Executive directors

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  • Philip Bernard Michaux

    Mohammed Akoojee (38)

    Acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

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

    Mohammed is the Group Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He was appointed 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. On conclusion of the proposed unbundling, Mohammed will succeed Marius Swanepoel as CEO of Imperial, which will be renamed Imperial Logistics, with effect from 1 July 2019.

    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 Swanepoel is the CEO of Imperial Logistics effective July 2016; after being CEO of Imperial Logistics Africa since October 2005. Marius Swanepoel will retire as CEO in June 2019 and will remain as director to December 2019. Marius Swanepoel joined the group in 1994 when Imperial acquired Highway Carriers, where he served as financial director. In May 2007, he joined the Imperial executive committee and was appointed to the Imperial 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.

  • Osman Suluman Arbee

    Osman Suluman Arbee (57)

    CEO Motus

    BAcc, CA(SA), HDip Tax

    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.