Dr. Charles Okeahalam
Dr. Charles Okeahalam was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 22 March 2013. Dr. Okeahalam is the co-founder of AGH Capital Group, a private equity and diversified investment holding company based in Johannesburg, with assets in several African countries. He has significant strategic and operational experience in finance and banking, central banking, and financial sector reform.
Dr. Okeahalam has extensive board experience. Previous board appointments include Cadiz Holdings (1999 – 2001), ABSA Corporate and Merchant Bank (2001 – 2006), the Bond Exchange of South Africa (2003 – 2009), Sun International South Africa (2003 – 2005), National Discount House, Zimbabwe (2001 – 2004), and South African Airways, where he was the chairman of the audit committee and chairman of the investment committee (2003 – 2006). From 2006 to 2007, he served as chairman of the steering committee establishing the Pan-African Infrastructure Development Bank. His other roles include advising a number of African central banks and government ministries, the World Bank and the United Nations. Dr. Okeahalam was a non-executive chairman of Societe Generale Bank Nigeria (now called Heritage Bank).