Sefalana Holding Company Limited enhances the decisionmaking of its Board by ensuring that the Board of Directors comprises a balance of power. The majority of the Board members are Non - Executive Directors, and are independent. This ensures that no one individual or block of individuals dominate the Board’s decision - thereby promoting objectivity. Non - Executive Directors bring objective judgement and experience to the deliberations of the Board.
The Board of Sefalana Holding Company Limited comprises astute individuals of different backgrounds, experience and qualifications. Having a Board with diverse perspectives is critical to its decision-making as it brings objective judgement and experience to the deliberations carried out. 
The Board of Sefalana promotes gender diversity at Board level. The Board has set a target of achieving a minimum of at least one third of board seats to female Non Executive Directors. Currently 75% of Non-Executive Directors are female.
The Board provides leadership for the Group, directly and through properly constituted Board Committees. Leadership is also excised through the delegated authority to the Group Managing Director. This brings an independent judgement on all strategic matters.
The Board has in place a Board Charter to clarify roles of the Board and to enhance its decision-making processes. The purpose of the Board Charter is to clearly outline the structure of the Board and to define its role, focusing on strategic leadership, performance management, investor relations, risk management and governance. The Board Charter also outlines fiduciary duties of Directors according to Section 130 of the Companies Act and as recommended by King IV. The Board reviews the Charter annually to ensure that it is in line with recent changes in the law and standards of governance practice. 
The Board delegates certain functions to well - structured Committees without relinquishing its own responsibilities. The Committees constitute an integral part of the governance process and are established with clearly defined formal terms of reference. In order to keep up to date with any recent changes in the law and governance principles, the terms of reference are reviewed and approved annually.
Chairperson - Non-Executive
Group Managing Director - Executive
Group Finance Director - Executive
Sefalana Cash and Carry Namibia - Managing Director - Executive
Non Executive
Sefalana Cash and Carry Botswana - Managing Director - Executive
JENNIFER MARINELLI       Chairperson - Non-Executive
Jennifer Marinelli is a fellow member of the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe. Mrs Marinelli holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science from UNISA. She has over twenty-two years’ experience employed at Deloitte & Touche where she was an Audit Partner. She currently runs a successful consulting business. Jenny is also a Board member of Stanbic Bank Botswana. She served on the Board of Sefalana from 2001 to 2015 and was re-appointed to the Board on 1 December 2021. She is also the Chair of the Board Nominations Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee. Jennifer re - joined Sefalana on 1 December 2020 as Board Chairperson. She is also the Chairperson of the Board Nominations Committee and the Board Social Responsibility Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
CHANDRA CHAUHAN       Group Managing Director - Executive
Chandra is a Chartered Accountant who trained and qualified with KPMG in the United Kingdom. A Zambian by birth, he became a naturalised citizen of Botswana and has over the years become a very successful entrepreneur and respected businessman. He is currently the Group Managing Director, having been appointed to the Board in on 30 August 2002. He has been responsible for turning around and restructuring Sefalana and has seen its market capitalisation increase from P64 million in 2004 to its current capitalisation of just under P3 billion. He is also a Non - Executive Director of Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange having been appointed to its Board in April 2009 and he is the Chairman of the Board of Botswana Insurance Fund Management. Mr Chauhan has a BAcc (Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe, ACA (England & Wales) and FCA (Botswana).
MOHAMED OSMAN       Group Finance Director - Executive
Mohamed is a Fellow Chartered Accountant who trained with KPMG and Ernst and Young in the UK for over 10 years. He joined Sefalana as the Deputy Group Finance Director in March 2012 and was promoted to the position of Group Finance Director on 23 January 2014. He worked closely with a number of Retail and Manufacturing businesses in the UK having spent 15 years away from Botswana. Mohamed graduated with a BCom (Hons) degree from the University of Birmingham in the UK and qualified under the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). He has an MBA in International Management from Edinburgh University in Scotland, and has attended Executive Leadership courses at Harvard Business School Cambridge Massachusetts, and MIT Sloan School of Management in Boston. Mohamed also serves as the Principal Officer of the Sefalana Group Pension Fund and is the Botswana representative for the ICAEW. He was also previously a board member of ABSA Bank Botswana (previously Barclays Bank Botswana) and its Audit Committee Chairman.
