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Board Members

Collectively, the board of the Momentum Metropolitan Foundation has skills across national consumer financial education policy, strategy and implementation, social enterprises and innovation, technology and pedagogy, financial management, impact investment, issues of gender and inclusivity and social anthropology.

Dan Moyane

Dan Moyane

Chairman Non-executive

Academic qualifications:

Global Executive Development Programme (GIBS), Management Advancement Programme (Wits)

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Experience:

Dan has been responsible for corporate communication and corporate social investment at Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Ltd since 2009. Dan’s strengths lie in his people skills, leadership and management skills. He is a seasoned broadcaster with 39 years of experience under his belt, having worked as a news reporter, editor and anchor. His broadcasting credentials include Radio Mozambique’s English Service, BBC, Talk Radio 702, SABC and eNCA.

Re-appointed as chairman: 2015

Naadiyah Moosajee

Naadiya Moosajee

Non-executive director

Academic qualifications:

MSc Transport Engineering, BSc Civil Engineering

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Experience:

Naadiya Moosajee was appointed to the board in 2018. She brings a wealth of experience in technical engineering, innovative education curriculum development, executive women leadership development and entrepreneurship. She is the co-founder at WomHub, an entreprenuer development and advisory firm and WomEng a global social enterprise developing women and girls for the engineering and tech industry and advocating for gender parity in STEM. She is a board director at Pegasys, a niche management consultancy, a Global Future Council Member with the World Economic Forum covering Gender, Education and the Future of Work, and was awarded a Special Honour at the BRICS Summit by the Government of China for her work in girl’s education in STEM in Africa.

Appointed as board member: 2018

Abednigo (Abed) Tau

Abednigo (Abed) Tau

Non-executive director

Academic qualifications:

B. Com Accounting, B. Com Accounting Honours

Industry affiliations:

Registered with Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA), Registered with South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

Experience:

Abed Tau was appointed to the Board in 2018. He started his career in the audit division at Deloitte, first in Johannesburg and then Philadelphia in the United States. He returned in 2013 to head up its Leadership Division in Johannesburg. He is the founder and CEO of Thamani Strategic Investments (Pty) Ltd which includes Tamani Consulting and Tamani Financial Services. He also co-founded Tuta-Me, a technology start-up in the education sector. His love for technology led him to co-found a technology development company that focuses on producing systems and applications to organizations and businesses called Silicon Maboneng Jozi.

Appointed as board member: 2018

Leabetswe Bomvana

Leabetswe Bomvana

Executive director

Academic qualifications:

Current: MBA (Wits Business School), Postgraduate Diploma Business Administration (Wits Business School), Bachelor of Technology: University of Johannesburg

Industry affiliations:

Registered with APM Group as a PRINCE2 Practitioner (Projects IN Controlled Environment), Adjunct Lecturer: Project Leadership (Unisa SBL)

Experience:

Leabetswe (Lea) Bomvana is the Executive Head for Business Strategy at Metropolitan Life, within Momentum Metropolitan Holdings. Prior to that, she headed the Strategic Portfolio Management Office at the South African Reserve Bank, Old Mutual Insure and was the Divisional Director for Strategic Projects at Liberty Group SA. Lea has over 18 years’ experience occupying various roles in Strategy and IT PMOs - both in the public and private sector.

She also committed her spare time to serve on the Executive Committee of the SA Chapter of PMI, the world's leading professional association for a growing community of millions of project professionals and changemakers worldwide as Vice President: Branches.

Various speaking engagements: ITWeb, PMI SA, Smart Procurement World Indaba

Appointed as board member: 2022

Lulama Booi

Lulama Booi

Executive director

Academic qualifications:

CA(SA), BComm Rationum (Accounting & Computer Science), BComm Accounting Honours

Industry affiliations:

Registered with South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

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Experience:

Lulama is an experienced Finance Business Leader with over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry, including banking and insurance. After completing her articles at Standard Bank, Lulama spent a further 4 years at Standard Bank and later joined Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Ltd. She is currently the CEO of the Balance Sheet Management function at Momentum Metropolitan Holdings. She is also a seasoned credit professional, having honed her craft through over nine years as an analyst and continues to serve as an executive member of the Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Executive Credit Committee as well as a non-executive member of the Aluwani Capital Partners’ Credit Committee.

Lulama is passionate about the youth development and transformation of businesses. She serves as a Trustee on the Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Masikhulise Enterprise and Supplier Development Trust and is a Non-Executive Director of SilverBridge Holdings Ltd, a software services company listed on the JSE’s Alt-X and Aluwani Capital Partners, a growing Investment Management business operating in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Lulama is also the Training Officer for the Momentum Metropolitan Holdings SAICA Training Programme. She serves on the board of the African Women Chartered Accountants Forum (NPC) (AWCA), a non-profit organisation focused on the development of black female Chartered Accountants in South Africa.

Appointed as board member: 2018

Elsa Taylor

Elsa Taylor

Executive director

Academic qualifications:

BComm Accounting (Hons), Industry affiliations: Registered with South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

Experience:

Elsa is a leader with over 25 years experience in the financial services industry. She is currently the CFO of Momentum Metropolitan Health. Elsa joined Momentum in 2008 in the Employee Benefits area after stints at Alexander Forbes and NMG. She was appointed the head of fund accounting and thereafter moved to being the head of finance for employee benefits and group risk insurance. She moved to the Health business in 2015. She currently has accountability for the BBBEE scorecard of the Health business, which has a separate scorecard to the group. She sits on the Transformation Committee of the Group and is an alternate trustee on the FundsAtWork Retirement Funds.

Appointed as board member: 2022

Prof Bernadene De Clercq

Prof. Bernadene De Clercq

Non-executive director

Academic qualifications:

D.Compt Accounting Sciences, M.Com – Taxation, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce, Accreditation with Institute of Life and Pension Advisors, PAAB Qualifying examination: CA (SA)

Professional associations:

SAICA - CA(SA), FPI - CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®, SAIT - TAX PRACTITIONER, CHASM - RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

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Experience:

Prof. Bernadene de Clercq worked on the UNISA Momentum Financial Wellness Index from 2014 to 2018. She is currently Associate Professor at UNISA’s Department of Taxation, a position which she also held from 2002 to 2010. From 2011 to 2014 she was Head of the Personal Finance Research Unit at UNISA. Prior to this she worked for Saambou Holdings and PriceWaterhouseCoopers before opening her own accounting and taxation practice from 1999 to 2006. She has co-authored numerous textbooks, delivered scientific papers articles in accredited publications. Prof. De Clercq is passionate about financial literacy and sits on the National Consumer Financial Education Committee.

Appointed as board member: 2018

Kerryn Krige

Kerryn Krige

Non-executive director

Academic qualifications:

Masters: Social Sciences (Development Studies) – Cum Laude, Honours: Development Studies BA Media and Communications, Erasmus Mundus Scholarship (Media studies), Diploma Journalism

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Experience:

Kerryn Krige is Chief Technical Adviser with the International Labour Organisation. She is currently working with the Economic Development Department, to develop a policy for the social economy in South Africa.

She led the Network for Social Entrepreneurs at the Gordon Institute of Business Science from 2012 to 2017. She chaired the programme advisory committee of the IDC’s social enterprise fund and led the first mapping study of social enterprises in South Africa. She is co-author of The Disruptors, social entrepreneurs reinventing business and society.

Kerryn was appointed an Associate Editor for Emerald Emerging Markets Case Collection in 2018 and is on the editorial committee of the journal Social Business.

Appointed as board member: 2018

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