Nkululeko Sowazi

Independent Non-Executive Director

Independent Non-Executive Director

Master’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)


Appointed: 01 August 2016


Board Committee Membership: Chairman: Social, Ethics and Sustainability Committee, Member, Directors Affairs and Governance Committee, Human Capital and Remuneration Committee and Finance and Investment Committee.


Other directorships: Nkululeko is the Executive Chairman and co-founder of Tiso Investment Holdings, a diversified Pan African investment holding company with business interests in South Africa and Ghana. He was Chairman of Kagiso Tiso Holdings (KTH) until June 2020.


He is lead independent director of JSE listed Grindrod Ltd and is also a non-executive director of Tiso Blackstar Group (Luxembourg) industrial conglomerate Bud Group and leading independent consulting company IQ Business South Africa. Nkululeko also serves as an Investment Committee member of the Sanlam Private Equity business, a division of Sanlam Alternative Investments.


Nkululeko serves on a number of not-for-profit organisations. He is a co-founder trustee of the Tiso Foundation and Chairman of Housing for HIV Foundation based in Washington D.C.