Who we are
Power Matla’s board of directors and management team is made of highly experienced professionals from different backgrounds, namely politics, supply chain management, operations, engineering, marketing, finance and business in general.
Solly is the non-executive chairman of Power Matla (Pty) Ltd. Solly brings a wealth of experience to the board which he gained through the various marketing and executive positions he has held previously.
Previously an executive for Shell, AT&T and ESKOM, he gained valuable knowledge and experience in the various disciplines of strategic marketing and human resources.
Solly holds a B. Com – UNIN, B. Com (Hon) from UNISA, an Advanced Management Programme from Harvard University in the USA, as well as an MBA from Rutgers Business School in the USA. He sits on eight different Boards of Directors and acts as Chairman on three boards. Previously he held board positions in Billion Group, Ariviakom, Eskom Finance Company, South Dunes Coal Terminal, Golang, Eskom Enterprises, Eskom Pension Fund, MEETI and African Tramways.
Currently Solly sits on various other company boards, which include SGB-SMIT POWER MATLA (Pty) Ltd, EduVod and others.
Kgathola holds a B. Com in Business Management and Economics and he is the Chief Executive and co-founder of Power Matla (Pty) . As a Non-Executive director, he sits on the board and sub-committees of numerous companies including SGB-SMIT POWER MATLA (Pty) Ltd, Eduvod and Dorper Wind Farm.
Kgathola commands an extensive knowledge of Supply Chain Management at operational and executive level, spanning twenty five (25) years in various companies including, Eskom, SASOL, Transnet, Harmony Gold Mining, Rio Tinto and a former Executive Group Supply Chain Services for Pretoria Portland Cement Company Ltd.
Whilst working for the above-mentioned companies, Kgathola attended numerous Management Development Programmes, Senior Executive Programmes including The ESKOM Graduate Programme In Utility Management 1996) offered by Samford Business Global Utilities Institute and a Certificate In Programme In Leadership Development (2005) by Wits University Graduate School Of Business Administration.
He has been instrumental in the conclusion of business deals for Power Matla. As a result, he was exposed to and work with various corporate finance advisory service providers on Power Matla deals, involving mergers and acquisitions, BBBEE ownership transactions, company valuations, equity and debt capital raising activities.
Sikkie served his articles with BDO Spencer Steward in Durban, where he spent seven years before joining the internal audit profession at two parastatals, Agricor and Agribank in the North West province. He spent four years in Mahikeng before returning to Durban to head the Transnet Group Audit Services in KwaZulu Natal. During his tenure at Transnet, Sikkie worked as a risk manager for Spoornet (now Transnet Freight Rail).
Sikkie was lured back to the consulting profession to establish Ernst and Young’s Business Risk Consulting (Internal Audit) division in the Western Cape, prior to joining Gobodo Inc. Sikkie established Gobodo’s Risk Management Division and was responsible for growing it from 3 staff and R1 million in fees to 42 staff and R18 million in billings over a period of 5 years. He left Gobodo to join KPMG in order to meet new challenges. At KPMG, Sikkie was a partner for approximately 5½ years in the internal audit unit, before moving to the management consulting unit for 3 years. Sikkie currently consults on corporate governance matters through the Institute of Directors providing both director development and in performing board appraisals. In addition, he serves on the boards of the following organisations:
The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC (nonexecutive chairman); Chartered secretaries South Africa (Chairman of the Audit); Eduvod ( Finance and Risk Committee member and non-executive director). SGB-SMIT POWER MATLA (Finance and Risk Committee member and non-executive director).
Roshni is an experienced business leader with a professional engineering background having over 15 years solid experience and a proven track record in delivering sustainable results, primarily in heavy industries (cement, glass and mining).
She has solid experience in strategy development and execution, business development and M&A, strong financial and operational management, business performance and strategic turn around programs, project management from conceptual studies to financial structuring to implementation, using highly analytical skills and decisive leadership.