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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Shane Leas, CA (SA)

Group Chief Financial Officer
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BCom (Hons) (Accounting), registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Shane joined the Group in June 2021

Prior to joining Select Advisors, Shane held the role of Group Financial Manager at Sun International Limited where he was responsible for managing the full financial function of the listed group. His role entailed:

• Preparation of complex Consolidated Annual Financial Statements consisting of South African, Latin American and other African businesses;
• Managing the group’s central Treasury and Tax function;
• Managing the group’s deadlines on various deliverables;
- quarterly forecast planning,
- monitoring and reporting;
- annual budget planning,
- presenting quarterly reports to the Audit Committee;
- providing ad hoc and quarterly feedback to JSE Analysts; and
- implementing new IFRS accounting standards across the group.

• He was Chairman of the group’s Technical Accounting Committee (“TAC”)

• Formed part the team:
- Which refinanced the group’s external debt portfolio through an RFP process resulting in substantial annual group interest savings
- Which successfully executed two separate capital raises of R1.6 billion and R1.2 billion over a course of eighteen months through Rights Offers to Shareholders
- Concluding various merger and acquisition locally and internationally as well as disposing of non-core investments.
- Implemented a shared service model across the group.
- Which navigated a “Covid-19 business restructure”
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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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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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Pierre Engelbrecht

Head of Credit Risk
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With over a decade of experience in the financial services industry, Pierre is a practitioner of Credit Management, Privacy Law, Risk Management, Privacy Compliance, Corporate Governance, Debt Collection and Policy Analysis.He has worked extensively with large private organizations from VW Financial Services to the Ecsponent Group. Pierre has spearheaded the delivery of transformation initiatives as well as leading large teams in legal, risk, compliance and collections. Beyond the effects of the pandemic, businesses are faced with a unique shift in technology and all things digital. Evolution in cloud, AI and automation are offering businesses an opportunity to shift to more intelligent operations. As Head of Credit and Risk, Pierres focus is to increase operations agility and fostering of business resilience.
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Chief Executive Officer: Malawi (Vacant)
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BHEKI DLAMINI

Chief Executive Officer: Eswatini
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Bheki has been with Select for over 15 years and has risen through the ranks on the back of consistent performances in the various portfolio’s he previously occupied, which has enabled him to gain vast experience in the microfinance industry. Prior being promoted to CEO, Bheki held the role of General Manager where he was responsible for the overall operational excellence, which include operational oversite, performance management, operational result analysis and oversite in the execution of company strategy. Bheki holds an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification.
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Marthin de Kock (Acting)

Chief Executive Officer: Botswana
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Marthin brings with him extensive industry experience and will be playing a lead role in setting up Select Management Services Botswana, as well as the day-to-day running of the business.Prior to joining Select, Marthin held the role of Managing Director of GetBucks & TU Loans Botswana. His responsibilities entailed leading the development of strategies, policies and processes across all functions in order to achieve the company’s mission and objectives; controlling the effective provision of the company’s services to ensure quality of service and operational integrity in accordance with the company’s strategy and policies; monitoring and controlling all lending to ensure that it was undertaken in accordance with the company’s credit policy; acing as Principal Officer for the insurance side of the business; developing and implementing systems and procedures to ensure the effective delivery of service; recruitment & management of staff; continuous reassessment of the operational risk inherent in the business, monitoring changing economic and market conditions; overseeing legal & regulatory requirements and budgeting.Notable achievements for Marthin in this role were the following:• Starting up the company in Botswana and establishing all operational procedures in country.• Building a book of more than P230,000,000 with a collection rate of more than 95% since inception of the business.• Doubling the insurance business in terms of profit & sales, achieving collections of almost P2,000,000 per month.• Registering a bond on the Botswana Stock Exchange for P500,000,000. Prior to this Marthin held the role of Senior Roaming Country Manager and International Training & Development Manager at Blue Financial Services.Marthin holds a Bachelor of Personnel Leadership Honours Degree in Industrial Economics, a Bachelors’ Degree in Personnel Leadership, the Certificate of Proficiency of the Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA), the Intermediate Certificate in Business Studies of the IISA and an International Diploma in Teaching & Training.
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Seabata Ntelo

Chief Executive Officer: Lesotho
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Seabata brings 20 years worth of experience in the Financial Services industry with a strong background in Financial Institutions Regulation having worked for the Central Bank of Lesotho for more than 14 years. He spent four and half years at Nedbank as Chief Operating Officer and was instrumental in the bank’s digitalization journey overseeing Nedbank’s Money App deployment. He also played a major role in headcount optimisation project by automating business processes leading to significant financial gains for Nedbank. Seabata holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Leeds, United Kingdom and a Senior Management Development Program qualification from University of Stellenbosch.
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Rory Short (Acting)

Chief Executive Officer: Uganda
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