Zak has been the Chief Executive Officer of Cartrack Holdings Limited since its founding in 2001. Before founding the Company, Mr. Calisto was a Member of Vehicle Tracking Services, a company specializing in the distribution of telematics services, from 1994 through 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Calisto was a Member of Cell Communications, a company specializing in the distribution of telecommunication services, from 1994 to 1996. Mr. Calisto also completed an accelerated training program at Standard Bank, Africa’s largest lender by assets, from 1986 through 1991. Mr. Calisto studied at the University of South Africa and University of the Witwatersrand.
Prior to joining Cartrack Holdings Limited in this role in 2017, Mr. Grundlingh provided outsourced CFO services from 2014 through 2016 at CFO on Call, a Singaporean provider of financial management services to private and public businesses on a part-time or interim basis. Prior to that, Mr. Grundlingh was the Head of Treasury in the Asia-Pacific Region for BlackRock. Mr. Grundlingh held various other senior positions at BlackRock between 2007 and 2014 including Head of Treasury for the Asia- Pacific Region. Mr. Grundlingh was also a financial manager at Barclays, a global financial institution, in London and Singapore. Mr. Grundlingh is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting (with honors) from the University of Johannesburg and Masters in Accounting and Finance from Birmingham City University.
Siew Koon Ong (Siew Koon Lim) was appointed to our board in July 2020 and is currently Karooooo’s Lead Independent Director and the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Siew Koon Ong holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore and is a Chartered Accountant and fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. Mrs. Ong has 37 years of experience in providing audit and business advisory services to local companies as well as major public listed companies in a wide range of industries, including banks. She has led initial public offerings of companies in the retail and lifestyle, manufacturing, construction and property development industries. Mrs. Ong joined Ernst & Young LLP (then known as Ernst & Whinney) in April 1982 and was a partner of the firm from July 1998 to June 2019, acting as Chief Financial Officer for a period of 3 years with the responsibility for the firm’s financial and management accounts. Mrs. Ong is also an independent director of Nanofilm Technologies International Limited, which is listed on the Mainboard of the SGX, serving as the Lead Independent Director and Chairperson of the Audit Committee and member of the Risk Committee and Nominating Committee. In addition to Siew Koon’s global financial expertise and deep understanding of regulatory and technical compliance in a listed environment, her extensive local knowledge and experience is of much value to the Board.
A member of our board of directors since February 2021 and is currently the cofounder and the Chief Executive Officer of Videre Security Solutions, a software company established in 2016 providing data analytics and cyber security to Singapore. Mr. Leong started his career in Singapore’s Intelligence Agency in 1998 and was head of the cybersecurity division from 1999 until 2005. From 2005 until 2015, Mr. Leong was the Managing Director of Chameleon Associates Pte. Ltd., a company specializing in risk mitigation utilizing predictive profiling. Mr. Leong holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in computer engineering from the Nanyang Technology University, Singapore.
Kim White was appointed to our board on June 25, 2021. Mrs White served as a member of the board of directors of Cartrack Holdings Limited since 2014. Mrs White also served as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee for Cartrack Holdings Limited during this time. Mrs White started her career at RSM South Africa and then founded KCE Consulting, an audit and advisory firm in 2001. Mrs White currently holds the position of managing director at this firm. Mrs White holds a Bachelor of accounting science degree, an Honours degree in Accounting Science, a post-graduate certificate in Advanced taxation, a post- graduate certificate in international taxation and a certified financial planner diploma. Mrs White is a registered Chartered Accountant. We believe Mrs White is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors given her extensive knowledge, leadership, and experience serving on the board of Cartrack Holdings Limited.
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