NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

MARK J LAMBERTI (62)
BCOM, MBA (WITS), PPL (HARVARD)

Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Nomination Committee, a member of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee
Appointed 30 August 1990

Following progress through a multi-functional retail career that began in 1975, Mark was appointed Managing Director of the ailing six-store Makro chain in 1988. After successful repositioning of the chain, he initiated the concept of Massmart as a holding company which owned Makro in 1990, to pursue an aggressive growth strategy in high-volume, low-gross margin, low-expense retailing and wholesaling.

In 1996, he was appointed Executive Chairman of Massmart and from July 2003 CEO and Deputy Chairman of the Board. At the end of June 2007 he relinquished his executive role to become non-executive Chairman. His role as architect and leader of Massmart has been widely recognised with numerous awards including that of the Ernst & Young South African Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001. In 2012 he received the prestigious Wits Business School Management Excellence Award for demonstrating ethical leadership, managerial excellence and societal relevance throughout a distinguished career. Mark currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Transaction Capital Limited and a director and executive committee member of Business Leadership South Africa.

His commitment to education has led to his involvement as a benefactor, director or adviser to a number of educational institutions, including the Wits Business School where he is an Honorary Professor.

JEFFREY DAVIS (50)
BS ACCOUNTING (PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY), EMBA (UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.’s Executive Vice-President Finance and Treasurer
Appointed 20 June 2011

Jeff is Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.’s Executive Vice-President Finance and Treasurer and has responsibility for treasury operations, capital markets, investor relations, risk management and US M&A. Jeffrey was previously Senior Vice President of Finance and Strategy, Operations, for Walmart U.S. He joined Walmart in 2006 as Vice President of Finance for the Walmart U.S. health and wellness merchandise unit.

Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Lakeland Tours, LLC, where he led its acquisition growth strategy and was responsible for all accounting, financial reporting treasury and capital structuring, and strategic planning functions.

Prior to that, Jeffrey was Chief Financial Officer for McKesson General Medical and he held a number of financial leadership roles at the Hillman Co, a private investment holding company. He also spent four years at KPMG Peat Marwick as an audit supervisor.

 

 

 

CHRIS SEABROOKE (60)
BCOM, BACC, MBA, FCMA

Deputy Chairman of the Board and Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee
Appointed 1 February 2000

Chris has been a director of over 20 stock exchange-listed companies. He is currently CEO of Sabvest Limited, Chairman of Metrofile Holdings Limited and Transaction Capital Limited and a director of Datatec Limited, Chrometco Limited, Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc (Nasdaq/JSE) and Brait S.E. (Luxembourg/JSE). He is also a director of a number of unlisted companies including Mineworkers Investment Company Proprietary Limited.

He is a former Chairman of the South African State Theatre and former Deputy Chairman of the inaugural National Arts Council of South Africa. He is a member of the Institute of Directors.

DR NOLULAMO (‘LULU’) GWAGWA (53)
MSC (KZN), MSC (LSE), PHD (UCL)

Member of the Audit and Risk Committee
Appointed 1 November 2006

Lulu is Chief Operating Officer of Lereko Investments Proprietary Limited. She was Deputy Director General in the National Department of Public Works, responsible for establishing the national public works programme, and completed a five-year term as the CEO of the Independent Development Trust. She has served on various Government commissions, is the CEO of Lereko, and is a non-executive director of FirstRand Limited and Sun International Limited.

PHUMZILE LANGENI (38)
BCOM (NATAL), BCOM HONS (UNISA)

Chairperson of the Social and Ethics Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee
Appointed 25 August 2004

Phumzile is the Executive Chairperson of Afropulse Group Proprietary Limited, a women-led investment, investor relations and corporate advisory house. She is a stock broker by training and was previously the economic adviser to the Minister of Minerals and Energy, and an executive director of dual-listed junior platinum miner, Anooraq Resources. Phumzile is the non-executive chairman of Astrapak Limited, a non-executive director of Imperial Holdings Limited, Peermont Global Proprietary Limited, the Mineworkers Investment Company Proprietary Limited, Primedia Proprietary Limited, Transaction Capital Limited, Metrofile Holdings Limited and a member of the Port Regulator.

 

DAVID CHEESEWRIGHT (50)
BSC (1ST CLASS) MATHEMATICS AND SPORTS
SCIENCE, LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY (UK)

President and Chief Executive Officer - Walmart EMEA, a member of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee
Appointed 23 November 2011

David is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Walmart EMEA. He leads Walmart’s retail operations and oversees business development in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Canada.

David’s career spans more than 20 years across the international retail and manufacturing sectors. Prior to his current role, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart’s Canadian operation, and previously Chief Operating Officer of ASDA, Walmart’s operation in the United Kingdom. He joined ASDA in 1999, holding senior positions over a nine-year period.

Before his careers with ASDA and Walmart, David held a range of leadership positions in the United Kingdom with Mars Confectionery, the world’s leading confectionery company.

JOHN PETER (JP) SUAREZ (49)
BA (HONS) (TUFTS UNIVERSITY) JD
(UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA)

Senior Vice President of International Business Development for Walmart International and a member of the Social and Ethics Committee
Appointed 20 June 2011

JP is the Senior Vice President of International Business Development for Walmart International. JP is responsible for leading Walmart’s international merger and acquisition activities, international real estate and construction activities, and global format development efforts. Prior to being named to his current position in 2011, JP was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Walmart International. He joined the company in 2004 as Vice President and General Counsel for Sam’s Club. JP also serves as a board member on the University Of Pennsylvania Law School Board Of Overseers. His previous experience includes serving as the United States’ EPA Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance, acting as a federal and state prosecutor, and working as Chief Enforcement Officer over New Jersey’s gaming industry.