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Choppies Enterprises Ltd (CHPJ.J)

CHPJ.J on Johannesburg Stock Exchange

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31 Oct 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Festus Mogae

79 2008 Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Ramachandran Ottapathu

54 2004 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Farouk Ismail

63 2017 Non-Executive Deputy Chairman

Heinrich Stander

2018 Executive Finance Director

Ronald Tamale

2017 Non-Executive Director

Dorcas Kgosietsile

58 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Robert Matthews

75 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Wilfred Mpai

49 2018 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Festus Mogae

H.E. Festus Gontebanye Mogae has served as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Choppies Enterprises Limited since 2008. He is former President of Botswana and served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, as Alternate and Executive Director of the IMF, for Anglophone Africa in the 1970s. He was Governor of the Bank of Botswana from 1980 to 1981. He was appointed Minister of Finance and Development Planning in 1989, and elected Vice President of Botswana in 1992. He was elected President of Republic of Botswana in 1998, and served the Nation in this position until 2008. He is Envoy of the United Nations for HIV/AIDS and Good Governance in Africa, and was awarded the 2008 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.

Ramachandran Ottapathu

Mr. Ramachandran (Ram) Ottapathu has served as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Choppies Enterprises Limited since 2004. Ram was appointed to the Board in 2004. He has been heading operations since 2000. Additionally, he is Member of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Social and Ethics Committee of the Company. He began his professional career at Apollo Tires Limited, a tire manufacturing company in India. His experience at Apollo gave him a grounding in the implementation of financial management methods and tax planning. After four years at Apollo, he joined the Choppies Group in 1992 where, within a short period of time, he assumed the current position as Chief Executive Officer. He is Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, India, and Member of the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants. He obtained a Bachelors degree in Commerce from the University of Calicut in India.

Farouk Ismail

Mr. Farouk Essop Ismail has served as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of Choppies Enterprises Limited since April 1, 2017. Prior to this, he was Executive Deputy Chairman of the Company from 2004. He was Founder of the Ismail Group of companies, the group now known as Choppies Enterprises. He opened the first store in Wayside, Lobatse in 1986 under the name Wayside Supermarket (Pty) Ltd. Given his presence in the Choppies Group since its inception, he has a strong understanding of the target market of Choppies and how to address market requirements. Social responsibility has been an important element of the Choppies business to Farouk thus he has taken a keen interest in this area of the business and has been a key player in all community activities in which Choppies has been involved.

Heinrich Stander

Mr. Heinrich Mathiam (Hein) Stander has served as Executive Finance Director of Choppies Enterprises Limited since December 15, 2018. Hein is a qualified Chartered Accountant who started his career as an auditor. Prior to this assignment Hein held various senior level finance roles at British American Tobacco (BAT). During a 20 year career at BAT, he spent his last 8 years as Head of Strategy, Planning and PMO, Middle East and was based in Dubai.

Ronald Tamale

Dorcas Kgosietsile

Mrs. Dorcas Ana Kgosietsile has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Choppies Enterprises Limited since November 2, 2011. She is also Member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Member of the Remuneration Committee, and Member of the Social and Ethics Committee of the Company. After working for two years as Assistant Auditor in the Auditor General's Office, she joined the Botswana Development Corporation in 1983, and became Manager of the Industrial Division monitoring and directing investments in excess of BWP 300 million in over 40 manufacturing companies. After time spent as Regional Trade and Business Development Consultant, and as Director on the Boards of National Development Bank, Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board, First National Bank Botswana, and Botswana Insurance Holdings, she was appointed Counsel General for Botswana in South Africa, and in 2006 the first resident High Commissioner for Botswana to India. During her professional career, she also served as Group Chief Executive Officer of FSG Limited. She holds a Bachelors degree in Accounts Statistics and Economics and a Masters degree in Management.

Robert Matthews

Mr. Robert Neil Matthews has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Choppies Enterprises Limited since March 7, 2012. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is also a qualified Certified Public Accountant. He is a retired Partner of PwC Botswana and is currently carrying out consulting and advisory services for various organizations. He is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and Member of the Social and Ethics Committee of the Company.

Wilfred Mpai

Mr. Wilfred Victor Mpai has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Choppies Enterprises Limited since November 22, 2018. Wilfred brings to Choppies 28 years of experience in the corporate world, where he has held senior executive roles in blue chip companies such as Debswana Diamond Company and Barclays Bank of Botswana. Wilfred is a Chartered Secretary (ACIS), Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and a Fellow member of Chartered Accountant (Bots) (FCA).

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Festus Mogae

596,058

Ramachandran Ottapathu

10,595,200

Farouk Ismail

1,586,000

Heinrich Stander

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Ronald Tamale

--

Dorcas Kgosietsile

630,667

Robert Matthews

697,334

Wilfred Mpai

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As Of  30 Jun 2017