Our People

Anton van Geest

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Technical Expert: B-BBEE
AP Advisory and Products (Pty) Ltd
Hons. B. Compt., Professional Accountant (SA)
Role Description

Technical expert for Alternative Prosperity on B-BBEE. 10+ years experience in various roles in BEE.

Career progression:

Accountant / B-BBEE Verification Manager / B-BBEE Specialist Advisor

Barenice Lecheko

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Socio-Economic Development and Consumer Education Specialist
AP Advisory and Products (Pty) Ltd
N Dip. OMT, HC: ODETDP
Role Description

Administration: ED, SED, CE, BBOS, Disabled Learnerships, Stakeholder Engagement (Foundations and NPOs). +4 years experience in B-BBEE and Non-Profit Organisation engagement, +5 years HR/Training and Development experience

Career progression:

CSI Advisor / HR Officer / Secondary SDF / Training Co-ordinator

Cecilia Bjerborn Murai

Cecilia Bjerborn Murai
Managing Director AP Kenya
AP Kenya
BSc, MSc
Role Description

Managing Director Kenya operations. Bespoke sustainability business, stakeholder engagement and responsible investment strategies. 20 years experience in sustainability consulting.

Career progression:

Environmental Engineer / International Sustainability Consultant & Sustainable Investment Advisor / Sustainability Strategist

Christiaan v/d Merwe

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Director: Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions
AP Holdings (Pty) Ltd
CA(SA) CFA
Role Description

Responsible for Strategy and Investments for the Alternative Prosperity Group. His specialisation in ownership structuring in the BEE context is utilised by the groups advisory team. He has more than 14 years’ experience in the transformation field complemented by his studies recognised through professional registration as a Chartered Financial Analyst and CA(SA). An auditor by profession, Christiaan specialised in company valuations at PwC and are still actively involved in the formulation of transformation legislation effecting the measurement of BEE transactions.

Career progression:

Auditor / Valuation specialist / Management Consultant / BEE verification manager / BEE specialist / Transformation Strategist

Clarisa Oosthuizen

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B-BBEE Specialist
AP Advisory and Products (Pty) Ltd
BCompt degree
Role Description

B-BBEE data analysis, verification assistance and compliance. 6+ years’ experience in BEE compliance and data analysis. Transformation strategy development.

Career progression:

Accountant / BEE data analyst, compliance and strategies

Dawie Malan

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Director: Finance
AP Holdings (Pty) Ltd
ACMA, CGMA
Role Description

Responsible for the overarching management of the Alternative Prosperity Group’s finances. Ownership Analyst and Researcher. 10+ year business experience in financial and business management.

Career progression:

Management Accountant / Tax Practitioner / Financial Director

Elias Masilela

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Non-executive Director
AP Holdings (Pty) Ltd
MSc Economics
Role Description

Non-executive Director

Career progression:

Economist and policy analyst

Eric Ackroyd

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CEO: Johannesburg Office
AP Advisory and Products (Pty) Ltd
CA(SA)
Role Description

Responsible for developing the Alternative Prosperity Gauteng Transformation and B-BBEE consulting business

Career progression:

Financial Auditor / Marketing Manager / B-BBEE Verification Director / Transformation Specialist

Erosha Govender

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CEO: Cape Town Office
AP Advisory and Products (Pty) Ltd
B.Eng. (Chemical), PDBM (UKZN)
Role Description

Responsible for ensuring effective execution of the business strategy through the client facing team; Bespoke Transformation Strategy; BBBEE Specialist

Career progression:

Process Engineer / Project Manager / Community Development Specialist / BBBEE Specialist / Transformation Manager / Transformation Strategist / Operations Management

Johan Giliomee

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Transformation & BBBEE Strategy Development
AP Advisory and Products (Pty) Ltd
B.COM (HONS), MBA
Role Description

Transformation Strategy Specialist

Career progression:

10+ years’ experience as BEE Verification Manager / Entrepreneurial Development / Agricultural Transformation / BEE Strategy Development

Lesego Mautloa

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Transformation Analysis and Advisory Intern
AP Advisory and Products (Pty) Ltd
BA Development and Environment
Role Description

Research and analysis for transformation strategy projects and overall research of trends within the transformation space

Career progression:

Currently pursuing Postgraduate Studies in Sustainable Development, with prospects of Masters.

Lezahn Steenkamp

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Group Financial Manager
AP Holdings (Pty) Ltd
CA (SA)
Role Description

Responsible for the financial management function within the group.

Career progression:

Auditor / Financial Accountant / Group Financial Manager

Lister Saungweme

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Transformation Strategy & B-BBEE Specialist
AP Advisory and Products (Pty) Ltd
B.Com (Hons.),BPubAdmin (Hons.), BBBEE MDP, EEP
Role Description

Responsible for transformation strategy development and providing technical B-BBEE expert opinions across all sectors. She is also involved in transformation Research and managing the Internal Technical Committee.

