Management

Executive Chairman: Dr Manne Emsley Dipico

  • History of involvement in the labour movement
  • Elected premier of the Northern Cape 1994-2004
  • Appointed as Election Manager of the ANC for 2004 and 2006
  • Appointed Director Uni-Africa Investment Holdings 2004
  • Appointed by De Beers to head Ponahalo Consortium 2005
  • Appointed Deputy Chairman of De Beers 2006
  • Co-founded Matasis Investment Holdings 2006
  • Appointed Chairman of NECSA (South African Nuclear Energy Corporation)
  • Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Monash University in 2010

Executive Deputy Chairman: Zahid Faqui-Dawood

  • History of involvement in political and community structures in eighties as student activist
  • Executive Director: F.Dawood & Son 1989-1999
  • Obtained MBA Melbourne Australia 2002
  • Appointed CEO Uni-Africa Investment Holdings 2003
  • Elected President Congress of Business and Economics 2003
  • Director Afrifocus Securities 2003
  • Established Pumpkin Patch 2005/6
  • Co-founded and served as first CEO of Matasis Investment Holdings 2006

Chief Executive Officer: Yusuf Mohamed Vorajee

  • Completed Bachelor of Accounting Science (UNISA) in 1998
  • Completed MBA (GIBS) in 2002
  • Co-founder – Tirelo Capital (Boutique Corporate Finance Advisory house) 2002 -2004
  • BEE Deal Originator – Nedbank Capital Investment Banking 2004 -2009
  • Founder and Head – Nedbank Capital BEE Capital Partners 2007 - 2009

Chief Financial Officer: Michael Adendorff

  • Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979
  • Specialised in financial engineering and profit improvement at Arthur Andersen & Co.
  • Executive Director of Finansbank until 1987
  • Partner at Neil Thomas & Associates
  • Director of Sekela Consulting until joining Matasis as financial officer in 2007
  • Appointed as Financial Director in 2009

Jay Pema

  • Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979
  • Specialised in taxation at Arthur Andersen & Co.
  • Partner at Ernst & Young until 1998
  • Director of Sekela Consulting until joining Matasis in 2007
  • Past Vice President and founding member of the Association of Black Accountants of South Africa
  • Board member of the Insolvency Practitioners Society of South Africa
  • Board member of the North West Gambling Board
  • Served as a member of the management committee of the Black Business Council and ABASA
  • Member of the Turnaround Management Association of South Africa
  • Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors
 
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