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ImperialTimeslive reports that Mark Lamberti has resigned as Imperial CEO‚ following an adverse judgment in the case brought by fired employee Adila Chowan‚ whom he called a “female employment equity candidate”.  

Imperial has promoted its chief financial officer‚ Osman Arbee‚ to succeed Lamberti as CEO on 1 May.  Lamberti’s departure from Imperial‚ announced on Wednesday morning‚ follows his resignations from the boards of Eskom and Business Leadership SA (BLSA).  Imperial said in a statement:  “The [Imperial] board has noted the content and tone of the judgment‚ in which there is no finding of defamation‚ racism or sexism despite extensive and frequently inaccurate publicity directed at Mr Lamberti suggesting that there was.  In light of this‚ Mr Lamberti has resigned in the interests of the Imperial group and its stakeholders‚ who may be prejudiced by such publicity.”  Imperial said its board "has further resolved to implement corrective action to address deficiencies in Imperial’s gender and race relations culture highlighted in the judgment‚ bearing in mind substantial progress in gender and racial transformation".

  • Read this report by Robert Laing in full at Timeslive
  • See too, Saftu celebrates Mark Lamberti’s resignation from Imperial, at EWN

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