Executive Directors
Guy Hayward
(53)
Chief Executive Officer
Employee since 2000
Appointed CFO
15 May 2001
BCom, CTA (UCT), CA(SA)
Member of the Risk and the Social & Ethics Committees
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Guy graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1986 and, after serving articles with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989. During the 1990s he held financial roles at Malbak and CNA Gallo in South Africa and at Goldman Sachs in London. He joined Massmart as Group Financial Executive in 2000, was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2001 and Chief Operating Officer in May 2012, before becoming Chief Executive Officer in June 2014. Guy is also Chairman of the Hilton College Endowment Foundation.
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Johannes van Lierop
(52)
Chief Financial Officer
Employee since 2015
Appointed CFO
12 March 2015
Hotel and Catering Management Degree, Bachelor of Business Economics, Chartered Accountant - RA (Netherlands)
Member of the Risk Committee
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Johannes did his articles with EY and graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1997 as a Registered Accountant (RA or CA equivalent). After three years at the Dutch Development Agency, working in Cotonou, Benin he spent over a decade at Diageo in various capacities in Nigeria, Jamaica, the UK, Hungary, the Netherlands and again in Nigeria where he was CFO, IT and Procurement director and a member of the board at Guinness Nigeria up to 2011. Following that, Johannes worked in Nairobi, Kenya, for Bharti Airtel Africa, one of the largest mobile operations in the world as Africa CFO and Africa Programme Director, driving business development and business integration for the Africa region. Johannes was appointed as Massmart’s Chief Financial Officer on 12 March 2015.
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Non-independent non-Executive Directors
Susan Muigai
(49)
Executive Vice President, People & Corporate Affairs at Walmart Canada
Appointed
26 May 2017
Bachelor of Law degree (University of Windsor, Canada), Masters of Law in International Business (University of London, England)
Member of the Social & Ethics Committee
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Susan has had broad exposure in a variety of senior positions within Walmart. Early in her career, she had oversight over the compliance and internal audit areas where she drove results through strong partnerships with the business. This was followed by global assignments to markets such as India, where she served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Ethics Officer as well as experience at Walmart’s US Headquarters where she oversaw International Real Estate and supported real estate strategy and growth in the markets. She currently has responsibility for leading Walmart Canada’s talent strategy in support of the organization and ensuring that the company’s workforce is positioned not only for today but for the future. Susan’s portfolio also includes Corporate Affairs which enables alignment between the company’s internal and external brand in the communities in which Walmart serves.
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Enrique Ostalé
(58)
President & CEO of Walmart Latin America, UK & Africa as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Walmart Mexico, Central America & Chile.
Appointed
24 February 2016
Commercial Engineering, Major in Business Administration (Adolfo Ibáñez University, Chile) and MSc in Accounting and Finance (London School of Economics (LSE))
Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees
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Enrique Ostalé assumed his expanded role in February 2016 after serving as president and CEO of Walmart Mexico, Central America and Latin America. From 2006 to February 2013, Enrique served as president and CEO of Walmart Chile. His experience in this latter post included his leadership of the successful transition of the D&S chain, acquired by Walmart Stores Inc. in 2009, into today’s Walmart Chile. Part of his work involved imprinting the seal of Walmart’s corporate culture on the organization, adopting along with his team the mission of “helping people save money so they can live better” and incorporating the promotion of sustainability as one of the operational pillars of the business.

Ostalé joined D&S in 1989, serving initially as manager of its financial division, then of its merchandising division and subsequently as manager of its Lider format before becoming its CFO. In 2000, he left the company to take up a position as CEO of Emol, the online service of the El Mercurio newspaper. Between 2002 and 2006, he was dean of the Business School of the Adolfo Ibáñez University before returning to D&S as its general manager, president and CEO.

During his career in Chile, Enrique has, among other activities, been a director and vice president of the Instituto Chileno de Administración Racional de Empresas (ICARE) and served on the governing council of Fundación País Digital and the advisory councils of the Sociedad de Fomento Fabril (SOFOFA), the Cámara de Comercio de Santiago and the Corporación Red de Alimentos. In 2012, he received the “Executive of the Year” prize awarded by Ernst & Young and the El Mercurio newspaper.

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John Peter (JP) Suarez
(55)
Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer, Walmart International
Appointed
27 February 2019
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JP was previously a Walmart-Appointed nominee on the Board until his resignation on 26 May 2017. With his extensive international retail experience and knowledge of the Massmart business, JP will add significant value to the Massmart business and Board discussions. He is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Walmart International with responsibility for International Technology, International Supply Chain and International Leverage, and previously held various senior executive roles including, more recently as Executive Vice President, Realty for Walmart U.S.A.
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Independent non-Executive Directors
Kuseni Dlamini
(51)
Chairman of the Board
Appointed
10 April 2014
MPhil (Oxon), BSocSci (Hons) (Natal), Global Leadership for the 21st Century Programme (Harvard), Foundations for Leadership in the 21st Century (Yale)
Chairman of the Nomination Committee, member of the Remuneration Committee
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Kuseni Dlamini is the Chairman of JSE-listed Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd, the leading pharmaceutical manufacturer in the southern hemisphere with operations in over 50 countries. He was recently appointed co-Chairman of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), one of South Africa’s leading business schools and is a member of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in SA. Kuseni is the former CEO of Old Mutual South Africa and Emerging Markets. Prior to this, he was the Head of Anglo American South Africa and a member of the Executive Committee of Anglo American plc in London and was Director of Anglo Platinum.

