Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Dr Shaun Prithivirajh was the Group CEO for GloCell Proprietary Limited (“GloCell”), and prior to joining GloCell, he was managing executive and director for Ellerines Services Africa as well as manager of international products retail, commercial and industrial for Chevron South Africa Proprietary Limited (Caltex).
Shaun holds a PhD in Business Management from the University of North-West, an MBA from the University of Natal, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the University of Natal and a BA from the University of Durban-Westville. He has extensive executive management experience in turnaround businesses and in-depth management experience in highly competitive retail and service-driven businesses.
Shaun was appointed as the CEO of Ellies on 1 August 2018.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Guy is an experienced Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in various sectors, including Retail, Financial Services, and Logistics. Prior to joining Ellies, he served as Finance Executive at Taste Holdings and has held numerous Executive level positions for over 10 years.
Guy was appointed to the position of CFO on 5 January 2022.
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
Prior to Johan’s current position, he served as Executive: Group Services and Human Capital Director at Ellies and has served in senior executive roles for over 18 years in the Technology, Multimedia and Telecommunications sectors across Africa. During this time, he held the position of Group Executive: HR and IR at Altron and Executive: Human Resources at NamITech. Johan is a graduate of UNISA and has completed an Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School (USA). Johan’s career spans over 30 years, with proven expertise in organisational effectiveness, change and talent management, and the design and implementation of integrated, complex strategic interventions to drive successful growth strategies.
Johan was appointed as Chief Commercial Officer with effect from July 2021.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
With a career spanning over 23 years as part of the Ellies group, Zeyn has extensive industry knowledge and experience with a focus on finance, commercial and turnaround strategy. He has held various key roles within the organisation, including Regional Management, Sales, Executive Supply Chain & Operations, Executive Procurement and Finance Management. He is also a member of the board of Directors at Ellies Namibia and Ellies Botswana.
Zeyn holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, and he is a Member of the Chapter of the Golden Key Honour Society. He is currently enrolled in an MBA programme with the University of Witwatersrand.
He was appointed as COO in July 2021.
Gideon van Dyk
Chief Sales Officer (CSO)
Gideon Van Dyk is a seasoned executive with a strong background in management and a wealth of experience. With a relentless drive for success, Gideon brings an exceptional level of enthusiasm and positive energy to the Ellies business.
Gideon holds a Master of Business and Administration from the University of Botswana, and before joining Ellies he worked his way up to Operations Executive at Ellerines Holdings, starting in 2002 as a Sales Advisor. With over 15 years of Senior Management and Executive work experience, as well as four years of Key Management experience in diverse business roles, he has honed his skills in strategising, implementing, and executing plans and driving business.
Gideon was appointed as CSO in July 2023.