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OUR PRIDE

LEADERSHIP

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IKE CHA

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Founder

Ike Cha is a leader, visionary, entrepreneur and philanthropist who seeks to add value to everything he says, does and the lives he touches. He is an advocate for entrepreneurs and his ethos, vision, drive and passion is to contribute to South Africa and Africa’s progress.

He studied Industrial Psychology at UCT and followed this up with an MBA and went on to spend his early and mid-working years at Coca-Cola and Procter and Gamble. Here he learned that the devil is always in the detail, the art of systematically conceptualising a clear end- goal and the importance of planning and thinking things through to add value an investment.

After leaving corporate life in 2005, Ike set up his own business with a diversified portfolio of which his most well-known investments are the Reef Hotel in downtown Johannesburg, the Sand River Resort in Limpopo, buying and significantly growing fuel stations and merging it into The Fuel Company, co-founding the Musina Intermodal Terminal, and investing in the advisory firm, Grovest. This 15-year journey has yielded an IRR of 40% plus adding value to

all stakeholders.

Giving back to the community forms a greater part of Ike’s DNA and is his natural calling and reason for being. Through founding the One Moment Foundation, he has grouped his philanthropy efforts under one umbrella to address our three basic needs: education, hunger and shelter for the homeless.

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SONIA MICHAEL

EXECUTIVE MANAGER

Lionshare Management Services

Heads up legal and administration across the group. Sonia has over 20 years of legal and corporate experience and has been at Lionshare for almost 15 years.

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THEMBA MBATHA-CHALUMBIRA

Co-Founder and Managing Director

One Moment Foundation

Experienced director of the company who has been with the company from inception in different roles charting the company’s journey.

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SERGIO DA SILVA

Director

Lionshare Management Service

Qualified CA (SA) and Head of finance for the Lionshare Group. Leading the Group to higher standards and growth, with over 10 years experience in group finance  roles across listed and non listed entities.

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LOURENÇO MARIVATE

Managing Director

Lionshare Auto Group, LDA

Lourenço Marivate joined the Lionshare Pride in 2022 as the Managing Director of Lionshare Auto Group, LDA, which operates in Moçambique. Lourenço brings a wealth of expertise to the business after being the head of finance for Scania Moçambique and his experience in auditing and accounting in various industries.

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DAVID GROBBELAAR

Managing Director

Lionshare Auto Group SA

David Grobbelaar was appointed in 2022 as the Managing Director of Lionshare Auto Group, SA, which operates in Limpopo. David brings a vast reservoir of knowledge and expertise to the business after many years of experience throughout the ranks at Scania SA.

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BENNIE BARNARD

GENERAL MANAGER

Reef Hotel

BENNIE BARNARD

GENERAL MANAGER

Reef Hotel

GRECIA KEKANA

GENERAL MANAGER

Sand River Resort

Home-grown talent with over 21 years at this resort where she started as a waiter in the restaurant.

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SILVANA PEARSON

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Silvana has extensive experience spanning over 25 years in hospitality and recruitment. She plays a strategic role in the smooth running of our head office.

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