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Directors

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Ronald Stuart Napier (87)

Chairman of the Board of Directors (Independent Non-Executive)

Group Audit and Risk Committee Member
Group Nominations Committee Chairman
Group Remuneration Committee Chairman
Group Social and Ethics Committee Member

Ronnie is a former senior partner of law firm Webber Wentzel, having spent over 50 years practising law. He presently is an executive consultant to the firm having retired as a partner in 2001. Ronnie was the general representative for Lloyd's of London in South Africa for a period of 21 years and also served on the Board of the South African Insurance Association for 20 years having held the position of Chairman for 12 of those years. He is the current Chairman of the Insurance Crime Bureau, Chairman of the Fire Protection Association of South Africa, Chairman of Sunderland Marine Insurance Company and a Board member of Business Against Crime. Ronnie holds a MA (Oxon) degree.

Melvyn Lubega (33)

Non-exectuve Director (Independent Non-Executive)

Group Investment Committee Member
Group Nominations Committee Member


Melvyn is an experienced entrepreneur and investor having successfully built and exited businesses that serve customers around the world. He has been in senior investment roles for over a decade. Melvyn is a board member of both investment companies and operating companies, including as an Investment Committee and Audit and Risk Committee member of Adcorp Holdings Limited (JSE:ADR).

He is a referenced thought leader and invited speaker both abroad and locally on investing and digital transformation amongst others. He has been listed by Forbes for his achievements in business.

Melvyn is an actuary by training, holding an undergraduate degree from the University of Cape Town where he was an Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellow. He has postgraduate degrees from the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Nonzukiso (Zukie) Siyotula (38)

Non-Executive Director (Independent Non-Executive)

Group Audit and Risk Committee Chairperson
Group Social and Ethics Committee Chairperson
Group Remuneration Committee Member

Zukie is the former Chief Executive Officer of Thebe Investment Corporation and holds a CA(SA), ACMA, MBA and completed executive programmes from Harvard, Insead and Oxford. She has been recognized as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a Tutu Fellow. She currently serves on the board of Bidvest Group Limited, Wescoal Holdings Limited and Taste Holdings Limited, amongst others. Zukie will be appointed as a member of the Risk and Audit board sub-committees.

Adrian John Maizey (48)

Non-Executive Director

Group Investment Committee Chairman

Adrian is a partner at Protea Asset Management LLC (“Protea”). He has extensive experience in managing investment firms focused on controlling ownership stakes in both private and public companies. Before joining Protea, Adrian was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Leonard Green & Partners, LP, a Los Angeles based private equity firm. Prior to that, Adrian was a partner at Redbird Capital Partners LLC, a New York City based private equity firm. Adrian also formerly held the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of ESL Investments, Inc, a well-known value investment fund. Adrian was the CEO and founder of Rand Group, LLC which provided advisory services to investment firms and high-net worth family offices. Adrian was Chief Financial Officer of Motherrock LP, an energy derivatives hedge fund. Adrian spent a decade with Deloitte & Touche LLP (“Deloitte”) serving primarily the investment management and energy derivatives industries as a management consultant. Adrian holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (2003) and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with distinction in Accounting from the University of Nebraska (1996). He is a certified public accountant and a Non-Executive Director of Conduit and Taste Holdings.

Leo Chih Hao Chou (42)

Non-Executive Director

Group Investment Committee Member
Group Remuneration Committee Member

Leo is the Executive Chairman of Sygma Investment & Consulting Proprietary Limited, a private investment company based in Cape Town with holdings in international brand distribution, retail, niche logistics and investments in marketable securities and treasury management. Leo has over 15 years of investment and capital allocation experience.

Leo previously served as Chairman and CEO of Snowball Wealth, a privately held investment company, which was sold to Conduit Capital Limited.

Leo obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa. He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of Taste Holdings Limited.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Sean Michael Riskowitz (37)

Chief Executive Officer

Group Investment Committee Member
Group Social and Ethics Committee Member

Sean is a founder of Midbrook Lane Proprietary Limited, a private investment company. He is the founder and managing member of Riskowitz Capital Management LLC (the General Partner of the Riskowitz Value Fund LP) and the Managing Member of Protea Asset Management LLC, and investment management business, both of which entities are incorporated in the United States of America. Sean has over a decade of formal investment industry experience. Sean holds a BCom (Finance) degree WITS. Sean became the Chief Executive Officer of Conduit Capital in July 2015.

Bianca Yan (38)

Financial Director

Bianca studied at the University of the Witwatersrand, after which she completed her articles at Grant Thornton and holds a CA(SA). In 2010 Bianca joined the Conduit Capital Group and fulfilled the role of Head of Finance and is a director on the boards of companies within the Group. She was appointed as the Financial Director of Conduit Capital Group in February 2021.