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Lewis Group Ltd (LEWJ.J)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hilton Saven

65 2017 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Johan Enslin

44 2009 Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director

Jacques Bestbier

45 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Waleed Achmat

55 2017 Human resources director Lewis Stores Proprietary Limited

Derek Loudon

55 2015 Merchandising Director

Rinus Oliphant

43 Operations Director

Ignatia Ntokozo Tamarie Makomba

2018 Company Secretary

Adheera Bodasing

44 2017 Non-Executive Director

Fatima Abrahams

55 2005 Independent Non-Executive Director

Daphne Motsepe

61 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Alan Smart

73 2009 Independent Non-Executive Director

Duncan Westcott

67 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Graeme Lillie

Investor Relations Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Hilton Saven

Mr. Hilton Saven, B Com, CA (SA), serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Lewis Group Limited. Chairman of the Nomination Committee. Member of the Audit, Risk, Remuneration and Social, Ethics and Transformation Committees Appointed to the board June 2004 Appointed as chairman 1 December 2017 Other directorships include: Truworths International (chairman), Balwin Properties (chairman), Life Vincent Pallotti Orthopaedic Centre and Monarch Insurance Company Limited. Hilton is chairman of Mazars South Africa and serves as Co-CEO of Mazars International, an international audit ?rm operating in 73 countries. He is also the vice-chairman of Praxity, a global alliance of independent accounting ?rms represented in 96 countries.

Johan Enslin

Mr. Johan Enslin serves as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Lewis Group Limited. Member of the Risk, Social Ethics and Transformation Committees and attends the Audit committee by invitation Appointed as Chief Executive Officer and director in October 2009 Other directorships include: Lewis Stores Proprietary Limited. Johan is the Chief Executive Officer of Lewis Group. Prior to this appointment he was Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for the retail operations of the group. He joined the Lewis Group as a salesman in 1993 and rose rapidly through the ranks, holding positions including Branch Manager, Regional Controller, Divisional General Manager, General Manager Operations and Operations Director of Lewis Stores Proprietary Limited where he was responsible for all facets of Lewis and Best Home and Electric.

Jacques Bestbier

Mr. Jacques Bestbier is re-designated as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 April 2018. Member of the Risk Committee and attends the Audit Committee by invitation Appointed as executive director on 1 April 2018 Other directorships include: Lewis Stores Proprietary Limited. Jacques was appointed as chief financial officer and an executive director of the group with effect from 1 April 2018. He has been CFO-designate of the group since June 2017 and succeeded Les Davies. Jacques joined the group in 2012 and served as general manager: administration prior to his appointment as CFO-designate. An experienced chartered accountant with a background in short-term insurance, banking and retail, Jacques also spent six years with the Shoprite Group in financial and divisional management roles.

Waleed Achmat

Mr. Waleed Achmat is Human resources director Lewis Stores Proprietary Limited of the company. Waleed is the human resources director of Lewis Stores Proprietary Limited with responsibility to drive and manage the implementation of both strategic and operational human resources throughout the business and embracing all employees. Waleed is an experienced human resources practitioner and registered psychometerist with significant experience in the mining industry and union negotiations. Prior to joining Lewis, he was the HR Director of Eqstra Holdings MCC contract mining division.

Derek Loudon

Mr. Derek Loudon is a Merchandising Director of Lewis Group Limited. Derek is responsible for the group’s merchandising functions which includes the sourcing of merchandise, logistics and product quality. He was appointed to the board of Lewis Stores Proprietary Limited on 8 October 2008. Derek has extensive experience in merchandising and supply chain, having spent 10 years with Pick n Pay, Airflex Furniture Industries and eight years with Morkels.

Rinus Oliphant

Mr. Rinus Oliphant is Operations Director of the company. Rinus was appointed as operations director in April 2017 and is responsible for the retail operations of Lewis, Beares and Best Home and Electric. Rinus joined the group as a salesman in 1996 and progressed to branch manager, regional controller and divisional general manager. In 2012, he was promoted to general manager operations of the Lewis Brand and thereafter appointed credit director responsible for all aspects of credit granting and collections in 2015.

Ignatia Ntokozo Tamarie Makomba

Mrs. Ignatia Ntokozo Tamarie Makomba is Company Secretary of the Company. Ntokozo holds an LLB degree from the University of the Free State and an LL.M from the University of Stellenbosch. She joins Lewis from Quantum Foods Holdings Limited where she worked as the Company Secretary and head of legal for the past 4 years.

Adheera Bodasing

Ms. Adheera Bodasing serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company., effective 1 June 2017. Member of the Audit, Risk, Remuneration and Nomination Committees Appointed 1 June 2017 Other directorships include: Polarity Consulting. Ms Bodasing practised as an attorney at both Spoor & Fisher and Edward Nathan Friedland (now ENS). She has a background in litigation, copyright and gambling law and was previously chief director of legal services at the National Treasury. Ms Bodasing is currently the managing director of Polarity Consulting, a legal and lobbying consultancy which she founded in 2007.

Fatima Abrahams

Prof. Fatima Abrahams is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Lewis Group Limited. Chairperson of the Remuneration and Social, ethics and transformation Committees Member of the Audit, Risk, and Nomination Committees Appointed September 2005 Other directorships include: Clicks Group, The Foschini Group, Iliad Africa and TSiBA Education (chairperson). Fatima is a senior professor in industrial psychology at the University of the Western Cape (“UWC”) and a registered industrial psychologist. She was previously Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at UWC.

Daphne Motsepe

Ms. Daphne R. Motsepe serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company., effective 1 June 2017. Member of the Audit, Risk, Nomination, Remuneration and Social, Ethics and Transformation Committees Appointed 1 June 2017 Other directorships include: Mercantile Bank, Edcon and Kapela Investment Holdings. Ms Motsepe is an experienced banking executive and company director. She was formerly chief executive of Absa card and unsecured lending at Absa Bank and also served as managing director of Postbank. She also serves as a trustee of Alexander Forbes Community Trust, SaveAct and CGAP. Ms Motsepe has previously served on the boards of Investec Bank, Thebe Investment Corporation and Woolworths Financial Services.

Alan Smart

Mr. Alan J. Smart is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Lewis Group Limited. Member of the Risk, Remuneration, Nomination and Social, Ethics and Transformation Committees Appointed as a non-executive director in 2009 Other directorships include: Monarch Insurance Company Limited. Alan served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Lewis Group from 1991 until his retirement in 2009 when he was appointed as a nonexecutive director. Alan started his career with Lewis in 1969. During this period he held various financial and operational positions including Credit Director and joint Managing Director. From 1995, in addition to his Lewis responsibilities he was chairman of GUS Canada Inc, a retail furniture group of 65 stores in eastern Canada and oversaw a turnaround programme. Alan served on the board of GUS plc from 1996 to 2004.

Duncan Westcott

Mr. Duncan Westcott is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committees. Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees Appointed 1 December 2017 Other directorships include: Monarch Insurance Company Limited, Standard Bank Mauritius, Shout It Now (NGO). Duncan is a retired partner of PriceWaterhouseCoopers in South Africa and serves on the board of Standard Bank Mauritius as chairman of the audit committee and member of the Risk Management and Credit Committees. Duncan is also nonexecutive director of Shout It Now, an NGO focused on AIDS awareness, education and testing.

Graeme Lillie