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Group directorate

1 PF Nhleko (48)
Group president and CEO

2 DDB Band (64)
Non-executive director

3 RS Dabengwa (50)
Chief operating officer

4 MA Ramphele (60)*
Non-executive director

5 MC Ramaphosa (55)
Non-executive chairman

6 KP Kalyan (53)
Non-executive director

7 RD Nisbet (52)
Group finance director

8 JHN Strydom (69)
Non-executive director

Group directorate

Group directorate

Group directorate


9 AF van Biljon (60)
Non-executive director

10 M JN Njeke (49)
Non-executive director

11 J van Rooyen (58)
Non-executive director

12 AT Mikati (35)
Non-executive director

13 Pl Woicke (65)*
Non-executive director

14 ARH Sharbatly (63)
Non-executive director
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*Resigned 18 March 2008    

1 PF NHLEKO (48)
BSc (Civil Eng), MBA
Year appointed: 2001 as non-executive director
(CEO since 2002)
Executive director

Board committee membership
Chairman of Group executive and steering committee. Attends various board committee meetings ex officio

Other directorships
Director of various companies in the MTN Group. Director of Newshelf 664 (Pty) Limited, Tsogo Sun Kwazulu-Natal (Pty) Limited and Engen Limited.
Non-executive chairman of Worldwide African Investments Holdings (Pty) Limited, the GSMC association and Trustee of the Alpine Trust.

Skills, expertise and experience
Previously a director of Johnnic Holdings Limited, Nedcor Limited, The Bidvest Group Limited, Alexander Forbes Limited and co-founder of Worldwide African Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited. Prior to joining MTN he also served at Standard Corporate Merchant Bank.

2 DDB BAND (64)
BCom, CA(SA)
Year appointed: 2001
Independent non-executive director

Board committee membership
Chairman: nomination, remuneration, human resources and corporate governance committee and member of audit committee

Other directorships
Director of various companies in the MTN Group. Director of Business Against Crime South Africa, Myriad International Holdings BV, The Standard Bank
of South Africa Limited, Standard Bank Group Limited, The Bidvest Group Limited and Tiger Brands Limited.

Skills, expertise and experience
Managing director of CNA Gallo Limited, CEO of The Argus Holdings Group and chairman and CEO of the Premier Group Limited. He also served as a consultant to the capital investments division of Standard Bank and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1967.

3 RS DABENGWA (50)
BSc (Eng), MBA
Year appointed: 2001
Executive director

Board committee membership
Group executive and steering committee and tender committee

Other directorships
Director of various companies in the MTN Group. Director of Newshelf 664 (Pty) Limited and a trustee of the Alpine Trust.

Skills, expertise and experience
Prior to joining MTN, he was employed by Eskom as an executive director responsible for sales, customer service, electrification and distribution technology. Prior to Eskom he worked as a consulting electrical engineer in the building services industry and in the mining and railway sectors.

4 MA RAMPHELE (60)
BCom, MBChB, PhD
Year appointed: 2006
Independent non-executive director

Board committee membership
Risk management and compliance committee

Other directorships
Director of various companies in the MTN Group. Director of Anglo American plc, Business Partners, Edu-Loan, IFA Lethu, Medi-Clinic Corporation
Limited, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Mpilo Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited. A trustee of the Mellon Foundation, Nelson Mandela Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation.

Skills, expertise and experience
Currently the executive chairperson of Circle Capital Ventures and was previously the managing director: human resources development, World Bank
(Washington DC). Before joining the World Bank she was the vice‑chancellor of the University of Cape Town.

Resigned 18 March 2008.

