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Sipho Abednego Nkosi

Sipho Abednego Nkosi

Sasol Limited
Independent non-executive Director and Chairman
  • BCom, BCom Economics (Hons), MBA
  • South African
  • Born 1954
  • Appointed to the Board in 2019
  • Chairman of Nomination and Governance Committee, and member of Remuneration Committee

Mr SA Nkosi holds a BCom degree from the University of Zululand, a BCom (Econ) (Hons) degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. With over 37 years' experience in the South African resources industry, with his last role prior to retirement as the Chief Executive Officer of Exxaro Resources from 2006 – 2016. He has extensive experience in the operational, financial, logistics and marketing areas of the resources sector, and more specifically in the energy and coal sectors, both locally and internationally.

Fleetwood Grobler

Fleetwood Grobler

Sasol Limited
Executive Director and President and Chief Executive Officer
  • BEng (Mech)
  • South African
  • Born 1961
  • Appointed to the GEC in 2013
  • Member of Capital Investment Committee Social and Ethics Committee

Mr F R Grober was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Sasol Limited on 1 November 2019. Prior to his appointment, he was Executive Vice President of Sasol’s Chemicals Business, based in Germany. In April 2019, he took on the additional responsibility of progressing the development and execution of the LCCP – including business-readiness preparation of the project. His association with Sasol began an engineering student in the early 1980s when he received a Sasol bursary before joining the Group in 1984. Since then, he has worked at most of Sasol’s operating facilities worldwide. In this time, he has been exposed to a broad range of business activities and has extensive experience in Sasol’s international businesses. In March 2010 he was appointed Managing Director of Sasol Olefins and Surfactants (now part of the Chemicals Business), based in Hamburg, Germany. He has been a member of the Sasol Group Executive Committee since 1 December 2013.

Paul Victor

Paul Victor

Sasol Limited
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
  • BCompt (Hons), CA (SA), International Tax Law (Hons)
  • South African
  • Born 1972
  • Appointed to the Board in 2016
  • Member of Capital Investment Committee

Mr P Victor became Sasol’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) during July 2016. He was previously Senior Vice President: Financial Control Services at Sasol and served as acting CFO from 10 September 2013 to 28 February 2015. He also provided thought leadership and pro-actively supported the Group Executive Committee in implementing a cash conservation response plan in reaction to the significant drop in the crude oil price. He gained invaluable experience during his 10 years as Chief Financial Officer of Sasol Synfuels – a position he held until 2011, when he was appointed to head up the Group’s financial governance and reporting.

Vuyo Kahla

Vuyo Kahla

Sasol Limited
Executive Director and Executive Vice President: Advisory and Assurance
  • BA, LLB
  • South African
  • Born 1970
  • Appointed to the GEC in 2011
  • Member of Capital Investment Committee and Social and Ethics Committee

Mr Kahla was appointed to the Sasol Group Executive Committee on 1 January 2011 and is Sasol’s Executive Vice President: Advisory, Assurance and Supply Chain. He also served as the Company Secretary of Sasol Limited between 2011 and 2019, prior to his appointment to the Sasol Board in November 2019. From June 2004 to November 2010, he served on the Group Executive Committee of Transnet SOC Limited. Prior to that, he served on the Africa Executive Committee of Standard Bank, and prior to joining Standard Bank, he had served the Government of the Republic of South Africa over many years in the various roles including Assistant Legal Advisor to President Nelson Mandela; Director responsible for Corporate Strategy and Transformation at the Department of Justice; Special Advisor to the National Director of Public Prosecutions and Chief Legal Advisor to the Minister of Finance and the National Treasury. He is an alumnus of the University of Cambridge’s Prince of Wales Programme on Sustainability Leadership, and the Chairman of the Council of Rhodes University, South Africa.

