Wendy Luhabe

South African Businesswoman

Born 1957-5-29 in Daveyton, South Africa

Wendy Luhabe is a South African businesswoman, social entrepreneur and author. She gained ten years of national and international corporate experience with Vanda Cosmetics and for the BMW Group. In 1991, Luhabe founded Bridging the Gap, her first exercise in social entrepreneurship. In 1994, she pioneered the founding of Women Investment Portfolio Holdings, which listed on the JSE in 1999. In 1999 she was also honoured as one of the 50 Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World. She was inaugurated as Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg in September 2006.


CONTACT DETAILS

wendy@definingmoments.co.za

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STATUS

BADGES

Brainiac
Veteran
Philanthropist (Bronze)
Associate (Bronze)
Allrounder
Celebrity
Pioneer
Workaholic
Complete
Leader
Achiever

CURRENT POSITIONS

Founder and Chair | Women Private Equity Fund

February 2004 - present

Social Development and Community Services

Founder | Wendy Luhabe Foundation

February 2004 - present

Social Development and Community Services

Board Member | International Institute of Management Development

Switzerland

Academia, Education and Training

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

Chancellor | University of Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2006 - 2012

Academia, Education and Training

Chair | International Marketing Council of South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2002 - 2009

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

Chair | Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1999 - September 2009

Social Development and Community Services

Founding president | Women Investment Portfolio Holdings

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1993 - 2000

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Founder | Bridging the Gap

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1992 - 2001

Human Resources and Recruitment

Non-Executive Director | BMW South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1992 - 2001

Manufacturing and Industrial

Non-Executive Director | Cycad Financial Holdings

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1992 - 2001

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Director | Johannesburg Securities Exchange

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1992 - 2001

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Chairman | Vendome SA

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1992 - 2001

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

Chair | VODACOM GROUP LTD

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1992 - 2001

ICT and Telecommunications

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

TERTIARY EDUCATION

University of Lesotho

Johannesburg, South Africa | Awarded in 1981

Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting and Marketing

University of the Witwatersrand - Wits Business School

Johannesburg, South Africa

Management Advancement Programme

University of Fort Hare

Johannesburg, South Africa | Awarded in 2005

Commerce

University of Stellenbosch

Johannesburg, South Africa

Honorary Degree - Commerce

University of Fort Hare

Johannesburg, South Africa | Awarded in 1977

Bachelor of Arts

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