Imperial Logistics

Leadership

Imperial Logistics Limited Board


Non-executive directors
  • Phumzile Langeni (44)

    Chairman

    BCom (Acc), BCom (Hons), MCom

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    Phumzile Langeni (44)

    Chairman

    BCom (Acc), BCom (Hons), MCom

    A stockbroker by training, Phumzile is executive chairman of Afropulse Group (Proprietary) Limited, non-executive chairman of the Mineworkers Investment Company (Proprietary) Limited and Primedia Holdings. Phumzile also serves as an independent non-executive director on some companies listed on the JSE, among others Massmart Holdings Limited and Redefine Properties Limited. Phumzile was appointed on 16 April 2018 by His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of the Republic of South Africa as one of four Special Investment Envoys tasked with raising US$100 billion over a five-year period. Phumzile previously served as an economic adviser to the former Minister of Minerals and Energy, Ms BP Sonjica.

  • Roderick John Alwyn Sparks (59)

    Deputy chairman and lead independent non-executive director

    BCom (Hons), CA(SA), MBA

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    Roderick John Alwyn Sparks (59)

    Deputy chairman and lead independent non-executive director

    BCom (Hons), CA(SA), MBA

    Roddy is a former managing director of Old Mutual South Africa and Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (SA), and the former chairperson of Old Mutual Unit Trusts, Old Mutual Specialised Finance and Old Mutual Asset Managers (SA). He is a non-executive director of Truworths International, the lead independent director of Trencor and chairs the board of advisers of the UCT College of Accounting.

  • Peter Cooper (62)

    Independent non-executive director

    BCom (Hons), HDip Tax, CA(SA)

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    Peter Cooper (62)

    Independent non-executive director

    BCom (Hons), HDip Tax, CA(SA)

    Peter is the immediate past chief executive officer of RMB Holdings Limited (RMH) and Rand Merchant Investment Holdings (RMI). His early career was in the financial services sector, first as a tax consultant and later specialising in corporate and structured finance with UAL Merchant Bank. He joined Rand Merchant Bank in 1992 as a structured finance specialist and transferred to RMB Holdings in 1997, where he was appointed to the board in 1999. He continues to serve as a non-executive director of RMH, RMI, OUTsurance and MMI.

  • Graham Wayne Dempster (63)

    Independent non-executive director

    BCom, CTA, CA(SA), AMP (Harvard)

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    Graham Wayne Dempster (63)

    Independent non-executive director

    BCom, CTA, CA(SA), AMP (Harvard)

    Graham is a non-executive director of Telkom and AECI and the independent non-executive chairman of Long4Life Limited. Graham was an executive director of Nedbank Group Limited and Nedbank Limited and retired in May 2014 with over 30 years' service in the Nedbank Group.

  • Thembisa Skweyiya (45)

    Independent non-executive director

    BProc, LLB (Natal), LLM (Harvard), HDip Tax (Wits)

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    Thembisa Skweyiya (45)

    Independent non-executive director

    BProc, LLB (Natal), LLM (Harvard), HDip Tax (Wits)

    Thembisa is an admitted attorney to the New York State Bar, USA.

    She is the past chairperson of Ukhamba Holdings, an empowerment shareholder in Imperial. She is an executive director of Skweyiya Investment Holdings (Proprietary) Limited and Theshka (Proprietary) Limited. She is currently a director of Famous Brands Limited and Sumitomo Rubber South Africa.


Executive directors
  • Mohammed Akoojee (40)

    Chief executive officer

    BCom Acc (Hons), CA(SA), CFA

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    Mohammed Akoojee (40)

    Chief executive Officer

    BCom Acc (Hons), CA(SA), CFA

    Mohammed Akoojee was appointed CEO of Imperial Logistics on 1 February 2019. He joined the Imperial group in 2009, and prior to his current role, served as the Acting CEO of Imperial Holdings in addition to his role as group CFO. His previous roles at Imperial included CEO of the Logistics African Regions division and executive director responsible for mergers, acquisitions (“M&A”), strategy and investor relations for the group. Prior to joining Imperial in 2009, Mohammed worked within the corporate finance and investment banking team at Investec Bank and as an equity analyst for Nedbank Securities.

  • George de Beer (45)

    Chief financial officer

    BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)

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    George de Beer (45)

    Chief financial officer

    BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)

    George de Beer is the CFO of Imperial Logistics and will remain in this role post the unbundling. George joined Imperial in 2005 and held various executive positions in the subsequent years. He was also closely involved with the creation of the African Regions business and his expertise in integrating acquisitions and establishing controls contributed to the evolution of the division from a collection of relatively small transport businesses to the R11 billion business it is today.

