Barloworld Group Board

The full names, ages and profiles of the directors at last practicable date are set out below:

Executive Directors

  • Dominic Malentsha Sewela

    Dominic Malentsha Sewela

    Chief Executive
    Qualifications:
    BSc Chemical Engineering
    Nationality:
    South African
    Age:
    56

    Dominic re-joined Barloworld in 2007 as chief executive officer to the Equipment division South Africa. In 2014 he was promoted to chief operating officer of Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa and thereafter Chief Executive Officer of Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa. He joined the board on 19 March 2014 and was subsequently appointed Deputy Chief Executive effective 1 March 2016. From 1 October 2016, Dominic became the Chief Executive designate of Barloworld. Prior to joining Barloworld, Dominic was Deputy Managing Director of Afgri Limited. On 8 February 2017 Dominic was appointed Chief Executive of Barloworld Limited.

  • Nopasika Vuyelwa Lila

    Nopasika Vuyelwa Lila

    Group Finance director
    Qualifications:
    BCom (Hons), CA(SA), BCom Accounting Science, Post Graduate Certificate in Corporate Governance, Woman in Insurance Management Development Programme, Higher Certificate in Financial Markets and Instruments.
    Nationality:
    South African
    Age:
    52

    Nopasika Lila was appointed as the Group Finance Director of Barloworld Limited with effect from 1 August 2019. Nopasika previously served as the CEO and principal officer preceded by being the CFO of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund. She is a chartered accountant with more than 20 years’ of experience in finance, corporate governance and the financial industry. She possesses advanced proficiencies in Funds Administration, Corporate Governance and Compliance Management, with demonstrated skills in leading major funds sustainably with astute control over risk management, reputation and stakeholder relations. She previously served on various boards both listed and unlisted, namely enX Group Limited, Nampak Limited and Basil Read and chaired some of the audit committees.

Non-Executive Directors

  • Nolulamo Nobambiswano Gwagwa

    Nolulamo Nobambiswano Gwagwa

    Chairman
    Qualifications:
    BA (university of Fort Hare), M.Sc Social Policy & Planning (London School of Economics & Political Science), PhD in Development Planning (University College, London), Masters in Philosophy (St Augustine College)
    Nationality:
    South African
    Age:
    62

    Lulu was appointed as Chairman of the Barloworld Board in October 2021. She is an accomplished development planner, business leader and philanthropist. She has experience as an Independent Non-Executive Director on Afrox Limited, Sun International, First Rand Group Limited, Tsebo Outsourcing, South Point, Development Bank of South Africa and Airports Company South Africa. She previously served as Executive Director at Lereko Investments, a black-owned investment company and as Chairman of an infrastructure management company Zutari (previously known as Aurecon). She currently chairs the FirstRand Foundation. Lulu’s passion for spatial equity has driven her philanthropic work. Two decades ago, she founded the Mhakazi Trust to empower the young people of Umzimkulu, some of whom have even graduated from tertiary institutions. In 1996 she founded Traversing Liminality to empower young African women between the ages 21-30.

  • Ngozichukwuka Edozien

    Ngozi Frances Oluwatoyin Edozien

    Independent non-executive director
    Qualifications:
    BA in Social Studies (Harvard & Radcliffe Colleges, Both degrees Harvard University), MBA (Harvard Business School) (Cambridge, MA, USA)
    Nationality:
    Nigerian, American
    Age:
    56

    Ngozi was appointed to the Barloworld board in March 2014. She is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of InVivo Partners Limited and a non-executive director of Stanbic IBTC Plc and Guinness Nigeria Plc (Diageo). Ngozi has held previous positions as; Chief Executive Officer of Actis West Africa; Founding Chief Executive Officer of Equity Vehicle for Health in Africa (EVHA); Vice President Strategic Planning & Business Development and Regional Director, Anglophone East, West and Central Africa at Pfizer Inc. and Associate Partner Mckinsey & Company. She has also had investment banking experience at JP Morgan Inc. New York. She is a member of the Young President’s Organisation, African Leadership Network Advisory Council and Institute of Directors Nigeria (IOD) among other professional organisations.

  • Neo Violet Mokhesi

    Neo Violet Mokhesi

    Independent non-executive director

    Qualifications:
    BCom, AMP, Advanced Management Programme.
    Nationality:
    South African
    Age:
    60

    Neo was appointed to the Barloworld board on 1 February 2019. Neo has over 25 years’ experience in marketing, corporate affairs, development finance, strategy and corporate governance. Neo was a senior executive at the Industrial Development Corporation including serving as the executive responsible for market development into the rest of Africa. She currently serves on the board of WDB Investments Holdings and Mozal Aluminium Co. She was previously on the boards of Clover SA and Scaw Metals.

  • Hugh Nsthabele Molotsi

    Hugh Nsthabele Molotsi

    Independent non-executive director

    Qualifications:
    BSc Comp, MSc Comp
    Nationality:
    South African
    Age:
    55

    Hugh was appointed to the Barloworld board on 1 February 2019. Hugh began his early career at Hewlett Packard in the US, as a software engineer and then moved on to spend 22 years at Intuit, a financial software and services firm based in the US where he remained until 2015. Here he became an engineering fellow and vice president leading the Intuit Labs Incubator. Hugh is the CEO and founder of Ujama, a community messaging platform. He also serves on the boards of Mozilla Corporation and Echoing Green.

  • Hester Helena Hickey

    Hester Helena Hickey

    Independent non-executive director

    Qualifications:
    BCompt (Hons), CA (SA)
    Nationality:
    South African
    Age:
    67

    Hester was appointed to the Barloworld board in April 2017. Hester has held a number of positions including that of lecturer at the University of Witwatersrand and partner at Ernest & Young. Hester previously served as the chairperson of SAICA and has worked for a number of listed companies including AngloGold Ashanti Limited where she held the position of Internal Audit Manager and finally Head of Risk.

  • Michael David Lynch-Bell

    Michael David Lynch-Bell

    Independent non-executive director
    Qualifications:
    BA (Hons), D.LITT, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA ICAEW)
    Nationality:
    British
    Age:
    68

    Michael was appointed to the Barloworld board in April 2017. His early Ernst & Young career was focused on auditing clients within the oil and gas sectors. He later added mining to his portfolio. Michael led Ernst & Young’s UK IPO and Global Natural Resources transaction teams in the Transaction Advisory practice. He has been involved with the CIS since 1991 and has advised many CIS companies on fundraising, reorganisation, transactions, corporate governance and IPOs. Michael is a former chair of the Bureau and current member of UNECE’s Expert Group on Resource Management.

  • Nomavuso Patience Nxasana

    Nomavuso Patience Mnxasana

    Independent non-executive director
    Qualifications:
    BCompt (Hons), CA (SA)
    Nationality:
    South African
    Age:
    65

    Nomavuso was appointed to the Barloworld board in October 2017. She was a senior partner and member of the executive committee of SizweNtsaluba VSP before serving as Group audit and risk executive at Imperial Holdings Limited. She is a former director of Nedbank Group and the JSE.

  • Peter Schmid

    Peter Schmid

    Independent non-executive director
    Qualifications:
    BCom (Hons), CA (SA)
    Nationality:
    South African
    Age:
    59

    Peter was appointed to the Barloworld board in April 2017. Until recently, Peter was global head of Private Equity at ACTIS and he was responsible for the Global PE business. He spent 11 years in Ethos Private Equity as a partner where he led and originated many buyouts across southern Africa. Peter was also previously with Investec Asset Management where he was responsible for Alternative Investments until recently. Peter has served on numerous boards across emerging markets, including Alexander Forbes.