Kansai Plascon Africa Limited Board

Non-Executive Directors

Mr H Ishino (Hiroshi)

Mr Ishino was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Kansai Plascon Africa Limited on 1 April 2016. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, Tokyo University in March 1975 and joined Kansai Paint Co., Ltd in March 2003. In 2006 he was appointed as Director, Deputy General Manager in the International Division.  Between 2008 and 2011 Mr Ishino held various senior positions in the company including Managing Director Coatings Business, Business Planning & Administration International, Senior Managing Director Procurement and Senior Managing Executive Officer. In 2012 he was appointed as Representative Director, Senior Management Executive Officer Coatings Business (Marketing), International, Global Procurement. He was appointed President of Kansai Paint Co., Ltd in April 2013. 

Mr AJ Phillips (Tony)

Mr Phillips was appointed Non-Executive Vice Chairman of Kansai Plascon Africa Limited on 28 April 2011. He is well known and respected for his previous role as CEO of Barloworld and Chairman of PPC and he brings many years of commercial experience to the Group. Mr Phillips currently holds various positions including inter alia Chairman of Newman Lowther and Associates, Eqstra Holdings Limited, Wasteman Holdings (Pty) Limited, MPACT Ltd, Tete Ferry Sun SA, a company incorporated in Mozambique and Histoset (Pty) Ltd.

Mr K Kato (Katsuhiko)

Mr Kato was appointed by the majority shareholder on 1 April 2016 as their representative on the Kansai Plascon Africa Limited board.  Mr Kato graduated from the School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University in March 1984.  He joined Kansai Paint Co., Ltd in 2014 and was appointed General Manager of Marketing & Operations no. 4 Dept., International Division and Senior Manager of the Product Planning and Marketing Division.  In 2016 he was appointed as Executive Officer, Deputy General Manager & General Manager of Marketing & Operations No. 4 Dept. International Division.

Prof E Links (Eltie)

Eltie joined Kansai Plascon Africa Limited in October 2007. From 1996 to 2000 he was the South African ambassador to the European Union in Brussels as well as ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg. He was chief negotiator for South Africa in the completion of negotiations on a trade, development and co-operation agreement. He is a council member of the B-BBEE Council of the President of South Africa and Chairman of the Pioneer Trust (PFECT) as well as MOT South Africa. Eltie is a Director on numerous boards including inter alia Allianz Global Corporate and Speciality SA Limited, Auto & General Insurance Company Limited and Steyn City Properties (Pty) Ltd.  Other responsibilities include being a Trustee on the Abe Bailey Trust in Cape Town and the HB Thom Trust in Stellenbosch.

Mr MA Moloto (Arthur)

Mr Moloto was appointed to the Kansai Plascon Africa Limited board on 1 March 2012.  He previously held the position of Chairman of AFHCO Holdings (Pty) Ltd and is currently an independent non-executive director of SA Corporate Real Estate Fund Managers Limited.  Mr Moloto serves as a non-executive director of the Development Bank of South Africa, the Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa as well as the Centre for Education in Economics and Finance, Africa.  He was formerly the African National Congress party leader / whip on the Energy Portfolio committee and the Auditor-general committee in parliament and currently serves as political and economic adviser to the Speaker of the National Assembly at Parliament.  Mr Moloto was a former member of the standing committee on finance and head of parliament’s portfolio committee on finance and adviser to former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan.  He also held the position of political whip of the ruling party and served as the deputy director (programme management) in the office of the premier of Limpopo.

Mrs MA Moses (Moira)

Mrs Moses was nominated by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) as a representative on the Kansai Plascon Africa Limited board and was appointed on 23 May 2014.  She is an independent Non-Executive Director on the board of the PIC as well as a member of the Audit & Risk committee, the Remuneration and Human Resources committee.  Mrs Moses is a trustee of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) and also serves as a member of their Remuneration and Human Resource committee.  In addition, she is a non-executive director on the board of the Afrisam Group and Afrisam (South Africa).

Executive Directors

Mr FA Masood (Farid)

Chief Executive Officer

Farid was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Kansai Plascon Africa Limited on 1 May 2016, with responsibility of growing the world’s sixth largest paint company, Kansai Paint Co., Ltd’s footprint across the African continent through organic initiatives and acquisitions.  Farid is a senior executive with 20 years of experience working in emerging and frontier markets as chief executive, strategy consultant, investment banker and investment manager with a proven track record in creating shareholder value. He has extensive experience in partnership development, strategy formulation, business growth, turn-arounds, capital raising, and mergers and acquisitions.  Prior to this appointment he held various senior executive positions at the Islamic Development Bank in Saudi Arabia, The KASB Financial Group (Merrill Lynch) Pakistan, BMA, VentureChest and PwC in Pakistan and the United States of America respectively.

Mr NA Davies (Neil)

Chief Financial Officer

Neil joined Barlow Rand Ltd in 1980 in the Barlows Appliance Company. He went on to work for Barlow Manufacturing Company (Appliance Manufacturer) and Barlows Equipment Company (Caterpillar Earthmoving Equipment) before joining Barloworld Plascon (then Plascon Paints (Tvl)) in 1991.  Neil was financial director in a number of Coatings operations between April 1991 and October 2005 when he was appointed as Executive: Finance Africa, a position he held until April 2011 when he became the Managing Director of the Automotive Division.  Neil was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 5 November 2012 and brings a wealth of operational and financial management knowledge to the executive team. 

Mrs Eleanor Chamberlain

Group Company Secretary

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