MiX Telematics is governed by a board of directors whose unique skills and experience combined, contribute to the realisation of our vision to become the leading global provider in mobile resource management.
Stefan Joselowitz (55)
President and CEO
Joss has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since he founded the Group in 1996. In 2008, he relocated to the United States as part of our global expansion strategy. Since founding MiX, Joss has overseen four acquisitions. He successfully orchestrated the Company’s listing on the JSE in 2007 and in 2013 led the team that listed the Company on the NYSE, in the process concluding a $65m capital raising to fund future growth. Prior to MiX, from 1984 to 1995, he served as Chief Executive Officer, and previously, Sales Director, of Shurlok (Pty) Ltd, a developer of electronic systems for the automotive industry, helping to build the company into a leader in the field of vehicle safety and security.
Megan Pydigadu (40)
Chief Financial Officer
Megan has served as our Chief Financial Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since 2010. From 2005 until joining MiX in 2010, Megan served as financial controller for Bateman Engineering, an international project management business based in South Africa and previously as an accountant with Deloitte & Touche. She is a registered accountant in South Africa.
Charles Tasker (51)
Chief Operating Officer
Charles served as the Executive responsible for Fleet Solutions worldwide since our acquisition of OmniBridge in 2007 and has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2007. Prior to MiX, he founded DataPro in 1986, an Internet service provider and software development company, which was acquired by Control Instruments Group Limited in 1996. As part of that acquisition, Charles joined Control Instruments to lead its fleet management business, which became OmniBridge. Charles has more than 25 years of entrepreneurial and management experience working with companies in the technology sector, and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2014.
Catherine Lewis (39)
Executive Vice President: Technology / Managing Director CSO
B. Bus Sci I.S. (Hons)
Catherine joined the business formerly known as OmniBridge in May 2001 and in November 2013 was promoted to Managing Director of MiX's Central Services Organisation (CSO). Catherine is the custodian of the MiX Telematics brand and is responsible for product development, the hosting and operations of the MiX SaaS platform, fleet marketing and product management, technical support, manufacturing and associated services. She has served as the Group’s EVP of Technology since 2014.
Brendan Horan (40)
Executive Vice President / Managing Director MiX Africa
Brendan served as the Executive responsible for Consumer Solutions since January 2012 before becoming Managing Director of the combined MiX Africa business in 2014. From September 2008 until December 2011, he was the General Manager—Sales and Marketing of MiX Telematics Africa Pty Ltd, which covered both fleet and consumer business development for RSA and Africa. Previously, Brendan served as our General Manager—RSA and Africa Fleet from March 2007 until September 2008. He is a registered accountant with previous accounting experience in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Riëtte Botha (46)
Executive Vice President: Special Projects
Riëtte has served as the Executive of Special Projects since 2012 with a focus on developing our strategy to globalize our consumer business. Riëtte joined our predecessor company in 1999 and has been a member of the Board of Directors from October 2002. Riëtte has held a number of positions with the Company including Financial Director and Managing Director of MiX Telematics Africa Pty Ltd. She has been involved in most aspects of the MiX Business during her tenure.
Gert Pretorius (47)
Executive Vice President: Business Systems
Gert was the Executive responsible for Africa Fleet Solutions since January 2012 before becoming the Group EVP of Business Systems in 2014. He served in various other senior sales and operations roles at MiX prior to that. From 1998 until joining OmniBridge, he held senior executive roles at fleet management companies including Super Group and Daimler Fleet Management and in the security industry at Coin Security Group.
Howard Scott (55)
Executive Vice President: Strategy and Acquisitions
BBusSci; CTAHoward has served as the Executive of Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions since September 2010. He served as a consultant to us from March 2008 until November 2010 and served as our Financial Director from August 2007 until February 2008. Previously, Howard has held senior finance and accounting roles including as the financial director of a JSE-listed company and as the non-executive director of a JSE-listed accounting software provider.
Richard Bruyns (61)
CA(SA), PDM (Harvard)
Re-elected 11 September 2012
Richard has served as the Chairman of our Board of Directors since October 2007. He is also a member of our Audit and Risk Committee, our Nominations and Remuneration Committee and our Social and Ethics Committee. Richard serves as non-executive director on the board of directors of Conduit Capital Ltd., a publicly traded financial services company. He served as Chairman of New Africa Investments from 2009 until 2013.
Mark Lamberti (64)
BCom MBA(Wits), PPL(Harvard), CD(SA)
Appointed 19 November 2014
Mark is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Holdings Limited (“Imperial”).
From 2008 until 2014 Mark was the CEO and a major shareholder of Transaction Capital. He served as its non-executive chairperson until March 2014 when he resigned to devote his attention fully to Imperial.
In April 2014, he also resigned as non-executive chairperson of the board of Massmart Holdings, a position he assumed in 2007 after serving for almost 19 years as founder, architect, CEO and major shareholder.
