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Board of Directors

Heiko WeidhaseChief Executive Officer Diploma in Business Management

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 at the same company, prior to which he was the Production Supervisor.

Appointed to the Efficient Group Board on
27 November 2006.

Anton de KlerkChief Financial Officer BCompt (Hons), CTA, Advanced Certificate in Taxation, CA(SA)

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.

Appointed to the Efficient Group Board on
27 March 2008.

Dawie Roodt Chief Economist MEcon (cum laude)

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. He was also the recipient of the 2016 Sake24 Economist of the Year Award.

Appointed to the Efficient Group Board on
27 November 2006.

Robert Walton BAcc (Hons), CMA, CA(SA)

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

Appointed to the Efficient Group Board on
12 August 2013.

Steve Booysen Chairman - DCom, CA(SA)

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.

Appointed to the Efficient Group Board on
1 September 2009.

Ockert Goosen BCom (Hons) Accounting, CA(SA), MBA

Ockert Goosen qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 after completing his articles at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell (now KPMG). He accumulated extensive experience during his 17-year career in investment banking, commencing at Barclays Merchant Bank in 1986, in the corporate finance division. His exposure at FirstCorp and First National Bank ranged from relationship banking to managing credit risk, structured finance, regulatory arbitrage and securitisation. He joined Real Africa Durolink (RAD) Bank in 1996 where he held senior positions in the property finance, structured finance, credit, treasury and debt divisions. He was a director of RAD Bank and a number of companies in the RAD Group, including a member of RAD Bank’s Manco, Credit Committee and Investment Committee. In 2002, he joined Gensec Bank where he headed the securitisation unit in the debt finance division, responsible for a structured finance book and debt portfolio management. He has vast experience in asset management, structured and corporate finance, securitisation, treasury, credit management and managing collective investment schemes and was a founding member of Ora Fund Managers in 2003. He serves as Non-executive Director on certain of Trustee Board Investments (TBI) and TBI Strategic Partners’ investee company boards.

Appointed to the Efficient Group Board on
8 May 2017.

Ian Groenewald BCom Accounting, BCompt (Hons)

Ian Groenewald started his career at Stannic in 1991. He joined Real Africa Durolink (RAD) in 1993 and went on to become the head of its structured finance business. He was a member of the RAD Group’s Management Committee and served as a director of RAD Holdings and various subsidiaries. In 1998, he relocated to London where he established and managed the RAD Group’s UK office. Following the takeover of the RAD Group in 2001, he joined Gensec in London and subsequently relocated to Cape Town in 2002. In addition to the design and implementation of structured finance transactions, he has acquired considerable experience in designing collective investment schemes and other investment products in various markets including South Africa. He is also an experienced dealmaker with a proven ability to build financial services businesses. He is one of the founding partners of Ora Fund Managers and served as the group Chief Executive Officer since 2010. In 2017, Ora merged with Trustee Board Investments (TBI) and he was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the TBI Group from 1 July 2017. He is also an Executive Director and a member of the Investment Committee of TBI Strategic Partners, a subsidiary of the TBI Group.

Appointed to the Efficient Group Board on
23 August 2017.

Erol Zeki CFA®, BCom (Hons) Finance

Erol Zeki is a business leader with over 18 years of board experience in the wealth and investment industry. He is currently the CEO of Sasfin Wealth (a business that offers private client stockbroking, portfolio management and wealth advice, as well as institutional asset and healthcare consulting, fixed income broking and asset management). Before joining Sasfin he was the founder and CEO of SIPP Investments, a fintech and financial services business acquired by Sasfin. Prior to that, he was the CEO of FNB Securities, formerly BJM Private Client Services. Erol has been a member of the South African Institute of Stockbrokers since 2004. Over his career he has gained broad experience across client relationship management, the technical and operational side of wealth and investment, as well as business and leadership. He combines a deep understanding of how wealth and investment businesses make money with an excellent grasp on the trends driving the industry globally, as well as the people and cultural factors involved in running a complex business. Erol has a passion for managing change and he loves working with a diverse team, enjoying the challenge of getting the best out of people.

Appointed to the Efficient Group Board on
13 February 2019.

Bongiwe Momoza Honours Economics, Masters in Finance and Investments

Bongiwe holds a Master’s degree specialising in Finance and Investments from the Wits Business School. She also holds a Honours degree from the University Of Pretoria, specialising in Economics. Bongiwe joined the financial services industry as a graduate at First National Bank. She has more than 10 years’ experience in the financial services industry and has been practising as an Asset consultant to retirement funds since 2011. Bongiwe has consulted to various clients locally and in other Pan African countries such as Botswana, Swaziland, Mauritius and Mozambique. Her clients have included retirement funds in the mining, car manufacturing, engineering, universities and public sector entities. Bongiwe is currently with Sasfin Asset Consulting as a Senior Consultant, consulting to clients in the Botswana market and looking after special projects in the asset consulting team. Prior to that, Bongiwe was a Senior consultant at Absa Asset Consultants and Actuaries for 4,5 years as well as Alexander Forbes for 3 years.

Appointed to the Efficient Group Board on
13 February 2019.

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