Nonzukiso “Zukie” Siyotula

In March 2016, Zukie Siyotula joined the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders under the age of 40. Achievements like these are nothing new for Zukie who was previously named as one of the 2011 Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans.

As former CEO of Thebe Capital responsible looking after a portfolio of strategic investments across various sectors, she holds a CA (SA), ACMA, MBA (GIBS) and Executive Programmes from Harvard, Insead and Oxford. Her diverse professional experience ranges from general management, finance, corporate governance, strategy, restructuring, business development, through to sales and distribution.

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.

Zukie has served on a number of non-profit, public and listed boards including, but not limited to Shell SA, Altech Netstar, Vodacom SA, SAfripol, Combined Motor Holdings, STISA and Sekelo Oil Trading. She also served on the board of the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals as well as the African Woman Chartered Accountants Forum. she is a member of the institute of directors and recognized as a fellow.

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 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.