Franklin Sonn

Non-Executive Director of Esorfrani Limited

Born 1939-10-11 in Vosburg, South Africa

Franklin Sonn is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Esorfrani Limited. He is currently the President of the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut. Sonn previously served as the Ambassador to the United States of America for the South African Government and as a Chancellor for the University of the Free State.


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Pioneer
Allrounder
Philanthropist (Gold)
Veteran
Workaholic
Achiever
Leader

CURRENT POSITIONS

Independent Non-Executive Director | STEINHOFF INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS N.V.

2002 - present

Manufacturing and Industrial

Chairperson | National Education and Training Forum

1994 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Non-Executive Director | RGA Reinsurance Company of South Africa

1994 - present

Non-Executive Director | South African Broadcasting Corporation

1994 - present

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Board Member | Personal Bank Division | BARCLAYS AFRICA GROUP LTD

1994 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Board Member | Ekapa Mining Proprietary Limited

1994 - present

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Non-Executive Director | Macsteel Service Centres South Africa

1994 - present

Manufacturing and Industrial

Board Member | African Star Ventures Proprietary Limited

1994 - present

Property and Real Estate

Board Member | JIA Piazza Proprietary Limited

1994 - present

Non-Executive Director | Xinergistix Management Services Proprietary Limited

1994 - present

Non-Executive Director | Esor Franki Limited

1994 - present

Executive Chair | Future Africa Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd

1994 - present

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

Chairman | Airports Company South Africa

2005 - 2006

Transportation and Logistics

Non-Executive Director | Airports Company South Africa

2000 - 2005

Transportation and Logistics

Director | Metropolitan Life Limited

1999 - 2009

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Director | METROPOLITAN HOLDINGS LIMITED

1999 - 2009

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Director | PIONEER FOOD GROUP LTD

1999 - 2010

Transportation and Logistics

Director | SAPPI LTD

1999 - 2009

Manufacturing and Industrial

Director | Absa Bank Limited

1999 - 2008

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Ambassador | Government of South Africa

Washington, South Africa | 1995 - 1999

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Rector | Peninsula Technikon

Washington, South Africa | 1978 - 1994

Academia, Education and Training

President | Cape Teachers' Professional Association

Washington, South Africa | 1976 - 1990

Academia, Education and Training

Principal | Spes Bona High School

Washington, South Africa | 1971 - 1977

Academia, Education and Training

Non-Executive Director | NEDBANK GROUP LTD

Washington, South Africa | 1971 - 1977

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Non-Executive Director | MTN GROUP LTD

Washington, South Africa | 1971 - 1977

ICT and Telecommunications

Chancellor | University of the Free State

Washington, South Africa | 1971 - 1977

Academia, Education and Training

Non-Executive Director | Celcom Group Ltd.

Washington, South Africa

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

TERTIARY EDUCATION

University of the Western Cape

Washington, South Africa

Bachelor of Arts

University of Gallaudet, Washington DC

Washington, South Africa

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of Nebraska

Washington, South Africa

Honorary Bachelor of Education

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Washington, South Africa

Honorary Doctor of Humanities

California School of Professional Psychology

Washington, South Africa

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

University of Notre Dame

Washington, South Africa

Honorary Doctor of Laws

College of Baruch

Washington, South Africa | Awarded in 1995

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Washington, South Africa | Awarded in 2002

Honorary Technical Doctorate

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