Wilderness bigwigs in P12m payout

SHARE   |   Monday, 08 August 2016   |   By Kabelo Adamson
Vincent Vincent

Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) listed tourism outfit Wilderness Holdings has paid over P12 million to its three executive directors. The information is contained in the company’s latest annual report made available this week through the BSE website where it has a primary listing. Chief Executive Keith Vincent was remunerated with total of P3 980 828 for the 2016 financial year with P2 422 729 being a salary of the year. He was paid a further P1 461 895 for benefits and bonuses while P96 204 was for employee provident and medical aid.

Wilderness, whose board chairman is Parks Tafa, rewarded its Chief Financial Officer Ami Azoulay with a sum of P4 127 385 which is a combination of salary, bonuses, employee provident and medical and shares. Azoulay salary’s for the year stood at P1 389 470, gaining a further P265 298 under the employee provident and medical aid while the rest came from shares and bonuses. Wilderness’ Executive Director Derek de la Harpe – who occupies the positions of Commercial Director and Chief Sustainability Officer – earned a total of P4 474 894 for the period under review. He earned P1 625 844 as a salary for the whole financial year, P1 131 148 as benefits and bonuses.