The full lineup for the 2020 edition will be announced soon.
Discover some of the previous CEOs that participated in the CEOx1Day programme:
Andries van Heerden, CEO, Afrimat Ltd
Andries van Heerden has been serving as the chief executive officer of Afrimat Ltd since November 2006. He is also a member of the company's board of directors.
Basani Maluleke, CEO, African Bank
Basani Maluleke is the Chief Executive Officer of African Bank.
Charl Cronje, Managing Director, Ackermans
Ackermans Managing Director, Charl Cronje is no newcomer to the fast paced world of Retail. He has devoted over 35 years to the Pepkor group.
Gavin Dalgleish, Group Managing Director, Illovo Sugar Pty Ltd
Gavin Dalgleish is the Group Managing Director of Illovo Sugar Pty Ltd. He first joined the Company in 1988 as a postgraduate student and has since held a number of technical, business development, operational and general management roles within Illovo.
Grant Pattison, CEO, Edcon Ltd.
Grant Pattison is currently the CEO of Edcon Ltd, having been appointed on 1 February, 2018.
Jurie Schoeman, CEO, BSG
Jurie Schoeman joined BSG in 2007 and has more than 19 years experience in the consulting industry across a diverse range of client industries and roles.
Lillian Barnard, Managing Director, Microsoft South Africa
Lillian Barnard was appointed as the Managing Director of Microsoft South Africa in March 2019. She joined Microsoft in May 2017 as Public Sector Director for South Africa, a role she held for almost two years.
Priscillah Mabelane, CEO, BP Southern Africa (BPSA)
Priscillah Mabelane is currently the CEO of BP Southern Africa (BPSA). She assumed the role in September 2017, exactly six years after joining the organisation in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Saks Ntombela, Group Chief Executive Officer, Hollard
Saks joined Hollard on 1 September 2012 as head of its fledgling life and investments area, having previously served as head of Retail Banking Product and Segments at Absa. On 1 October 2017, Saks was appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Hollard Insurance.
Stephen van Coller, CEO, EOH Group
Mr Stephen van Coller currently serves as the Group Chief Executive Officer at EOH.
Tertius Carstens, Chief Executive Officer, Pioneer Foods
Tertius Carstens has been with the Group since 1994 and has 25 years’ experience within Pioneer Foods.
Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director, Volkswagen Group South Africa
Thomas Schaefer is the Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa and is responsible for the Sub-Saharan Africa Region. He also serves as President of African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM).
Mteto Nyati, Chief Executive, Altron
Mteto Nyati is currently Chief Executive at Altron, he joined the company in April 2017.
Sneha Shah, Managing Director, Thomson Reuters – Africa
Sneha Shah was appointed Managing Director of Africa for Thomson Reuters in April 2015, and leads all of the Financial, Risk, Tax and Legal businesses across the region, providing data, automation and digitisation solutions to financial institutions, governments and corporates.
Anet Ahern, CEO, PSG Asset Management
Anet Ahern has over 30 years' experience in investment and business management. She joined PSG Asset Management as Chief Executive Officer in 2013.
David Geen, CEO, V&A Waterfront Cape Town
David Green is currently the CEO of the V&A Waterfront, a post he has held since 2009.
Felix Ratheb, CEO, Sea Harvest
Mr Ratheb has more than 15 years of experience in the FMCG and fishing industries. In 2003, he joined Sea Harvest as a Commercial Manager, was promoted to Group Sales & Marketing Director in 2006 and CEO in 2013.
Herman Bosman, CEO, RMB Holdings and RMI Holdings
Herman is the CEO of RMB Holdings and Rand Merchant Investment Holdings, having joined the companies in April 2014.
Soraya Zoueihed, Managing Director at British American Tobacco South Africa
Soraya Zoueihed was appointed Managing Director of the Southern Africa Area in January 2016. Prior to this, she held the position of General Manager of France for over three years.
Lee Naik, CEO, TransUnion Africa
Lee is the CEO of TransUnion Africa where he leads a portfolio of businesses that help organisations make more informed decisions and consumers manage their personal information to lead to a higher quality of life.
Mel Brooks, Regional President, G4S Africa
Mel joined G4S in 2012 and has held a number of senior roles including Managing Director, India and South Asia where he led the transformation of our businesses in India, improving customer service and achieving significant cost-efficiency and revenue growth. Mel was appointed Regional President for G4S Africa on 27 May 2015.
