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Mpho Makwana

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Mpho Makwana

Chairman - Mining Indaba Advisory Board


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Atteridgeville South Africa

Mpho is an accomplished business leader with diverse experiences spanning a period of more than 25 years in executive and C-Suite roles in the public and private sectors. He is currently Independent Non-Executive Chairman of JSE-listed ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited and also serves an Independent Non-Executive Director on the boards of JSE listed companies such as Adcock Ingram Holdings Ltd (AIHLF.PK), Nedbank Group Ltd (NDBKF.PK), Nedbank Ltd and Sephaku Holdings Limited (SEPJ.J)

He further serves as Chairman of Epitome Investments (Pty) Ltd, New Nishati Investments (Pty) Ltd, Information Technology Alliance (ITNA) (Pty) Ltd and the Boardroom Alliance (Pty) Ltd - which holds the sub-Saharan trading license for Executive Search firm Heidrick & Struggles. Non-Executive Director BioTherm Energy (PTY) Ltd; one South Africa's foremost renewable energy companies.

He also volunteers as a Member of the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Fund's Fund Raising Committee and is a Trustee on the Board of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. In April 2016 he was one 14 trustees appointed by HE The President of the Republic of SA to serve as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees of BRAND SA.

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Mpho led the team that kept the lights on; firstly as Interim Chairman & CEO (3rdQ 2009) and as Chairman of Eskom Holdings Limited SOC from 10 June 2010 until his term as Director concluded on 27 June 2011, after serving on that board for nine years.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Administration (B.Admin) University of Zululand, B.Admin (University of Pretoria), EDP, Kellogg School of Management and Post. Grad Diploma, Retailing Management, University of Stirling.

Contact details

mpho.makwana@arcelormittal.com

O: 0168892549


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Business Address

Fourways, Sandton, South Africa


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Current Position(s)

Chairman | JSS Empowerment Mining Fund
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2017 - present

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Chairman of the Board.


Independent Non-Executive Director | Board of Directors | ADCOCK INGRAM HOLDINGS LTD
Johannesburg, South Africa | February 2012 - present

Non-Executive Director | LR Management Group
2011 - present

Human Resources and Recruitment


Non-Executive Director | Epitome Investments (Pty) Ltd.
Johannesburg | 2002 - present


Non-Executive Director | Biotherm Energy (Pty) Limited
Johannesburg, South Africa

Environment and Conservation


Chairman | ArcelorMittal South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa

Manufacturing and Industrial


Chairman | ITNA
Johannesburg, South Africa

ICT and Telecommunications


Previous Position(s)

Chairman | Eskom
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2009 - 2011

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources


Chief Executive | Marketing Federation Of Southern Africa
2003 - 2003

Non-Executive Director | Board of Directors | Eskom
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2002 - May 2011

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources


Non-Executive Director | Monitor Group
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2001 - 2007

Consulting and Project Management


Chair | Association for Communication & Advertising
Johannesburg | 2000 - 2003

Educational history

Tertiary

University of Zululand

Completed 1990

Bachelor of Administration

Kellogg School of Management

Executive Development Programme


Post-Grad Dip - Retailing Management

University of Pretoria

Completed 1991

Bachelor of Administration (Honours)

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Memberships

University of Zululand's Alumni Convocation

President, 2001 - 2005

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