Since his early 30s Mark has served as an executive and non-executive on the boards of various public companies, including Wooltru, Primedia, Datatec, Telkom and Altron. Mark currently serves as an executive committee member and director of Business Leadership South Africa and is a trustee and executive committee member of the National Education Collaboration Trust, which is a government, business, labour and civil society initiative to support the National Development Plan and the Education Sector Plan.
Mohammed Akoojee (35) - Alternate to Mark Lamberti
BCom Acc (Hons), CA(SA), CFAMohammed is the executive director responsible for mergers, acquisitions, strategy and investor relations for Imperial Holdings Limited (“Imperial”). He joined Imperial in 2009, having previously worked within the corporate finance and investment banking team at Investec. Prior to joining Investec, Mohammed worked for Nedbank Securities as an investment analyst. He is also a director of DAWN , Ukhamba Holdings, and various subsidiary and divisional boards. He was appointed to the executive committee in January 2011 and to the board in November 2013.
Appointed 19 November 2014
Robin Frew (54)
BBus Sci (UCT) B.Compt. (Hons)Robin has served as a member of our Board of Directors since November 1997. He also serves as the Chairman of our Nominations and Remuneration Committee. He held the position of the Chief Executive Officer of Masalini Capital Proprietary Limited, a private investment partnership, since 2002
Re-elected 17 September 2014
Enos Banda (48)
BCom (Hons), BCompt, CA(SA)Enos has served as a member of our Board of Directors since May 2013. He is also a member of our Audit and Risk Committee. Enos has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Freetel Capital (Pty) Ltd, a private investment partnership, since 2006.
Appointed 13 May 2013
Chris Ewing (65)
BCom LLB (Wits)Chris has served as a member of our Board of Directors since January 2012. He also serves a member of our Audit and Risk Committee and assumed the role of chairman of our Audit and Risk Committee following Roy Shough’s resignation in August 2013. On 3 April 2014, he was appointed as chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee and on that date he relinquished the chairmanship of the Audit and Risk Committee but remains a member of that committee. Chris serves as a consultant of the law firm of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. and has practiced corporate law for more than 30 years, specialising in mergers and acquisitions. He serves on the board of directors and audit committee of Better Life Group Limited, a mortgage originating company.
Appointment confirmed 11 September 2012
Tony Welton (66)
CA(SA), MBL (Unisa)Tony has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February 2008. He serves as a member of our Nominations and Remuneration Committee, and until 3 April 2014 as chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee. On 3 April 2014, he was appointed as chairman of the Audit Committee and on that date he relinquished the chairmanship of the Social and Ethics Committee but remains a member of that committee. Tony’s career as a financial director of JSE listed companies spanned the years from 1986 to 2009, the most recent position being Financial Director of Malbak Ltd., an industrial holding company, from 1997 until 2002. From 2003 until 2009 he served as an independent financial consultant.
Re-elected 13 September 2011
Chief Executive Officer
As President and CEO of the MiX Americas business, Mr. Kinford provides strategic, tactical and operational oversight in the USA, Canada, Mexico and the rest of Latin America.
Skip brings more than 20 years of experience in business and sales leadership to his position at MiX Telematics. He has an extensive background in commercial telematics, most recently as Executive Vice President for U.S.-based inthinc Technologies, a telematics solution provider to various industries in the USA and around the world. Before inthinc, Skip was CEO of North America for Mobileye, a global leader in vision-based vehicle safety technology.
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO of MiX Telematics North America, Mr. Black is responsible for the overall financial strategy and administration for the Americas.
Prior to joining MiX Telematics North America, Mr. Black was CFO of Globe Wireless, a radio and satellite communication company where he was responsible for the company’s financial, human resources and risk management. Prior to Globe, Black was a financial partner in Tatum, LLC and held multiple positions with Tropical Shipping, including Senior VP of Foreign Operations and CFO. In addition, Black was General Manager of Thompson Shipping and Director of Finance for International Shipping Partners. Black began his career as a staff auditor for one of the Big Eight Accounting firms in Miami.
Black holds a Master degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Florida.
Executive Vice President Sales
As Executive Vice President Sales of MiX Telematics North America, Mr. Allen is responsible for managing the customer experience. This includes building and managing the Sales and Account Management teams.
Mr. Allen brought more than 20 years of sales and customer experience to MiX Telematics, having contributed to the growth and success of industry pioneers as well as companies instrumental in the birth of driver behavior applications. These included Cadec Global, one of the original fleet management providers in the telematics industry; inthinc and GreenRoad, both early developers in driver behavior applications, and XATA Corporation (XRS), another pioneer in the telematics industry.
Vice President of Engineering
As Vice President of Engineering for MiX Telematics North America, Mr. Wehmeyer is responsible for the product development strategy for the Americas.
Prior to relocating from South Africa to join MiX Telematics North America, Mr. Wehmeyer held the position of Head of Technology for MiX Telematics International, where he was responsible for the company’s global product development teams, tools and processes.
Mr. Wehmeyer has been with MiX Telematics since 2001 and holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering from University of Pretoria since 1991, and in 2007 earned his Masters of Philosophy in Information and Knowledge Management from the University of Stellenbosch.