TRUSTEES


 
Ryan Ponquett

Chairman - Chairman of the FUTURELIFE® Foundation.
Skills: Chemistry, Biochemistry.
Experience: Worked at Imana Foods as Manufacturing Director. Started off-shoot entity from Imana Foods, and was CEO and Technical Director. Member of SAAFoST; served as Branch Chairman for the KZN branch and presently serving Presidency as SAAFoST President.
Qualifications: Food Science option in BSc Hons, MSc in Organic Chemistry, focusing on antioxidant properties of alpha-tocopherol. He moved to the Biochemistry department where he studied the antioxidant system, which involves E.coli glutathione reductase in transgenic tobacco.

Michael Dos Santos

Financial Manager – FUTURELIFE® Health Products.
Skills: Financial, Accounting, Auditing, Management, Taxation, Governance.
Experience in Business: Joined Futurelife in 2012, and has worked there for 3 years. Previously, served 3 years of Articles at Ernst & Young, qualifying in Dec 2011.
Qualifications: BCom (Hons) in Accounting – UKZN, CA (SA) – SAICA.

Nicolas Kinsley

Director – LHFP Attorneys, Durban.
Skills: Practising attorney for 20 years specialising in Commercial Litigation and Commercial/Banking Law, Lecturer of Practical Legal Training (UKZN), Compulsory Postgraduate Training, High Court Practise Board Experience, Trustee of Libalele Foundation since 2008, assisting orphaned children.
Qualifications: BA.LLB – UKZN.

Palesa Merafe

Technical Director – Sense of Nambitha Senior Technical Analyst – SABMiller South Africa.
Experience: Beverage Quality and Sensory Analysis (12 years), community work with the church — Batho Pele.

Qualifications: BSc (Biochemistry and Physiology) – UNISA.


David Sweidan

General Manager | Business & Marketing –- FUTURELIFE® Health Products.
Skills Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy, Business Strategy, General Management.
Experience in Business: Started in Private Health Care administration in 2007 and moved into the FMCG environment working with brands and companies such as; Red Bull, Lindt, SAB, Vodacom, Distell and MTN. Since 2013 I have been with Futurelife and been a part of its growth into new categories and new markets.

Qualifications: BCom in Marketing & Economics – UNISA


Nelly Ntaka 

“I am Nelly Ntaka born with 11 siblings and brought up by Reverend and Mrs Magwaza . In 1989, I matriculated in Lihlithemba High School in Ndwedwe. I studied at UNISA (BED) and have been working as an Estate Agent at Century 21 Agency specializing in the Upper Highway area, KZN. 

On a personal level I am married to a pastor, we have 4 children of our own and we also foster another 8 children, an important value of mine to be ensuring that other children also experience the positive foundation of a loving, nurturing home environment.  My enthusiastic and energetic approach to both home and work environments contributes to my success on both areas.  I place a great deal of importance on being involved in the community and am the Founder of the Vumelani Orphanage, in both Richards Bay and Shongweni Dam.  In my spare time I enjoy reading Christian books and listening to Christian music.”