Executive directors

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  • Osman Suluman Arbee

    Osman Suluman Arbee (57)

    Group Chief Executive Officer and CEO Motus

    BAcc, CA(SA), HDip Tax

    Osman was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 May 2018 in addition to his position as CEO of Motus. Osman was appointed the CEO of Motus on 1 March 2017.

    Osman has been with the Imperial Group since September 2004. During this period, he has been the CFO of Imperial Holdings, CEO of the then Car Rental and Tourism division, and the chairperson of the Aftermarket Parts and the Automotive Retail divisions.

    Osman is a member of various Imperial subsidiary and divisional boards, including the United Kingdom and Australia, chairman of the Imperial Medical Aid Fund and a trustee of the Imperial and Ukhamba Community Development Trust.

    He was appointed to the board in July 2007 and served as CFO of Imperial Holdings from 1 July 2013 to 28 February 2017.

    Prior to joining the group, Osman was a senior partner at Deloitte and spent 23 years with Deloitte in various roles, which included being a board and executive committee member.

  • Philip Bernard Michaux

    Mohammed Akoojee (38)

    Group Chief Financial Officer

    BCom Acc (Hons), CA(SA), CFA

    Mohammed was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on 1 March 2017. He joined the group in 2009, and previously served as CEO of the Logistics African Regions division and executive director responsible for mergers, acquisitions, strategy and investor relations for the group.

    Prior to joining Imperial in 2009, Mohammed worked within the corporate finance and investment banking team at Investec Bank. Prior to joining Investec, Mohammed worked for Nedbank Securities as an equity analyst.

  • Marius Swanepoel

    Marius Swanepoel (56)

    CEO Imperial Logistics

    BCom Acc (Hons)

    Marius is the CEO of Imperial Logistics which, effective 1 July 2016, includes all Imperial's logistics interests across the globe. He joined the group in 1994 when Imperial acquired Highway Carriers, where he served as financial director.

    Marius was appointed as financial director of Imperial Transport Holdings in 1997 and CEO of the Transport & Warehousing division in 2001. In October 2005, he was appointed CEO of Imperial Logistics Africa. In May 2007, he joined the Imperial executive committee and was appointed to the board in November 2009.

    Marius began his career with the South African Revenue Service in Cape Town after completing his articles at auditing firm Brink, Roos & Du Toit.

    Under his leadership, Imperial Logistics has grown into the significant business it is today – recognised internationally as a leader and innovator in the supply chain field.