Telkom South Africa have appointed five new independent non-executive directors to the board of directors with immediate effect as it moves towards appointing a Group Chief Executive.
The new appointments bring the total number of board members at Telkom to 14 who will now focus on the recruitment process to replace Chief Executive Nombulelo Moholi who resigned and is continuing to serve the company during her notice period.
The new board members are Susan Botha, Dr Clive Adrian Fynn, Khanyisile Kweyama, Fagmeedah Petersen and Louis Leon Von Zeuner.
Jabu Mabuza, Chairman of Telkom said: “It is heartening for me that people of this stature and calibre are able to give of their experience to the company, to return it to its glory days of delivering superior service to its customers.
“It is encouraging that in just a few weeks we have made significant strides in addressing the issues of leadership and government’s relationship with Telkom,” Mabuza said.
Along with the announcement Telkom released the profiles of each new board member:
Ms Susan Botha has obtained Bachelor of Economics Honours from the University of Stellenbosch. She is currently the Chancellor of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, and was previously an Executive Director of MTN Group Limited and Absa Bank Limited.
Ms Botha is currently the Chairman of Curro Holdings Limited. Other board memberships include Tiger Brands Limited, Imperial Holdings Limited and Famous Brands Limited.
Clive Adrian Fynn
Dr Fynn has obtained a PhD (Entrepreneurship) from the University of Pretoria and a Masters degree in Business Management from the University of Sheffield, UK. He is currently the Managing Director and Senior V P of Global Alliances.
Khanyisile Kweyama obtained a Masters degree in Management from the University of Witwatersrand. She is currently Head of Anglo American Southern Africa Limited.
Fagmeedah Petersen has a Bachelor of Business Science (Actuarial Science) from the University of Cape Town and is a fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa. Currently, she is an Investment Expert Trustee of the Government Employee Pension Fund and Acting Chief Investment Officer of Eskom Pension and Provident Fund.
Louis Leon Von Zeuner
Louis Leon Von Zeuner obtained a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Stellenbosch and holds several international qualifications. He is currently the Deputy Group Chief Executive of Absa Bank Limited.