Meet our leaders

Videsha Proothveerajh

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Appointed to the board: December 2019

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Videsha’s strategic priority is to ensure that we continue to implement next generation thinking that helps build value adding solutions and services for our clients, enabling them to shape the world they work and live in daily. She has over 20 years of experience with global tech companies and numerous accolades including being recognised as the Most Influential Woman in Business and Government for ICT in Africa by CEO Magazine, being spotlighted by Forbes as a change maker in Africa and being recognised as one of the 50 most inspiring Women in Technology in South Africa as part of the global Inspiring Fifty initiative. Her leadership philosophy is to serve, promoting an environment where people thrive and fulfill their potential as well as that of the business.

Gcobisa Ntshona

HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR
Appointed to board: April 2018

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Gcobisa is accountable for driving the Human Capital strategy for the company. She has a proven track record of delivering business results through her strategic focus on value creation. She is a passionate and engaging leader with the ability to balance both strategic and tactical people management aspects. She has worked with different business executives across various sectors in South Africa and abroad. Her visionary approach will drive employee engagement and talent management with the aim of establishing LexisNexis South Africa as an employer of choice.

Mellony Ramalho

SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

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Mellony’s strategic responsibility is to deliver customer value through intelligent data and analytics, improved customer experience and a modern and digitised marketing department. Her priorities include execution of the LexisNexis ONE Marketing Strategy and expansion into Africa in support of our overall vision of Enhancing the Potential of the African Continent by Advancing the Rule of Law. She has close to 30 years of experience and is an innovative leader who has managed teams across South Africa and Africa, with her largest portfolio being just over 2000 employees. Her qualifications include a Master in Business Administration endorsed by Oxford University, a diploma and certificates from the IMM for Marketing Management, the Wits Business School Management Advanced Programme and an Industrial and Organisational Psychology qualification from UNISA.

Terrance Naidoo

TECHNOLOGY AND OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Appointed to the board: January 2006

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Terrance is responsible for leading all technology solutions that offer value proposition to our customers. This includes; content and business systems; software development, web and mobile development and IT infrastructure.  His role also requires him to manage our editorial data fabrication process and lead our customer service, subscription retention and online training support functions.

Ian Andrews

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Ian is responsible for the company’s overall financial forecasting and reporting systems. Key to his role is managing the collections department by ensuring that company’s financial losses are minimised, maintaining effective debt recovery processes and reporting the collection department’s progress and statistics. In his capacity as CFO Ian has overarching responsibility in upholding financial compliance and corporate governance within the business. Ian’s experience spans over several years and includes working in two significant acquisition and integration projects for Barclays. In 2015, Ian played a pivotal role in the financial reporting and integration project for the then-acquired Korbitec business by LexisNexis. Ian’s strengths lie in his ability to assimilate large amounts of data and complex relationships in a challenging business environment and understand the impact of differing ways forward on multiple competing priorities