MANAGEMENT TEAM

Meet our team of success driven professionals.

Smangaliso Mkhabela

FASSA, FeASK
Chief Executive

Smangaliso Mkhabela has been the Chief Executive of The Shard since its founding in September 2013.

Aishwarya S. Nair

Chief Operating Officer

Aishwarya is an engineer experienced with a Bachelors of Technology degree in Electronics and Communication.

Mathias Sithole

FIA, FASSA
Managing Director: Actuarial

Mathias Sithole is an approved valuator and liquidator of both Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution retirement funds as well as a Key Individual in terms of the FAIS Act.

Oupa Mokgoantle

CISA, CRISC, CGEIT
Head of Risk Assurance & Advisory Services and Chief Information Officer

Oupa leads the information technology and systems auditing team, comprising of specialist IT audit professionals.

Mbhali Mashigo

CA(SA)
Head: Accounting Advisory Service

Mbhali leads a team of young and dynamic CA's who have a passion for keeping things simple, whilst providing enduring solutions to our clients’ complex problems.

Moseli Mots’oehli

FFA
Head: Data Analytics

Moseli leads our Data Science & Analytics team; he has a diverse background ranging from Actuarial Science, Data science and core computer science.

Karabo More

FASSA
Actuarial Manager

Karabo More has more than seven years’ experience in the financial industry, specifically in life and short-term insurance.

Claude du Plessis

FASSA, FFA
Actuarial Manager

Claude du Plessis is a qualified actuary with more than 17 years’ actuarial work experience in life insurance and life reinsurance.

Melody Nare

FIA
Actuarial Manager

Melody is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and holds a B. Comm (Honours) in Actuarial Science.

Phenyo Diswai

New Business Manager

Phenyo has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and is currently studying her Bachelor of Arts honors in Integrated Organisational Communication.

James Gachomo

FFA
Actuarial Manager

James Gachomo is a qualified non-life actuary with six years of actuarial work experience in the general insurance and general reinsurance industry.