Chairman & Vice President: Shell Oil Products Africa (South)
Bonang is currently the Chairman and Vice President of Shell South Africa (Pty) Limited, where he is Chairman of the boards of Shell South Africa Holdings (Pty) Ltd; Shell South Africa Energy (Pty) Ltd; Shell South Africa Marketing (Pty) Ltd and Shell South Africa Refinery (Pty) Ltd. He also has responsibilities for their Aviation, Marine and Lubricants global businesses and operationally accountable for their Retail; Fuels & Bitumen; Supply & Distribution classes of businesses as well as Legal; HR; Safety (HSSE) and Transformation classes of functions.
Until 31 December 2008, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Drake & Scull FM SA (Pty) Ltd, a Facilities Management company owned by the Tsebo Outsourcing Group.
Up to May 2003, he was Chief Executive: Shared Services and Associated Companies of Sanlam; a member of the executive committee (EXCO); alternate director of the Sanlam Limited main board; chairman of the board of TASC; a director of Innofin; Gensec Property Services and Fundamo. Until 2002, he was the Chief Executive: Corporate Marketing, Sanlam.
Until August 2001, he was the Executive Vice President at South African Airways (SAA) responsible for Strategic Alliances, Network Management and Global Sales. The revenue generated by this business unit was in excess of R8 billion of which more than R5 billion was generated outside of South Africa. The staff complement was more than 800 with nine direct reports.
Before this he was the Managing Director of Otis (Pty) Ltd – the world’s biggest and oldest elevator company where he spent five years– and in 1997, winners of the Black Management Forum’s (BMF) “Progressive Company of the Year” award, with responsibilities for South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana and Namibia. He served on the Management Committee of South Europe, Middle East and West Africa Area (SEA). Prior to this, he successfully led the Otis Inland Region to improved business performance in General Management as Regional Manager and a member of the Executive (EXCO) Team.
After spending four years at Wits Medical School, he acquired Business and Management experience by spending ten years in the pharmaceutical industry progressing through various positions, including product management and new business development management – culminating in being appointed Export Manager at Logos Pharmaceuticals (MSD), where he was the only delegate from Africa at the “Cholesterol Reducers International Conference” in Barcelona, Spain in 1992.
In 1994, he joined Sandoz Products (Pty) Limited (now Novartis) as Head: Public Affairs and Communications Department and a member of the Executive Committee (EXCO), reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. Apart from being the official company spokesperson, he also represented the company in various forums; inter alia, the Commission of Inquiry into National Health Insurance.
Bonang was awarded the 2007 South African Facilities Management Association (SAFMA)’s ‘Personality of the Year’ and the 1997 Black Management Forum’s (BMF) Manager of the Year. In October 1998, he attended the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Conference in Miami, Florida, in May 2003 and April 2004 the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO)’s Global Leadership Conference (GLC) in Las Vegas and London respectively. In November 2001, he received the Presidential Award for his “Servanthood in South African Industry & the Economic Empowerment of Previously Disadvantaged Individuals”.
- South African Airways (Pty) Limited (Chair of SA Travel Centre & then Audit Committee , until June 2010)
- Hollard Insurance Company Limited (Member of Audit Committee)
- Swiss Re Africa Limited
- South African Express Airways (Pty) Limited (Chair of REMCO)
Spending quality time with his lovely wife Susan and two daughters - Tshepiso & Maneo, reading, jogging and golf.