Colin Beggs

Colin Beggs

Sasol Limited
Independent non-Executive Director
  • BCom (Hons), CA(SA)
  • South African
  • Born 1948
  • Appointed to the Board in 2009
  • Chairman of Audit Committee, and member of Safety, Social and Ethics Committee

Mr C Beggs was the Chief Executive Officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers until the end of June 2009. He is a former Chairman of the Board of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). He served as Chairman of the Accounting Practices Committee, was a member of the Accounting Practices Board and is a Director of the Ethics Institute of South Africa. He is a non-executive Director and Risk and Finance Committee member of Absa Group Limited. He was formerly an independent director of Absa Bank Limited and SAB Zenzele Holdings Limited.

Manuel Cuambe

Manuel Cuambe

Sasol Limited
Independent non-Executive Director
  • BEng, Post-graduate Certificate in Management Studies
  • Mozambican
  • Born 1962
  • Appointed to the Board in 2016
  • Member of Safety, Social and Ethics Committee and Capital Investment Committee

Mr M J Cuambe is the Managing Director of MC lnvestimentos and Consultoria. He served as the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Electricadade de Moçambique (EDM) from November 2005 to March 2012. Manuel was the Chairman of Companhia Electrica do Zambeze, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDM up to 30 May 2016. He was a Non-executive Director of Companhia de Transmissao de Mozambique, a joint venture between EDM, the Swaziland Electricity Company and Eskom, from 1998 to 2002 and served as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Southern Africa Power Pool from November 2005 to April 2008.

Nomgando Matyumza

Nomgando Matyumza

Sasol Limited
Independent non-Executive Director
  • BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA(SA), LLB 
  • South African
  • Born 1963 
  • Appointed to the Board in 2014 
  • Member of Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee 

Ms N N A Matyumza is a non-executive Director of Hulamin Limited and a member of its Audit Committee. She is an Independent non-executive Director of Standard Bank Group Limited and The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited. She has held senior financial management and executive positions in various organisations, including South African Breweries, Transnet and Eskom. She is an ordained minister and director of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Moses Mkhize

Moses Mkhize

Sasol Limited
Independent non-Executive Director
  • BCom (Hons), Higher Diploma (Electrical Engineering) 
  • South African 
  • Born 1961 
  • Appointed to the Board in 2011 
  • Chairman of the Safety, Social and Ethics Committee 

Mr Z M Mkhize holds a BCom Honours degree from UNISA and a Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Durban University of Technology. He was the Executive Director: Manufacturing, Rolled Products, a subsidiary of Hulamin Limited and served as a director of Hulamin Limited.

Peter Robertson

Peter Robertson

Sasol Limited
Independent non-Executive Director
  • BSc (Mech Eng), MBA
  • American and British 
  • Born 1947 
  • Appointed to the Board in 2012
  • Member of Capital Investment Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination and Governance Committee 

Mr P J Robertson held various positions ranging from management to executive leadership for Chevron Corporation in the United Kingdom and the United States between 1973 and 2009. These executive positions included Vice President: Finance, Chevron USA, President: Chevron Exploration and Production Company, and President: Chevron Overseas Petroleum. He served as Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Chevron Corporation Board of Directors from 2002 to 2009.  He has served as the Chairman of the US Energy Association, Chairman of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, Chairman of the US Saudi Arabian Business Council and as a Non-executive Director of Sasol Chevron Holdings Limited. He is also a director of Jacobs Engineering Group.

Stephen Westwell

Stephen Westwell

Sasol Limited
Independent non-Executive Director
  • BSc (Mech Eng), MSc (Management), MBA 
  • British 
  • Born 1958
  • Appointed to the Board in 2012 
  • Chairman of Capital Investment Committee, member of Audit Committee, Safety, Social and Ethics Committee, and Nomination and Governance Committee

Mr S Westwell is a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Control Risk Limited. He is also an independent director of Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P and Brookfield Renewable Corporation.  He was the Chief Executive Officer of Europena Forecourt Retailers from 2015 to 2016 and of Silver Ridge Power Inc from 2013 to 2014. He held various management and executive positions for BP in South Africa, the United States, and the United Kingdom between 1988 and 2011. These executive positions included head of BP’s retail business in South Africa, Director of BP Southern Africa, Chief Executive Officer for BP Solar, and Chief Executive Officer for BP Alternative Energy. He served as Group Chief of Staff and member of BP Plc’s executive management team in the United Kingdom from 2008 to 2011. He has also worked for Eskom Holdings Limited in several operational capacities.

