italy and France.

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Takudzwa Hove – Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Sagarmatha Technologies, Takudzwa was Chief Financial Officer of Independent Media. Before that, he held the positions of group financial manager and corporate finance executive at African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited (AEEI) from April 2009 until September 2013. He currently serves as a non-executive director of AEEI.

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Valentine Dzvova- Chief Risk Officer

Valentine joined the Independent Media group from Grant Thornton where she had been an audit manager.  She sits on a number of subsidiary boards, including Sagarmatha Enterprise Solutions Proprietary Limited, Sagarmatha Group Holdings Proprietary Limited, Sagarmatha Services Proprietary Limited, Sagarmatha Ventures Proprietary Limited and Sagarmatha Investment Holdings Proprietary Limited.

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Alan Ipp – Non-executive

Alan qualified as a chartered accountant in 1969.  He spent several years in business before returning to the auditing profession in 1975.  In 1982, Alan was appointed managing partner of what later became the Cape Town office of PKF, a position which he retained until stepping down in 2009 to become a consultant to the […]

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Aziza Amod – Non-executive

Aziza is a business woman with over 30 years’ experience in import, export and manufacturing.  She currently serves as a director of, amongst others, Sekunjalo Power and Renewable Energy Proprietary Limited, Sekunjalo Oil Trading Proprietary Limited, Sekunjalo Technology Solutions Proprietary Limited, Independent Media Proprietary Limited and Premier Food and Fishing Limited.

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Dr Aisha Pandor – Non-executive

Aisha is co-founder and CEO of SweepSouth Proprietary Limited (“SweepSouth”), Africa’s first online end-to-end platform for booking, managing and paying for home cleaning.  Prior to founding SweepSouth, Aisha worked as a management consultant at Accenture South Africa.    SweepSouth won the SiMODiSA Startup SA pitching prize and later became the first South African startup to be […]

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Harold E. Doley III – Non-executive

Harold E. Doley, III holds a BA from Columbia University and a Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in Industrial and Labour Relations (ILR) from Cornell University.  He co-chairs the MPS council of Cornell’s ILR Alumni Association. Mr Doley is Managing Principal at emerging and frontier markets advisory The Lugano Group Incorporated, which he co-founded in […]

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Dr Sibongiseni Tshotsejane

Sibongiseni has spent time at Google in Silicon Valley and at Ryerson University in Canada conducting research with regard to innovation and internet analytics.  In addition, Sibongiseni has implemented digital analytics tactical plans for large organisations including PruHealth (UK), Santam Limited, Old Mutual Limited, Woolworths Limited, Rand & Bullion Proprietary Limited, Cape Town Activa Proprietary […]

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