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  1. 1. “South Africa – Alive with Possibility” Sunday, June 13 – Tuesday June 15, 2004 LIST OF DELEGATES Company Name/Website Mission Member/Title Profile Abambo Systems (Pty) Ltd. Vuyo Mkhize Provides data management services in the Information Technology field. Involves all Chief Executive Officer aspects of data management; from storage to database (design, development, roll- out and maintenance). Mkhize, an expert in Oracle database technology and SQL, is responsible for the overall company strategic direction, resources management, business development and project management. Absa Corporate and Merchant Bank Robert Emslie Dedicated to providing a wide range of innovative, integrated solutions to a range of Managing Executive corporate and institutional clients through a variety of distribution channels. Activities include corporate, financial and investment banking services to Absa Group's wholesale clients. African Bank Tamsanqa (Tami) Sokutu Publicly quoted, bank-controlling company listed on the JSE. Activities include Managing Director: Retail lending operations, insurance underwriting, managing the collection and rehabilitation of clients in arrears, and managing the collections on the written-off books. Sokutu has a great wealth of political and managerial experience. African Rainbow Minerals Rick Menell Founded in 1997, is the fifth largest gold producer in South Africa. Owns and Deputy Chairman operates 13 Gold Mining Shafts in South Africa. A mining company that principally operates in the ferrous, base, and precious metals sectors. In 2004 the company sold its Avgold Limited subsidiary to Harmony Gold, which in turn holds about 35% of African Rainbow Minerals. Trained as a geologist, Menell, in 1999 was elected president of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa. He is also chairman of The South African Tourism Board, a director of The Standard Bank Group Limited, Telkom Limited, Harmony Gold Limited and Mutual & Federal Insurance Company Limited. Trustee of the National Business Trust. African Rainbow Minerals Patrice Motsepe Not just a major provider of life insurance, retirement annuities, savings products, Investments (ARM) representing Chairman unit trusts and trust services, but provides intelligent investment and risk products to Sanlam South African group funds and schemes. Goal is to be a group of businesses
  2. 2. List Of Delegates cont’d Company Name/Website Mission Member/Title Profile focused on building, preserving and growing wealth for all our clients. Motsepe, in 1994, founded Future Mining (Proprietary) Limited which grew rapidly to become a competitive contract mining company. Designated by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a “Global Leader of Tomorrow”. Afrocentric Design (Pty) Ltd. Jabu Stone Stone, independent entrepreneur of arts and hair products fame. Successful owner Chief Executive Officer of Jabu Stone Salons, who operates salons nationally, specializing in dread locks. Manufactures “Jabu Stone Natural Hair Cair” products for natural hair and dread locks. Known as “Mr. Dreads” because of his dedication and vigorous pursuance of the African identity through the promotion of braids and African locks amongst African people. Airports Company of South Africa – Monhla Hlahla Largest airports authority in Africa, owns and operates South Africa's nine principal (ACSA) Managing Director airports, including the three major international airports at Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, handling more than 200 000 aircraft landings and 10 million departing passengers annually. Proactive in the promotion of tourism and facilitation of economic growth, job creation as well as protection of the environment. Hlahla, took over the reigns on 1 November 2001, continuously emphasizing that South Africa must take pride in the country’s internationally competitive airports. Committed to increasing both cargo and passenger traffic through the country’s airports. Anglo American plc Mike Spicer Global leader in the mining and natural resource sectors. It has significant and Executive Director focused interests in gold, platinum, diamonds, coal, base metals, ferrous metals and industries, industrial minerals and paper and packaging, as well as financial and technological strength. Operations and developments in Africa, Europe, South and North America and Australia. Arivia.kom Nku Nyembezi-Heita Leading South African IT company operating throughout Africa, with the proven Chairperson ability to implement customized, integrated IT solutions and provide services at whichever global location clients may specify. Nyembezi-Heita is the CEO of Alliance Capital, the local subsidiary of the New York based global investment management company since July 1998. Batho Bonke Leslie Maasdorp Means “all the people”. A broad-based black economic empowerment grouping, put Chief Executive Officer together by a three-member team - Tokyo Sexwale, Leslie Maasdorp and Nthobi Angel; led by Tokyo Sexwale and owns 10% of an enlarged share capital of Absa. Maasdorp is an adviser to the U.S. investment bank, Goldman Sachs. City of Johannesburg (Jo’burg) Pascal Moloi Johannesburg generates 16% of South Africa's GDP and employs 12% of the City Manager national workforce; has a financial, municipal, roads and telecommunications Lael Bethlehem infrastructure that matches leading first world cities, yet the cost of living is far lower. 2 of 8
