Non-executives

Werner Alberts

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Werner was appointed Chairman of MAS’ Board of Directors in August 2021. He is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Capital International Group and is a qualified chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience in finance.

Brett Nagle

Independent Non-Executive Director

Brett is a Director of Safe Mode Investment Proprietary trading as Panacea Capital, a company focused on investment management. Previously he was Head of Investments for Royal Bafokeng Holdings Proprietary, Non-Executive Director of Impala Platinum Holdings, Independent Non-Executive Director of Attacq and worked for Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), a division of FirstRand Bank.

Claudia Pendred

Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

Claudia was a Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), managing the Bucharest office and later EBRD’s Property and Tourism team in London. Prior to this, she worked for the World Bank, NM Rothschild & Sons and J Henry Schroder Wagg. Claudia has over 25 years’ experience in Central and Eastern European markets and was appointed Lead Independent Non-Executive Director on 26 August 2021.

Dan Pascariu

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dan is a Non-Executive Director for Transfond, Techtex and Invoice Cash. Prior to this, he held a broad range of senior executive and non-executive positions, including Chairman of Unicredit Bank, Romania, until 2020 and Chairman of NEPI Rockcastle for nine years until his departure in 2018. He has over forty years’ experience in the Central and Eastern European banking sector, having co-founded the Romanian Banking Institute and was instrumental in the Romanian banking reforms during the 1990s.

Martin Slabbert

Non-Executive Director

Martin has over 26 years’ experience in real estate, turnaround and finance, including fifteen years in CEE. He co-founded Prime Kapital in 2015, and prior to this he was CEO of New Europe Property Investments, which he established with Victor Semionov in 2007. Prior to this, Martin was a Partner at Deloitte Central Europe (Corporate Finance) following an investment banking and corporate turnaround career in South Africa, which included various senior management roles before 2005. He served as MAS’ CEO between November 2019 and April 2022, and was appointed Non-Executive Director on 21 April 2022.

Pierre Goosen

Independent Non-Executive Director

Pierre is a Managing Partner of Argosy, a European private equity and venture capital investment business. Prior to this, he worked at two international law firms as a commercial, private equity and funds lawyer.

Vasile Iuga

Independent Non-Executive Director

Vasile retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Romania after 26 years with the firm. He was the Managing Partner for South East Europe and has extensive experience in international accounting standards, financial audit, corporate governance and management consultancy. He oversaw the implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in Romania and is a member of the Audit Committee of the European Investment Bank. Vasile is also Non-Executive Director of two listed entities, Alro SA and Patria Bank, chairing their audit committees. He is a member of several professional bodies, including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).