He is also the former Executive Chairman of Richards Bay Coal Terminal Company (RBCT) Ltd and a former Chairman of Anglo Operations (Pty) Ltd. As part of his career in mining he held a number of senior positions at Anglo Gold Ashanti and De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Kuseni is a graduate of the Universities of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, and Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar. In March 2008, he was named a ‘Young Global Leader (YGL)’ by the World Economic Forum and, during the same year and month, Miningx selected him as one of the top 100 most influential people in South African mining. In June 2008, the Mail & Guardian named him as one of the top 200 young people worth taking to lunch and in the same year and month, The Economist referred to him as “A Rare Commodity’. In 2010, the World Economic Forum appointed him a member of the Global Agenda Council on Economic Growth and Poverty Alleviation. In 2011, he was appointed co-Chairman of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa Summit which brings together Heads of States, leading politicians and business leaders to debate the state of Africa in a changing world on an annual basis.

Kuseni is active in professional bodies and charities, which include the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), Common Purpose and is the Deputy Chairman of the Council of the University of Pretoria and former Chairman of the Board of South African National Parks (SANParks).
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Chris Seabrooke
(66)
Deputy Chairman of the Board and Lead Independent Director
Appointed
1 February 2000
BCom, BAcc, MBA, FCMA
Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Remuneration Committees, member of the Nomination Committee.
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Chris has been a director of over 25 stock exchange-listed companies. He is currently CEO of Sabvest Limited, Chairman of Metrofile Holdings Limited, Transaction Capital Limited, Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc (Nasdaq/JSE) and Torre Industries limited, and a director of Rolfes Holdings Limited and Brait S.E. (Luxembourg/JSE). He is also a director of a number of unlisted companies. He is a former Chairman of the South African State Theatre and former Deputy Chairman of the inaugural National Arts Council of South Africa. He is a member of the Institute of Directors.
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Nolulamo (‘Lulu’) Gwagwa
(59)
Chairperson of the Social and Ethics Committee
Appointed
1 November 2006
BA (Fort Hare)/ MTRP (Natal)/ MSc (cum laude) (London)/ PhD(London)
Member of the Audit and Risk Committees
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After studying abroad, Dr Gwagwa took up a position in 1992 as a senior lecturer at the University of Natal’s Department of Town and Regional Planning. From 1995 to 1998 she became the deputy director general in the National Department of Public Works. During this period, she also served as the presidential appointee on the Commission on Provincial Government and as Deputy Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Local Government Transformation. From 1998 until 2003 she became the CEO of the Independent Development Trust (IDT). She is currently the CEO of Lereko Investments, a black-owned investment company. She also serves as non-Executive Director of FirstRand and Sun International and is the Chairperson of Aurecon Africa.
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Olufunke (Funke) Ighodaro
(55)
Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committees
Appointed
24 May 2018
B.Sc. Hons. (Salford University) and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
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Funke has previously served as Executive Director of Barloworld Limited, Chief Financial Officer of Tiger Brands Limited and Primedia Limited and Executive Director of Kagiso Trust Investments and Managing Director of its private equity business. She has also served as Independent non-Executive Director of Datatec Limited, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Members’ Advisory Board for Africa, UAC of Nigeria Limited and as Audit Committee Chairman and Independent non-Executive Director of Transaction Capital Limited. She also previously served as interim CFO and Executive Director of Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Limited, (formerly Etisalat Nigeria).
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Independent non-Executive Directors
Phumzile Langeni
(44)
Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee
Appointed
25 August 2004
BCom (Natal), BCom Hons (UNISA)
Member of the Audit and Risk Committees
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A stockbroker by training, Phumzile is Executive Chairman of Afropulse Group Proprietary Limited, non-Executive Chairman of the Mineworkers Investment Company Proprietary Limited and Primedia Holdings. Phumzile also serves as an Independent non-Executive Director on some companies listed on the JSE, amongst others Imperial Holdings Limited, Redefine Properties Limited. Phumzile was on the 16th April 2018 appointed by His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of the Republic of South Africa as one of four Special Investment Envoys tasked with raising $100 billion over a five-year period. Phumzile previously served as an Economic Advisor to the former Minister of Minerals and Energy Ms. BP Sonjica.
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Lindiwe Mthimunye
(45)
Appointed
27 February 2019
BCom (UCT), post-graduate in Diploma in Accounting (UCT), post-graduate in Tax Law (Wits), MCom (UCT), CA(SA)
Member of the Audit and Risk Committees
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Lindiwe brings to the Board a wealth of: accounting, operational management, investment banking, FMCG, retail and commercial real estate experience. She has previously held a variety of senior and executive leadership roles, including Group Chief Financial Officer of Petro SA and is currently the Managing Director of Petroleum Investments Partners. She is also a seasoned and experienced non-Executive Director, having held board roles in listed and non-listed entities in a number of sectors including in: retail, FMCG, construction, automotive and financial services. She currently serves on the Boards and Committees of large corporates, including Pioneer Foods Limited, Torre Industries Limited, Metrofile Limited and Sabvest Limited.
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