Asief Mohamed doesn’t look like your average flame-thrower, but this quietly spoken man, who heads up boutique asset management firm Aeon Investment Management, believes corporate South Africa needs a fire lit underneath it.

He is leading the charge, along with fellow shareholder activist Chris Logan, to ring some changes in the executive pay structures at poultry producer Sovereign Foods.

The board and management of Sovereign has been in the media recently for what appears, on the face of it, to be excessive enrichment at shareholders expense.

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