Thulani Dlamini is the CEO of CSIR
Dr Thulani Dlamini is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council for Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR). He was appointed in this position in February 2017.
He joined the CSIR in 2005 as the head of the National Laser Centre and in 2008, he was appointed in the position of Group Executive: Research and Development, a position he held until 2011 when he left the CSIR to join Sasol. At Sasol, he was the Executive Manager: Research and Development and later became Vice-President for Strategic Research and Technology.
Dr Dlamini holds a PhD in chemistry, focusing on Catalysis, from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Master’s in Business Leadership from the University of South Africa. He holds five patents in the field of Fischer-Tropsch Technology.
He is a member of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, National Advisory Council on Innovation and the South African Academy of Science.