Mapula Bodibe is Chief Executive Officer at MTN Rwandacell PLC, having joined
the organization at the beginning of September 2022.
Mark is the Chief Finance Officer at MTN Rwandacell PLC. Prior to joining MTN Rwandacell
PLC, he was the Chief Financial Officer at the Rwanda Development Board and Finance
Manager in the aviation industry when he served at the National Airline, RwandAir.
He has over 20 years of experience in Financial and Risk Management. He is a Chartered
Accountant (CPA Rwanda) and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
He also holds an MBA in Finance earned from the Maastricht School of Management and a
Bachelor of Commerce from the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology.
Riaan Wessels is a Group Executive, Risk and Compliance at MTN Group Limited. His previous
roles include Vice President for Enterprise Risk Management at Etisalat Group UAE and
Director of Risk Consulting at KPMG UAE.
He is a governance, risk and compliance professional with over 20 years experience in
implementing complex programs at multinational companies in the technology and
He has vast experience in leading large risk management, compliance and internal audit teams
across operating environments such as the Middle East and Africa. This also includes
implementing risk management programs to assist companies to better understand and manage
their key strategic and operational risks in line with international best practice standards such as
COSO ERM and ISO31000.
Riaan currently serves on the Boards of Areeba Guinea S.A (MTN Guinea Conakry) as
Chairman of the board and MTN Cote d’Ivoire SA.
He holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science (B Compt) (Hons) from the University of the Free-
State, an honors degree with majors in accounting, auditing and tax, a Post Graduate Diploma
in advanced accounting, auditing and tax, a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting and a Post
Graduate Advanced Diploma in Banking.
Michael Fleischer is currently a consultant at one of the leading South African law firms, Webber
Wentzel. Prior to this, he worked as Chief Legal Counsel for MTN Group Limited, Executive
Vice President and General Counsel at Gold Fields Limited and as a Senior Equity Partner
(Corporate Department) at Webber Wentzel.
He has significant experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions; compliance, including
but not limited to anti-bribery and corruption and commercial transactions. Providing of
invaluable guidance and insights during challenging times in businesses. He has held several
leadership roles at group and partnership level within national and multinational groups and
leading law firms. He has had the opportunity to sit on both sides of the fence working for a
leading law firm as a partner and as in house counsel for major corporates listed on the JSE,
including a US and UK listed company.
Michael currently sits on the Boards of Deci Investments Proprietary Limited and Mascom
Wireless Botswana Proprietary Limited.
He holds a BProc degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, an attendance certificate for
a Diploma in Company Law from the same university and an Advanced Tax Certificate from
University of South Africa. Michael is a member of the Institute of Directors South Africa and an
admitted attorney of the South African High Court.
Karabo Nondumo is an entrepreneur who has interests in provision of Industrial supplies,
corporate advisory & Investments. She held Executive roles within Vodacom Business and
Mergers & Acquisitions at Vodacom Group. Previously she served as the CEO of AWCA
Investment Holdings Limited.
She has extensive experience in Telecommunications, Financial Services and Mining sectors.
Currently, she is an independent non-executive director of: Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd
(Technical, Investment and Audit & Risk subcommittees), Richards Bay Coal Terminal (Finance
Committee), Sanlam Ltd (Chair: Social and Ethics Committee, member of Risk & Compliance,
Audit & Actuarial, HR and Nominations subcommittees), TCI-Tiso. She is also an advisory
member of Senatla Capital, a trustee of Mabindu and Ubuntu-Botho Women’s Trusts.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Higher Diploma in Accounting. A qualified
Chartered Accountant, member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
and African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA).
Julien Kavaruganda is the Founder and Senior Partner of K-Solutions & Partners, a corporate
law firm in Kigali, Rwanda. Prior to this, he was Senior Associate at De Wolf and Partners in
Belgium. He has been practicing at the Brussels Bar Association before joining the Rwanda Bar
Association. Julien is the current President of the Rwanda Bar Association.
