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Maya Makanjee and Godfrey Motsa appointed to the Cell C Board

Wednesday, 14 June 2023

Igniting excitement, fuelling investor confidence and growth expectations

Johannesburg – Cell C is proud to announce the appointment of two esteemed industry leaders, Maya Makanjee and Godfrey Motsa, to its Board of Directors. Their inclusion in the board demonstrates Cell C's strategic focus on accelerating growth and fuelling investor confidence.

Maya Makanjee is an accomplished business leader with a wealth of experience in various executive director positions across multiple industries spanning close to 30 years. With a Master's degree in Business Leadership and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Maya brings a diverse skill set to the table ranging from FMCG, Telecommunications, and Financial Services. Her track record includes serving as Chief Officer: Corporate Affairs at the Vodacom Group, Chief Executive Officer of FinMark Trust, and holding strategic positions at SABMiller and Nestlé.  Maya currently serves as an independent non-executive director on several boards, both in the public and private sectors, as well as non-profit organisations. Her strategic business acumen and comprehensive understanding of governance will be instrumental in guiding Cell C towards a future of success.

Godfrey Motsa, a visionary leader with over 25 years of experience in the Telco, Financial Services and FMCG industries, is renowned for driving transformative growth and delivering impressive financial results. Godfrey has 17 years of telecoms experience between MTN and Vodacom, obtained in the South African and Rest of Africa markets. As the turnaround specialist for MTN South Africa, he successfully made it the most profitable Telco in the market. Godfrey's deep understanding of emerging and developed consumer markets, coupled with his exceptional leadership style, he empowers teams and inspires results. His appointment to Cell C's board signals a new era of growth and strategic direction, instilling confidence in the investor community.

"We are thrilled to welcome Maya and Godfrey to our board," said Cell C Board Chairman, Joe Mthimunye. "Their impressive track records and diverse experiences will strategically guide Cell C into the future. Maya's expertise in stakeholder engagement, corporate citizenship, and sustainable development, coupled with Godfrey's transformative leadership and market insights, will accelerate our growth, and reinforce our position as a serious contender in the telecommunications industry. This move underscores our commitment to South Africa and our dedication to delivering exceptional value to our stakeholders."

Maya and Godfrey's appointments bring a wealth of cross-industry knowledge and strategic guidance that will invigorate Cell C's growth trajectory. Their combined expertise and leadership will enhance the existing board and enable the company to navigate the dynamic telecommunications landscape and capitalise on emerging opportunities.

About Cell C

Cell C is a proudly South African customer-first mobile telecommunications company, focused on delivering exceptional value and ensuring quality network coverage. Cell C is recognised as one of the country's 30 most valuable brands, and the bolstering of its board with Maya Makanjee and Godfrey Motsa reflects the company's determination to accelerate growth and position itself as a key player in the sector.

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