Leadership

Email This Page
 
Brait SE Board
The board acts as the de facto investment committee for Brait. The current members of the Brait SE board are as follows:
 

Phillip Jabulani Moleketi (59)*

Independent Non-Executive Chairman 

Date appointed: 7 September 2009 
Qualifications: Advanced Management Programme (Harvard Business School in Boston), MSc (Financial Economics), post-graduate diploma in Economic Principles  
Mr Moleketi is the Non-Executive Chairman of Brait as well as the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). He was Deputy Minister of Finance (South Africa) from 2004 to 2008. During his tenure as Deputy Minister of Finance he was the chairperson of the Public Investment Corporation.
He is currently a non-executive director of several companies in the financial services sector which include DBSA and MMI Holdings. In addition, he serves on the board of Vodacom, in the telecommunications sector and is the current chairperson of Harith Fund Management Company, which invests in infrastructure projects on the African Continent.  
 

John C. Botts (76)~ CBE

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date appointed: 29 January 2016 
Qualifications: BA (Williams College, Massachusetts) 
John is senior advisor in the London office of investment firm Allen & Company, senior advisor to Corsair Capital and non-executive chairman of Euromoney Institutional Investor plc; formerly non-executive chairman of United Business Media plc. In 1987 he founded the investment banking and investment firm, Botts & Company Ltd, in conjunction with Allen & Company. Previously CEO of Citicorp’s investment bank in Europe, Middle East and Africa and chairman of Citicorp´s Venture Capital Investment Committee. He has extensive investment banking and private equity experience. Awarded Honorary CBE for contribution to the arts in the United Kingdom. 
 

Alan Steven Jacobs (55)†

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date appointed: 19 February 2015 
Qualifications: MA (Cantab) 
Mr Jacobs is a British national based in London, United Kingdom. He is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and investment banker by training, and is the founder and director of Jacobs Capital, a corporate finance and investment firm. He is a former Managing Director of Citigroup and J Henry Schroder Wagg & Co. Limited, and serves as a non-executive director on several boards of companies, including Iceland Foods and Virgin Active. He has extensive investment and advisory experience in the European retail, consumer, luxury goods and property sectors. 
 

Dr Lawrence Leon Porter (65)†

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date appointed: 28 May 2013 
BA, BSc, DPhil (Oxon), Fellow of the British Computer Society, Chartered Information Technology Professional 
After a period of research in Experimental Psychology, Dr Porter was with IBM Corporation for twenty five years where he held various positions in Senior Management and as a Senior Consultant in Research and Development. He was a Technical Staff Member and an IBM Master Inventor. He holds numerous US patents in the field of Information Technology. He resides in Malta. 
 

Christopher Stefan Seabrooke (64)*

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date appointed: 19 June 2009 
Qualifications: BCom, BAcc, MBA, FCMA 
Mr Seabrooke has been a director of over 25 stock exchange listed companies over the years. He is currently CEO of Sabvest Limited, Chairman of Metrofile Holdings Limited, Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc, Torre Industries Limited and Transaction Capital Limited, Deputy Chairman of Massmart Holdings Limited and a director of Datatec Limited and Rolfes Holdings Limited. He is a former Chairman of the South African State Theatre and former Deputy Chairman of the inaugural National Arts Council of South Africa.
 

Hermanus Roelof Willem Troskie (47)‡

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date appointed: 27 July 2005
Qualifications: BJuris, LLB, LLM
Mr Troskie is the Managing Director – Private Clients at Maitland, a global advisory and administration firm. Mr Troskie is based in Luxembourg and has extensive experience in the areas of cross-border financing and capital markets, with a particular interest in integrated structuring for entrepreneurs and their businesses. Mr Troskie is a non-executive director of a number of public and private companies, including Tradehold Limited and Ardagh Group S.A. He is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, and a guest lecturer at the University of Luxembourg.
 

Dr Christoffel Hendrik Wiese (75) *

Non-Executive Director

Date appointed: 04 May 2011
Qualifications: BA LLB, D.Comm (hc) University of Stellenbosch South Africa, Doctor of Technology in Marketing (h.c) Cape Peninsula University of Technology, D.Comm (Bus.Management) (h.c.) Nkhoma University of Malawi
Dr Wiese is the chairman of Pepkor Holdings (Pty) Limited and Shoprite Holdings Limited. He holds significant interests in Brait SE, Steinhoff International Holdings Limited, Tradehold Limited and Invicta Holdings Limited. 
Formerly chairman of the Industrial Corporation of SA and past director of amongst others: the SA Reserve Bank, Sasol Limited, Santam Limited, Primedia Holdings (Pty) Limited, KWV Holdings Limited and PSG. During 2015 he was awarded lifetime achievement honours at the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards and the All Africa Business Leaders Awards as well as being inducted into the World Retail Hall of Fame. 
 
Nationality
~ American
† British
‡ Dutch
* South African