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Meet Zukie Siyotula

In March 2016, Zukie Siyotula joined the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders under the age of 40.

Zukie has 15 years experience, mainly in financial services and currently serves as a non executive director on the following board: Growthpoint Properties, Ogilvy South Africa, Toyota Finance, Denel, African Phoenix Investments and Stangen Insurance. As former CEO of Thebe Capital responsible looking after a portfolio of strategic investments across various sectors, she holds a CA (SA); ACMA; MBA and Executive Programmes from Harvard, Insead and Oxford. Her diverse professional and international experience ranges from general management, finance, mergers and acquisitions, portfolio management, corporate governance, strategy, restructuring, business development, through to sales and distribution. Zukie has previously served on a number of non profit, public and listed boards including, 

but not limited to Shell SA, Altech Netstar, Vodacom SA, SAfripol, STISA and Sekelo Oil Trading. Prior to joining the Thebe Group, Zukie held various senior positions at the Barclays Africa Group, Old Mutual Retail Mass, Royal Bafokeng Holdings and South African Breweries. In recognition of her outstanding leadership and achievements, Zukie is a Desmond Tutu and an International Woman’s Forum Fellow (IWF) where she is the youngest member of the invitation only South African Chapter (IWFSA). She is the founding member of the African Leadership Network (ALN), an invitation only network of dynamic African leaders and is a member of Graca Machel’s New Faces New Voices Network (NVNF) which advocates for change in business and finance by harnessing the potential of women in Africa.


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