Sepononi-Kekana

PrEng Seponono Kekana

CEO
Miss Kekana is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at SITES-AFLA. She previously held the positions of Managing Director and General manager at the same company. She is responsible for the overall growth of the company in Africa having been involved in the company from its conception in South Africa. She holds various qualifications including a BSc Electrical Engineering, MSc Industrial engineering, Short certificates in financial management, Payroll and tax administration, compliance management, Women in boards certification as well as management training. She has studied in three universities including the University of the Witwatersrand, The University of Cape Town and Advacia Negocia in France. She has worked in engineering related companies in South Africa, Germany and France.
Mr-Julien-Baron

Mr Julien Baron

Technical Expert
Mr Baron is a senior civil engineer and expert in preventative maintenance of civil structures including nuclear plants (maintenance strategy, periodical monitoring, studies and recommendation). He has worked for SITES group, since 2000 initially as structural engineering inspector and then as office manager in different branches or departments. He was director of the French operations department (around 300 technicians and engineers) before joining SITES-AFLA in July 2016. Mr Baron’s main responsibility is to support and advise the CEO by steering all SITES technical activities and operations. He provides technical expertise in any engineering activities related to maintenance of large civil engineering structures (bridges, viaducts, tunnels, dams, industries, central power generation, storage sites, infrastructure, and environment.

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Mr. Sello MASHAO RASETHABA (Chairman of the Board)

He is currently the Chairman of Xpanse Investments and is involved in the maritime infrastructure and logistics industry through various investments. He is Chairman of the Lobbying Corporation of South Africa and Vice President for State Owned Enterprises and Government in the African Entrepreneurs Council (AEC). In September 2016, he was elected as Chairman of the Black Business Council (BBC). He is an Executive committee member of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) and serves on its Public Finance and Monetary Policy Chamber and its Audit and Risk Committee including the Finance Committee.

Sello is also the Chairman of the Financial Services Working Group, South African BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Business Council.
He is a member of the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Advisory Board and chairs its Policy and Governance Subcommittee.

Rasethaba has served as former director of Lexmark International South Africa. He was the inaugural chairman of the board of directors of the government’s IT procurement arm, State Information Technology Agency (SITA) from 1999 to May 2002. He was chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi South Africa from 2002 until 2011. He chaired Transnet Tender Board for three years. He has been a board member of various entities including Northwest Transport, Gauteng Gambling Board, and the National Horseracing Authority.

He is a Commander in the South African Navy (Reserves) “with a passion for defense imperatives and who is prepared to unselfishly give himself to the South African National Defence Force.”
He retired as the Executive Director of Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) logistics and depots companies in 2016.

Sello graduated from The University of Northern Iowa with a BA (Accounting) and read for an MPhil (Accounting) at the University of Hull

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Mr. Hervé LANÇON (Non-Executive Board Member)

Following his graduation in engineering at the French Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries de Strasbourg (ENSAIS) in 1985, Hervé Lançon was involved in the construction of the Large Electron-Positron Collider at CERN in Geneva.

He joined SITES in 1988 and started working on the measurement, control, and monitoring of complex structures. Successively engaged in the creation, development, and management of groups, business units and R&D activities, he has fostered the development of several tools and solutions: 3D scans, Fissuro-logger, SiMon- e, VERAO and many others.

Expert in monitoring, auscultation of exceptional structures (monuments, built and natural structures), he possesses an in-depth knowledge and experience of instrumentation technologies and electronic, optical, optronic, and fiber-optic methods.

Since taking the head of SITES Group as President in 2015, succeeding JF Sageau, Founder President, he has been involved in numerous large-scale projects in France (Aéro refrigérants, Nuclear Buildings, Millau Viaduct, Louvre Museum, Roissy airport …) and abroad (Canada, China, Tunisia, South Africa …)

Hervé Lançon is a member of the Board of Directors of SITES Afla.

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Mr. Eric DESBAT (Non-Executive Board Member)

Eric Desbat is the Finance and Administration Manager of SITES Group. Following his graduation in business law, taxation and accounting, he gained several years’ experience in consulting and auditing. Prior to joining SITES, Mr. Desbat was a Partner and Head of the Consulting department at Grant Thornton, in Lyon, France.

Eric Desbat is a member of the Board of Directors of SITES Afla.