The Definitive List

THE DEFINITIVE LIST

OF WOMEN CEOs

This list is unlike any previous efforts to identify leading women in Africa.  It is the result of months of research into understanding the largest listed companies in Africa, and then researching the management to identify women who sit in the number one spot.

The Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs is the product of a data-driven research project that began by identifying all publicly listed companies on all of the twenty-four stock exchanges in Africa – a list of over 1,400 companies.  The data for the analysis was provided by Bloomberg. From there, the researchers screened the companies in order to focus on the largest, those with a market capitalization of $150 million USD or larger, resulting in a list of 355 corporations.  
 

Once the researchers had identified these 355 companies, the largest in Africa, they then searched the public information available on the management teams of these companies.  In order to qualify for the List, women had to have a CEO or managing director title at the head of one of these companies. The titles were then vetted further by examining where the women fit within the company’s overall organizational structure to ensure that the women truly hold authority that is consistent with their title.  

In addition to the women selected through the process above, the analysis went on to identify two additional groups of women running Corporate Africa.  One additional group of women are those who run very large divisions of these same 355 listed companies, such that their division if spun out, would qualify for the list with its own divisional market cap of at least $150 million USD.  The roles of the women running these divisions were vetted within the context of the company’s organizational structure – the title alone was not sufficient to make the list.  The women in this group have profit and loss responsibility for a revenue-generating division that would be valued at $150 million or more.

Lastly, women who run an African region or country for a global corporation listed on an international stock exchange were then identified.  To qualify for this group, only international companies with a market cap of $50 billion or more are included.  The women running these businesses range from those who run a country, such as Kenya or Nigeria, to those who run all of sub-Saharan Africa for these global behemoths.

DEFINITIVE LIST

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Natascha Viljoen
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Mpumi Madisa
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Lize Lambrechts
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Miriam Olusanya
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Jane Karuku
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Helena Conradie
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Leila Fourie
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Ruth Zaipuna
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Nathalie Alquier
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Catherine Lesetedi
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Mansa Nettey
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Anne Juuko
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Keabetswe Pheko-Moshagane
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Jackie van Niekerk
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Jalila Mezni
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Amelia Beattie
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Mercia Geises
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Rebecca Miano
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Diane Karusisi
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Nasim Devji
CEOs: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies With Market Cap Over $150 Million USD
Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe
DEFINITIVE LIST

DIVISION HEADS

DIVISION HEADS: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies Where The Division Has A Standalone Market Cap In Excess Of $150 Million USD
Kanyisa Mkhize
DIVISION HEADS: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies Where The Division Has A Standalone Market Cap In Excess Of $150 Million USD
Vivien McMenamin
DIVISION HEADS: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies Where The Division Has A Standalone Market Cap In Excess Of $150 Million USD
DIVISION HEADS: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies Where The Division Has A Standalone Market Cap In Excess Of $150 Million USD
Yolisa Phahle
DIVISION HEADS: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies Where The Division Has A Standalone Market Cap In Excess Of $150 Million USD
Kerrin Land
DIVISION HEADS: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies Where The Division Has A Standalone Market Cap In Excess Of $150 Million USD
Prabashini Moodley
DIVISION HEADS: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies Where The Division Has A Standalone Market Cap In Excess Of $150 Million USD
Hannah Sadiki
DIVISION HEADS: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies Where The Division Has A Standalone Market Cap In Excess Of $150 Million USD
Ramatoulaye Diallo Shagaya
DIVISION HEADS: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies Where The Division Has A Standalone Market Cap In Excess Of $150 Million USD
The Definitive List
DIVISION HEADS: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies Where The Division Has A Standalone Market Cap In Excess Of $150 Million USD
Kerry Cassel
DIVISION HEADS: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies Where The Division Has A Standalone Market Cap In Excess Of $150 Million USD
Anet Ahern
DIVISION HEADS: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies Where The Division Has A Standalone Market Cap In Excess Of $150 Million USD
Nanees Adel
DIVISION HEADS: African Stock Exchange Listed Companies Where The Division Has A Standalone Market Cap In Excess Of $150 Million USD
Helene Echevin
DEFINITIVE LIST

REGIONAL HEADS

REGIONAL HEADS: Africa Heads Of Multinational Listed Companies With Market Cap In Excess Of $50 Billion USD
Teju Ajani
REGIONAL HEADS: Africa Heads Of Multinational Listed Companies With Market Cap In Excess Of $50 Billion USD
Juliet Ehimuan
REGIONAL HEADS: Africa Heads Of Multinational Listed Companies With Market Cap In Excess Of $50 Billion USD
Kendi Ntwiga-Nderitu
REGIONAL HEADS: Africa Heads Of Multinational Listed Companies With Market Cap In Excess Of $50 Billion USD
Lillian Barnard
REGIONAL HEADS: Africa Heads Of Multinational Listed Companies With Market Cap In Excess Of $50 Billion USD
Nunu Ntshingila
REGIONAL HEADS: Africa Heads Of Multinational Listed Companies With Market Cap In Excess Of $50 Billion USD
Aida Diarra
REGIONAL HEADS: Africa Heads Of Multinational Listed Companies With Market Cap In Excess Of $50 Billion USD
Chantal Umutoni Kagame
REGIONAL HEADS: Africa Heads Of Multinational Listed Companies With Market Cap In Excess Of $50 Billion USD
Yvonne Ike
REGIONAL HEADS: Africa Heads Of Multinational Listed Companies With Market Cap In Excess Of $50 Billion USD
Cathy Smith
REGIONAL HEADS: Africa Heads Of Multinational Listed Companies With Market Cap In Excess Of $50 Billion USD
Ireti Samuel-Ogbu
REGIONAL HEADS: Africa Heads Of Multinational Listed Companies With Market Cap In Excess Of $50 Billion USD
Mariam Kane-Garcia
REGIONAL HEADS: Africa Heads Of Multinational Listed Companies With Market Cap In Excess Of $50 Billion USD
Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh
REGIONAL HEADS: Africa Heads Of Multinational Listed Companies With Market Cap In Excess Of $50 Billion USD
Brenda Mbathi
REGIONAL HEADS: Africa Heads Of Multinational Listed Companies With Market Cap In Excess Of $50 Billion USD
Mpumi Zikalala
REGIONAL HEADS: Africa Heads Of Multinational Listed Companies With Market Cap In Excess Of $50 Billion USD
Taelo Mojapelo
DEFINITIVE LIST

THE DEFINITIVE LIST

OF WOMEN CEOs

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