New Chairman appointed 1 September 2017
Mr Bernd Eulitz was appointed Chairman of the Board and a member of the Nominations, Governance and Management of Resources Committee with effect from 1 September 2017, following the resignation of Ms Sue Graham Johnston.
Afrox welcomes Mr Eulitz back to the Board for his second term as Chairman, a position he previously held between 1 June 2015 and 7 September 2016. Mr Eulitz is a member of the Linde Group board of directors and is head of Linde Group’s region Europe, Middle East and Africa. As a result of the positions held by Mr Eulitz, he will not be considered an independent Chairman.
Accordingly, Dr Khotso Mokhele will remain as the lead independent director in terms of the Listings Requirements and the King IV Report on Corporate Governance in South Africa, 2016. Mr Eulitz brings to the Board a great deal of international experience. He joined Linde Group in 2004 and since then has held a number of senior posts including, Regional Business Head of the Gases Division (South and East Asia), Managing Director (Singapore), Chief Executive Officer of PanGas AG (Switzerland) and Head of Sales Region East: Gases Division (Germany).
Board of Directors
Schalk Venter - Managing Director.
Matthias Vogt - Financial Director.
Bernd Eulitz - Chairman.
Dr. Khotso Mokhele - Lead independent director.
Lean (GJ) Strauss - Independent non-executive director.
Chris Wells - Independent non-executive director.
Nomfundo Qangule - Independent non-executive director.
Richard Gearing - Non-executive director.
Matthias von Plotho - Non-executive director.
Nolitha Fakude - Independent non-executive director.