Group management profile
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.
Sean O’SullivanGroup Chief Executive Officer
Sean 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.
Roger Zoio, CA (SA)Group Chief Financial Officer
Roger 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.
Henley RennieChief Executive Officer: SBC Limited
Henley joined the Group in 2014 as the CEO of SBC. Henley brings a wealth of banking experience to the Group.
Prior to joining SBC Limited, he was Head of Business Banking at Standard Bank where he was responsible for developing, directing and driving the Business unit’s strategy. He led a large team spanning four business units viz. Commercial Banking, SME Banking, Agriculture and Secured Lending – Vehicle Asset Finance and Home Loans.
Wayne FauldsChief Executive Officer: Retail
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).
Theo Van RooyenGeneral Manager - Country Operations
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.
Anusha Naidu, CA (SA)Corporate Finance
Anusha 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.
Jacques Janse van RensburgChief Executive Officer: Lesana
Jacques has 20 years of microfinance experience, which started in 1995 when he was part of the team that started Moneylenders in South Africa.
He opened the second microfinance office in South Africa, and the first office in the Free State province in South Africa. Jacques moved up the management ranks in different micro financiers, firstly as Branch Manager with Louhen Financial Services and Finaid Financial Services (Division of Capitec Bank), before moving into senior management positions in 2003, where he held the positions of Regional Manager and Provincial Manager with Future Finance, and then Senior Provincial Marketing Manager with Thutukani Financial Services in the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa.
In 2005 Jacques moved into an executive role when he was appointed as General Manager for EG Finance. Jacques joined Blue Financial Services in 2008, and was appointed as the Lesotho Country CEO in 2011. Jacques subsequently joined Lesana Lesotho in May 2014.
James KajamuChief Executive Officer: Malawi
Prior to joining Select in November 2012, James worked for MicroLoan Foundation as CEO for 4 years. He also worked for PRIDE Malawi as Head of Operations for 4 years and New Building Society (now NBS Bank) for 14 years in various capacities ranging from branch management to new business development. James has extensive experience in microfinance, banking, credit and financial management, marketing and all the operational competencies required in this industry.
Through previous experience at MLF, PRIDE, NBS and also his project management work for Old Mutual and Kadale Consultants, James has acquired valuable experience needed to implement the Select strategy in Malawi. James' last position at NBS was Business Development Manager.
Peter OchiengDeputy & Acting Chief Executive Officer: Kenya
Prior to joining Select, Peter worked with International Micro-finance companies- Blue Financial Services in Kenya, HHI Financial Services and Ubi Caritas Finance B.V Canada in various senior management positions covering Business Development, Country Sales, strategy and expansion. Peter joined Select in June 2012 as Regional Sales Manager for the Western Territory. In October 2013 Peter was moved to the Head Office and appointed as Country Head of Sales. In March 2014 he was appointed the Deputy Chief Executive for the Kenya operation
Bongani MambaDeputy Chief Executive Officer: Swaziland
Bongani brings with him 23 years of experience in various industries of which the majority have been spent in financial services. His extensive experience covers Commercial Banking; Corporate & Investment Banking; Microfinance; Employee Benefits and Audit.
Prior to joining Select, Bongani held the role of Relationship Manager at Standard Bank where he was responsible for ensuring customer service quality and efficiency; overseeing customer lending, support and risk management; compliance; driving sales and financial targets in the portfolio and customer retention.
Prior to this Bongani held the role of Chief Executive Officer at Blue Financial Services Swaziland.