Board Of Directors

Dr Absalom Themba Dlamini is the Chairman of the RES Board. He is the current Managing Director of Tibiyo Taka Ngwane. He is the former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Eswatini. He has served in institutions, such as the Central Bank of Eswatini, Eswatini National Provident Fund and Eswatini Industrial Development Company.


Busangani G. Mkhaliphi is employed by the Ministry of Finance as Director of Public Enterprises Unit. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Eswatini Post and Telecommunication Corporation where she sits in the Remunerations and Audit Committees.


IMBA , BCOM, Dip. Accounting
and Business Studies

HRH Princess Lomajuba is an experienced director with vast corporate experience. She currently serves as a board member of the Eswatini Electricity Company, the Firearms Licensing Board and the Minerals Management Board. She obtained her qualifications at Western Kentucky University USA, Vincennes University USA and Vincennes University. 

BSC in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Andrew Westermeyer is the Financial Director of RCL Foods. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant CA (SA) in 2002 and spent a year on secondment with Deloitte in Luanda, Angola. Uporn returning to South Africa he joined RCL Foods where he has held various financial and commercial roles across the group. 

B Com (Hons), Chartered Accountant SA 

Mike Shongwe is a businessman and Eswatini Franchisee of PostNet SA. He was Head of SBSA Community Banking Fund, a broad based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) initiative after 38 years of Commercial/Retail Banking, including 7 years as Executive Director of Inhlanyelo 'Seed Capital' Fund.

MDP, Dip. Creation & Development of SMEs

Robert Field is the Chief Financial Officer of RCL Foods Limited, a position he has held since July 2004. Prior to that he spent four years as the Commercial Director of Robertsons Homecare Proprietary Limited. Rob qualified as a Chartered Accountant CA (SA) with Deloitte in 1996. He has spent his entire career within the finance and commercial domain in the Consumer Goods industry.

B Com (Hons), Chartered Accountant SA

Gerhard van der Walt is currently employed by Remgro Ltd as part of the executive team. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the auditing, financial and commercial environment. He has vast leadership experience in the sugar industry. He has been involved in several large capital and expansion projects as the Financial Director of RCL FOODS Sugar and Milling Ltd . 

BCom (Hons), Chartered Accountant (SA).

Chief Zibuse Ndlangamandla is the traditional leader of Manyandzeni community in Shiselweni region, Eswatini. He provides strategic direction on socio-economic matters of the community. He is a businessman and a farmer. He is also a member of His Majesty the King's Advisory Board.

Dip Accounting

Jameson Gule is General Manager Corporate Affairs at Tibiyo TakaNgwane and prior to that he was Managing Director of the Eswatini Observer. He currently serves as a Director on the boards of the Eswatini Observer, Maloma Colliery Ltd, Tisuka TakaNgwane and Eswatini Cane Growers Association Executive Committee.

MBA, CIS, Business Studies, Dip. Farm Management, Cert. Finance Management.

Zombodze Robert Magagula is the Consultant for Momentum Health Insurance. He previously worked as Crown Counsel and Prosecutor. He is President of the Eswatini Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association.

LLB; LLM (Insurance Law) Masters Sports Organization Management; Post-Grad. Dip (International Law).

Nick Jackson joined the RES as Managing Director in 2009 and is the only Executive Board Member. He is former Chairman of SWABCHA Board of Directors, and serves on several other boards including NERCHA, ESA, EIPA and the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), UNESWA and Business Eswatini. 

Bsc (Hons) Biochemistry

Mr Sylva Okolieaboh serves on the Board since March 2023. He is a Financial Management Practitioner and a Programmer, currently serving as the Acting Accountant General of the Federation of Nigeria. His areas of interest are programming Budgeting and Accounting software.

MSc (Public Financial Management), BSc Accountancy, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)