Directors

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Peter de Beyer

Chairman, Non-executive Director

Peter de Beyer is a director of companies, a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of SA, an active investor and a commercial breeder of thoroughbred racehorses.

After graduating B.Bus.Sc from the University of Cape Town, Peter joined Old Mutual in 1978, and retired in 2008 as Deputy Managing Director of Old Mutual South Africa. In a successful and varied career, the business units that Peter has led include Old Mutual Unit Trusts, Broker Sales, Individual Life, Retail, Administration and Technology, and Customer Solutions. He represented Old Mutual on the board of the Life Offices’ Association and served on a number of industry committees.

Peter is currently an independent, non-executive director of the Oceana Group, Real People Investment Holdings, and a number of Old Mutual subsidiary companies.

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Kosmas Heinrich Egumbo

Executive Director

As Old Mutual Group CEO, he is responsible for leading the Group’s strategy development and the execution thereof. He is accountable for achieving the group results and ensuring Old Mutual Namibia maintains a market leading position through all the operating entities.

Kosmas Egumbo has extensive experience in areas of leadership, business strategy design & execution which he has gained in highly competitive, technologically advancing and multi-disciplinary environments. He has over 16 years executive experience of which 7 years was gained in the financial sector in executive and no-executive roles. He has, prior to his appointment as Group CEO held the positions of Chief Executive of Old Mutual Corporate Business unit and CEO of Air Namibia, respectively.

He has a built up a track record of successfully leading and driving business growth, initiating & embedding corporate governance, stakeholder management and talent management. He is a balanced executive with demonstrated ability to steer teams of diverse and at times conflicting expectations towards a common goal.

Jonas Mushosho

Jonas Mushosho

Executive Director

Jonas is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual Zimbabwe. He has extensive experience in long term insurance, general insurance, investment, property development and management, banking, stock broking and custodial services.

Jonas has successfully carried out major transformational programmes in tax planning (planning and restructuring for tax efficiency), finance (eliminating leakages strengthening the control environment and producing financial statements on time), and retail business restructuring (closing and paying out legacy products and introducing new products and system). As Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual Zimbabwe he is responsible for strategy implementation, stakeholder management, investment performance management, governance and compliance and functional effectiveness of the Old Mutual Southern and Eastern Africa Business.

Patrick Kauta

Patrick Kauta

Non-executive Director

Patrick is an attorney. He has more than 19 years experience in civil, corporate and comercial law.

Patrick has a unique combination of high tech training and experience in business and transactional law. He has a history of successfl litigation and has demonstrated experience in managing outside counsel in litigation matters in hundreds of cases.

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Gary Vos

Non-Executive Director

Gary is the Chief Actuary of OMLACSA and has nearly 35 years life assurance actuarial experience.

He is an active member of various Actuarial Society of South Africa Committees (including Deputy Chairperson of Life Assurance Committee). Gary represents the Actuarial Society on the SAICA long term insurance project group and SAM Corproate Governance task group.

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Hans-Bruno (Habo) Gerdes

Non-Executive Director

Habo is a legal practitioner admitted to the High Court of Namibia who practices as commercial/corporate attorney at Engling, Stritter and Partners of which firm he was the Managing Partner until recently.

He is actively involved in the organised legal profession and is the Chairperson of the Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund. Habo serves on several boards and board committees of both listed and unlisted companies including Old Mutual Namibia, Namibia Breweries and the Namibian Stock Exchange of which he is the Vice Chairperson and Chairperson of the Listings Committee. In addition to all his many accolades, Habo is also the Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Belgium in Namibia.

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Zandile Erkana

Non-Executive Director

Zandile Erkana runs her own private practice as a General Practitioner and is Medical Advisor for Transnamib and Telecom Namibia.

She has a B.Sc from the University of the North and a MBCHB from the University of Natal. In 1994 she obtained a Diploma in Occupational Medicine from the University of Stellenbosch.

Zandile is currently Vice Chairperson for the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund Board, Director for EVI Mining Company Limited and Board member for the Medical School of Namibia.

She is also a member of the Medicines Control Council of Namibia, advisor to the Medical Board of The Roads Contractor Company and a member of the Medical Association of Namibia and the South African Medical Association. Zandile is also a former member of the sub-committee for the establishment of the Department of Medicine, in the faculty of Medical and Health Science at the University of Namibia.

Prior to working in her own private practice, Zandile worked for Nampower as a medical advisor, was senior medical officer for the Ministry of Health & Social Services and was Registrar for the Department of Pediatrics, Tygerberg Hospital.

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Jens Kuehhirt

Non-Executive Director

Jens Kuehhirt is a retired Chartered Accountant (qualified in both South Africa and Namibia), and Financial Consultant.

He is currently Director at Oryx Properties Limited and a non-executive Director for Mutual & Federal Insurance, Trium Investments (Pty) Limited, Beka Lighting (Pty) Limited and Solsquare Energy (Pty) Limited. He was appointed Managing Director for Rosch (Pty) Limited in 2003, Managing Director for JCK Investments (Pty) Limited in 2002 and 2003 and Managing Director for Schoongelegen (Pty) Limited in 1993.

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Nashilongo Shivute

Non-Executive Director

Nashilongo Shivute is currently Undersecretary for Land Management, overseeing property valuations, surveying and mapping as well as deeds registry. Prior to that, she worked in a number of areas within the land and estate management.

She holds a BA in Radiation Medicine at Wittenberg University, MSc degree in Health Science Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, New York and a MPhil (Master of Philosophy) in Land Economy (General Valuation) at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. She also holds an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Wittenberg University.

Nashilongo is an affiliate member of the South African Institute of Valuers, has served on the PTFA Holy Cross convent for six years, is a board member for the Bank of Namibia and Namibia Wildlife Resources and sits on the advisory committee for land management. She is also a member of the land reform advisory commission and Founding Director for NAVA Property Consultants.

She is very involved in the community, being instrumental in founding a variety of Christian organisations, focusing particularly on women’s rights.

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Claretta Gamses CA (NAM) SA

Non-Executive Director

Claretta is currently employed at the University of Namibia as lecturer and Head of the Accounting Department. Her area of expertise is Financial Accounting and Management Accounting. Having worked at Standard Bank Namibia Ltd and First National Bank Namibia Ltd, Claretta has gained extensive knowledge of the banking services sector.

Her educational back ground includes a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Namibia, A Post graduate Diploma in Accounting (CTA) from the University of Cape Town and A Bachelor of Banking Degree from the University of Pretoria. She completed her articles with Price Waterhouse Coopers in Windhoek. Claretta currently serves as a member of the ICAN transformation committee.