KENEILWE P MERE       Non-Executive
Keneilwe is an attorney with 20 years professional experience as a private Legal Practitioner. She has a strong background in Corporate Law, Regulatory Matters, Labour Law, Commercial Civil Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She is one of the founding partners of Moribame Matthews (a Collaborating firm with Andersen Global) a successful boutique law firm established over 15 years ago in Gaborone. She is responsible for the Corporate and Civil Litigation divisions of the firm. She attained her Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) with the University of Botswana in 2001 and immediately joined Lesetedi & Company. Keneilwe then joined Collins Newman & Company as a pupil attorney until her departure in 2007 to establish Moribame Matthews. Keneilwe’s clientele cuts across industries including finance, insurance, banking, mining, utilities and property industries. Keneilwe is member of the Law Society of Botswana and a member of the International Bar Association. She is a Board member of Kgare Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd. Keneilwe also serves as the Vice President of the Botswana Football Association Arbitration Tribunal and is an alternate member of the Competition and Consumer Tribunal. Keneilwe is the past vice-chairperson of the Cancer Association of Botswana. She is passionate about the economic upliftment of women in the community and the advancement of youth in the economic sphere. As an active member of the Law Society of Botswana, Keneilwe’s focus is on the progression of women attorneys in private commercial legal practice particularly in transactional and infrastructure projects. She joined the Sefalana Holding Company Board of Directors on 25 January 2017. Keneilwe is the Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee.
BRYAN DAVIS       Sefalana Cash and Carry Namibia - Managing Director - Executive
Bryan joined the Board of Sefalana Holding Company Limited on 1 July 2018 as an Executive Director having been appointed in 2014 as the Managing Director of Sefalana Cash & Carry Namibia (t/a Metro Namibia) which saw the expansion of Sefalana into the region. Bryan has over 40 years of experience in the wholesale and retail sectors through his various roles in Metro Cash & Carry in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana and Namibia, Retail Market in India, Checkers South Africa and Grand Bazaars. He was also previously the Managing Director of the Cash & Carry business in Botswana up until 2009. Bryan holds an MDP (Management Development Program) from the Free State University, South Africa.
Susanne is a Fellow Chartered Accountant who possesses practical knowledge in Financial Management with core competencies in Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis, Strategic Planning, Governance and Compliance amongst others. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of De Beers Global Sightholder Sales (Pty) Ltd, a former CFO of Okavango Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd as well as former CFO of several other mining companies in Botswana. Susanne holds an MBA from Oxford Brooks University and an MSc in Accounting from University of Glamorgan (Wales, UK). She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) and a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (UK). She was awarded “Woman of the Decade in Finance and Leadership” by All Ladies League & Women Economic Forum (New Delhi Chairperson) in 2017. She is currently the Chair of BICA and sits on several other Boards and Audit Committees. She recently was appointed President of the BICA Council. Susanne joined the Board on 1 October 2020 and is the Chair of the Audit Committee and was a member of the Remuneration Committee until April 2022. She is now a member of the Nominations Committee effective April 2022 following a reshuffle of sub-committee memberships on appointment of additional Board members.
MAHUBE MPUGWA       Non Executive
Mahube holds 25 years experience in the oil and retail industry in Botswana. He has held several directorships, pioneering various business development programs with the petroleum industry. Mahube is passionate about developing a workforce culture that drives impactful outcomes and will play a critical role in the Group’s diversification and expansion strategies. Mahube graduated with a BA (Hons) from the University of Windsor in 1994. Mahube acquired a Certificate in Business Leadership in 2002 from UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership. He has an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business and participated in the Executive Leadership Development Programme at HEC Paris in 2016. Mahube joined the Board on *1 March 2022 and is the Chair of the Risk Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.
GERHARD SCHEEPERS       Sefalana Cash and Carry Botswana - Managing Director - Executive
Gerhard has over 36 years of experience in the FMCG industry within Southern Africa. He provides insight on the regional FMCG business environment, drawing on his wealth of practical knowledge and experience. Gerhard has a deep understanding and appreciation for the fundamental components that create a successful FMCG business, which lies at the core of the Group. He has a strong background in operations and business development and will continue to add value in enhancing efficiencies and profitability within the Group. Gerhard began his career with the Sefalana Group in 2016, where he played a key role in building the Lesotho business was acquired as part of the Group’s expansion into the Region. He joined Sefalana Cash & Carry as the Country Wholesale Executive in 2018 and was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Sefalana Cash & Carry in August 2021.   Gerhard was appointed to the Board on *1 March 2022.
PAULA DISBERRY       Non-Executive
With over 30 years of senior executive-level retail and FMCG experience across the globe, Paula brings her unique leadership, commercial and advisory expertise to driving the strategic direction of the group. Paula graduated with a BA and MA from Cambridge University in 1989. She has held key leadership positions in a number of multinational Retail and FMCG blue-chip companies such as British Petroleum, Colgate Palmolive, Tesco, Woolworths South Africa and Pick n Pay with 15 years of experience in Africa. She is currently the Retail Advisor to Tana Africa and Phatisa Private Equity, sits on the Board of Pepkor, and is an executive mentor. She is based in Cape Town. Paula is passionate about building organizational capability, customer centricity and sustainability. She has played an instrumental role in driving product innovation, e-commerce, customer and people strategies, and sustainability, which will add immense value shaping the future direction of the business. Paula was appointed to the Board on *1 March 2022 and is a member of the Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee.