Speaker Announcement: Bongiwe Njobe
Head of Social Investing at the FirstRand Group, Bongiwe is an accomplished executive and business leader, with substantial success leading in multi-million-rand Agricultural Policy, FMCG operations and development initiatives in the public, private and international NGO sectors.
She has held various leadership positions at Tiger Brands, SAB and the National Department of Agriculture amongst others, as well as an independent consultant between 2014 and 2018. She has written and co-authored several agricultural-based publications and has held multiple national and global board memberships. Bongiwe holds a MSc in Agricultural Engineering (Vassil Kolarov, Bulgaria) and a post-graduate diploma in Strategic Project Management (University of Liverpool, UK). She has completed the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) Sustainability Leadership Programme and is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network as well as a Fellow of the Inaugural Class of the Africa Leadership Initiative, South Africa.