Muriel Betty Nicolle Dube

Muriel Betty Nicolle Dube

Sasol Limited
Independent non-Executive Director
  • MSc (Oxon)
  • South African
  • Born  1972
  • Appointed to the Board in 2020
  • Chairman of Safety, Social and Ethics Committee, and member of Capital Investment Committee

With a professional career spanning the public and private sectors, Ms M B N Dube has served in, among others, roles of Director: Atmospheric Protection and Chemicals Management at the then Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Chief Negotiator on behalf of the Government of the Republic of South Africa in climate change negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Sustainability Manager at BHP Billiton, Banker at Investec plc, London and Group Commercial Director at Bidvest Group. She is a Non-executive Director of Hushy Limited, and other non-public companies: PG Group, RTT and EnviroServ Holdings. She previously served as Non-executive Director of Vodacom South Africa, Bidvest Group Limited and Fluormin plc.

KC Harper

KC Harper

Sasol Limited
Independent non-Executive Director
  • BSc (Industrial Management), MBA
  • American
  • Appointed to the Board in 2018
  • Member of Audit Committee

Ms K C Harper is the Chief Financial Officer of BDP International, a leading privately-held global logistics and transportation solutions company.  She also serves as a non-executive director for the American Lung Association. She was previously the Chief Financial Officer of AgroFresh, a produce freshness solutions company. She has also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Tronox and the Chief Financial and Business Development Officer of Rio Tinto Diamonds and Minerals Group. Kathy has served as a non-executive director for Richards Bay Minerals in South Africa, as well as for Hydrogen Energy, a former Rio Tinto/BP joint venture in London.

Gesina Maria Beatrix Kennealy

Gesina Maria Beatrix Kennealy

Sasol Limited
Independent non-Executive Director
  • BCom (Accountancy), BCom (Accountancy) (Hons),  CA(SA)
  • South African
  • Born 1958
  • Member of Audit Committee and Capital Investment Committee

Ms G M B Kennealy served as the Chief Financial Officer of the South African Revenue Service from January 2009 until her retirement in December 2013. Before that she served as the Chief Operating Officer of Absa Corporate and Business Bank from 2006 to 2009. Her previous senior financial management positions were at Absa Bank, BHP Billiton South Africa, Samancor Chrome and Foodcorp. She also serves on the Board of Standard Bank Group Limited and the Standard Bank of South Africa Limited.

Mpho Elizabeth Nkeli

Mpho Elizabeth Nkeli

Sasol Limited
Independent non-Executive Director
  • BSc (Environmental Science), MBA 
  • South African
  • Born 1964
  • Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, member of Nomination and Governance Committee and Safety, Social and Ethics Committee

Ms MEK Nkeli served Vodacom Group Limited as the Chief Human Resource Officer responsible for Health, Safety, Environment and Facilities and was an Executive Director of Vodacom South Africa (Pty) Limited from 2011 to 2014, having previously served as the Group Human Resources Director of Alexander Forbes from 2005 until 2010. She also served as a Non-executive Director on the Boards of Ellerine Holdings Limited, African Bank Investments Limited and Life Healthcare Group Limited. Ms Nkeli is a member of the Board of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited, and she previously chaired the Commission for Employment Equity.

Martina Flöel

Martina Flöel

Sasol Limited
Independent non-Executive Director
  • M.Sc (Chemistry), PhD (Chemistry)
  • German
  • Born 1960
  • Appointed to the Board in 2018
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee, Nomination and Governance Committee and Capital Investment Committee

Dr M Flöel holds a MSc in Chemistry from the University of Frankfurt and a PhD in Chemistry from the Technische Universität München (University of Munich). With 30 years’ experience in the chemicals industry in roles covering chemical and process research and development, technical innovations, technologies, operations and industrial supply chain, she is a seasoned industrial leader. She concluded her executive leadership career as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of OXEA Holdings. She serves on the Board of NESTE Corporation and is a member of its Audit Committee. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Carl Bechem GmbH.