``A strategic board has a view of looking ahead, an insight to look deeper, and competency to look beyond.``
Meet Our Board Of Directors
Mr Robert Gumede
Pan-African, global entrepreneur and philanthropist, Mr Robert Matana Gumede is the Executive Chairman and founder of of Gijima. With a keen interest in diversified businesses, Mr Gumede heads the Guma Group of Companies which house 12 000 employees. Alongside Gijima, he serves on multiple boards and advisory councils. (B.Juris )
Maphum NxumaloGroup CEO
Mr Maphum Nxumalo
Executive Director | Group CEO
Mr Maphum Nxumalo was appointed as GCEO of Gijima Technology People in February 2020. He joined Gijima in 2014 as the Chief Operations Officer (COO), coming from T-Systems and has over 40 years of experience in the ICT industry. At T-Systems, he was the Executive Director on the board of T-systems South Africa.
Ernst RöthChief Financial Officer
Mr Ernst Röth
Executive Director | Chief Financial Officer
Over the past seven years, he has been responsible for managing Corporate tax, Financial Reporting, Corporate treasury, and Financial management. Well-focused, tactical, and professional, his 37 years experience within the IT industry places him in a great position as he ensures the company’s Vision 2025 is implemented with sound financial guidance. He holds a CA(SA), Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Taxation (UNISA), B. Compt (Hons) (UNISA), B. Com (US).
Deon Van De WaltNon Executive
Mr Deon Van De Walt
COO at Guma Group, the holding company for Gijima is a well-respected attorney that has acquired numerous academic qualifications. Deon is also a member of Audit and Risks.
Roberta GumedeChief Marketing Officer
Ms Roberta Gumede
Executive Director | Chief Marketing Officer
Her passion for reshaping the African Single Story through the business took her to Beijing, where she studied Mandarin, engaged in business culture, and cultivated a deeper understanding of the BRICS initiative from a Chinese perspective.
It put her in a great position in leading a large organisation’s MarComs strategy alongside a young, dynamic team.
Sindi ZilwaNon Executive
Mrs Sindi Zilwa
A highly skilled chartered Account and Chairman at Audit & Risk . Serves on several boards in different industries such as financial services, healthcare, mining and telecommunications, in major local and international companies.
Ashwin TrikamjeeNon Executive
Mr Ashwin Trikamjee
A well-known practising attorney and Gijima Lead Independent Director, joined the Gijima board in 2005.
Dr M BussinNon Executive
Dr M Bussin
A Remuneration expert and Chairman of REMCO, with years of experience in serving on various boards in other major companies.
Wynne KossuthCompany Secretary
Ms Wynne Kossuth
Executive Director | Company Secretary
During her career, Mrs Wynne Kossuth has straddled both the litigation side of commercial law and pure transactional law. The latter being her area of focus and specialty. She spent time in the corporate sector to gain hands-on experience in running a business to advise clients through her legal experiences. While in private practice, she articled numerous candidate attorneys and imparted commercial drafting skills and experience wherever possible.