  3. 3. List Of Delegates cont’d Company Name/Website Mission Member/Title Profile Thokozani Thwala Moloi is the first city manager of Johannesburg appointed on April 1 2001. During Mandy Jean Woods his office, the establishment of Jo'burg as one geopolitical entity as well as 12 city- Director: Marketing and owned companies occurred. Tourism Coega Development Corporation Moss Ngoasheng The licensed operator of South Africa’s first industrial zone – the Coega Industrial (Pty) Ltd. Chairman of the Board Development Zone. The multi-billion rand initiative includes the newest deepwater Port in Africa. The development is generally referred to as the Coega Project, and forms part of the South African Government’s economic strategy to improve the international competitiveness of South Africa as an investment destination. Ngoasheng is currently the executive chairman of an investment company, Safika Holdings (Pty) Ltd. - a company he co-founded in 1993. Continental –MECO Peter Davidson One of Southern Africa’s pre-eminent manufacturers and suppliers of belt conveyor Director components and equipment for a diverse range of industries and applications for below and above ground, horizontal through to vertical, material handling systems. It is now also an “Empowerment” organization having entered into an empowerment deal with Peter Davidson, chairperson of Sebenza Mining, the first black-owned and managed mining company in South Africa. Mr Davidson is now a significant shareholder and Director of the Company. Department of Trade & Industry Lionel October Serves the economic citizens of South Africa, by focusing on the development of DDG competitive and sustainable economic activity, striving towards a better life for all. October, for his expertise and experience in areas vital to the development of Black Economic Empowerment policy in South Africa, was chosen to be a member of Black Economic Empowerment task team which will finalize legislation and devise the guidelines outlined in the Black Economic Empowerment strategy. Distell Andre Steyn A South African alcoholic beverage company that markets approximately 15m Director, Corporate cases of wine, over 40% of all spirits and over 50% of the flavored alcoholic Affairs beverages sold in Southern Africa. Brands range from the classic Nederburg, Oude Meester and Plaisir de Merle to the innovative cream liqueur Amarula, ciders Savanna and Hunter's and include well-established labels such as Klipdrift, Tassenberg, Sedgwick's Old Brown Sherry, Chateau Libertas and Graca. Steyn is a qualified attorney with experience in the liquor industry since 1978. Embassy of South Africa Barbara Masakela Masekela appointed by President Mbeki as Ambassador to the United States of Ambassador of South America in June 2003. Formerly Ambassador to the Republic of France and to Africa to the U.S. UNESCO in 1995 appointed by President Mandela. Johnny Brown Minister, Counselor 3 of 8
  4. 4. List Of Delegates cont’d Company Name/Website Mission Member/Title Profile Enserve Malose Ledwaba Provider of engineering and technical services to the petrochemical, mining, Director infrastructure and heavy industries. Offers expertise in the supply, engineering design, manufacture and maintenance of manual and actuated valves and associated products, control valves, maintenance of pumps, monitoring of fugitive emissions, and maintenance management. Lebwaba joined Enserve in 2000 where he joined forces that resulted in the establishment of Enserve KwaZulu Natal (Pty) Ltd. (later renamed Enserve Engineering Services Proprietary Limited). This earned new business including the refurbishment of mechanical valves at PetroSA and being a preferred service provider of valves for many companies. Gauteng Economic Development Charles Jonker Created to promote economic growth and encourage new investment in Gauteng, Agency (GEDA) Chief Executive Officer while maximizing opportunities for skills transfer and job creation. In the financial year 2002/3 GEDA introduced R1.5 billion worth of new investment into Gauteng. Jonker, during the last five years has introduced project investment opportunities to 45 countries across the globe. The new investment has GEDA being nominated for two consecutive years as a “major player in Gauteng for successful overall economic development”. During 2002/03 Jonker was nominated by the TOP 300 companies as one of the “Top 10 Business Personalities of the year” in South Africa. Goldman Sachs International Colin Coleman Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment Managing Director – management firm. South Africa Grintek Zoli Kunene Contractor and supplier of electronics-related products and services to the Chairman, Grintek Ltd. telecommunications, mining, avionics, defense, air traffic control, security and power utilities markets in the RSA and selected export markets, making the group a technological leader in the South African electronics industry. Kunene is also the Chairman of Kunene Technology Limited, a listed investment holding company, and a director of various companies including 3 C Telecoms Holding Company for Cell C, Cellsaf, Engineering Council of South Africa, and Swedish Match (Tobacco Company). Imbani Group Joel Mokgohlwa Started as a property development and construction group in 1977 with currently an Director order book and turnover in excess of R1.0 billion per annum. Involve in different phases of industrial projects and operations - exploration and development, planning and coordination, structuring and financing, implementation and management, including refurbishment, closure and rehabilitation. Mokgohlwa has over 20 years of technical and commercial experience in the mining and heavy engineering industries, particularly in project development and operations management. Industrial Development Corporation 4 of 8
