Independent Non-Executive Director

BA (Hons) Communications (University of Fort Hare), Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Wilfrid Laurier University), MBA (University of New Brunswick)


1 April 2021

Board committee membership

Member: Risk Management and Compliance Committee, Social and Ethics Committee and Group Audit Committee

Other directorships

Director of various companies in MTN Group. She is currently the Chief Executive officer of Akhona Group and is serving as a director of various companies where she is a shareholder. Noluthando is also a non-executive director of ArcelorMittal SA and has served on multiple boards, including Investec Asset Management (now NinetyOne); AON SA, Broll Property Group, Verimark Holdings and Hulisani Pty Ltd where she served on the Audit and Risk as well as Social and Ethics Committees.

Skills, expertise and experience

With solid telecommunications experience, Noluthando was appointed as a founding member of the first independent telecommunications regulator, ICASA in 1997 and was one of six councilors tasked to set up the Regulator in South Africa.

In 2000 she joined Investec Bank and spent three years as a sell-side analyst, focusing on the telecommunications sector, before embarking on her own entrepreneurship journey in 2003.  Noluthando was one of the commissioners of the first National Planning Commission, responsible for drafting the National Development Plan and Vision 2030 – South Africa’s economic blueprint.

Noluthando is an extremely experienced deal maker and businesswoman, having spearheaded numerous joint ventures and acquisitions in multiple sectors and having enjoyed considerable success as an entrepreneur.

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