He has over sixteen years of experience. His practice covers corporate and commercial law
inclusive of mergers and acquisitions, Information and communications technology (ICT). This
includes data protection laws and regulations, joint ventures, privatization, banking and finance,
project finance, capital markets, arbitration, energy and natural resources, and infrastructure
He is also Vice Chairman of the Kigali International Arbitration Center, Board member of the
East African Law Society, Resident Director of New Bugarama Mining Company Ltd, Board
member of Bank of Kigali and Board member of Rwanda Finance Ltd.
He holds the following degrees and certifications: Certified Advocate of the Rwanda Bar
Association, Certified Advocate of the Brussels Bar Association, Member of the East African
Law Society, Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice-Institute of Legal Practice &
Development, Erasmus: Corporate Governance of listed companies-Faculty of Law
Wolverhampton University, Master of Law (LL.M), Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-la
Neuve-Belgium), Master Class Turnaround Management, KIAC – KLRCA Accredited
Adjudicator, CEDR – Accredited Mediator, CIArb – Certificate Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of
Arbitrators, Insolvency Administration Certificate, ORG – RDB.
Patience is currently the Country Director Rwanda for TradeMark East Africa. Prior to this, she
served in various roles in the banking industry namely at Ecobank and Banque commercial du
Rwanda (now I&M Bank Rwanda).
She has a diversified background in the financial sector including relationship and credit
management, product development and fundraising. Patience has further extensive experience
in deal origination, negotiation, structuring and execution and is a credible strategic risk
management expert. She has specific experience in Women economic empowerment
Additionally, she has trade facilitation experience in trade and industrial policy, transport
infrastructure and logistics, technical and non-tariff trade barriers, export development
programming, women in trade and private sector development.
She’s currently a board member on the Rwanda Cooperation Initiative (RCI) Board, chairing the
Finance and Audit Committee, and a Board member of the Advisory Council for One Acre Fund
Patience holds a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics from Makerere University and
an MBA in Finance, from Maastrich School of Management (Netherlands).
Faustin K. Mbundu owns and runs the MFK Group Ltd, an investment company with a
diversified portfolio of investments. These include transportation/ logistics, auto repair and
maintenance services; Farming, processing and exports of Rwandan specialty coffee; farming,
processing and exports Rwandan horticultural products; Dairy products processing; Real estate
developments for commercial and residential properties; Business advisory and project
Currently he sits on the following Boards as Chairman -African Leadership University (Rwanda);
Chairman- Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC); Director- East African Development
He has previously served on a number of Boards, including being the Chairperson of the
Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF), as well as the East African Business Council (EABC),
Chairman MBEA financial Services Rwanda, Chairman Katraco (Rwanda), the Vice-Chairman
of the Rwanda Fine Coffee Association, Board member at the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB)
Rwanda Ltd and Country representative of Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Rwanda
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from Makerere University Kampala. Faustin
Mbundu also holds shares in other business engaged in education, energy, gaming as well as
Yolanda Cuba is MTN Group Vice President: Southern & East Africa. She served as the Group
Chief Digital & FinTech Officer prior to her current role.
She is the former CEO of Vodafone Ghana and former Group Chief Strategy Officer for
strategy, new business and M&A at Vodacom Group covering South Africa, Tanzania,
Mozambique, DRC and Lesotho.
She comes with a wealth of experience in telecoms, financial service and fast-moving consumer
goods, amongst others. Her work experience started in corporate finance and transitioned to
operational management in diversified industries.
She serves on the following Board of Directors and Trust Boards: Mowali Limited, Simfy Africa
Ltd, MTN Zambia Ltd, MTN Uganda Ltd, MTN South Sudan Ltd, Z Capital Ltd, Millennium Star
Investments, Landi M Group, Quantam Family Trust, Azure Pearl Trust, and the Nelson
Mandela Investment Committee.
Yolanda is a Chartered Accountant (CA SA) by training and holds BCom Statistics (University of
Cape Town), BCom Accounting Honours (University of KZN) and MCom (University of Pretoria)
degrees and she is an alumnus of programs at INSEAD and Harvard Kennedy School.