Board of directors

Graham Mackay (59)

BSc (Eng), BCom

Chief Executive

Graham Mackay joined The South African Breweries Limited (SAB Ltd) in 1978 and has held a number of senior positions in the group, including Executive Chairman of the beer business in South Africa.

He was appointed Group Managing Director in 1997 and Chief Executive of South African Breweries plc upon its listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1999.

He is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc and a director of Philip Morris International Inc.

Malcolm Wyman (62)

CA (SA)

Chief Financial Officer

Malcolm Wyman joined SAB Ltd in 1986, and joined the board as Group Corporate Finance Director in 1990. He was appointed to the board of South African Breweries plc upon its listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1999.

He became Chief Financial Officer in 2001, with responsibility for the group’s finance operations, corporate finance and development, and group strategy. Prior to joining SAB Ltd, he was an Executive Director of UAL Merchant Bank, South Africa.

Meyer Kahn (69)

BA (Law), MBA, DCom (hc), SOE

Chairman

Meyer Kahn joined the group in 1966 and occupied executive positions in a number of the group’s former retail interests before being appointed to the board of SAB Ltd in 1981. He was appointed Group Managing Director in 1983 and Executive Chairman in 1990. In 1997, he was seconded full-time to the South African Police Service as its Chief Executive, serving for two and a half years. He was appointed Chairman of South African Breweries plc upon its listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1999.

Among other awards, he holds an honorary doctorate in commerce from the University of Pretoria and was awarded The South African Police Star for Outstanding Service (SOE) in 2000.

Geoffrey Bible (71)

FCA (Aust), ACMA

Geoffrey Bible joined the board in 2002 following completion of the Miller Brewing Company transaction. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Altria Group, Inc. from 1994 until April 2002 and as Chairman of the Altria board from January 1995 until August 2002, when he retired. He also served as Chairman of the board of Kraft Foods Inc. from March 2001 until his retirement in August 2002. He is a member of the board of Trian Acquisition 1 Corp.

John Manzoni (49)

BEng, MEng, MBA

John Manzoni joined the board in 2004. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Talisman Energy Inc. Prior to joining Talisman in September 2007 he was Chief Executive of Refining and Marketing of BP plc. He joined BP in 1983 and was appointed to the BP plc board in January 2003. He is a member of the advisory board of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Accenture Energy Advisory Board.

Miles Morland (65)

BEng, MEng, MBA

Miles Morland joined the board in 1999. He is founder and Chairman of two companies investing in Africa, Blakeney Management and Development Partners International. He is also Chairman of Indochina Capital Vietnam Holdings, a director of The Dubai Group, Ukraine Opportunity Trust plc, SouthWest Energy (BVI) Ltd, and of various companies investing in the emerging world.

Dambisa Moyo (40)

Ph.D, MPA, MBA, BSc

Dambisa Moyo joined the board in June 2009. She is an economist and commentator on international aid strategies and economics, and worked at Goldman Sachs for eight years in the debt capital markets, hedge fund coverage and global macro-economics teams. Previously she worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C.

Dambisa is a Patron for Absolute Return for Kids (ARK), a hedge fund supported children’s charity, and serves on the board of the Lundin for Africa Foundation. She also serves on the board of Room to Read, an education charity.

Carlos Alejandro Pérez Dávila (46)

BA, MPhil

Carlos Pérez joined the board in 2005, following completion of the Bavaria transaction. He is a Managing Director at Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc., and serves on the board and executive committee of Valorem S.A. He is also a director of Caracol Television S.A., Comunican S.A. and the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute. He was previously an investment banker at Goldman Sachs & Co., S.G. Warburg & Co. and Violy, Byorum & Partners.

Dinyar Devitre (62)

BA (hons), MBA

Dinyar Devitre joined the board in 2007 as a nominee of Altria Group, Inc. He is a member of the board of Altria. Between April 2002 and March 2008 he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Altria and prior to his appointment to this position had held a number of senior management positions within the Altria group. He is a director of Western Union Company and a special advisor to General Atlantic LLC. He was a director of Kraft Foods Inc. from 2002 until March 2007. He serves as a Trustee of the Asia Society and the Brooklyn Academy of Music and is a director of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

Liz Doherty (51)

BSc (hons), FCMA

Liz Doherty joined the board in 2006. She is Chief Financial Officer of Brambles Limited. Prior to joining Brambles in December 2007 she was Group International Finance Director of Tesco PLC. Before joining Tesco in 2001, she held a number of commercial and strategic positions in Unilever PLC, including Senior Vice President Finance – Central & Eastern Europe, Financial Director – Unilever Thai Holdings and Financial Director, Frigo, España.

Robert Fellowes (67)

Lord Fellowes joined the board in 1999. He is Chairman of Barclays Private Bank (Barclays Wealth) and was Private Secretary to the Queen from 1990 until 1999, having joined the Royal Household in 1977 from a career in the London Money Market. He is a trustee of the Rhodes Trust and the Mandela-Rhodes Foundation. He is also on the board of the British Library.

John Manser (69)

CBE, DL, FCA

John Manser joined the board in 2001. He is Chairman of Intermediate Capital Group plc and Shaftesbury PLC and Deputy Chairman of Colliers CRE plc. He was previously Chairman of Hiscox Investment Management Ltd, London Asia Chinese Private Equity Fund Limited and Robert Fleming Holdings Limited, a former member of the President’s Committee of the British Banking Association, a Director of the Securities and Investments Board between 1986 and 1993 and is a past Chairman of the London Investment Banking Association.

Rob Pieterse (66)

Rob Pieterse joined the board in 2008. He is chairman of the supervisory boards of Mercurius Groep B.V., and Royal Grolsch N.V. He is a member of the supervisory boards of Essent N.V. and CSM N.V. He serves on the boards of VEUO, the association of Dutch listed companies, and of EuropeanIssuers.

He spent 25 years at the multinational information services company, Wolters Kluwer N.V., where he was Chairman from 2000 until 2003. He was a non-executive director of Mecom Group plc between November 2007 and January 2009.

Cyril Ramaphosa (56)

Bproc LLD(hc)

Cyril Ramaphosa joined the board of SAB Ltd in 1997 and was appointed to the board of South African Breweries plc upon its listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1999. He is Executive Chairman of Shanduka Group, Joint Non-Executive Chairman of Mondi plc and Mondi Limited and holds directorships in Macsteel Global B.V., MTN Group Ltd, The Bidvest Group, Standard Bank and Alexander Forbes. He also serves on the board of the Commonwealth Business Council.

Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila (32)

BA

Alejandro Santo Domingo joined the board in 2005, following completion of the Bavaria transaction. He is a Managing Director at Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc., and serves on the boards of Valorem S.A., Comunican S.A. and Caracol Television S.A. He is the treasurer of Aid for AIDS Charity and is also a member of the board of the US-based DKMS Americas Foundation.

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