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Meet the Team
Read more about our dedicated Executive Management team at Bates Motors.
Fortunate Mdanda is a highly qualified and experienced Corporate Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree, Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Auditing and Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Africa – School of Business Leadership. She has gained vast experience in internal controls, risk, auditing, tax and compliance from Pfizer Laboratories, Alexander Forbes, South African Airways, City Power, South African Revenue Service and The Office of the Auditor-General. In her recent role at Pfizer, she provided support to develop and maintain a strong and practical risk awareness, compliance and control culture and environment; provided in-market support, guidance, and consultation to help drive efficiencies; proactively identified emerging risks and strategies and built strong relationships with key stakeholders.
Sipho Mdanda, the Dealer Executive of Bates Motors, holds a Master’s degree in Business Leadership (MBL) from UNISA and a B.Com Honours – as well as a degree in Education. Sipho is an experienced banker, procurement professional and entrepreneur. Driven by the desire to succeed and empower others, he takes pride in providing the best enabling environment to allow the TEAM as far as possible. As a Dealer Executive his goals include unlocking stakeholder value, creating platforms for young staff to grow and creating a strong sustainable equity base. Sipho’s passion for entrepreneurship can be traced back to his FNB days where he worked in Leveraged Finance as a dealmaker and spent significant time working on acquisition finance, balance sheet restructuring, BEE transactions, franchise finance and mezzanine finance.
For over 13 years, Shaun Bartlett has been a noteworthy leader in the automotive space. Before Shaun was appointed the Dealer Principal at Bates Motors he earned a degree in Bachelor of Accounting Science from UNISA. Through his course, he developed a passionate interest in business management. After he graduated, Shaun attained the role as an Audit Manager at an Auditing and Accounting firm, completing a number of additional qualifications; he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Accounting) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, completed the SAICA Board Examination, the APT Advanced Auditing Course, the IRBA Public Practice Examination, and Registered as a CA (SA) at SAICA.
For his current position as Dealer Principal, Shaun aims to work successfully with employees and directors alike to help lead the business in a forward-thinking direction. Shaun has a lot of significant professional experiences as a figure in the financial industry; he is instrumental in helping Bates Motors evaluate their operational requirements more accurately and improve their forecasting of finances. He also monitors and assesses the performance of the sales groups, evaluates the automotive market conditions, and oversees the day-to-day operations at Bates Motors.
Our Senior Mangement team is here to assist you with a wide variety of requirements relating to your vehicle.
Finance and Admin Manager
Retail and Sales Manager
Stellantis Sales Manager
Pre-Owned Sales Manager
Service and Aftercare Manager
Parts and Spares Manager
Commercial and Fleet Manager
Creating synergies in the automotive, manufacturing, fluid management and engineering divisions
The world of private equity solutions is exciting, dynamic and often turbulent. No two days are the same. It requires insight, a well-considered strategy and above all, a winning attitude. At Isipho Capital Holdings, we believe in a partnership model that involves accepting risks and sharing in the upside with all our partners.
In everything we do, we bring to the fore extensive banking experience and are always on the lookout for businesses with a unique market position coupled with strong cash generation. This is where we align our interest with those of our partners – creating the incentive for maximising shareholder value. To provide strategic, financial and technical value-add to investee companies, while giving management teams the autonomy to run the business.
A DIVERSIFIED GROUP DRIVEN BY ONE-STOP SOLUTIONS
Isipho Capital Holdings (Pty) Ltd is a proud Level 1 company with majority 65% Black Women Owned company. We manufacture in South Africa, contributing to local employment, skills development and our country’s export market. We are proud to have also set up a trust where Management and Staff enjoy a share in the company’s success. This is how we assist our country to pursue broad-based empowerment goals.
BATES MOTORS IS THE
first 100% black-owned isuzu dealership in south africa
Fortunate and Sipho Mdanda are at the forefront of South Africa’s new wave of Black industrialists; consolidating their extensive banking and corporate management experience through various organic and acquisitional growth strategies.
Bates Motors is now Isuzu’s first 100% black-owned dealership in South Africa. This landmark transformation deal aims to be an exemplary model of transformation for the entire motor industry in South Africa.