Ricardo Tadeu, Zone President Africa, AB inBev
Ricardo joined Ambev in 1995 and has held various roles across the commercial area. He is AB inBev Zone President Africa since October 2016.
Amadou Gallo Fall, Vice President and Managing Director – Africa, NBA
A Senegalese native, Amadou Gallo Fall currently holds the position of NBA Vice President and Managing Director – Africa.
Amelia Beattie, CEO, Liberty Two Degrees
Amelia has 20 years’ experience in the property sector. She assumed the role of Chief Executive of Liberty Two Degrees since its listing in December 2016.
Brett Wilks, CEO, Boschendal
Brett Wilks joined Boschendal as COO in September 2017 and was appointed CEO in January 2018.
Cédric Sennepin, CEO, Leroy Merlin
Cédric Sennepin is the CEO of Leroy Merlin in South Africa.
Denver Dreyer, CEO, WorleyParsons RSA
Denver Dreyer is a vibrant executive with 20+ years of strategic business development and operational experience in the Chemicals, Infrastructure, Power and Hydrocarbons Sectors in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jasandra Nyker, Chief Executive Officer, BioTherm Energy
Jasandra Nyker has over 20 years international private equity & investment experience. She has been the CEO of BioTherm Energy for the last seven years.
Jonathan Louw, CEO, TSouth African National Blood Service (SANBS)
Jonathan Louw, MB.ChB, MBA, is the CEO of the South African National Blood Service (SANBS), which caters to the entire value chain of blood donation, testing and logistics through transfusion to patients across South Africa.
Luc-Olivier Marquet, Executive Vice President, Unilever South Africa
Luc-Olivier Marquet, Executive Vice President of Unilever South Africa has 27 years' experience in the FMCG industry, most of which was spent in developing and emerging markets.
Morena Makhoana, Chief Executive Officer, The Biovac Institute
Morena Makhoana is the Chief Executive Officer of The Biovac Institute, Southern Africa’s only human vaccine manufacturer.
Nicola Kleyn, Dean, University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
Nicola is the Dean of the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). In addition to her executive management responsibilities at GIBS, she is an active researcher and teacher in the areas of “corporate branding and reputation management”.
Paul Miller, CEO, Cipla Medpro
Paul joined Cipla Medpro as CEO in October 2013. A highly experienced pharmaceutical professional Paul was previously Vice President & Managing Director for Mylan in South Africa where he launched and grew the business to be among the top generic companies in the South African market.
Stephen JM Goodburn, CEO, Waco International
Stephen JM Goodburn has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Waco International in July 2011. He Has been with the Waco Group since 1990.
Swadheen Sharma, Managing Director Southern, Central and Eastern Africa, Mondelez
Swadheen Sharma is the Managing Director, Southern, Central and Eastern Africa of Mondelez. He joined Mondelez in 2011 as Sales Director Malaysia.
Tom Creamer, Group Chief Executive Officer, Telesure Investment Holdings
Tom Creamer joined Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (Telesure) in 1988. He was appointed as the Group CEO in June 2016.
Cathy Smith, Managing Director, Cisco Southern Africa
Cathy joined Cisco in April 2015 and is responsible for collaborating with public and private sector organisations on strategies for the digital transformation of the region.
Stefan Mecha, Director of Sales and Marketing, Volkswagen Group South Africa
Stefan Mecha is the Director of Sales and Marketing of Volkswagen Group South Africa. His portfolio of responsibilities includes upholding the competitiveness of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi and Volkswagen Commercial brands in a highly contested automotive market.
Willem Jakobus (Wikus) Lategan, CEO, Calgro M3
Wikus joined Calgro M3 in 2008 as Financial Director and was subsequently appointed as Group Managing Director with effect 1 June 2015, responsible for the overall operational activities of the Group. He has vast experience in business restructuring and management and became CEO effective March 2017.
Doug Smart, Managing Director, KFC Africa
Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Doug graduated with a BCom Law degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. Doug is a people focused leader who believes in the power of believing in his people and driving business growth in Africa.
Sandro Weber, CFO and Joint CEO for Lindt South Africa
Sandro Weber was appointed CFO of Lindt South Africa in 2011 and together with the CEO, jointly runs the day-to-day business in his capacity as Managing Officer. He has been Acting CEO since the beginning of 2016.