Nku Nyembezi is the Chairman of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. A seasoned business leader, she has a wealth of technical and strategic insight with a background in engineering and extensive experience spanning mining, steel, financial services, and technology in South African and global organisations.
She has served at C-suite executive level at multinational organisations such as ArcelorMittal Group – where she was CEO of the South African subsidiary – Ichor Coal N.V., and Vodacom Group, where she headed strategy and M&A. She started her career as an engineer at IBM’s research labs in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Nonkululeko’s governance roles include non-executive director positions on the boards of Standard Bank Group, Anglo American plc and Macsteel Service Centres, which she chairs having previously served as chairman of Alexander Forbes.
She has a B.Sc. Honours degree in electrical engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology and a Master’s degree in the same discipline from California Institute of Technology. She also has an MBA from the Open University (UK).