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Board of Directors

Heiko Weidhase - Chief Executive Officer of the Efficient Group

Heiko Weidhase has been the Chief Executive Officer of Efficient Group since 2002. Prior to that he was a partner at Philip Craib Investments, an investment management company where he was responsible for marketing, systems and finance. From 1991 to 2000 he was the Operations Director at Giants Canning (Pty) Ltd. From 1989 to 1991 he was the Factory Manager of Gants Foods (Pty) Ltd, prior to which he was the Production Supervisor.

Send Heiko an email to heikoweidhase@efgroup.co.za

Anton de Klerk - Chief Financial Officer of the Efficient Group

Anton de Klerk is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Before joining Efficient Group on 1 January 2008, his career included tenures as Group Accountant at DPI Plastics (Pty) Ltd, Financial Accountant at Progress Milling (Pty) Ltd and Financial Controller at Netcare Femina Clinic. He completed his articles at Van Staden & Roberts and was appointed Senior Audit Manager immediately thereafter.

Send Anton an email to antondeklerk@efgroup.co.za

Dawie Roodt - Chief Economist of the Efficient Group

Dawie Roodt is an economist who specialises in fiscal and monetary policy. He brings invaluable exposure to the Group through his active presence in both the local and foreign media. He has been a member of the Tax Advisory Committee of the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut and has represented Business SA at Nedlac. Dawie is an ambassador for Child Welfare (Bloemfontein), Childline (Free State) and the Adopt Moreletaspruit Forum.

Send Dawie an email to dawieroodt@efgroup.co.za

Robert Walton - Chief Executive Officer of Efficient Invest, comprising Boutique Collective Investments and Boutique Collective Investments

Robert Walton is a respected pioneer in the financial services industry. His career in the unit trust segment spans a period of 14 years, starting at Metropolitan. He was later CEO of the collective investment businesses, building an esteemed reputation within the industry. Robert graduated from the University of Stellenbosch and he is a qualified CA(SA) and CIMA(UK) member. He has also completed various executive management courses at Harvard (USA), Duke University (USA), Stanford (USA) and at the IMD (Switzerland).

Send Robert an email to rwalton@bcis.co.za

Steve Booysen - Chairman

Steve Booysen completed his articles at Ernst & Young in 1983. After spending a few years as a senior lecturer at UNISA, he joined the banking industry, where he held various positions. In 2004 he was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Absa Bank Limited, a position he held until February 2009. In addition to being Chairman of the Efficient Group, Steve is an honorary professor at the University of the Northwest Business School.

Jerry Mabena - Non-Executive (Independent)

Jerry Mabena holds a B Com degree in Industrial Psychology and Economics from Rhodes University. He is the CEO of Thebe Services Division, where he is responsible for the integration and growth of the Thebe Investment Corporation’s investment in the tourism, financial services and energy services industries. Jerry has experience in advertising, marketing and business management.

Thys du Preez - Non-Executive (Independent)

Thys du Preez graduated with a B Com Honours degree from the University of Pretoria in 1973 and obtained his CA(SA) in 1974. He became an audit partner of Ernst & Young in 1982, and started the government consulting division in 1993. From 1996, he became an executive director and shareholder of Trustee Board Investments (Pty) Ltd (TBI). Thys serves as non-executive director on many of TBI’s investee companies and has been a director of various listed companies.

Lynette Taylor - Non-Executive (Independent)

Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1985, Lynette Taylor holds legal qualifications from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Witwatersrand. She spent 22 years in banking, working both as a legal adviser and holding various general management positions. As a result of her experience in both banking and law, she has been involved in a number of projects focused on implementing new legislation, assessing risk issues and reviewing credit processes.

Abrie du Preez - Non-Executive (Independent)

Abrie du Preez graduated with a B Com Honours degree from the University of Pretoria in 1978 and obtained his CA(SA) in 1979. He worked as Audit Senior at Theron van der Poel from 1979 until 1981 and then joined Prima Foods as Financial Manager. In 1984, he joined Prestasi Insurance Brokers and later became the Group Managing Director. He left Prestasi in 1992 to launch Trustee Board Investments (Pty) Ltd, of which he is the Chief Executive Officer.

Joe Rosen - Non-Executive (Independent)

Joe Rosen graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1984. After running his own financial services business, he joined Absa, where he worked for 15 years, first heading up the merchant bank product section and later being appointed as CEO of Absa London. In 2011, Joe left Absa to pursue his own interests, using his entrepreneurial skills to acquire and create new businesses, both locally and internationally.

Zee Cele - Non-Executive (Independent)

Zee Cele obtained a masters’ degree in accountancy from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, specialising in taxation. She has been practicing as a Tax Practitioner since 1989. Her achievements during her working career include being awarded the SA Woman of the Year Award in the Business Category in 1999. She was also a member of government’s Standing Advisory Committee in Company Law, and continues to be a member of the SA Institute of Professional Accountants and a Commercial Member of the Tax Court. She is actively involved in community development by presenting tax and business education talks on various radio stations.

