Executive committee

  • Dominic Malentsha Sewela

    Dominic Malentsha Sewela 53

    Chief executive

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    Qualifications: BSc Chemical Engineering

    Profile: Dominic rejoined Barloworld in 2007 as chief executive officer to the Equipment division South Africa. In 2014 he was promoted to chief operating officer of Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa and thereafter chief executive officer of Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa. He joined the board on 19 March 2014 and was subsequently appointed deputy chief executive effective 1 March 2016. From 1 October 2016, Dominic became the chief executive designate of Barloworld. Prior to joining Barloworld, Dominic was deputy managing director of Afgri Limited. On 8 February 2017 Dominic was appointed chief executive of Barloworld Limited.

    Nationality: South African

  • Donald Gert Wilson

    Donald Gert Wilson 61

    Finance director

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    Qualifications: BCom, CTA, CA(SA)

    Profile: Donald rejoined Barloworld as finance director in 2006 and was appointed to the Barloworld board in September 2006. Previously he was executive director – finance at Sappi Limited.

    Nationality: South African

  • Chris Wierenga

    Chris Wierenga 42

    Group executive: Strategy and M&A

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    Qualifications: BCompt

    Profile: Chris joined Barloworld in 1998 and has held various roles in strategy at the group and divisional levels. He has been directly involved in M&A activity in the Automotive division over the last 10 years and also supported various transactions in the Logistics business. Prior to his current position, Chris was the CE of the Digital Disposal Solutions business in the Automotive division.

    Nationality: South African


  • Emmy Leeka

    Emmy Leeka 48

    CEO: Equipment Southern Africa

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    Qualifications: BSc Engineering Metallurgy and Materials (Wits), Postgraduate diploma in Business Administration (De Montfort University)

    Profile: Emmy has held the position of CEO for Barloworld Equipment South Africa since 1 October 2012, which equates to 60% of the southern African business. His career stretches over various commodities and disciplines in the industry. Emmy was previously the CEO of Hernic Ferrochrome, having previously held senior executive roles at Anglo American and BHP Billiton.

    Nationality: South African

  • Hilary Wilton

    Hilary Wilton 62

    Group executive: Legal

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    Qualifications: BCom, MBA, FCII

    Profile: Hilary joined Barloworld in 2003 as head of insurance. Her portfolio has grown over the past 13 years to include global responsibility for legal, risk, internal audit, ethics and compliance, the group’s ethics tip-off line, the Barloworld Medical Scheme and the Barloworld retirement fund, part of the Old Mutual SuperFund.

    Nationality: South African

  • Kamogelo Mmutlana

    Kamogelo Mmutlana 44

    CEO: Logistics

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    Qualifications: BTech; MAP

    Profile: Kamogelo, a qualified industrial engineer, with 21 years of senior business executive experience in operations and management in varied sectors including Logistics, Industrial, Automotive, Food Services, Hospitality, Rail and Post Service, 18 years of which were in senior and executive management roles with blue chip companies. In his role as CEO, Kamogelo is responsible for driving further growth, in line with our group-wide growth ambitions, in the Logistics business.

    Nationality: South African


  • Keith Rankin

    Keith Rankin 48

    CEO: Automotive

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    Qualifications: BCom (Hons)

    Profile: Keith joined Barloworld in 2004 when Avis Southern Africa was bought by Barloworld. He started his career at Avis in 1998 and was appointed as chief executive for Avis Car Rental Southern Africa in 2004. In 2007 he was appointed as chief executive for Barloworld Automotive – Car Rental that included the southern Africa and Scandinavian operations. Keith was appointed chief executive Barloworld Automotive on 1 March 2015.

    Nationality: South African

  • Gugu Sepamla

    Gugu Sepamla 47

    Group executive: Corporate Affairs

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    Qualifications: Gugu is a journalist by training from Durban University of Technology MAP from Wits Business School. MA – IE School of Human Sciences and Technology: Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy programme (Graduate in July 2019) Harvard University: Public Policy (2012) Yale University: Leadership and Public Policy (2014) INSEAD Business School: COL 2017 Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore: Leadership and Public Policy (2017)

    Profile: She was Managing Director for Public Policy and Strategy at Barclays Africa. Prior to this, she headed up the Strategy and Emerging Markets division at Ernst & Young and served as Group Corporate Affairs Director at the Public Investment Corporation, (PIC). She has a 20-year track record in financial services, strategy and public affairs. Appointed 01 October 2018.

    Nationality: South African

  • Lesibana Ledwaba

    Lesibana Ledwaba 52

    Group executive: Insurance and Risk

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    Qualifications: BCom (Vista University), Certificate in tax from UNISA and MBA (University of the Witwatersrand), Fellow FCA (Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales)

    Profile: Lesibana joined Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa in June 2012 in the role of divisional director for strategy, risk and sustainability. He assumed operational responsibility for operations in Malawi and for the joint venture in Zimbabwe from 2013. Lesibana transferred to Barloworld Corporate Office in October 2017, where he is currently employed in the role of deputy group executive for risk, legal and insurance.

    Nationality: South African


  • Funke Ighodaro

    Funke Ighodaro 55

    Executive director

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    Qualifications:BSc. (Hons), FCA (England and Wales)

    Profile: Funke Ighodaro, was appointed as an executive director of the board and CFO-designate of the company with effect from 1 October 2018. She previously served as the group CFO of Tiger Brands Limited, Primedia Limited and as executive director of Kagiso Trust Investments and managing director of its private equity interests. She has served as an independent non-executive director of Datatec Limited, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Members’ Advisory Board for Africa and UAC of Nigeria Limited as well as audit committee chairman and independent non-executive director of Massmart Limited and Transaction Capital Limited.

    Nationality: Nigerian, British

  • Quinton McGeer

    Quinton McGeer 53

    CEO: Equipment Russia

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    Qualifications: Chartered Accountant

    Profile: Quinton joined Barloworld Automotive in August 1992 as financial manager in Motor Retail. In 2003 he was appointed as financial director of Barloworld Equipment’s International operations based in London, United Kingdom. In May 2008 he was appointed as deputy general director of Barloworld Equipment´s operations in Russia and in July 2012 was appointed as general director for Barloworld’s Russian business.

    Nationality: South African

  • Tantaswa Fubu

    Tantaswa Fubu 44

    Group executive: Human Capital

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    Qualifications: CA(SA), Postgraduate diploma in Accounting, BAdmin (Hons), Higher diploma in banking law, Certificate of proficiency in short-term insurance

    Profile: Tantaswa has worked for KPMG SA where she was executive head: people (HR) and transformation. She is a chartered accountant with qualifications in industrial psychology, accounting, banking and finance. She has also served as national president at the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA). In addition, Tantaswa has previously worked for Standard Bank and Nkonki Inc and serves as a non-executive director on a number of boards.

    Nationality: South African


  • Andiswa Thandeka Ndoni

    Andiswa Thandeka Ndoni 51

    Company secretary

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    Qualifications: BProc, LLB, global executive development programme (GIBS), certificate in corporate governance

    Profile: Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Former company secretary and legal counsel for Basil Read, former member of the Judicial Services Commission and sits on the Competition Tribunal as a part-time member. She has over 20 years’ experience as attorney and eight as company secretary. Andiswa was appointed company secretary on 1 September 2018.

    Nationality: South African