Kuseni Dlamini

Kuseni Dlamini

Kuseni Dlamini is the Chairman of Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd, a leading global specialty and global pharmaceutical company with operations in over 50 countries and a product footprint across 150 countries. 

He is also Chairman of JSE-listed Massmart Holdings Ltd, a leading African retail group operating over 400 stores in 13 Sub-Saharan countries.

He is a Member of the Board of the The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in South Africa and is also a member of the Board of the Southern Africa-Canada Chamber of Commerce (SACANCHAM). Recently, Kuseni was appointed Chairman of Sandvik Mining Southern Africa Holdings (a subsidiary of the Stockholm-Headquartered Swedish multinational, Sandvik AB).

Kuseni is the former CEO of Old Mutual South Africa and Emerging Markets. Prior to this he was the Head of Anglo American South Africa, a member of the Executive Committee of Anglo American plc in London and was the Director of Anglo Platinum. He is also the former Executive Chairman of Richards Bay Coal Terminal Company (RBCT) Ltd and a former Chairman of Anglo Operations (Pty) Ltd in South Africa. As part of his career in mining, he held a number of senior positions at Anglo Gold Ashanti and De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd in South Africa and London, in the United Kingdom.

Kuseni is a graduate of the Universities of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, and Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

In March 2008, he was named a ‘Young Global Leader (YGL)’ by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and, during the same month, MiningX selected him as one of the top 100 most influential people in South African mining. In June 2008, the Mail & Guardian newspaper named him as one of the top 200 young people worth taking to lunch and in the same year and month, The Economist referred to him as “A Rare Commodity”.

In 2010, the World Economic Forum appointed him a member of the Global Agenda Council on Economic Growth and Poverty Alleviation. In 2011, he was appointed co-Chairman of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa Summit which brings together Heads of States, leading politicians and business leaders to debate the state of Africa in a changing world on an annual basis.

Kuseni is active in professional bodies and charities which include the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), Common Purpose and the Advisory Board of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Business School, where he is the co-Chairman of the Advisory Board. He was recently appointed Chairman of the Council of the University of Pretoria, the biggest contact university in South Africa and is the former Chairman of the Board of South African National Parks (SANParks), one of the largest conservation agencies in the world, where he was responsible for developing a successful anti-rhino poaching strategy.

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