Top CEOs In South Africa

What is a CEO?

A chief executive officer (CEO) is the highest-ranking executive of a firm. 

Top CEOs In South Africa

Below are some of the Top CEOs.

Sipho Nkosi

Sipho Nkosi is the Chief Executive Officer at Exxaro. He was appointed in November 2007 and announced earlier this year that he will be retiring in March 2016. Nkosi is described as being instrumental in the company’s growth, having it listed on the JSE within just a year.

Khanyisile Kweyama

Khanyisile Kweyama is the CEO of Business Unity of South Africa (Busa) as of January 2015 and is responsible for the organization, which sets out to represent the business interests of South Africa.

Norman Mbazima

Prior to his career in South Africa, Mbazima was exposed to the mining industry in ZImabwe for several years where he played a pivotal role in the commercial and finance negotiation aspects of the business.

Thoko Mokgosi-Mwantembe

Thoko Mokgosi-Mwantembe is a shareholder and CEO of Kutana Group, a black women-owned and led Pan African.

Is the CEO the owner?

The owner has sole proprietorship of the company and can also be the CEO. On the other hand, the CEO is in charge of the company’s overall management but doesn’t necessarily have to be the owner.

What does a CEO do?

Key Takeaways. The chief executive officer (CEO) is the highest-ranking person in a company. While every company differs, CEOs are often responsible for expanding the company, driving profitability, and in the case of public companies, improving share prices. CEOs manage the overall operations of a company.

How do you become a CEO?

There are a few common ways a person might become a CEO such as founding their own company, working through the ranks, or gaining decades of education and expertise. CEOs need top-tier leadership skills in order to succeed. This must become a lifelong focus for professionals with ambitions of becoming a CEO.