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Directors

Chairman

Oupa Magashula

A seasoned Business Executive with over 26 years’ experience, Oupa has been employed by Telkom, Nampak, Sun International, SA Breweries and many others. Oupa’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography and Chemistry.

Oupa’s areas of expertise include Human Resources, Strategic Leadership, Tax administration, Industrial Relations, Financial Management and Administration. Oupa joined CZ Electronics in 2013 and currently holds the position of Executive Chairman. Oupa is actively engaged in the future growth plans for the company, taking a hands-on approach to the development of sales channels for existing and new products.

Walter Stander

Walter is an experienced executive, with specialised focus on corporate and structured finance. After completing his B Comm Honours and CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) qualifications, he specialised in business analysis and financial engineering to formulate growth and working capital strategies for various organisations, including optimising capital structures.

Walter has held executive positions in both the industrial manufacturing and mining/mineral sectors. In driving innovation and strategy, Walter aims to lead the executive team to strengthen and diversify CZ Electronics’ position as a major player in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Commercial Director

Charel Cronje

A seasoned negotiator and planner, Charel Cronje, has a diverse experience base in the aviation, insurance, minerals exploration, mining, and electronics industries.

His areas of expertise include commercial contract management and negotiation, management accounting, corporate governance, strategic financial management and accounting, and local and international tax planning. Charel has been with CZ Electronics since 2013 as their Commercial Director.

Executive Management

Wayne van der Walt

Wayne’s career began with Altech Industrial Electronics, where he worked as a technician in the commercial and automotive production environment. Since, Wayne has worked in multiple electronics-related industries for more than three decades. He has a wealth of experience in design, manufacturing, testing, sales, marketing, project management and executive management and holds a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering and a BTech Digital Degree.

Before joining CZ Electronics in 2019, Wayne held various management positions in which he was responsible for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at the geophysics exploration company, Compagnie Générale de Géophysique (CGG), for a decade. During that time, he was also exposed to the Australian and East Pacific markets. Wayne currently fulfils the role of Chief Executive Officer for CZ Electronics.

Anele Mahlati

Throughout his 14 years of experience as a chartered accountant and investment professional, Anele has gained vast exposure to a wide range of clients – from global multinationals through to entrepreneurial, owner-managed businesses; both domestic and in the rest of Africa. Anele has completed his Accounting articles within the financial services sector at the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) and has a B.Tech degree in Cost And Management Accounting, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Accounting Science.

As Chief Financial Officer, Anele performs several key functions at CZ Electronics, including managing and leading the Finance Department, identifying and securing funding opportunities, identifying solutions to enhance cost effectiveness and increase efficiency, and ensuring that the company meets all of its statutory and compliance obligations (among others).

Mauritz Lombaard

Mauritz is an experienced Operational Manager, having worked for over 30 years in the electronics Industry. His hands-on knowledge began when he completed an N-Dip Tech diploma in 1990 at the Pretoria Technikon.

Mauritz has since filled every possible management position in the turnkey manufacturing process. He furthered his studies in 2002, when he completed a Business Management diploma through UNISA.

In his spare time, Mauritz is also an endurance-adventurer and has been part of CZ Electronics management since 2014, currently fulfilling the role of Chief Operating Officer.

Kishan Sarjoo

Kishan began his career in 2009 as a Test Development Engineer for CI Shurlok. In 2012, he moved to Altech Multimedia as the Process Engineering Manager, and joined the CZ Electronics team in 2015, where he currently fills the role of Chief Technology Officer.

Kishan has a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and applies his technical expertise daily in formulating product solutions for CZ Electronics and its partners across the spectrum.

Tarun Jeram

Tarun is passionate about developing people, solving problems and continuously developing new ideas. He is a creative thinker with a B.Eng Honours degree in Electronics from the University of Pretoria. Tarun has over 15 years of experience in quality management in the diverse electronics manufacturing industry.

He joined the CZ Electronics team in 2016, in the position of Quality and HSE Manager, and is responsible for overseeing the Quality Control team, ISO systems, HSE compliance, reporting and supplier quality.

 

 

  

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