  5. 5. List Of Delegates cont’d Company Name/Website Mission Member/Title Profile of South Africa Ltd. (IDC) Raisibe Morathi Self-financing, national development finance institution (DFI), established in 1940, CIO focusing on contributing to economic growth, industrial development and economic empowerment through its financing activities to entrepreneurs engaged in competitive industries. Evolved from being a leading industrial player at national and regional (SADC) levels to being the first South African DFI to have its mandate extended to the rest of the African continent. International Marketing Council of Wendy Luhabe Chairperson Establishment of a brand for South Africa which positions the country in terms of its South Africa (Head of Delegation) investment and credit worthiness, exports, tourism and international relations Yvonne Johnston objectives, using the cooperation of government departments, public entities, the Chief Executive Officer private sector and the non-governmental sector. Aims to positively influence perceptions about the country to encourage Trade, Tourism and Investment, so that we help create a better place for all South Africans to live in. Luhabe was featured in a Sunday Times survey as one of South Africa’s 20 most powerful women and in 1999 honored as one of 50 Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World. In January 2000 she was featured as one of the likely candidates for Presidency. Author of Defining Moments and founder of the Wendy Luhabe Foundation. Johnston has worked in the advertising and marketing industry for over twenty years as a Media Director of leading advertising agencies. A leading communication strategist and has played a major role in the training and teaching of strategic media skills in the industry. Johannesburg Securities Exchange Russell Loubser Provides secure and efficient primary and secondary capital markets across a Chief Executive Officer diverse range of instruments, supported by cost-effective services. Loubser joined JSE as Executive President designate in 1997; became CEO in 2000 and has been responsible for the fundamental strategic repositioning of the JSE, including its pioneering agreements with the London Stock Exchange and FTSE as well as the acquisition of the South African Futures Exchange (SAFEX) by the JSE. KWV Fran Du Plessis KWV is a producer, marketer and distributor of alcoholic products on the local and Naspers Director international markets. Naspers is a multinational media group with its principal operations in pay-television and internet subscriber platforms, print media, book publishing, private education and technology markets. Activities are conducted through subsidiaries, joint ventures and associated companies. Du Plessis is an advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa and a chartered accountant. She is also the author and co-author of several books on taxation. Specializes in taxation, trusts and estate planning, management training courses, foreign exchange transactions and the structuring of property transactions. National African Federated Chamber Sipho Mseleku The National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a member of Commerce and Industry S.A. – Chief Executive Officer organization, focused on working together, connecting business and influencing NAFCOC decisions. Through key business linkages and facilitation initiatives, NAFCOC 5 of 8
  6. 6. List Of Delegates cont’d Company Name/Website Mission Member/Title Profile supports the development and growth of its members, backed by a comprehensive range of business support services. Mseleku appointed as CEO in January 2004, currently represents Nafcoc and organized business in Nedlac Management Committee and the Nedlac Executive Council; also served as member of the management committee and Executive Council of the Black Business Council and has been part of the technical committee that negotiated for the establishment of CHAMSA. Puisano Systems Lesedi Rakgokong Supplier of a variety of quality technology and services in the telecommunications Director industry, in Southern Africa and the rest of Africa. Rakgokong has experience in personnel, project & quality management, finance and purchasing. Sappi Limited Andre Oberholzer Global business focusing on high quality branded coated fine paper, with Head, Corporate Affairs manufacturing assets in eight countries on three continents, and customers in over 100 countries. Total paper capacity of 4.3 million metric tons, representing 83% of group sales and 66% of group operating income, contributing US$190 million in 2003. Solsan Communication Shola Ajay Broadcasting and Telecommunications Ventures PTY Chief Executive Officer South African Revenue Pravin Gordhan Optimizes revenue yield, facilitates trade and enlists new tax contributors by Service (SARS) Commissioner promoting awareness of the obligation to voluntarily comply with South African tax and customs laws, and providing a quality and responsive service to the public. Gordhan was appointed as Commissioner for the SARS in November 1999 with the important task, amongst others, to transform South Africa’s Customs and Revenue administration - a strategic government