Non Executive Chairman
Ambassador Aubrey Nkomo
Ambassador Aubrey Nkomo has been working in governmental and legislative affairs since gaining his BA (Hons.) degree in Political Economy and International Relations from the University of Reading (UK) in 1964. Further studies, including studies in Economics, Economic Thought, Political Science and Public Administration at the Maxwell School of Public Affairs and Citizenship of Syracuse University, (USA), and doctoral studies in Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), (USA) followed, during which time he undertook various teaching positions, including designing and teaching courses on Comparative African Government and Politics.
Ambassador Nkomo was a member of the Secretariat of the United Nations (‘UN’) in New York (USA) from 1978 to 1995, where he was a Political Affairs Officer and Liaison Officer in the Department of Political Affairs, and prior to joining the UN acted as a consultant with the Centre Against Apartheid in 1977.
He was appointed as South Africa’s Ambassador to Argentina and Non-Resident Ambassador to Paraguay and Uruguay from March 1997 to June 2001. Since 2007, Ambassador Nkomo has been Ambassador in Residence – Mentorship and Training – at the Diplomatic Academy of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, with the rank of Chief Director. From 2005 to 2006, Ambassador Nkomo was a consultant with the Department of Communications in the field of international relations, and since 2005, he has been a Non-Executive Director of Seaview Partners (Pty) Limited.
He undertakes the role of Non-Executive Chairman for New GX, bringing his wealth of experience and unique perspective on African business
Chief Executive Officer
Khudusela Pitje CA(SA)
New GX was founded by Khudusela Pitje, CEO of the group, and the driving force behind the company’s strategic and investment initiatives.
Born into an entrepreneurial family and guided at an early age by his late father HM Pitje, Khudu started his entrepreneurship with a makeshift hair salon in Grahamstown whilst in high school at age seventeen. After achieving a B aggregate but unable to secure a bursary he started working for Lindsay Saker in 1994 whilst studying part time for his B.Compt and completed his CTA in 1994 whilst working for McDonalds head office.
He left PwC as a qualified chartered accountant and an audit manager to join JPMorgan Investment bank in South Africa and London focusing on telecoms, energy and public sector.
In 2005 he was part of a team that brought AlanDick Group into the South African market as a provider of network optimisation and in building solutions provider within the telecommunication sector and also successfully negotiated acquisition by Coal of Africa Limited of a minority equity interest in an early stage mining project.
A finalist in EY entrepreneur awards in 2009 under “Emerging Category”, one of the founding partners at DFA, a strategic thinker involved in a number of successful start up initiatives and strategic acquisitions at CIVH and New GX. Khudu sits on a number of boards linked to New GX group of companies.
Other Board Members within the Group
New GX Enviro and Logistics
Masopha Moshoeshoe, BCom
Masopha began his career at Liberty Asset Management (now Stanlib), in 1998 as an Investment Bookkeeper. Within 2 years had been promoted to a Fund Administrator and again to be a Systems Administrator for the asset management IT system.
In 2001,Masopha was appointed to be an Internal Auditor by Alexander Forbes Financial Services (AFFS). He held this position for 2 years until he was appointed to be the BBBEE Coordinator for AFFS in 2003. From early in 2004 – 2006, he held the position of Assistant to the Head of the Administration Division. In 2006 he was seconded to the AFFS operation in Namibia as the Head of Administration for the Multi-carrier Funds.
From 2008 – 2011, Masopha was the Chief Financial Officer and a director of MCT Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd. During his time at MCT, the company experienced rapid growth in turnover.
Masopha brings his strong operational and financial acumen and in-depth knowledge of growing businesses to his role as the Executive Director of New GX Enviro Solutions.
New GX TMT and Energy
Non Executive Director
Nic Venter, Dip Mech; MBA
Nic has an engineering background and obtained his business management qualification in 1979 from the University of Pretoria. His business career commenced in 1980 when he founded a technology focused, engineering manufacturing company. Nic has subsequently been involved in numerous successful business ventures of which his role as a founder and MD of Dimension Data Telecommunications is well known. Nic was one of the founders of the Rock-IT Fund in 1999, which has today evolved into Community Investment Ventures Holdings (CIVH) a company that has raised over R4bn in funding in the market. Nic serves on numerous boards including DFA and is the Chairperson of its social and ethics committee
Non Executive Director
Cilliers Steyn CA (SA)
Cilliers completed his articles at Theron du Toit (currently PwC) in 1991. After that he held various financial positions including Internal Auditor (Denel), Financial Manager (Pretoria Metal Pressings, a division of Denel) and Manager of Business Planning and later of Corporate Finance at Iscor (currently Arcelor Mittal). He joined the Rock-IT Fund management team in 1999 as Financial Director and was intimately involved in the investment, financial, corporate finance, legal and administrative aspects. Cilliers oversaw the restructuring of CIVH group as the CEO and also sits on the boards of a number of private companies.