Select’s Group Management are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company and for establishing and implementing effective internal controls and risk management procedures to ensure that the businesses are conducted in a responsible manner.

The various departments of Group Management also provide technical assistance and specialized knowledge to the operations in the various countries of operation.

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Sean O’Sullivan

Group Chief Executive Officer
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B Com Honours, MBASean joined the Group in 2010. Prior to joining, Sean was the Head of Sales and Marketing at First National Bank’s home loans division for 3 years, responsible for the development and management of the retail mortgage lending book and the affordable housing sector in South Africa.Prior to joining First National Bank, Sean pursued his own interests and was CEO of Iquad Treasury Ltd for 15 years. Iquad is a risk management company with specific focus on both interest rate and currency management for large national and multi-national corporate companies. As part of Sean’s exit plan, he listed Iquad on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
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Roger Zoio, CA (SA)

Group Chief Financial Officer
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BCompt (Hons) (Accounting), registered with the South African Institute of Chartered AccountantsRoger joined the Group in 2015. Prior to joining, Roger completed his articles at Deloitte and Touche, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. Thereafter he assumed a Group Commercial Manager role at Datatec Limited where he was involved with Datatec’s global expansion initiatives and listed company reporting processes. He has held successive Financial Director roles in Westcon Africa Middle East (Pty) Ltd (a technology product distributor), Psitek (Pty) Ltd (a telecommunications product manufacturer), and Coricraft Group (Pty) Ltd (a furniture manufacturer retailer).These roles have provided Roger with experience in retail, manufacturing, logistics, distribution and product development environments with a particular focus on operations management.
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Wayne Faulds

Chief Executive Officer: Retail
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Oxford Brooks accredited MBA, Diplomas in Marketing Management, International Treasury Management and Banking Regulation.Prior to joining Select Group in 2008, Wayne held the position of Divisional General Manager for UTi Group’s banking logistics division which focused on the distribution of credit/debit and transactional cards and cheque books.Prior to joining UTi, Wayne gained 20 years of experience in banking and microfinance as, amongst others, a dual General Manager of Non-Mortgage Housing and Customer Care with the Unifer Group (a microfinance provider in South Africa).
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Anusha Naidu, CA (SA)

Corporate Finance
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BCom (Hons) (Accounting), registered with the South African Institute of Chartered AccountantsAnusha joined the Group in April 2016. Prior to joining, Anusha completed her articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”), and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008. She has specialist financial services experience across local and international markets.She spent 3 years in PwC’s Banking and Capital Markets Audit team in Johannesburg, where she led external audits on Standard Bank Group and FirstRand Treasury. Thereafter she spent 3 years in PwC’s M&A; Advisory team in London, where she led various buy-side and sell-side transactions for a variety of financial services clients, including private equity, hedge funds, investment banks, and retail banks. In addition, on her return to South Africa, she consulted to Old Mutual Investment Group for 6 months. Anusha passed Level I of the CFA Program, and is a 2017 Level II Candidate in the CFA Program.
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Bongani Motsa

Chief Executive Officer: Eswatini
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Bongani holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from the Maastricht School of Management (MsM) in the Netherlands, a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in Accounting , Professional Part 2 of the ACCA Examinations, a CIPS Certificate in Public Procurement and a PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate in Project Management. He is a registered Accountant (Swaziland) and a PRINCE2 Practitioner with extensive experience in starting up and growing major operations.Bongani has over 24 years’ multi-industry experience, including Audit (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Logistics (Unitrans), Oil & Gas (BP), Procurement, Supply Chain Management, and International Development. Prior to joining Select, Bongani held the role of Associate Trainer and Consultant at Snap Tech International where he specialised in PRINCE 2, Finance, Public Procurement and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) training. Prior to this, he held, amongst others, the roles of founding Chief Executive Officer at the Swaziland Public Procurement Regulatory Agency (SPPRA), Operations Manager at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Deputy Director for Finance at the Southern African Customs Union (SACU).
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Vincent Khitsane (Acting)