institution. The appointment was on the basis of his proven track record in South Africa’s democratic transition and his ability to encourage all stakeholders to support his transformation initiatives. In 1994, became a Member of Parliament as a representative for the African National Congress. He was elected as Chairperson of the Parliamentary Constitutional Committee, which had oversight over the implementation of the new constitutional order. At the same time, played a leading role in drafting the present constitution of the democratic South Africa. Led the process of formulating a new policy framework for local government transformation. South African Reserve Bank Daniel Mminele Central bank of the Republic of South Africa for the achievement and maintenance Head, Financial of financial stability. Mminele was appointed Head of Financial Markets Department Markets Department in April 2003 where he manages the Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves within the Reserve Bank, implements monetary policy, conducts market operations, provides treasury services to the government and other clients, facilitates the 6 of 8
  7. 7. List Of Delegates cont’d Company Name/Website Mission Member/Title Profile effective functioning of the domestic financial markets and provides financial markets information for policy input purposes to the Bank’s top management. South Africa Tourism (Satour) Cheryl Carolus The official international marketing organization of South Africa as a tourist Chief Executive Officer destination. It markets South Africa's scenic beauty, diverse wildlife, kaleidoscope Moeketsi Mosola of cultures and heritages, the great outdoors, sport and adventure opportunities, Themba Khumalo eco-tourism and conference facilities. Carolus was one of only two women Liz Sheridan privileged to be part of the newly-released Nelson Mandela’s post-Apartheid negotiating team between 1990 and 1994. South African Wine and Spirits Board Standard Bank Saki Macozoma Leader in banking technology in South Africa. Deliver services through more than Deputy Chairman 1,000 points of representation. Also services 17 sub-Saharan countries and 20 countries on other continents, including the key financial centers of Europe, the United States and Asia. Telkom S.A. Sizwe Nxasana Leading integrated communications operator providing land and wireless services Chief Executive Officer throughout South Africa. Nxasana was appointed CEO in 1998. He is the vice- Amanda Singleton chairman of the SA Revenue Service Board, chairman of the Telkom Foundation Shawn McKenzie Board, and on the boards of Telkom Directory Services, Vodacom Group, Vodacom, SBC International FirstRand Bank, Zenex Trust, Zenex Foundation and Business Against Crime. Thandi Wines (Pty) Ltd. Mohseen Valli Moosa Wines; Mining and its related value chain. Moosa is a qualified attorney and has Chief Executive Officer been an Ex Senator and Member of Parliament between 1994 and 2003. Now leads his own company in the agricultural sector, mining and process engineering and health-care. Thebe Investments Vusi Khanyile Invests in and actively manages businesses delivering innovative and relevant Chairman products and services, thus contributing to uplifting the people. Khanyile started his working career in the finance division of Anglo American Corporation and ran his own finance company. Has been Chairman of the Educational Development Trust since its formation in 1989, founding Chairman of the National Education Coordinating Committee (“NECC”) from 1985 to 1989, and the Organizing Secretary of the Soweto Civic Association in the mid eighties. Trade & Investment Limpopo Amos Shiburi Official investment and trade promotion and facilitation agency of the Limpopo General Manager Provincial Government. The leading business development network for local Joe Mathebula companies seeking international expansion or new markets in Africa, while to the Chief Executive overseas investor offering an effective platform and springboard to enter the Mpho Mnguni Limpopo Province, South Africa and the rest of Africa. Mathebula has international 7 of 8
  8. 8. List Of Delegates cont’d Company Name/Website Mission Member/Title Profile Marketing Officer exposure, having led numerous trade and investment delegations to Asia, Europe and the Americas. U.S. Department of Commerce Johnny Brown Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs – Southern Africa Wines of South Africa Su Birch Not-for-profit organization that represents all South African producers of wine who Chief Executive Officer export their products. It is totally independent of any producer, wholesaling company and any government department. Recognized as an Export Council. Birch has been CEO since May 2000; started her career in market research and moved into advertising, holding senior client service positions. Wipcapital (Proprietary) Limited Gloria Serobe Activities comprise an integrated advisory business and a specialized funds Chief Executive Officer management business. Serobe was appointed CEO in 2001 and is one of the 4 founders of Women Investment Portfolio Holdings (WIPHOLD). Wip Holdings Louisa Mojela Performs investment activities; financial advisory services and infrastructure Chief Executive Officer initiatives. Mojela is one of the founders and Group CEO of Women Investment Portfolio Holdings Limited (WIPHOLD). In 2000 was selected as one of 40 women from different continents and countries as “The leading Women Entrepreneur of the World”. 8 of 8