Heiko Weidhase - Chief Executive Officer of the Efficient Group

Heiko Weidhase has been the Chief Executive Officer of Efficient Group since 2002. Prior to that he was a partner at Philip Craib Investments, an investment management company where he was responsible for marketing, systems and finance. From 1991 to 2000 he was the Operations Director at Giants Canning (Pty) Ltd. From 1989 to 1991 he was the Factory Manager of Gants Foods (Pty) Ltd, prior to which he was the Production Supervisor.

Send Heiko an email to heikoweidhase@efgroup.co.za

Anton de Klerk - Chief Financial Officer of the Efficient Group

Anton de Klerk is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Before joining Efficient Group on 1 January 2008, his career included tenures as Group Accountant at DPI Plastics (Pty) Ltd, Financial Accountant at Progress Milling (Pty) Ltd and Financial Controller at Netcare Femina Clinic. He completed his articles at Van Staden & Roberts and was appointed Senior Audit Manager immediately thereafter.

Send Anton an email to antondeklerk@efgroup.co.za

Dawie Roodt - Chief Economist of the Efficient Group

Dawie Roodt is an economist who specialises in fiscal and monetary policy. He brings invaluable exposure to the Group through his active presence in both the local and foreign media. He has been a member of the Tax Advisory Committee of the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut and has represented Business SA at Nedlac. Dawie is an ambassador for Child Welfare (Bloemfontein), Childline (Free State) and the Adopt Moreletaspruit Forum.

Send Dawie an email to dawieroodt@efgroup.co.za

Robert Walton - Chief Executive Officer of Efficient Invest, comprising Boutique Collective Investments and Boutique Collective Investments

Robert Walton is a respected pioneer in the financial services industry. His career in the unit trust segment spans a period of 14 years, starting at Metropolitan. He was later CEO of the collective investment businesses, building an esteemed reputation within the industry. Robert graduated from the University of Stellenbosch and he is a qualified CA(SA) and CIMA(UK) member. He has also completed various executive management courses at Harvard (USA), Duke University (USA), Stanford (USA) and at the IMD (Switzerland).

Send Robert an email to rwalton@bcis.co.za

Christo Burger - Managing Director of Efficient Wealth

Christo Burger has a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning and became a Certified Financial Planner in 2001. He started his working career at Sanlam in 1994 and later joined Alexander Forbes as a Senior Financial Planning Consultant, focusing specifically on retirement and investments.

In 2004, he became a Director of Efficient Wealth. He has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Send Christo an email to christo@efw.co.za

Steve Booysen - Chairman

Steve Booysen completed his articles at Ernst & Young in 1983. After spending a few years as a senior lecturer at UNISA, he joined the banking industry, where he held various positions. In 2004 he was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Absa Bank Limited, a position he held until February 2009. In addition to being Chairman of the Efficient Group, Steve is an honorary professor at the University of the Northwest Business School.

Jerry Mabena - Non-Executive (Independent)

Jerry Mabena holds a B Com degree in Industrial Psychology and Economics from Rhodes University. He is the CEO of Thebe Services Division, where he is responsible for the integration and growth of the Thebe Investment Corporation’s investment in the tourism, financial services and energy services industries. Jerry has experience in advertising, marketing and business management.

Thys du Preez - Non-Executive (Independent)

Thys du Preez graduated with a B Com Honours degree from the University of Pretoria in 1973 and obtained his CA(SA) in 1974. He became an audit partner of Ernst & Young in 1982, and started the government consulting division in 1993. From 1996, he became an executive director and shareholder of Trustee Board Investments (Pty) Ltd (TBI). Thys serves as non-executive director on many of TBI’s investee companies and has been a director of various listed companies.

Lynette Taylor - Non-Executive (Independent)

Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1985, Lynette Taylor holds legal qualifications from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Witwatersrand. She spent 22 years in banking, working both as a legal adviser and holding various general management positions. As a result of her experience in both banking and law, she has been involved in a number of projects focused on implementing new legislation, assessing risk issues and reviewing credit processes.

Abrie du Preez - Non-Executive (Independent)

Abrie du Preez graduated with a B Com Honours degree from the University of Pretoria in 1978 and obtained his CA(SA) in 1979. He worked as Audit Senior at Theron van der Poel from 1979 until 1981 and then joined Prima Foods as Financial Manager. In 1984, he joined Prestasi Insurance Brokers and later became the Group Managing Director. He left Prestasi in 1992 to launch Trustee Board Investments (Pty) Ltd, of which he is the Chief Executive Officer.

Joe Rosen - Non-Executive (Independent)

Joe Rosen graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1984. After running his own financial services business, he joined Absa, where he worked for 15 years, first heading up the merchant bank product section and later being appointed as CEO of Absa London. In 2011, Joe left Absa to pursue his own interests, using his entrepreneurial skills to acquire and create new businesses, both locally and internationally.

Zee Cele - Non-Executive (Independent)

Zee Cele obtained a masters’ degree in accountancy from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, specialising in taxation. She has been practicing as a Tax Practitioner since 1989. Her achievements during her working career include being awarded the SA Woman of the Year Award in the Business Category in 1999. She was also a member of government’s Standing Advisory Committee in Company Law, and continues to be a member of the SA Institute of Professional Accountants and a Commercial Member of the Tax Court. She is actively involved in community development by presenting tax and business education talks on various radio stations.

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