FASA elects its new Board of Directors for 2023
FASA held its 44th Annual General Meeting at the end of February to elect its new board of directors for 2023. In its forty-four year existence the association, which was started by those early franchise companies that were setting up ground-breaking franchise concepts at the time, has continued to deliver on the mandate granted by its members and has, over the years grown the franchise sector to become an important part of South Africa’s economy, contributing almost 14% to the country’s GDP.
Protecting the reputation of franchising, increasing public awareness and understanding the essence of franchising in South Africa remains the primary focus with adding value to members its second objective. Especially in these trying times of rebuilding the economy after the past two years of disruptions, FASA, under the management of its new board, will continue to build its reputation as the representative body of the industry and be recognised by various governmental and non-governmental institutions as a firm authority within the franchising sector. FASA remains committed in its transformation initiatives and has a clear transformation policy in place and relating action plans have been implemented.
FASA Chairs and Board Members
FASA has the pleasure in announcing its new board of directors for 2023.
Immediate Past Chairperson – Pertunia Sibanyoni, CEO, InspectaCar (PTY) Ltd
Chairperson – 2023 – 2025 – Maria D’Amico – D’Amico Attorneys
FASA Board Members:
– Richard Mukheibir – CEO – Cash Converters
– Ayabulela Njingolo – Accountant & Business Development – OBC Group
– John Nicolakakis – CEO/Owner – Romans Pizza
– Nelia Kirsch – Group Exec Franchise – Pick ‘n Pay
– Eugene Honey – Partner, Adams & Adams; Legal Advisor – FASA
– Ian Jacobsberg – Fluxmans Attorneys; Chairperson, Legal Committee
– James Noble – Head of Retail Franchising, Absa; Membership Committee
– Robin van Rensburg – Franchise in a Box; Membership Committee
If you are a member of FASA and feel you have a contribution to make and want to get involved, we would love to hear from you. We have an active Membership Committee that looks at ways to enhance membership for both franchisors and franchisees and the more diverse members we have, the more dynamic the outcomes. We are also embarking on two surveys of the franchise sector – one looking at the contribution of franchisors to the economy, the other is a franchisee satisfaction survey. If you would like to be part of the survey let us know and we will put you in touch with our survey analyst. Click here or call us on 011 615 0359.
To protect, lobby, promote and develop ethical franchising across all sectors in South Africa with specific focus on transformation.