Ivan Jakovčić - Chairman
Ivan Jakovčić is a Croatian politician and a member of the European Parliament where he is in the Committee on Regional Development, Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and the Committee of the Regions of the European Union. Prior to joining the European Parliament Mr. Jakovčić has held numerous political positions in Croatia where he has been a member of the Croatian Parliament, the President of the Istrian Democratic Assembly and served as Minister of European Integration. Mr Jakovčić does not hold any Afarak shares. No information regarding the proposed director is required to be disclosed pursuant to the UK Listing Authority's Listing Rule 9.6.13 R.
Dr. Alistair Ruiters - Executive Director
Alistair Ruiters joined Afarak in November 2009 as Afarak's South Africa's Managing Director and served as Group CEO between May 2015 and December 2016. Prior to joining the Company, he held numerous positions in the private sector. Before transferring to the private sector in 2005, Dr. Ruiters served as a public servant in the new South African democratic government from 1994 to 2005. He has held numerous senior positions in Government including the Commissioner of the Competition Commission and the Director General of the Department of Trade and Industry. He holds a Doctorate from Oxford University.
Dr. Jelena Manojlovic - Dependent Non-Executive Director
Jelena Manojlovic has been a member of the Board since 11 July 2008. She is also a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. She is an established university lecturer and organizational consultant and has 35 years’ experience in the human resources field and 20 years’ in management positions in a diverse range of organisations, including the UK’s National Health Service, universities and other companies. She was previously Human Resources Director of Kermas (a major shareholder in the Company). Manojlovic is independent of the Company but through a controlled entity of her husband Danko Koncar, she is dependent on a major shareholder of the Company.
Barry Rourke - Independent Non-Executive Director
Barry Rourke was a member of the Afarak Board, the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee from April 2010 to February 2013. Previously he was an Audit Partner at PWC's for 17 years from 1984 to 2001 where he specialised in the Oil and Gas and Mining sectors. He currently holds a number of non-executive directorships and positions on the audit committees in other listed companies.
Milan Djakov - Independent Non-Executive Director
Milan Djakov is a graduate in banking and finance. Having studied in the United Kingdom, Milan obtained his first degree in International Business and Law and his postgraduate degree in Global Banking & Finance from the European Business School in London. Following his studies, Milan gained considerable experience working in the public sector in Serbia particularly with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management. Following his experience in the public sector Milan moved to the private sector and joined Afarak Group. He has been actively involved in the running of the Company and worked on a number of diverse projects.