University of Pretoria Graduate School Programme, Management Development Programme
Tertius has over 31 years’ experience as a business leader in the information and communication technology (“ICT”) sector. Tertius co-founded AccTech Systems Proprietary Limited (“AccTech”) in 1994 and has been instrumental in building AccTech and Dynamics Africa Proprietary Limited into an international ICT business as well as the leading Microsoft and Sage business partner globally, focussing on Industry 4.0 solutions in the new economy.
Mr Kamil Patel (“Kamil”) is currently CEO of Rentsolutions Ltd, one of the largest asset rental companies in Mauritius and is an Independent director of RHT Holding Ltd, which is listed on the Mauritius Stock Exchange. He is the former CEO of the Dölberg group which has operations in 6 countries, with 350 employees.
Kamil comes with a wealth of experience in finance. Kamil graduated Cum Laude at the Edinburgh Business School's MBA program and is a former professional tennis player who participated in 3 Grand Slam tournaments.
B.Sc (Mech) Eng; Post Graduate qualification in Industrial Engineering; MBA
Herman is an experienced executive who, over the last 30 years, has operated in senior positions across the consulting, advisory, industrial, finance services and telecoms sectors. His focus areas have been on creating digital means for customers to interact via new channels and devices, digitising the internal processes and creating digitised products and services and disruptive business models. This is coupled with strategic and management advisory capabilities on numerous local and international boards across the African continent.
Currently Herman is the CEO and founder of Future Advisory. Most notably, Herman served as the Group Chief Marketing Officer at MTN Group; Managing Executive (Mobile commerce) at Vodacom and CEO: Beyond Payments at Standard Bank. He has held numerous board memberships and directorships at companies including Adcorp Holdings, various MTN OpCo’s and Jumia Group.
Herman has served as an external examiner and facilitator for Wits Business School’s MBA program, Non-degree and in-company programmes for 13 years. He continues to serve as adjunct faculty at Duke University in Durham, Raleigh, North Carolina and at The Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg.
Bachelor of Accounting Science; Higher Diploma in Accounting
Andrew is an experienced Investor with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. As a strong business development professional skilled in negotiation, business planning, operations management, management, and risk management, Andrews brings a wealth of experience. Currently Andrew is the CEO of retail and customer engagement platform, Topshopper. Prior to this, Andrew has held senior financial and managerial positions at Naspers (Dubizzle Ltd, Multichoice Africa, Multichoice Botswana); Vodacom Worldonline (ISP); Cargill and Coin security Group.
Andrew holds a professional membership at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
MAICD at the Australian Institute of Company Directors; Harvard Business School (Transforming a Global Company Program)
Christopher is a professional executive with more than 30-years of experience in senior Management roles in Australia and Internationally. Over his career, Christopher has built vast experience in business management at all levels including sales, marketing, finance (P&L), services, strategy and acquisitions (pre/post). His specialties include senior c-suite positions, board Advisory and assisting companies create value. He currently holds the position of Principle and Director at The Buro (an Australian advisory firm). Christopher has held senior positions at Enware Australia, Corethix, StartWare Global, Thales Australia and Schneider Electric (multiple business units within Schneider Electric).
Christopher leverages his past experience of running diverse (local & global) businesses with the ability to quickly analyse and drive strategic growth plans by leveraging existing businesses or complementing via acquisitions.
B.Com Financial Management, B.Com (Hons) Financial Management
Eric served his articles at Bentley Associates before being appointed as a Senior Auditor. Subsequently, he joined Saambou Banks as a Manager: Information Management. Thereafter he worked for Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority (a Schedule 2 Public Entity) initially as a Management Accountant and subsequently as acting financial controller. Eric has served as the Chief Financial Officer of AccTech and Dynamics Africa Services Proprietary Limited since June 2008.
B.Com (Accounting); B.Com (Accounting) Honours; Certificate in the Theory of Accounting Sciences (CTA)
Prior to his appointment as CEO of IEMAS on 1 April 2010, Johan served on the executive management of the University of Pretoria for 8 years. Apart from his responsibilities for the finances and investments of the university, he was instrumental in establishing a successful private company structure through which the University conducted its continuous education, consulting and other business activities with the private sector. Prior to that, he was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand for a period of 12 years. He has vast business experience as well as experience in the fields of financial, risk and investment management and has served on various boards of directors, boards of trustees, audit- and investment committees.
Johan holds professional memberships from the Institute of Directors (IOD) and South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
B.Soc. Sciences; Masters of Business Leadership (MBL), Chartered Director
Marichen has provided trusted leadership and advisory services for the last 10 years to leadership teams across South Africa through Marichen Mortimer and Associates, which provides consulting, training and coaching in leadership effectiveness areas including: leadership development; high-performance team development and wellness interventions. Previously Marichen has held numerous directorship positions at the Institute of Directors Southern Africa, Zendegis (Pty) Ltd and Leela Leadership Consultants (Pty) Ltd. Marichen’s experience has come from holding senior management positions at SAP, RMP Properties, Rand Mines Properties and Barlows Equipment Manufacturing. Marichen is also a lead facilitator and coach for the Tshwane Leadership circle.
Marichen holds memberships from the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa; Consciousness Coaching Academy; International Coaching Federation (ICF); Allied Health Professions Council.
B.Sc (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Cape Town, M.Sc (Communication and Systems Engineering) and PhD (Wireless network planning) from the University of Bristol.
Sidharth is currently the Group CEO of RHT Holdings Limited, a listed company on the Mauritius Stock Exchange, which interests include public transport, investment, private equity, real estate and information technology. He is also an independent non-executive director of Semaris Limited, which is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. Previously, he has held numerous senior management positions at RHT Ventures Limited, Island Communications Limited and BT.
In the past, Sidharth has been a board member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors and Globefin Management Services Ltd as well as contributing at the level of the strategic advisory committee of Port Louis Development Initiative (PLDI). Currently he is a member of the National Road Safety Council. Sidharth is an advocate for a greener public transportation system and has a keen interest in electric vehicles. Over the course of his career, Sidharth has received numerous accolades including a Mauritius Business Excellence award.
He has published several technical papers in industry journals on dynamic cellular network planning and wireless technologies. He is also an alumnus of the University of Cape Town from where he completed his Bachelors’ in Electrical Engineering. Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council in the United Kingdom and a past member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD).
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