The Management Team has been employed in various sectors both internationally and nationally as an employee and/or consultant at an operational and strategic level. Their experience spans over 28 years within the banking, manufacturing, telecommunications, mining, retailing and information technology sectors.
Board of Directors
Melvin Watkins, Group Chief Executive Officer
Melvin Watkins has successfully led numerous business units. With more than 29 years of robust business experience underpinned by a vast portfolio in the ICT and Telecommunications sectors he provides dynamic and sound leadership into the NewGen group.
His tertiary qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.
Duane Webber, Group Chief Financial Officer
Duane Webber is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has +20 years financial and commercial experience, having worked for large, listed multinationals. He uses his extensive experience and knowledge to provide solid financial advice and guidance to business leadership and management. He is effective in leading teams to successfully develop a culture of high performance and focus on bottom-line objectives. He is an extremely meticulous and diligent individual and has extensive experience in business process analysis, risk identification, evaluation, and implementation of mitigation controls.
Additionally, he has developed expertise pertaining to Internal and External Auditing, Enterprise Risk Management, Assurance and Systems and Process Review.
Zelda Watkins, Group Chief Information Officer
Zelda Watkins brings a wealth of professional achievement from her 30 years’ experience in financial management with a wide-spread knowledge of corporate culture from holding various key positions in the financial services, mining and insurance sectors as well as local government.
She has successfully led many large finance teams, seamlessly implemented various ERP systems and focuses on creating excellence by providing financial solutions to effectively execute business objectives. Her leadership and competence provide our group with substantial value.
Tebogo Mogapi, Non-Executive Director
Tebogo Mogapi is an ex – corporate animal, now turned a serial entrepreneur. In the past, he worked for Coca – Cola Export Corporation and South African Breweries as a senior manager. He is past Sales and Distribution Executive for MTN Nigeria, CEO of MTN Swaziland, CEO of MTN Liberia and Executive at MTN Group. Tebogo is the founder of the ‘Forbes – ICT Outlook for Africa’ magazine and consults for some of the leading FMCG and Telco companies in Africa through his boutique consulting company, UniqAxxess. In the past, he has served on the boards of MTN Rwanda, MTN Zambia, MTN Liberia and currently sits on the boards of ICS, Labat Africa Holdings, New Generation Group, Chairman of United Wireless and Executive Chairman of UniqAxxess.
He was recently appointed as Group: Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for New Generation Group and Delphius Commercial and Industrial Technologies.
Lesley Bismark, Group HR Manager
Lesley Bismark brings a wealth of recruitment experience underpinned by a sound recruitment network. She has a vast knowledge of recruitment within various industries complimented by her thorough knowledge of the recruitment cycle.
Over the past 6+ years, Lesley has been instrumental in the recruitment of all NewGen Group employees. This has contributed positively to the success achieved by the Group in terms of quality recruitment/employment resulting in positive client feedback.
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