Dr Khotso Mokhele
Lead Independent Non-Executive Director
Lead Independent Non-Executive director
BSc (Agriculture), MSc (Food Science), PhD (Microbiology) and a number of honorary doctorates from various institutions.
1 July 2018
Board Committee Membership
Chairman: Human Capital and Remuneration Committee, Member: Directors Affairs and Governance Committee and Social, Ethics and Sustainability Committee.
Director of various companies in the MTN Group. Khotso is currently the Chairman of AECI, a Non-Executive Director of Hans Merensky Holdings (Pty) Limited and holds the following non-executive directorships by virtue of his personal shareholding: Kenosi Investment Holdings, Delta Zero Corporation (Pty) Limited, Industrial Marketing Corporation of South Africa and Seasoned Capital.
Skills, expertise and experience:
Khotso’s role in science is recognised nationally and internationally. He previously served as President/CEO of the National Research Foundation and Special Advisor to two Ministers of Science and Technology in South Africa as well as Chancellor of the University of the Free State. He also represented South Africa on the executive board of UNESCO, served as Vice President of the International Science Council and was awarded the Member Legion of Honour of the Republic of France for his work in strengthening scientific ties between South Africa and France.