5 MC RAMAPHOSA (55)
BProc, LLD (HC)
Year appointed: 2001 as chairman
Independent non-executive director

Board committee membership
Nomination, remuneration, human resources and corporate governance committee

Other directorships
Director of various companies in the MTN Group. Executive chairman of Shanduka Group (Pty) Ltd. Non-executive chairman of The Bidvest Group Limited. Joint non-executive chairman of Mondi plc and Mondi Limited. Non-executive chairman of SASRIA Limited. Non-executive director of SAB Miller plc, Macsteel Global BV, Alexander Forbes Limited and The Standard Bank Group Limited. Cyril is also a director of Kangra Coal (Pty) Limited, Vancut Diamond Works (Pty) Limited, Assore Limited, Barberton Mines Limited, BDFM, Future Africa Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited, Future Africa Trading (Pty) Limited, Maxshell 80 Investments (Pty) Limited, Rentworks Africa (Pty) Limited, The Association of Black Empowerment in Higher Education, TBWA Hunt Lascaris Holdings (Pty) Limited, Tutuwa Strategic Holdings (Pty) Limited.

Skills, expertise and experience
Founder and executive chairman of Shanduka Group (Pty) Limited. Previously chairman of the Constitutional Assembly and was the only chairman of the specially formed Black Economic Empowerment Commission. He was also a member of parliament, secretary general of the ANC and secretary of the National Union of Mine Workers. Cyril is currently on the national executive committee of the ANC and has also received several honorary doctorates.

6 KP KALYAN (53)
BCom (Law) (Hons) Economic, Senior Executive
Management Programme

Year appointed: 2006
Independent non-executive director

Board committee membership
Nomination, remuneration, human resources and corporate governance committee

Other directorships
Director of South African Business Trust, South African Bank Note Company and South African Mint Company of the South African Reserve Bank, and the UK/SA Business Initiative (London).

Skills, expertise and experience
Senior business development manager at Shell International Exploration Company, Koosum is currently based in London. Prior to that she was senior economist at the Chamber of Mines of South Africa and was an economist at the Electricity Commission of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

7 RD NISBET (52)
BCom, BAcc, CA(SA)
Year appointed: 2001
Executive director

Board committee membership
Group executive and steering committee and tender committee

Other directorships
Director of various companies in the MTN Group. Director of Newshelf 664 (Pty) Limited, SimJon Holdings (Pty) Limited and a trustee of the Alpine Trust.

Skills, expertise and experience
Rob qualified as a chartered accountant in 1981. He previously held financial directorships in both listed and unlisted companies as well as general management positions in engineering and mining companies. They include Mathieson and Ashley, Lennings (Pty) Limited, Stonestreet and Hansen (Pty) Limited.

8 JHN STRYDOM (69)
MCom (Acc), CA(SA)
Year appointed: 2004
Non-executive director

Board committee membership
Audit committee

Other directorships
Director of various companies in the MTN Group. Director of Public Investment Corporation Limited, Growthpoint Properties Limited, Anel Beleggings (Pty) Limited, Cardinal Investments (Pty) Limited, Janrit Beleggings (Pty) Limited, Milaeson Eiendomme (Pty) Limited, Phalalapa (Pty) Limited, Solly Investments (Pty) Limited, Strydoms Incorporated, Union Discounting Corporation (Pty) Limited and Woody Sue Beleggings (Pty) Limited.

Skills, expertise and experience
Jan is a registered auditor and a founding partner of Strydoms Incorporated Chartered Accountants (SA), a firm specialising in business valuations, litigation
support and forensic investigations. He is also a senior member of the Special Income Tax Court for taxation appeals.

9 AF VAN BILJON (60)
BCom, CA(SA), MBA
Year appointed: 2002
Independent non-executive director

Board committee membership
Chairman: audit committee

Other directorships
Director of various companies in the MTN Group. Director of Hans Merensky Foundation and Hans Merensky Holdings (Pty) Limited.

Skills, expertise and experience
Alan has held the position of group financial director with Truworths Limited, The Greatermans Checkers Group, Sun International and The Standard Bank
Group from 1975 to 2002. In 2002, he established a specialised financial services company under the name of Van Biljon & Associates.