Career progression:

Marketer / B-BBEE Analyst / 5+ years BEE Verification Manager / Quality Manager / Transformation Researcher / B-BBEE Specialist/Technical Expert / Transformation Advisor / Strategy development

Malefase Madiba

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B-BBEE Specialist
AP Advisory and Products (Pty) Ltd
BA Communications, Programme In Project Management, B-BBEE Management Development Programme
Role Description

Advising clients, developing and implementing strategies on all B-BBEE pillars. Development and maintenance of B-BBEE scores.

Career progression:

B-BBEE Verification Analyst / Advisor / Technical Assessor / SANAS Technical Signatory

Melanie Smith

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Transformation Analysis / Research
AP Advisory and Products (Pty) Ltd
BA Development & Environment & BA Hons Sociology
Role Description

B-BBEE analysis. B-BBEE verification assistance and compliance. Transformation and ESG research and analysis.

Career progression:

Verification Analyst / Researcher / B-BBEE Compliance / Currently completing MPhil in Sustainable Development

Natalie September

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Office Manager
AP Holdings (Pty) Ltd
BA, Public Administration and Communication Facilitation
Role Description

Managing general office functionality. Work with operation managers and other personnel to help keep businesses running smoothly and clerical / administrative duties are not limited.

Career progression:

Marketing / After-sales Consultant/Executive Personal Assistant /Office Manager

Ntandoyenkosi Zwane

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Accountant
AP Holdings (Pty) Ltd
BCom(Management Accounting)
Role Description

Fulfil a support function in Finance, the AP communicator and General administration.

Career progression:

Debtors Admin Clerk / Accounts Clerk / Bookkeeper / Accountant

Michael Kabari Waweru

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ESG Specialist and Sustainability Advisor
Associate: AP Kenya
Bsc(Env.Sci), MSc(Env Planning & Management), NEBOSH UK(IGC-OHS)
Role Description

ESG Specialist responsible for supporting a wide range of clients on Sustainability Advisory, ESG Due Diligence Assessment, Responsible Investment Strategies and Reporting

Career progression:

Environmental Social consultant/ Health and Safety Generalist Advisor/ ESG specialist

Peter O’Hanlon

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Technology Strategy and Delivery
AP Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Role Description

Technology Strategy and Delivery; Business Support

Career progression:

Weapons Electrical Engineer (SA Navy, Reutech Radar Systems) / IT Company Owner / Systems Engineer / Programme and Project Manager / Compliance Project Manager / Software Development Director / BEE Specialist

Rudolph Fourie

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Director: Business Development
AP Holdings (Pty) Ltd
CA (SA), MdevF
Role Description

Director responsible for business and people development. Crafting transformation and ESG strategies. Delivery of multi-stakeholder developmental projects.

Career progression:

Financial Manager; Development Finance Lecturer / Researchers; ESG and Transformation Strategist

Sophia Nyokabi

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Office Manager, Nairobi
AP Kenya
BBA, Dip BA
Role Description

Partnering with Executives to achieve success for AP Kenya; Management of office services by ensuring daily operations run smoothly; Management of Payroll & Payments; Procurement Management;

Career progression:

Administrative Officer / Executive Assistant / Office Manager

Trevor Chandler

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Director
AP Holdings (Pty) Ltd
B-Compt Hons
Role Description

Chairman and Director responsible for research.

Career progression:

Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) expert with more than 20 years’ experience in assurance, finance, risk management and corporate governance related professions.

Wanjiru Kirima

Wanjiru Kirima
Non-executive Director
AP Holdings (Pty) Ltd
B.Econ
Role Description

Director responsible for Stakeholder Engagement. 20+ year experience in Pensions

Career progression:

Investment consultant /specialist on governance, private equity, strategy and investments/Trustee Support /ESG issues in relation to Pension Funds

Zani Malan

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Technical Expert: Transformation & B-BBEE
AP Advisory and Products (Pty) Ltd
CA(SA)
Role Description

Enterprise and Supplier Development, Socio Economic Development, Consumer Education, Access and Broad-based Ownership Schemes. +5 years experience in B-BBEE.

Career progression:

Auditor / BEE Professional

Adolph Jonker

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Business Development Executive
AP Holdings (Pty) Ltd
B.Econ
Role Description

Expand business within the group of companies through strategy and execution of marketing and sales.  Grow and maintain  relationships with clients, industry players and our company stakeholders.

Career progression:

Sales Representative / Over 25 years experience in Sales and Marketing / Training  / Management / Directorship /  Business Development Execitive

Kimberlee Brown-Onyuna

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Sustainability Reporting Specialist
ASSOCIATE – AP Kenya
BA, MBA
Role Description

Project execution, financial and sustainability reporting specialist, stakeholder engagement, analysis and report authorship

Career progression:

Financial communication specialist/ Sustainability reporting consultant/Over 20 years experience on three continents

Ciska Kruger

Ciska Kruger
Shared Value, Sustainability & ESG Strategies
ASSOCIATE – AP Holdings (Pty) Ltd
B.IUR, LLB, LLM, MSSM
Role Description

Bespoke, sustainability and shared value business strategies. 15+ years’ international business experience.

Career progression:

Attorney: RSA, NY / Environmental Law / Management Consultant / C-suite Executive / Sustainability & Creating Shared Value Strategist