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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Zitulele Combi

65 2010 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Tertius Carstens

54 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Felix Lombard

48 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Piet Burger

53 Group Executive - Supply Chain

Dale Fobian

50 Executive Human Resources - Group Services

Elroy Goliath

45 2017 Group Executive - Supply Chain

Thushen Govender

41 2013 Business Executive - International, Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions

Riaan Heyl

43 2017 Business Executive - Essential Foods

Nico Moloto

36 2017 Group Executive - Sustainability and Stakeholders

Martin Neethling

53 2017 Business Executive - Groceries

Jay-Ann Jacobs

45 2011 Group Executive: Legal and Compliance and Group Company Secretary

Gerrit Pretorius

69 2012 Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

Jannie Mouton

41 2015 Non-Executive Director

Norman Celliers

44 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Abdus Salam Mohammad Karaan

49 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nonhlanhla Mjoli-Mncube

59 2004 Non-Executive Independent Director

Lindiwe Mthimunye-Bakoro

43 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sango Ntsaluba

57 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Andile Sangqu

50 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Norman Thomson

66 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Zitulele Combi

Mr. Zitulele Luke Combi serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Pioneer Food Group Ltd. He was the executive chairman of Thembeka Capital Ltd. He holds a diploma in public relations and was awarded the EY South African of the Year Award in 2000, as well as the World Entrepreneur of the Year in Managing Change Award in 2001. Mr Combi is a member of the Institute of Directors and serves on various listed and unlisted companies’ boards. Director since 29 March 2010.

Tertius Carstens

Mr. Tertius Alwyn Carstens is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Carstens has been with the Group since 1994 and has 23 years’ experience within Pioneer Foods. Initially, he was involved in the engineering and technical components of the business, but has since gained strong strategic experience through his involvement in various aspects of the Group. He worked in managerial and executive capacities, both in the Groceries and Essential Foods divisions. He was actively involved in a number of the Group’s joint ventures, many of them since inception.

Felix Lombard

Mr. Felix Lombard, MCom (Tax) CA(SA), is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Mr Lombard started his career with the Group in 1995 as head of information systems at Bokomo and then Pioneer Foods. Until recently, he was the executive responsible for the Groceries division. He was appointed as CFO of the Group and executive director on 1 July 2017. In addition to his finance responsibilities, he is accountable for information technology, investor relations, and mergers and acquisitions. He has been with the Group since 1995.

Piet Burger

Mr. Piet Burger is Group Executive - Supply Chain of the Company. Mr Burger has 22 years’ experience in the supply chain and manufacturing environments. He was responsible for Group procurement, logistics, sustainability, safety, health and environment and manufacturing. Mr Burger retired as business executive: supply chain on 1 October 2017. He was with the Group for 11 years.

Dale Fobian

Mr. Dale Fobian serves as Executive Human Resources - Group Services of the company. Mr Fobian has 25 years’ human resources experience. He is the executive responsible for Group Services, leads the organisation’s Human Resources Forum and co-ordinates functional strategy. He has been with the Group for 23 years.

Elroy Goliath

Dr. Elroy Goliath, Ph.D., has been appointed as Group Executive - Supply Chain of the Company., effective 1 October 2017. Mr Goliath has a comprehensive background in chemical engineering, business management and strategy, with over 15 years’ senior management experience in various operational, supply chain and business roles. Twelve of those years were spent in the wine industry, in roles including product and process development, engineering, operations, sales and as group supply chain executive at KWV. He authored an environmental management guide for the wine sector during this time, which was underwritten by the Department of Water Affairs and other stakeholders for implementation. His career at Pioneer Foods includes general manager of strategic services, managing executive and supply chain executive for Essential Foods (Grains). He joined Pioneer Foods in June 2008.

Thushen Govender

Mr. Thushen Govender is Business Executive - International, Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions. He joined the Group in 2013 from Tiger Brands, where he served as the executive: business development, strategy and investor relations. His career commenced at Deloitte South Africa. He later transferred to the United States to gain international experience. Over the past 10 years, he has been involved in business development and strategy within various emerging markets while working for Stanbic Africa and Tiger Brands respectively. He joined the Group in October 2013.

Riaan Heyl

Mr. Riaan Heyl has been appointed as Business Executive - Essential Foods of the Company., effective 1 October 2017. Mr Heyl held financial management positions at both corporate and divisional level before being promoted to general manager of the Essential Foods’ grains division in 2007. He was appointed as managing executive of the bakeries business in 2013, and was responsible for the wheaten value chain of Essential Foods before his appointment as business executive: Essential Foods on 1 October 2017. He has been with the Group since 2000.

Nico Moloto

Mr. Nico Moloto is Group Executive - Sustainability and Stakeholders of the Company. Mr Moloto has a strong financial background with over ten years’ experience in the financial services sector, having begun his career at RMB Asset Management. He then moved to Standard Bank and, during his significant tenure there, was responsible for financial reporting and black economic empowerment lending, as well as for structuring corporate enterprise development lending schemes. Upon joining Pioneer Foods, his portfolio expanded to include CSI, enterprise and supplier development, sustainability and stakeholder management, in addition to managing the Pioneer Foods Education and Community Trust (“PFECT”). He joined the Group in May 2015, and the executive team in July 2017.