Chief Executive Officer: Lesana
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Vincent joins the Lesotho based team and brings with him eighteen years of industry related working experience coupled with twelve years of teaching experience. Vincent spent over nine years at Ellerines Holdings (Pty) Ltd where the highlight of his career was holding the position of General Manager for both Lesotho and Swaziland simultaneously. Together with his team in Lesotho, Vincent was the top achiever every month in the region comprising Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana and Namibia in both collections and sales. This led to his promotion to General Manager for Swaziland, which was already turning around to become profitable when the mother company, Ellerine Holdings (Pty) Ltd, closed down.He later opened a small debt collection agency, Toropo Homes Management Services (Pty) Ltd, trading as Toropo Homes Services where he held the role of Managing Director and Owner.Vincent holds a Diploma in Science Education (majoring in Mathematics).
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Peter Ochieng

Chief Executive Officer: Uganda
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Kisa Kalolokesya

Chief Executive Officer: Malawi
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Kisa brings with him over 10 years of experience within financial services and specifically the microfinance industry.Prior to joining Select, Kisa held the role of Chief Operations Officer at Blue Financial Services where he was responsible for the management of core business operations including lending, product development, sales and marketing, human resource management, policy development and application of internal controls. Kisa holds a Master of Business Administration Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education.
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Norman Ambunya

Chief Executive Officer: Kenya
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Norman brings with him sixteen years of expertise in financial services. He offers a blend of finance & accounting leadership backed by strategy, operations, risk management, corporate finance, business development and ALCO expertise. Prior to joining Select, Norman led Noredge Economics Group, a Boutique Consulting Firm offering Finance, Management, Economic Analysis, Research and Business Consulting Services.Prior to this Norman held the role of Managing Director at Spire Bank where he had overall responsibility for the Bank. Prior to this he held the role of Chief Financial Officer where he had functional responsibility over Finance, Treasury and Administration functions.Key accomplishments for Norman in his most recent role included the following:• Accomplished, during the first six months, a substantial decrease in operating losses before tax by 53% from KES1.6B to KES746M in the financial year ending December 2018.• Led and mentored 10 executive staff to direct overall responsibility for the development of 200+ team members. • Drew up a turnaround business model implementable over a three-year period for the Bank driven by a new strategic direction leading to more than twice bottom line improvement year-on-year. • Achieved an after-tax profit of KES106.2M during Q1 2019 with a 100%+ increase from a KES265.1M loss during the same period the previous year.• Created a robust working atmosphere to transform the Bank through dynamic operations, open communication, operating integrity, and accountability to firmly plot an upward trend into profitability.Previous experience in our industry includes having held the role of Chief Financial Officer at Real People – East Africa.Norman holds a Master of Business Administration in Leadership and Sustainability, a Doctor of Finance Degree, a Master of Arts Degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
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Theo van Rooyen

Chief Operating Officer: Retail
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Prior to joining, Theo held the role of Area Manager at Finbond Mutual Bank where he was responsible for managing the total operational function of all branches in Gauteng. Theo has extensive Africa experience within Microfinance gained during his tenure at Blue Financial Services where he worked in countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Namibia.Theo holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Banking and Economics.
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Alex Forbes

Head of Credit & Risk
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Alex brings with her extensive experience in credit process development and management, compliance and operational risk management as well as treasury management, covering South Africa, Pan Africa and other global markets. Prior to joining Select Advisors, Alex held the role of Head: Financial Institutions Credit Team at Rand Merchant Bank. Alex headed up the Financial Institutions Credit Portfolio, encompassing both the Bank and Non-Bank Financial Insitution portfolios of approximately 800 counterparties and a team of 22 people. The Bank portfolio comprised exposures to all global developed and emerging market bank counterparties with whom FirstRand Bank transacts, while the NBFI portfolio was made up primarily of insurance companies, asset managers, micro-lenders, stock brokers and funds and which tended to be more SA based. Her key responsibilities were to lead and direct both teams to ensure that functional credit strategies were aligned to the Bank’s risk management frameworks in order to contribute to Bank growth, sustainability and compliance, and to develop and manage the team in achievement of this. A key achievement for Alex was steering the team to automate and make use of robotics for repetitive and lower risk tasks to improve efficiencies (the Non-Bank FI team implemented the automation of credit reviews and ratings of hedge funds as well as the spreading of data for insurance companies; the Bank team implemented the daily monitoring of key financial metrics, indicators and news items to manage the higher risk Africa portfolio).Alex holds the CIPM (Certificate in Investment Performance Management) Designation, is a CFA Charterholder and a qualified Chartered Accountant.