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 Timing of implemention of Bidvest Group Offer

Shareholders of Bidvest Namibia are referred to the circular to Bidvest Namibia Shareholders containing details of a conditional take-over by the Bidvest Group to Bidvest Namibia Shareholders, to acquire all remaining Bidvest shares not owned by the Bidvest Group by way of a take-over scheme (‘offer’). Subsequent to the acceptance of the Delisting Resolution by the requisite majority, the offer has been declared unconditional by the Bidvest Group  and has become effective, irrevocable an open for acceptance during the Acceptance Period.

Sens Results of General Meeting: Declaration of withdrawl

Further to the cautionary announcement released on the Stock Exchange News Service (“NENS”) of the Namibian Stock Exchange (“NSX”) on 12 December 2018, the subsequent renewal of the Cautionary Announcement released on NENS on 23 January 2019 and 1 March 2019 and the announcements released on NENS on 11 April 2019 and 25 April 2019.  Shareholders are hereby advised that the requisite majority of Bidvest Namibia shareholders eligible to vote, have approved the delisting. In terms of this passed resolution, the listing of all the Bidvest Namibia Shares of
Bidvest Namibia on the Main Board of the NSX be suspended and terminated with effect from 11 June 2019 or at such times and such dates as will be approved in accordance with the Bank of Namibia and by the NSX

Sens E&Y – Fair and Reasonable Opinion Supplementary Information

Further to the cautionary announcement released on the Stock Exchange News Service of the Namibian Stock Exchange on 25 April 2019 relating to the circular to shareholders, supplementary information relating to the sum of the parts valuation, culminating in the fair and reasonable valuation range of N$8.95 to N$9.45 as per the E&Y Fair and Reasonable opinion included in the circular, is available on the this website.

Sens Circular Notice to Shareholders

Further to the cautionary announcement released on the Stock Exchange News Service of the Namibian Stock Exchange on 12 December 2018, the subsequent renewal of the Cautionary Announcement released on NENS on 23 January 2019 and 1 March 2019 and the announcement released on NENS on 11 April 2019. A combined circular has been issued today by Bidvest Namibia Limited and the Bidvest Group to a conditional Take-over offer in terms of sections 320 – 327 of the Companies Act….

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