Martin Neethling

Mr. Martin Neethling has been appointed as Business Executive - Groceries of the Company., effective 01, July 2017. Mr. Neethling has extensive strategic marketing and management experience gained during a career spanning 30 years. During this time he held various directorships and senior management roles in the retail, advertising and FCMG sectors. Most notably, he was previously the managing director of Berry Bush BBDO, marketing and financial services director at the Ackermans Group and chairman of Jay Jays. He joined Pioneer Foods in 2015 and served as chief marketing officer until 1 July 2017, following which he was appointed executive of the Groceries division. As an Associate at the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing, he has amassed significant insight and understanding of the South African consumer landscape. He joined the Group in October 2015.

Jay-Ann Jacobs

Ms. Jay-Ann Jacobs is Group Executive: Legal and Compliance and Group Company Secretary of Pioneer Food Group Ltd. Ms Jacobs practised as a corporate and commercial attorney for 12 years prior to joining Pioneer Foods in 2010. She spent time at Mallinicks Inc., thereafter joining Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc. as a director in Cape Town. She has been with the Group for seven years.

Gerrit Pretorius

Mr. Gerrit Boel Pretorius, M.D., serves as Lead Independent Non-Executive Director of Pioneer Food Group Limited. He is an electrical engineer by qualification and profession. He was an executive director and CEO of Reunert Ltd until retiring in August 2010 after 37 years of service. Since his retirement, he has been appointed as a non-executive director to the boards of various companies. Director since 17 February 2012.

Jannie Mouton

Mr. Jannie F. Mouton serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the PSG Group. He currently serves as a director on the boards of various PSG Group companies, including Curro Holdings, PSG Konsult, Zeder Investments and Capitec Bank. Director since 19 November 2015.

Norman Celliers

Mr. Norman Celliers is Non-Executive Independent Director of Pioneer Food Group Limited since October 1, 2012. He holds a BEng (Civil) degree from Stellenbosch University and an MBA from the University of Oxford (England). His professional experience includes engineering, management consulting and private equity in South Africa and abroad. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Zeder Investments Ltd since 2012 and serves on numerous boards, including Capespan Group Ltd (chairman) and Quantum Foods Holdings Ltd. Director since 1 October 2012.

Abdus Salam Mohammad Karaan

Prof. Abdus Salam Mohammad Karaan, Ph.D., is Non-Executive Independent Director of Pioneer Food Group Ltd. He joined the Development Bank of Southern Africa as an economist and later returned to Stellenbosch to join the Rural Foundation as Head of Research. In 1997, he joined Stellenbosch University as a lecturer in Agricultural Economics. In October 2008, he became the Dean of the Faculty of AgriSciences at Stellenbosch University. He is a member of the National Planning Commission and holds other directorships in the agribusiness sector. Director since 29 March 2010.

Nonhlanhla Mjoli-Mncube

Ms. Nonhlanhla Sylvia Mjoli-Mncube serves as Non Executive Independent Director of Pioneer Food Group Ltd. She is a fellow of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Aspen Global Leadership Institute, USA. She is the former economic advisor to the Presidency and former deputy chair of the Construction Industry Development Board. Ms Mjoli-Mncube serves on the boards of several listed companies and has held various executive positions. She is also a former recipient of the SABC Businesswoman of the Year Award and currently manages her own construction company. Director since 25 November 2004.

Lindiwe Mthimunye-Bakoro

Ms. Lindiwe E. Mthimunye-Bakoro serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. She is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and has extensive governance, finance and business experience, having worked in investment banking and served on the boards of various listed and unlisted companies including Woolworths, Group 5, Sea Harvest, PetroSA and Hyundai Automotive South Africa. Director since 1 November 2016.

Sango Ntsaluba

Mr. Sango Siviwe Ntsaluba serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is the founding Chief Executive Officer and executive chairman of NMT Capital. He currently serves as a director on the boards of Barloworld, National Housing Finance Corporation and Basil Read. Director since 19 November 2015.

Andile Sangqu

Mr. Andile H. Sangqu serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Pioneer Food Group Ltd. Drawing on multiple years of financial management experience at some of South Africa’s revered corporations, Mr Sangqu has garnered a deep understanding of the commercial market and business landscape. He has completed an Executive Development Programme (EDP) at Wits University as well as a Masters Degree in Business Leadership at Unisa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership in 2001. He completed a High Performance Board (HPB) programme at IMD Lausanne campus in Switzerland in October 2013. Mr Sangqu served as deputy director-general (Finance and Corporate Services) of the Department of Public Works and was the former CEO of Prodigy-Coris Asset Management. He was also the managing director of Budget Foods (Pty) Ltd and currently serves as Executive Head of Anglo American South Africa. Director since 24 February 2006.

Norman Thomson

Mr. Norman Thomson serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He worked 22 years for Woolworths, serving in various senior positions in Foods, Store Operations and Supply Chain. He was appointed to the Woolworths board in 2000 and held the position of Group Finance Director from 2001 until his retirement in 2013. He also served as a director on the board of Country Road in Australia and was chairman of the Woolworths group subsidiaries in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria and Zambia until 2014. Director since 19 November 2015.