Benthe Legg, Africa Regional HR Director - Maersk Line

Benthe is the Africa regional HR director of Maersk  Line. She has vast experience in HR and her experience encompasses all aspects of Human Resource Management, HR Business Partnering with a regional outlook , day-to-day support to the Cluster Tops, Cluster HR Managers as well as global and region specific initiatives.

Education-wise, Benthe has excelled. She gained her Bachelor of Science (cum laude)  in Mathematics, Statistics and Psychology and has attended several executive education courses  including the Executive Leadership Development Programme, Wits Business School, HR Strategy in the Business, IMD,Human Resources Learning Programme (HRLP), The RBL Group.

Her professional interests include psychology and counselling. She has also worked in and headed up major change initiatives in Compensation and Benefits, Talent Development, Learning and Industrial Relations besides working as HR Business Partner in various roles at Shell.

In her free time, Benthe enjoys hiking, baking and  reading.

Sarit Shah, Executive Director, Safal Group

Born and schooled in Kenya, qualified in the UK and USA, Sarit resides permanently in South Africa to manage the Safal Group’s widely spread business interests.

Sarit has extensive experience in business leadership and development, and is currently fully occupied in managing his wide business role within the Safal Group, a market leader in the Roofing & Steel Industry in most countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, and India.

After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Manchester University in 1988, Sarit gained brief work experience in the UK before embarking on a full time MBA through the University of Rochester, New York, USA.  On completion in 1991 he moved to Uganda to start a business importing and stocking to sell building products. This ultimately led to his relocation to South Africa in 1996, and the commencement of his journey at the Safal Group in various leadership roles as below.


  • Steel Supplies (Malawi) Limited (Chairman)
  • Mabati Rolling Mills Limited (Kenya: Director)
  • Safal Steel (Pty) Limited (South Africa:  Chairman)
  • Safintra Investments (Pty) Ltd (South Africa:  Chairman)
  • Safintra Roofing India Limited (Director)
  • Trustee of the Mabati-EIB Trust in Kenya