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Mark James Lamberti (63)

Chief Executive Officer BCom, MBA, PPL(Harvard)

Mark became the Chief Executive of Imperial effective 1 March 2014. Mark was appointed Managing Director of the Makro chain in 1988 and founded Massmart in 1990. He was appointed Executive Chairman of Massmart in 1996 and as CEO and Deputy Chairman in 2003. He relinquished his executive position to become non-executive chairman in 2007. He is a former director of Wooltru, Primedia, Datatec and Altron. Mark currently also serves as non-executive chairman of Transaction Capital where he recently stepped down as the CEO after serving in that position for five years.




Osman Suluman Arbee (54)

BAcc, CA(SA), HDip Tax

Osman is the group financial director and Chairman of the Automotive Retail and Autoparts divisions. He is a non-executive director of Distribution and Warehousing Network (DAWN) Limited. He joined the group and the executive committee in September 2004, was appointed to the board in July 2007 and as group financial director in July 2013.




Mohammed Akoojee (34)

BAcc(Hons in Accounting)CA(SA), CFA

Mohammed is the executive responsible for investor relations and head of strategy for the group. He joined the group in 2009, having previously worked at Nedbank Securities as an investment analyst and at Investec in the corporate finance division. He is also a director of Distribution and Warehousing Network (DAWN) Limited and Ukhamba Holdings (Pty) Limited. He was appointed to the executive committee in January 2011 and to the board in November 2013.




Manuel Pereira de Canha (63)


Manny is the chief executive of Associated Motor Holdings, responsible for the distribution retail and allied services businesses. He joined the group in 1995. He was appointed to the board in November 2002. 




Gerhard Wessel Riemann (67)


Gerhard is the chief executive of IMPERIAL Logistics International in Germany and is responsible for international logistics operations. He joined the group and the board in January 2000.




Jurie Strydom (39)

BBus Sc, FIA, CFA, MBA

Jurie is the chief executive of the Regent Insurance group which houses the insurance operations of IMPERIAL. Jurie joined the group in 2007 as chief actuary of Regent Life and was appointed to the Regent board in the same year. He previously held positions in Sanlam and as managing director of Alexander Forbes Life. Jurie was appointed to the executive committee in February 2012 and to the board in November 2013.




Marius Swanepoel (52)

B Acc (Hons)

Marius is the chief executive of IMPERIAL Logistics in Africa. He joined the group in 1994 as financial director of Highway Carriers and was appointed as chief executive of IMPERIAL Logistics in Africa in October 2005. He was appointed to the executive committee in May 2007 and to the board in November 2009.




Other Executive Committee Members

Berenice Joy Francis (37)

BCompt (Hons), CIA

Berenice is the executive responsible for risk, transformation and people development. She joined the group in 2008 and was appointed to the executive committee in June 2009.




Philip Michaux (53)


Philip is the chief executive officer of the Automotive Retail and Car Rental divisions. He joined the group in 1995 as a result of IMPERIAL acquiring Saficon, Philip was appointed the chief executive officer of the Automotive Retail division in 2006 and has taken on the chief executive officer function for Car Rental in 2013. He was appointed to the executive committee in October 2011.




IMPERIAL in the News

Imperial eyes Africa, South America
27 Feb 2014
OUTGOING Imperial Holdings CEO Hubert Brody says the group is "as entrepreneurial as ever" and has significant opportunities to grow in developing markets, including South America and Africa outside South Africa.

In Mr Brody’s last results presentation as CEO on Wednesday — before Massmart and Transaction Capital nonexecutive chairman Mark Lamberti takes over next week — he announced an acquisition in Nigeria, and the group’s entry into South America.

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Imperial first-half profit increases
26 Feb 2014
Johannesburg - Imperial Holdings, owner of South Africa’s biggest car dealership network, said first-half profit increased 10 percent as sales and operating margin at its logistics unit rose.
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Imperial taps Massmart founder as CEO
20 Feb 2014
Johannesburg - Imperial Holdings on Thursday named Massmart founder Mark Lamberti as its next chief executive, tapping a business veteran who built one of the dominant retailers in Africa's top economy
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