``A strategic board has a view of looking ahead, an insight to look deeper, and competency to look beyond.``

Meet Our Board Of Directors

Robert Gumede


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 Nxumalo

Group 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.

Ronnie Mundalamo

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Ronnie Wa-Mundalamo

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Ronnie Wa-Mundalamo has over 17 years of experience in finance in different industries including the ICT sector. Over the past eight years, he has been responsible for managing statutory reporting, management reporting, expenditure, and implementation of IFRS 15 at Vodacom. A thought leader who drives change to transform processes and businesses. He holds a CA(SA), Master of Business Administration (GIBS-UP), B. Compt (Hons) (UNISA), B. Com (UL).

Deon Van De Walt

Non Executive

Mr Deon Van De Walt

Non Executive

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 Gumede

Chief 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 Zilwa

Non Executive

Mrs Sindi Zilwa

Non Executive

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 Trikamjee

Non Executive

Mr Ashwin Trikamjee

Non Executive

A well-known practising attorney and Gijima Lead Independent Director, joined the Gijima board in 2005.

Dr M Bussin

Non Executive

Dr M Bussin

Non Executive

A Remuneration expert and Chairman of REMCO, with years of experience in serving on various boards in other major companies.

Wynne Kossuth

Company 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.