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Executive management
  • Mohammed Akoojee (40)

    Chief executive officer

    BCompt (Hons), CA(SA), CFA

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    Mohammed Akoojee (40)

    Chief executive officer

    BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)

    Mohammed Akoojee was appointed CEO of Imperial Logistics on 1 February 2019. He joined the Imperial group in 2009, and prior to his current role, served as the Acting CEO of Imperial Holdings in addition to his role as group CFO. His previous roles at Imperial included CEO of the Logistics African Regions division and executive director responsible for mergers, acquisitions (“M&A”), strategy and investor relations for the group. Prior to joining Imperial in 2009, Mohammed worked within the corporate finance and investment banking team at Investec Bank and as an equity analyst for Nedbank Securities.

  • George de Beer (45)

    Chief financial officer

    BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)

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    George de Beer (45)

    Chief financial officer

    BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)

    George de Beer is the CFO of Imperial Logistics and will remain in this role post the unbundling. George joined Imperial in 2005 and held various executive positions in the subsequent years. He was also closely involved with the creation of the African Regions business and his expertise in integrating acquisitions and establishing controls contributed to the evolution of the division from a collection of relatively small transport businesses to the R11 billion business it is today.

  • Johan Truter (46)

    Imperial Logistics African Regions CEO

     

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    Johan Truter (46)

    Imperial Logistics African Regions CEO

     

    Johan Truter is the CEO of the African Regions business having previously served as CEO of the Managed Solutions division, where the introduction of an asset-light business model saw the division disrupt the market. His extensive experience in navigating the complex African continent and proven success in developing and implementing route-to-market solutions and value-add logistics see him well placed as a strategic partner to multinational clients wanting to enter and grow in emerging economies. Johan joined the group with the acquisition of Broco in 2004 a business of which he was joint founder and managing director.

  • Hakan Bicil (47)

    Imperial Logistics International CEO

    MBA (Logistics)

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    Hakan Bicil (47)

    Imperial Logistics International CEO

    MBA (Logistics)

    Hakan Bicil manages the international business of Imperial Logistics as CEO of Imperial Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG. Hakan was chief commercial officer at CEVA Logistics. Prior to this, he held senior management positions at Panalpina (executive vice-president strategic business development), at the TOLL Group (managing director Europe and Middle East) and at Kuehne & Nagel (senior vice-president global business development).

  • Nico van der Westhuizen (55)

    Imperial Logistics South Africa CEO

    BA (Hons), B Iuris

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    Nico van der Westhuizen (55)

    Imperial Logistics South Africa CEO

    BA (Hons), B Iuris

    Nico was appointed CEO of Imperial Logistics South Africa in February 2016. He joined Imperial Logistics in May 1994 and has held various leadership positions within the business since then. Prior to joining the group, Nico held various senior management roles at the International Transport Corporation, Langeberg Foods (Tiger Brands) and Sasol.

  • Cobus Rossouw (49)

    Chief strategy officer

    BEng (Hons) (Industrial), BCom (Hons) Logistics

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    Cobus Rossouw (49)

    Chief strategy officer

    BEng (Hons) (Industrial), BCom (Hons) Logistics

    Cobus Rossouw is the chief strategy officer for Imperial Logistics. As such, he is responsible for orchestrating the group's strategic trajectory and enabling the alignment of all employees globally to ensure its execution. His primary task is the creation, communication and ongoing refinement of robust, integrated strategies that deliver and sustain a competitive edge for the business and its stakeholders. Before joining Imperial Logistics in 2009, Cobus co-founded Volition which now operates as Resolve. Prior to that, Cobus was logistics director of Cadbury South Africa.

  • Esha Mansingh (33)

    Investor relations and communications executive

    BA (Communication Science), Financial Management (cert)

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    Esha Mansingh (33)

    Investor relations and communications executive

    BA (Communication Science), Financial Management (cert)

    Esha Mansingh is the executive responsible for investor relations and communications at Imperial Logistics, ensuring that the messaging, marketing, and communication with stakeholders, internally and externally, is aligned with the strategic objectives and vision of the group. Prior to this role, Esha served as the group head of investor relations and media spokesperson for Imperial Holdings Limited. Esha’s previous roles include the Head of Investor Relations at Kumba Iron Ore Limited, a subsidiary of the Anglo American plc Group, and Investor Relations Officer and media spokesperson for Harmony Gold Mining Company. She is also a founding member and director of the Investor Relations Society of South Africa.