Mrs. Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa: Chief Executive Officer Naspers
Phuti Mahanyele- Dabengwa in 2019 was appointed as the South African business executive and the Chief Executive Officer of Naspers, South Africa unit. Additionally, she is the founder of Sigma Capital, which is an investment firm. Altogether, Phuti has led several other companies. She is a seasoned business leader with a strong track record of achievement throughout her career.
Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa attended Douglass College in the United States (part of Rutgers University). There, she earned B.A in Economics. Also, she earned a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from De Montfort University, Leicester in 1996. In 2008, she completed Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government executive education program- “Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century”.
After school, Phuti Mahanyele joined Fieldstone Private Capital Group, New York City. Fieldstone was an international investment banking firm which specializes in infrastructure development. There, she rose to the position of Vice president before she was transferred to South Africa’s office of the firm. Next, she worked as the head SA Project Finance at the Development Bank of South Africa. Subsequently, in 2004, Phuti joined the Shanduka Energy division and worked as a Managing Director. Eventually, she became the CEO of Shanduka Group until she left in 2015.
In addition to being the CEO of Naspers Ltd, South Africa Region, Phuti also sits on the board of several other companies. Some of which includes;
• Independent Non-Executive Director, Vodacom Group Limited
• Independent Non-Executive Director, Gold Fields Limited
• Chairman, Bain & Company South Africa, Inc.
• Chairman, Gigajoule Africa (Pty) Ltd
• Independent Non-Executive Director, Vodacom Pty Ltd, 2019
• Director, Optimum Coal Mine (Pty) Ltd.,
• Director, HTN Towers Plc.
• Board Member, Shanduka Group now, Ramaphosa Group.