Directors

Management board Supervisory board
Markus Johannes Jooste (55)

BAcc, CA(SA)

Member of the management board

Markus is group chief executive officer for Steinhoff International Holdings N.V.

He obtained a B Accounting degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 1982 and a certificate in the Theory of Accounting from the University of Cape Town in 1983 before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1986. In 1988, Markus joined Gommagomma Holdings Proprietary Limited (now Steinhoff Africa Holdings (Pty) Limited) as financial director. In 1998, he was appointed as executive director and took responsibility for the European operations of the Steinhoff group. In 2000, Markus was appointed chief executive officer of Steinhoff International Holdings Limited and chairman of Steinhoff Africa, and in 2013, he was appointed chief executive officer for the Steinhoff group’s operations. Markus serves on the boards of various unlisted Steinhoff group companies, including Conforama Holdings S.A. and the following listed companies: PSG Group Limited (member of the remuneration committee), Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited (member of the remuneration committee) and KAP Industrial Holdings Limited.

Daniël Maree (Danie) van der Merwe (58)

BCom, LLB

Member of the management board

Danie is the group chief operating officer for Steinhoff International Holdings N.V.

He was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1986 and practised as an attorney specialising in the commercial and labour law fields. In 1990, Danie joined the Roadway Transport Group and was instrumental in developing the strategic direction and growth of this group. In early 1998, following the merger of Roadway Transport Group with Steinhoff Africa, he joined the Steinhoff group and in 1999, was appointed as a director of Steinhoff International Holdings Limited. He previously acted as chief executive officer for Steinhoff’s Southern Hemisphere operations and was appointed as group chief operating officer in 2013. Danie holds several other appointments within the Steinhoff group of companies and currently serves on the boards of Steinhoff Asia Pacific Limited and Steinhoff UK Holdings Limited. He also serves as a non-executive director of KAP Industrial Holdings Limited (member of the human resources and remuneration and nomination committees).

Andries Benjamin (Ben) la Grange (42)

BCom (Law), CA(SA)

Member of the management board

Ben is the group chief financial officer for Steinhoff International Holdings N.V.

He completed his articles with PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. and spent two and a half years in its international and corporate tax division. Ben joined Steinhoff in 2003 as manager of the corporate tax division, whereafter he moved to the Steinhoff corporate finance division before his appointment as chief financial officer for the group’s Southern Hemisphere operations. In 2009, he was appointed as an alternate director to the Steinhoff International Holdings Limited board and was appointed as group chief financial officer in March 2013. Ben also serves as an alternate director of PSG Group Limited and as a non-executive director of KAP Industrial Holdings Limited.