10 MJN NJEKE (49)
BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA(SA), H Dip Tax Law
Year appointed: 2006
Independent non-executive director

Board committee membership
Audit committee and risk management and compliance committee

Other directorships
Director of various companies in the MTN Group. Director of Kagiso Trust Investments (Pty) Limited, Kagiso Asset Management (Pty) Limited, Kagiso Financial Services Limited, Kagiso Hedged Trading, Kagiso Media Limited, Kagiso Property Holdings (Pty) Limited, Kagiso Securities Limited, Kagiso Treasury Services (Pty) Limited, Kagiso Trust Enterprises (Pty) Limited, Kagiso Ventures (Pty) Limited, Business Against Crime South Africa, Compass Group (SA)
(Pty) Limited, Foster Wheeler South Africa (Pty) Limited, Infrastructure Finance Corporation Limited, Lengau Logisitics (Pty) Limited, Mittal Steel Limited,
Izinyoni Holdings (Pty) Limited, Ivolve Procurement& Rental Partner, Metropolitan Health Group, Metropolitan Holdings Limited, NM Rothschild and Sons (SA) (Pty) Limited, Pareto Limited, PSU Revenue Management trading as PSU International, RTG Fleet Services (Pty) Limited, Resilient Property Income Fund Limited, Serengeti Properties (Pty) Limited, Salvage Management and Disposal (SMD).

Skills, expertise and experience
Johnson is the deputy chairman of Kagiso Media Limited. He served as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a past chairman of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

11 J VAN ROOYEN (58)
BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
Year appointed: 2006
Independent non-executive director

Board committee membership
Chairman: risk management and compliance committee and member of audit committee

Other directorships
Director of various companies in the MTN Group. Director of SAB&T Ubuntu Limited, Pick ‘n Pay Stores Limited, FCB Harlow Butler (Pty) Limited, Uranus
Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited, Uranus Financial Services (Pty) Limited, Leshume Solutions (Pty) Limited, Uranus Management Group (Pty) Limited,
Global Mandate Consulting (Pty) Limited, Uranus Consultancy (Pty) Limited, Oracle Compliance (Pty) Limited, Jeff van Rooyen Investments (Pty) Limited.
Trustee of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation.

Skills, expertise and experience
Jeff is a founder member and CEO of Uranus Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited and previously served as CEO of the Financial Services Board. He is also a founder member and former president of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants (ABASA) and was chairperson of the Public Accountants and Auditors Board in 1995.

12 AT MIKATI (35)
BSc
Year appointed: 2006
Non-executive director

Board committee membership
None

Other directorships
CEO of M1 Group Limited, an international investment group with a strong focus on the telecommunications industry. A director on all M1 Group subsidiary boards as well as Easy Dial, EZ-Link, B-Pro Limited, B-Jet Limited, Horizon Global Services, IMC, Interserve, Mint Trading, Unioil.

Skills, expertise and experience
While completing his BSc in the United States, Azmi founded T-One, a telecoms company providing longdistance services between the United States and other international destinations. He became CEO of Investcom and, under his leadership, sales grew from USD30 million to USD1 billion, over less than seven
years. At 33, he was the youngest CEO of a Middle Eastern publicly traded company.

13 PL WOICKE (65)
BCom
Year appointed: 2006
Independent non-executive director

Board committee membership
Nomination, remuneration, human resources and corporate governance committee and risk management and compliance committee.

Other directorships
Director of various companies in the MTN Group. Director of Anglo American plc, Raiffeisen International Bank Holding AG, Plug Power and Aldwych Holdings Limited.

Skills, expertise and experience
Peter is the former managing director of the World Bank and prior to that the managing director and CEO of JP Morgan Asia Pacific. Resigned 18 March 2008.

14 ARH SHARBATLY (63)
Year appointed: 2006
Independent non-executive director

Board committee membership
None

Other directorships
Director of Riyad Bank in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Company for Hardware, Marketing Services and Commercial Projects Operation Company as well as Saudi Arabian Refinery Company and South Valley Cement factory. He is also the chairman of Arabian International Corporation, Saudi Arabian Marketing
and Agencies Company Limited and Golden Pyramids Plaza Company.

Skills, expertise and experience
Sheikh Sharbatly is a well-respected businessman in the Middle East and a co-founder of Citystars Development.