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Board of Directors

Raymond Ndlovu

Raymond Ndlovu

Chairperson

Raymond has garnered extensive corporate and entrepreneurial experience in various fields in the financial services industry, including investment banking, asset management, and stockbroking, since 1998. He has held senior management positions with several organizations, namely Prodigy Asset Management, Metropolitan Life, and Standard Chartered Merchant Bank. He co-founded and was CEO of an institutional stockbroking firm, Noah, for ten years until July 2011.

In 2013, Raymond joined the venture investment division of the Remgro group, Invenfin, as an investment executive, before being reassigned to the parent company, Remgro Limited.

He holds a B Business Studies (Honours) from University of Zimbabwe.

Simon Chimutsotso

Simon Chimutsotso

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Simon is a seasoned accountant with extensive executive experience gained from managerial positions held in various companies in the SADC region. He carries a huge exposure in building telecommunication infrastructures in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and South Africa.

Simon holds a BCom Accounting honours degree from National University of Science and Technology (Zimbabwe), Successful Management Certificate from SMI (USA) and Certificate in Financial Management from Edufin Training & Consultancy (Zimbabwe). He is a fellow member of Institute of Directors Southern Africa, Institute of Directors Zimbabwe, and CEO Africa Round Table.

Kobus Boshoff

Kobus Boshoff

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

Kobus is highly experienced in evaluating the technical, marketing, and financial feasibility of new products and processes and new business ventures. His experience covers a wide range of projects and included feasibility assessments, identification of partners and packaging of investment projects for investors, project developers, entrepreneurs, government departments and financiers.

He has wide experience in sector industry and value chain studies various industry sectors such as the food, beverage, and agriculture sectors, power generation and distribution, renewable energy industry, plastic, and steel industries, and vehicle (automotive) industries in South Africa. He has identified business opportunities in the energy and power sector in South Africa for multinational investors and companies, such as Toshiba and Absa Capital and has also identified renewable energy projects in South Africa and cogeneration projects involving industry, mining, and forestry. He has participated in the feasibility study of three agriculture and agri-processing special economic zones in different provinces in South Africa.

He has also consulted for local and international investors on market and techno-economic assessments of businesses in the telecommunications, electronics, plastic, petrochemical, rubber-recycling, agrochemical, explosives, construction, steel and foundry, agriculture, food processing, water, waste and effluent treatment (incl. acid mine water), and mining (special minerals) industries in South Africa. He is also competent in financial modelling and forecasting and has particular expertise in the financial structuring of big project finance.

Andreas Uys

Andreas Uys

Non-Executive Director

Andreas’s extensive knowledge and experience, which spans 32 years, has allowed him to advance in fixed line networks, mobile networks, microwave technology, satellite technology, and copper and fibre networks. As the Chief Technical Officer of DFA, Andreas is the authoritative figure behind technology selection, network architecture, client advice, layered network solutions, and capital projects.

Andreas qualified as an electrical engineer specializing in light current in 1986. He also completed an Advanced Executive Programme (AEP) at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership and obtained a Diploma in Project Management via Executive Training underwritten by Dover University.

Prior to working at DFA, Andreas served a 13-year tenure at Telkom in various roles within the Transmission Division. He then joined Vodacom in 1994 and later headed the Transmission Division as the Managing Executive of Transport Networks until 2012, before taking up his present role as Chief Technical Officer at DFA.

Jacques Gryzenhout

Jacques Gryzenhout

Non-Executive Director

Jacques obtained his BCom Accountancy from North West University, South Africa. He completed his post graduate studies (CTA) at Unisa and qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

After completing his articles he joined the CIE Group (now called the CIV Group) in 1999. He took responsibility for overseeing the financials for the services and telecommunication companies within the group and to provide monthly reporting on their progress.

In 2008 he joined the Perago Group, a financial system developer for central banks, as their financial manager. A European bank had the majority of the shareholding, and Jacques managed the full financial function, reporting to the CFO in Italy.

In 2009 he was approached by CZ Electronics Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd, part of the CIV Group, to join them as financial director. After spending eighteen months with CZEM he was requested by the holding company (CIV) to perform some consulting work at MCT Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd.

With the changes in the market and the focus of the CIV Group to disinvest in manufacturing, Jacques was offered the position of CFO for MCT Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd, and joined DFA’s South African operation as CFO in 2020.

Wesley Nash

Wesley Nash

Non-Executive Director

With close to 20 years’ diverse experience in the telecommunications industry, Wesley has held the position of Acting Chief Operations Officer and later Chief Operations Officer for DFA since October 2016. Wesley is tasked with the strategic direction, management, and control of DFA’s national operations and responsible for setting and achieving the company’s operational strategic objectives and targets.

Wesley’s association with DFA spans more than ten years having joined the company 2007 as Executive Head of Network Operations Centre. Prior to this, he spent a number of years working for major telecomms providers such as Telkom SA.

Wesley holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Technical Engineering with an Electronics Specialization, which he obtained from the Tshwane University of Technology. He has also completed an Executive Development Programme with the University of South Africa.

Wesley describes himself as an energetic leader with the ability to envision and create successful outcomes in complex situations.

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