Mr. Peter-Paul Ngwenya

B.Com (Hons)

Following his release from Robben Island in 1991, Peter-Paul joined Engen and later South African Breweries. In 1997 he joined Makana Trust, where he is a founding trustee and former chairman. He later co-founded Makana Investment Corporation of which he is the current executive chairman. He also has serves in a number of boards including Cadiz, Hulamin, Airlink and Foskor.

Mrs. Nosiphesihle Mbongwa CA (SA)

Non-executive Director

Nosi qualified as chartered accountant in 2001 after serving her articles with Deloitte. She is currently the Commercial Director for Bidvest Freight and has fulfilled this role for the past 8 years. In addition, she sits as non-executive director on a number of the subsidiary company management boards.

Her career in the Freight industry spans over 13 years beginning with Transnet when she was appointed Financial Manager at the Durban Container Terminal, Africa’s busiest and biggest container terminal in Africa. In December 2004, she joined The Bidvest Group as Financial Director of Rennies Distribution Services until moving to her new opportunity at the Bidvest Freight head office. Her current commercial director role allows her to draw on both her operational and financial experience as well as her parastatal experience. Nosi has successfully completed the GIBS Executive Development Programme and also has a Commercial Law diploma

Mr. Anthony Dawe

Non-executive Director

Anthony is a Chief Executive of Bidvest Freight and serves on a number of Bidvest boards. He has 18 years’ experience in the freight industry with most of those years focused in the South African port environment. Prior to this, Anthony’s finance experience was in London and for one of the large accounting firms in South Africa

Ms. Gcwalisile (Gcwali) Twala

Non-executive Director
B.Proc (Wits), Public Graduate Diploma in Company Directorship and Corporate Governance

Gcwali was admitted to practice as an attorney in 1992. She is currently a director of a law firm, Ramushu Mashile Twala and specializes in commercial law, corporate governance and regulatory best practice as well as pension funds. Ms Twala is a Council member of the Durban University of Technology (DUT), serves on the Disciplinary Committee of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces.

Mr. Xolani Sithole

Managing Director

Xolani completed his articles at Deloitte in 2008 and joined Sebenza as the Group Financial Manager. He later worked at Otis Elevators as Financial Planning and Analysis manager before returning to the group. Before assuming the Managing Director role, Xolani worked as the Chief Financial Officer Makana, Sebenza’s Holding company and later became Financial Director of Sebenza. Xolani has spent a total of 8 years with Sebenza.

Mr. Aubrey Veeran

Operations Director

Aubrey joined the shipping industry immediately after completing Matric. Through his hard work and dedication over the years, he acquired a vast knowledge of experience in many aspects of shipping.He took every opportunity that was presented to him and holds various certificates in the shipping industry. He was appointed Director in recognition of his contribution to the company that he helped establish. He joined Sebenza Forwarding & Shipping (Pty) Ltd, as a Director, in 1997, and was responsible for opening up the Durban branch and still serves the industry more than 34 years later with a wealth of experience.

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