Board of Directors

Lindsay Ralphs
Position: Non Executive Chairperson
Qualifcations: CA (SA)
Serves on: Remuneration (chairman)

Lindsay is chief executive of Bidvest South Africa and a director of various Bidvest subsidiaries. Lindsay joined Bidvest as operations director in 1992. In 1994, he was appointed managing director of Steiner. Following the acquisition of Prestige, Bidserv was created. Lindsay became its chief executive. Lindsay was appointed CE of Bidvest South Africa in February 2011. Lindsay was appointed to the board of Adcock Ingram in 2014.

Pieter Christiaan Steyn
Position: Non Executive Director
Qualifcations: PMD, Harvard
Serves on: Nomination and acquisitions

Director of several Bidvest subsidiaries. Steyn has 38 years’ experience in the fishing, freight, logistics, terminals and travel industries

Martin Kalie Shipanga
Position: Non Executive Director
Qualifcations: BCom (Wits), Masters in Public Policy and Administration
Serves on: Audit and risk (chairman)

Martin completed in-service training at De Beers prior to serving the City of Windhoek for 10 years, initially as deputy head of fnance and then as deputy chief executive before becoming the city’s chief executive. In 2004, he became a member of the founding executive team at Nedbank Namibia and was the bank’s frst indigenous managing director. Martin subsequently established SmartSwitch Namibia, a joint venture between Nampost and Net 1 Technologies.

He has served as a director of various public and private companies and currently sits on the boards of Zebra Holdings, Ebank and Mutual & Federal. He is chairman of the Frans Indongo Group. Martin is a full-time entrepreneur and manages a property portfolio. In addition, he is the founder of Mamma Fresh, Moola Mobile and Tusk Mobile & Electronics.

Martina Kebitsemang Mokgatle-Aukhumes
Position: Non Executive Director

A director of several boards in the fishing industry, Martina is a communication and public relations specialist. She has  executive experience in the Ministries of Education, Regional and Local Government and Fisheries and Marine Resources and has held senior positions with Sea Harvest and Alexander Forbes Group Namibia. Martina is currently executive director of Naneni Investments and the Bonsai Fishing and Aquaculture Project.

Jerome Davis
Position: Non Executive Director
Qualifcations: CA (SA)
Serves on: Risk and acquisitions

Jerome grew up in Namibia and is currently a director of a number of companies in the public and private sectors, and also runs his own management consultancy.

He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at the age of 25, at which point he left private practice for the world of commerce and industry. He has been active in diverse industries ranging from fishing; motor dealerships and assembly; to electronics and logistics.

He returned to Namibia in 2011, when the late Harold Pupkewitz invited him to serve on the board of Pupkewitz Holdings. Jerome led the Pupkewitz Group for a number of years as it’s CEO, with the passing of Mr Harold

Sebulon Inotila Kankondi
Position: Director
Other Position: Group CEO
Qualifcations: Post-graduate degree: Business Administration (Unisa)
Serves on: Nomination, acquisition, risk and executive (chairman)

Director of several Bidvest Namibia subsidiaries, Kankondi rejoined Bidvest Namibia after he spent six years as the Managing Director of the Namibian Ports Authority. He was trained as a mechanical engineer and holds a degree in
Business Administration.

He has also successfully completed UCT and Stellenbosch Business School Programmes in Marketing and Business Management and Leadership. He took part in more than three assignments in the Middle East, Norway and the USA
exposing him to modern management practices in freight and logistics.

Hans-Harald Müseler
Position: Non Executive Director
Other Position:
Qualifcations: CA(Nam)/(SA) MBA (Stellenbosch) Post-graduate diploma: Compliance and Board Governance (UJ)
Serves on: Audit (chairman), remuneration and risk

Müseler, a professional with 29 years’ experience as an accountant and auditor, retired as a partner in the assurance division of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is an independent full-time non-executive director and trustee and serves on the boards of entities in the private and public sectors of Namibia, with audit committee

Mark Steyn
Position: Director
Other Position: CFO: Bidvest Limited.
Qualifcations: BCom, DipAcc, CA(SA)
Serves on:

Mark joined Bidvest in May 1997 and has held various financial positions within Bidvest Freight. Since 2012, Mark held the position of chief financial officer of Bidvest Freight. Mark was appointed to the Bidvest Group board as group chief financial officer on 1 March 2018. Mark now also serves on all the South African divisional boards and audit committees. Mark was appointed to the Bidvest Namibia board on 23 May 2018.

Notice Board

Sens Bidvest Group take-over offer

Shareholders of Bidvest Namibia are informed that Bidvest Namibia has received a intended binding offer from Bidvest Group, the majority shareholder of Bidvest Namibia, in terms of which Bidvest Group intends to make an offer to acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares in Bidvest Namibia not currently held by Bidvest Group, by way of a take-over scheme. The amount offered in terms of the Intended Conditional Offer is a cash only consideration of N$10.50 per Offer Share, subject to the successful passing of the De-listing Resolution as set out in paragraph 2 below.

Sens Impact of Sale of Bidfish on EPS

Investors are referred to the NENS announcement released on August 31, 2018 relating to the finalization announcement of the sale by Bidvest Namibia of the entire issued capital of Bidvest Fisheries Holdings to Tuncar Fisheries. The results of Bidfish have been presented as discontinued.

Sens Sens Cautionary

Further to the cautionary announcement dated December 12, 2018, shareholders are advised that the Company has entered into discussions, which if successfully concluded, may have a
material effect on the price of the Company´s securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in Bidvest Namibia´s securities until a final announcement is made.

Sens Acquisition of entire Ovanhu and Endeni shares

Bidvest Namibia hereby announces the unwinding of the Ovanhu and Endeni empowerment shareholding structures. Agreements were reached between Bidvest Group Limited (“Bidvest Group”), the majority shareholder in Bidvest Namibia, and the shareholders of Ovanhu and Endeni. In terms of these agreements Bidvest Group will acquire the entire share capital and all claims in Ovanhu and Endeni. Read the full details in the attached PDF.


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